Imagine your child's face lighting up when he walks into the backyard and comes face to face with a sweet little pony, all saddled up and ready to ride. Maybe he loves clowns or a visit from a fireman would make his day. There are so many options available in Tampa when it comes to birthday party entertainment for kids that the hardest part about the entertainment will be choosing just one.
A quick little trip out of the city can deliver loads of fun for your little one and her friends. Granma's Hug-N-Farm (hugnfarm.com) lets you bring your child and her guests to the farm for hands-on encounters with the animals. Or, if you prefer, Granma's can bring the fun to you! A short distance from Tampa, between Plant City and Zephyrhills, this farm has been delivering fun times since 1983. As of June 2011, birthday parties last 2-1/2 hours and cost $175.
Providing everything from music, magic and storytelling to comedic skits, you will be able to find something that will entertain all the party guests, including the parents. Strictly Entertainment (strictlyentertainment.net) has a number of acts, such as clowns, bands, DJs, look-a-likes, magicians and mimes to name a few. No need to pack up the crew either, the fun comes to where you are.
Qzar Laser Tag
So your kid's got bundles of energy? Sounds normal. Wear him and his friends out with laser tag. You can feed the masses before you go or you can feed them pizza and drinks in a private party room when you get there. Qzar Laser Tag (qzartampa.com) is open seven days a week. Party costs vary depending on your needs.
Cotton Candy Entertainment
Face painting, cotton candy, snow cones, bubble machine, dancing, theme music, balloon creations and the highlight of the party, your child's favorite character. Dora, Diego, Barney, Spider-Man and other kid-friendly characters can stop by to pump up the fun. Cotton Candy Entertainment (cottoncandyentertainment.tripod.com) comes to wherever you are. Parties cost from $150 to $280 as of June 2011.
Little Red Fire Truck
Educational and fun, Little Red Fire Truck Parties (littleredfiretruckparties.com) bring real firetrucks to your child's birthday party. Kids will enjoy watching the truck pull up, lights blazing and sirens blaring, as the firemen wish the birthday boy a happy birthday over the speaker. In addition to the chance to hop onto the truck and play with the horn, the sirens and even the water hoses, kids and parents will receive a fire safety seminar and kids will play games that emphasize teamwork.
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