Kids Party Entertainment in West Orange, New Jersey

by James Roland

You have options when hiring entertainment for a kids party in West Orange, New Jersey. Most entertainers in the area cater to New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, so you can easily hire a company that's located outside of West Orange. Options range from traditional party entertainers to thrilling rides.


Give your child's party a discotheque feel by hiring a company that provides DJs, light shows, karaoke machines or bands. One company that specializes in kids parties is Kahwaty Joe DJ Entertainers ( It is located in Freehold, New Jersey, and serves the New Jersey and New York area. This company not only plays music, but also gets kids involved in games such as musical chairs and hula hoop contests. Another option is Sing 4 Karaoke (, which serves New Jersey, New York and other nearby states. This company specializes in kids birthdays, bringing all the equipment and a DJ to keep the karaoke party moving along smoothly.


Kids love animals, so make the fuzzy friends the big attraction at your party. Bring in a horse-drawn carriage, traveling petting zoo or pony rides. One company that offers a petting zoo and pony rides to West Orange is Happy Tales Pets ( The company brings sheep, goats, chickens and more and sets up in your yard or garage. Happy Tales Pets also offers up to six ponies for rides at your event. Another party option is Rizzo's Reptile Discovery (, which brings reptile and rain forest shows to your party. You get to choose whether you want native New jersey reptiles or reptiles from around the world.

Carnival Rides

Give kids at your party a thrill with carnival-style rides. Bring in everything from small Ferris wheels and spinning tea cups to inflatable bounce houses, slides and obstacle courses. Magical Enterprises ( serves West Orange by providing mechanical rides such as the midwinder, which spins small cars while the entire ride spins around. It even offers battery-operated bumper cars and a portable bumper car rink. Air Castles and Slides ( provides inflatable jump equipment to West Orange that ranges from bounce houses to rock climbing walls. Make sure whichever company you hire is insured.

Traditional Entertainment

Traditional entertainment for kids parties is booked over and over again for a reason: it works. Kids respond to tried-and-true entertainment such as clowns, puppet shows and magicians. Finding quality entertainment is challenging, so instead of auditioning your entertainer, go to a company that's already done that, such as Best Entertainment Around ( It serves the tri-state area including West Orange, and has more than a dozen clowns in its stable of talented party entertainers. The company also provides magicians and puppeteers. Another company that's found the entertainers for you is Clowns 4 Kids ( Clowns4Kids also serves the tri-state area and provides clowns, magicians and even stilt walkers.

About the Author

James Roland started writing professionally in 1987. A former reporter and editor with the "Sarasota Herald-Tribune," he currently oversees such publications as the "Cleveland Clinic Heart Advisor" and UCLA's "Healthy Years." Roland earned his Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Oregon.

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