The Busy Parent’s Birthday Guide
We did the research on go-to party venues so you don’t have to.
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Party Your Way
Celebrate your child's special day with a princess, superhero or Star Wars character appearance through Enchanted Elegance/Heroic Ventures.
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A classic at-home party is great for party people who like to customize their own themes and food. It also means there’s no push to meet a guest quota. If you want to take the birthday soiree up a notch, consider these rental companies and entertainment providers.
Bounce it Out
• ABT Events/A Bounceable Time. Most rentals run between $195-$255 for the type of inflatable that provides a large bounce area plus a slide. You can even rent a fire truck.
• Jumping Jacks Party. Rentals starts at $155 for an inflatable bounce house. Choose from character themes like Paw Patrol, Justice League or Mickey Mouse.
A Magical Touch
• Magic Barry. $175 for 45 minutes of entertainment and magic for children. Prices and the show’s length of time can vary to fit the parents’ needs.
• Fun-Filled Entertainment. $150-$200 for birthday parties. Can include 30 minutes of magic with a rabbit at the end and 30 minutes of face painting.
• Imagination Clubhouse of Charlotte. Invite favorite characters and mascots to the party for $80-$240 depending on the number of characters in attendance.
• Enchanted Elegance/Heroic Ventures. Voted best birthday party entertainer in Charlotte Parent’s 2018 Readers’ Favorites, let a favorite Disney princess, superhero or Star Wars character make a special appearance. Prices start at $175.
Libby Vish Carl is a mom, attorney, runner and writer at libbycarl.com.