OK, we know it: You are a grown-up, you are jaded, and children entertainers do not sound like so much fun anymore. You have seen all the tricks, you have heard all the jokes, and you don't think the children entertainer will entertain you at all.
But, and forgive me for saying the obvious ... You are not the one that is supposed to be entertained! When the children’s entertainer walks on the stage, it will all seem fresh and new to the kids (as long as you have done your homework and hired a children’s entertainer with a proven track record of course, since not all are created equal.)
"OK, so the kids will be amused," you will think. "Big deal. I don't need a children entertainer to get kids amused, I can entertain them myself." Well, you probably can, but you probably should not. Throwing a party for children is not just about keeping the kids happy.
Here is where I explain to you my patented theory about the three crucial factors that make or break a party. (OK, it is not actually patented, so you can feel free to use it as you see fit ... But on to the theory.) When you are throwing a birthday party for the first time, you will probably have only one thing in mind. You will worry about getting the kids to have fun.
The second time you throw a party for kids, you will be wiser. You will worry about the fun, yes, but you will also remember that you need to have a plan for keeping things civilized.
Most children’s parties are arranged keeping those two factors in mind, and it is all nice and dandy, but you are overlooking a very important factor. You are completely forgetting about at least one half of the people at your party. You have to remember that the kids did not drive themselves. It is tempting to forget about all the adults that are hanging around. Everybody is busy taking care of their kids, but do you really want it to be like that?
Getting a children’s entertainer for your party will make things so much easier for all the adults involved. Perhaps they will not get to hear a new joke, and they will have seen all the magic tricks before, or maybe not, but that is not the point. The point is that while the children entertainer is doing his or her magic, you can relax, have a drink, and chat a little bit with the other parents. It is much, much better than running around trying to keep the kids nice and relatively quiet, and much better than trying to play the clown yourself, don't you think?