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By Aiden Collins
As you grow older, you may become less and less excited about getting old, and your idea of the best birthday party in Calgary may simply be a dinner or a drink with your family and friends.
But for kids, having the best birthday party means playing games, winning prizes, enjoying activities, and witnessing gimmicks from Calgary’s best entertainers.
As part of the birthday planning process for your birthday parties, especially for your kids, try out these top entertainers who’ll give your loved ones the most memorable and best birthday party in Calgary.
1. Christopher Cool – Calgary’s Funniest & Most Kid Friendly Magician
|BEST FOR||Funny Magician|
|CONTACT DETAILS||E-mail: [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Available Anytime|
Christoper Cool will give your children the best birthday party in Calgary with his magic tricks and educational workshops. He brings all his own equipment, from magic props to sound systems, so you need not worry about any additional logistics.
Christopher also offers his entertainment services to scouting groups, elementary and preschools, and camps. He even performs in corporate events such as Calgary Stampede.
With his services and innovative entertainment shows, he has won not only the hearts of families but also award-giving bodies. He also received the Parents’ Choice Award in the latest Calgary’s Child Magazine.
- Magic tricks and educational workshops
- Jokes for all ages
- Birthdays, camps, school, and corporate events
- Award-winning entertainment services
His jokes and tricks may be kid-friendly, but he can also make parents and teens laugh with his timeless jokes. The reviews below are a testament to Christopher Cool’s high-value entertainment.
“From the very first day you contact Christopher, you get a sense of how his show is going to be: Full of details and lots of Fun! He goes above and beyond to make you feel like you made the best choice. I was amazed to see my 4-year-old so concentrated watching the show and enjoying it! Kids and grown-ups enjoyed the show and had a great time!”Erika Cabral
“Did an amazing job. My 4 year old son won’t stop talking about ‘Christopher Cool’! He managed to keep a room full of young kids entertained for 2 hours and kept the adults giggling as well. Highly recommended.”Shane Mouwen
2. Mad Science of Southern Alberta
|BEST FOR||Science Entertainment|
|PRODUCTS||Science Workshops, Merchandise|
|ADDRESS||Bay 30, 4816 – 35B Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2B 3N1|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (403) 263-4140|
E-mail: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday–Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm|
Mad Science of Southern Alberta helps children appreciate science through fun and interactive workshops and experiments. They will give the best birthday party in Calgary for children who are curious for more.
They offer birthday packages, school demos, and science camps for children from 4 to 12 years old. For an hour, the kids will watch experimental demos and create their very own souvenirs.
You can also avail of their add-on programs such as cotton candy making and bubbling potions — the birthday celebrator will be the Mad Assistant. Mad Science also gives away loot bags filled with science freebies.
- Birthdays, school events, and camps
- Science experiments and freebies
- Workshops for 4-12 years old children
Despite the science undertones, Mad Science’s activities are still fun and enjoyable. Read the reviews to know more about customer experiences with Mad Science of Southern Alberta.
“Had them in for my son’s birthday. There were children ranging from 4 to 12 there and they all enjoyed it. Dr. Deuteron was great with the kids, patient and very engaging. Many of the kids were just starting to get fidgety for the last few minutes, and then they started to make slime and everything was fixed. Very pleased.”Daniel Van Dale
“Nathan had a fantastic time. He was really excited to act as the scientist’s little assistant. We had about 20 kids and the scientist was able to keep them all engaged. Everyone watching had a lovely time.”Oluwadamilola Awoniyi
3. Fairy Tale Princess Party
|BEST FOR||Princess Entertainers|
|PRODUCTS||Fictional Character Impersonators, Hosts,|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (403) 730-6345|
E-mail: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday–Thursday, 10:00am–5:00pm|
Fairy Tale Princess Party brings something magical to your children’s birthday parties. With their assortment of fairytale characters, you can give your child the most enchanted and best birthday party in Calgary
Aside from royal characters, they also have leprechauns, fairies, pirates, and superheroes to cater to any character favourites.
Fairy Tale Princess Party’s impersonators also have their own spiel. So, you can assure they will engage kids through games, dances, stories, and even face painting.
- Assortment of fictional and magical characters
- Games, dance, stories, and face painting
- Birthdays, fundraisers, galas, and charity events
Fairy Tale Princess Party can keep any child entertained—whether boy or girl, whether 3 or 9 years of age. Read these reviews to know more.
“We were blown away by our experience with Fairy Tale Princess Party! The Forest Fairy came for my daughters 3rd birthday party and she was amazing! We had boys and girls of all ages and they were all entertained and loved it. My daughter was in awe of her and she felt special for sure.”Lindsey Marofke
“Absolutely fantastic! The Ice queen surprised our 5 year old for her birthday. She was great with all the kids (ages 2-8) and kept them busy and engaged the whole time. The face painting was fantastic and she made sure to include the birthday girls big sister in everything and make her feel special too. Thank you so much for making her day so special!”Lana Sharp
4. TrixTan Entertainment
|BEST FOR||Complete Entertainment Services, For All Ages|
|PRODUCTS||Entertainment Services, Games, Workshops, Magic Kits|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (403) 809-5735|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday–Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm|
TrixTan Entertainment has everything you need for the best birthday party in Calgary. Their activities include close-up magic tricks, glitter tattoos, and circus workshops your kids will surely enjoy.
Besides these activities, they also have stationary entertainment such as photo booths, balloon decorations, and DJ services to give you the complete birthday package.
If you want some characters in your child’s birthday party, they have impersonators, jugglers, and even living statues. With their diversity of event services, TrixTan Entertainment is a one-stop-shop for all your entertainment needs.
- Variety of activities and workshops
- Complete birthday packages
- Station and roving entertainment
With their various activities and services, TrixTan Entertainment’s services apply to a versatile age group. Read these reviews from satisfied parents who plan on booking TrixTan Entertainment for another year of birthdays.
“We hired TriXtan to perform a children’s magic show and create balloon sculptures for our son’s 4th birthday party and it was absolutely fantastic! The show kept the kids engaged and had everyone from 2 years old to 70 years old laughing and in awe of his talents! TriXtan took our birthday party to the next level! Thank you TriXtan!”Shinelle Peters
“Not just an event planner. Because the owner Trixtan is an entertainer himself, he brings the creativity into the event planning. I’ve worked for Tristan for several events and they are always organized well, and deliver on their promise for great entertainment.”Rob Milton
5. Rob Milton Caricature Artist and Illustrator
|BEST FOR||Caricatures, Personalized Souvenirs|
|PRODUCTS||Caricature Illustrations, Caricature Classes|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (587) 777-1619|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday–Sunday, 9:00am–9:00pm|
Entertainers are not just for kids, but also for adults and teens who want to have a laid-back yet exciting party. If you’re looking for that unique experience, then you should contact Rob Milton.
Rob Milton is a caricature artist and illustrator who can draw each of your guests, giving everyone a personalized souvenir and something to talk about. You can also commission Rob for other forms of artwork.
Besides, he can also bring you the best birthday party in Calgary full of learning because you can hire him to conduct caricature classes.
- Caricature illustrations as souvenirs
- Drawing classes
- Virtual and physical parties
- Commissioned artworks
With Rob’s expertise, he can bring fun and amazement to adults and children. Read these reviews to know how customers feel about Rob Milton’s services.
“Rob is a very talented local artist. We had him come draw for my husbands 40th birthday. He was a HUGE hit with all the guests. Worth every penny. I highly recommend him. He does both old and new school drawings. Both are amazing.”Amanda K
“I found Rob by googling for Caricature Artists and he came very recommened. He was Very prompt and friendly to every qustion I had and planning I had for my Son’s 3rd Birthday for Nov. 30th. at Chuckie Cheese. He was awesome. Everyone had fun. I highly recommend Rob. He also has an wicked Mastache :)”Amber Steely
6. YYC PRINCESS
|BEST FOR||Entertainment Services|
|CONTACT DETAILS||[email protected] | 403 512 9014|
|OPERATING HOURS||Contact for more details|
YYC PRINCESS is a Professional Princess Party company located in Calgary, Alberta and serving Calgary, Airdrie, Okotoks, Sylvan, Drumheller and more.
They encourage creativity and magic. Any princess can come into your home and give your child a ‘make-over’ but at YYC PRINCESS, they believe that there are more exciting and magical ways to excite and encourage young princes and princesses as they turn another year older.
- The Wish Fund
- Games and Prizes
- Full Party Packages
Here’s what people have to say about YYC PRINCESS:
“We recently attended a party where the YYC Princesses showed up (Elsa & Ana). I thought they were there as a photo-op, but they did WAY MORE than that! They were extremely interactive with the kids, having fun with them outdoors in the snow and then coming indoors for a couple MORE songs.They played the characters well, and you could tell that the birthday girl and friends at the party have the most perfect memories of meeting these princesses!”
“My Wife contacted YYC Princess (spring 2020) regarding our daughter’s 4th Birthday. Our daughter is a huge fan of the original Mary Poppins movie, so she wanted to know if they were able to do something in that theme, and what they might be able to do to make her Birthday special during the pandemic. We were told that they didn’t have a Mary Poppins at the time, but they would see what they could do. Within a few days they got back to us and let us know that they had a Mary Poppins costume made and that they would be happy to set up a visit. Our Mary Poppins arrived on time, and she was bubbly, fun, and energetic. Our daughter was absolutely over the moon as Mary Poppins played with her in our front yard (safely distanced), sang songs, and made her Birthday absolutely memorable and fantastic. She stayed much longer than she had to, and even followed up after the event. I absolutely recommend YYC Princess to anyone. Outstanding value and quality, and just wonderful people. Our daughter still talks all the time about when Mary Poppins came to our house for her Birthday.”
7. Color Me Mine Kensington
|BEST FOR||Entertainment Services|
|ADDRESS||334 14th St. NW|
Kensington, Alberta T2N 1Z7
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 249-4386|
|OPERATING HOURS||Sunday 10:00am – 8:00pm|
Monday 10:30am – 9:00pm
Tuesday 10:30am – 10:00pm
Wednesday 10:30am – 10:00pm
Thursday 10:30am – 10:00pm
Friday10:30am – 11:00pm
Saturday10:00am – 11:00pm
Keep your little ones busy and entertained with the help of Color Me Mine Kensington. Their pottery and painting classes are a delight to all, even to adults! When you have them at your party, you can be sure that not one of your guests will every be bored.
They also understand that each party celebrates a unique celebration to a group of people, which is why they make sure to listen to you attentively to ensure that their entertainment services match well.
- Group and Party Entertainment Services for Kids and Adults
- Studio and Virtual Services
Here’s what people have to say about Color Me Mine Kensington:
“What a place!! We visited for our anniversary.
Pro-tip: order a coffee while painting. It is friggin delicious. CMM is a family run business that follows safety protocols all while making sure you feel at home. There is a TON of ceramics to paint!!! Beginner or a Picasso…all are welcome. Take your time and look around. With painting there are a lot of techniques to try. Kayan our guide was great and showed a few which made our ceramics pop. All in all its a relaxing few hours from the outside world. You do have to pick up your finished product a few days after but that is a good excuse for another cup of fresh coffee. No hidden fees, friendly service and a forever memory that you get to take home. Very cool find in the heart of Kensington!”
“Our son wanted to do a family pottery and painting activity for his birthday and I’m so glad we did! Based on other positive reviews, we decided to come to this location. The owners were fantastic – very welcoming and went the extra step to make my son’s birthday experience a special one. A nice perk is the food and coffee options too. Thank you so much, we would definitely come back!”
8. Princess Parties by Mimi
|BEST FOR||Princess Entertainment Services|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: 587-574-PPBM (7726)|
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 9am to 6pm|
Tuesday: 9am to 6pm
Wednesday: 9am to 6pm
Thursday: 9am to 6pm
Friday: 9am to 6pm
*Saturday: 10am to 5pm
*Sunday 10am to 5pm
Princess Parties by Mimi is a recipient of The Brightest Stars award by the Cerebral Palsy Association. They are known in the business for their great charity work and are happy to work with Calgary institutions and charities such as The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta, The Calgary Zoo, The Children’s Hospital, and the Make a Wish Foundation.
At Princess parties by Mimi, they pride themselves on quality, reliability and ease of experience. They understand how important it is to respond in a timely matter so you can plan your party or special event.
- Has princesses, princes, and even super heroes
- Adventures at home
Here’s what people have to say about Princess Parties by Mimi:
“Shaye called our son over FaceTime for his birthday and she was fabulous! She sang him his favourite songs. He was in absolute awe. She has a beautiful presence and is delightful with young people. We, and he (!) appreciated this more than we can describe. We would recommend this service to a family.”
“We had Belle come to our daughters 7th birthday party. She arrived promptly and was amazing with the girls…. they couldn’t believe it was Belle. Her voice is amazing and had the girls engaged every minute of the visit. Would highly recommend!”
These birthday party entertainers will make your birthday memorable not just for you but for everyone attending your event.
Besides getting the best entertainers, you can also have the full package by hiring the best event planners in Calgary. They’ll organize everything, from venue to program, so just contact them to give you the best birthday party in Calgary.