Children’s Parties

We have been performing for children’s parties since 1981!    Experience is invaluable.

We are the children’s party specialists! We have performed at thousands of parties over our 30 year history having started the trend back in 1981! In fact, we are now performing for the children of the children of the children these days! We continue to play an integral part in the creation of wonderful childhood memories. We are often spotted driving to and from shows and regularly have adults pulling up beside us at traffic lights calling out, ‘Hey you did my party when I was 5. I’m 25 now!’ It always gives us that warm, fuzzy feeling.

 

CHRIS’S CHARACTERS

cowboy bob clubs 

 

These characters are Chris’s most popular for children’s parties. The birthday person’s age or party theme may have some bearing on which character you choose. Average duration is approximately  60-75 minutes. Watch out for our Facebook specials!

On arrival Chris will greet the birthday person with a cheery Happy Birthday and then set about sitting the children down to watch the show. It takes him about 2 minutes to set up his gear and is fully self contained. The shows are presented in the true Ship-O’-Fools tradition.

All his shows include 3, 4, & 5 ball juggling, club & cricket bat juggling, plenty of magic tricks, music, a game and for the finale, club and cricket bat juggling on a 6’ foot unicycle! Throughout the show the children and adults are kept very amused with Chris’s quick wit and very funny patter. Chris is excellent at improvisation. As you can imagine, anything can happen at a children’s party and Chris is well equipped to handle any situation that may arise! The actual performance is about 35 minutes long and is chock-a-block full of what we call “WOW” factor!

Following the show, he will make all the children a balloon sculpture of their choice. He can make an array of sculptures including, puppy dogs, mice, birds, swords and flowers to name just a few.

 

MY CHARACTERS

Bubbles the Clown

Bubbles the Clown

BUBBLES is my favourite and most-loved clown character. She is four and a half years old and a bit cheeky. Following tradition, on arrival, Bubbles greets the birthday person and then sets up for the show. Bubbles is also fully self contained. It just takes a few minutes to prepare for the show and sit the children down. Her show includes a ‘lucky dip’ of tricks that she can perform. She will choose some children from the audience to take a turn to ‘dip’ her my pocket for a card and then announce exactly what her juggling, magic or musical (she plays saxophone) feat will be! There are plenty of chances for the children to participate by helping her perform the magic tricks and taking part in the famous Ship O’ Fools game! The show is about 30 minutes and is followed by your choice of either balloon sculptures or face painting.  A party with bubbles the Clown wouldn’t be a party without bubbles! She really lives up to her name by creating cascades of them!  And to answer the most often asked question – yes, her long plaits are real!

WILLY DOODROP, CYRIL the CLOWN and BUCCANEER BOB can all be matched with BUBBLES the CLOWN for a duo show.

The Duo Show has the added bonus of verbal interjections, partner juggling routines and slap-stick. BUBBLES creates havoc on stage and from within the audience. This is where you’ll see her at her cheekiest!

FAIRYWINKLE

Is every child’s dream come true! She has very long wavy waist length hair, beautiful blue mauve velvet and crystal organza dress with 8 colourful petticoats. She is adorned with a halo of flowers, petals and flower trails. She has glittering fairy make-up and purple glittering shoes and gossamer wings, of course! Fairywinkle is very enchanting and can make magic happen.  She has an array of magic tricks, which call for some help form the little fairies in the audience. She has a magical fairy ring that can only be entered after chanting some special words. She will perform a ‘wish-making’ ceremony and will gild the children with fairy dust. Fairywinkle will transform the children’s faces with paint and then give them a sweet heart-shaped balloon to take home along with a special poem to keep under their pillow to help keep away bad dreams. During this time the children will continue to be captivated with rainbows of bubbles.

EASTER BUNNY AND SANTA CLAUS HELPERS

are available for visits to play groups, preschools, big schools, shopping centres clubs and functions.