Children’s Party Entertainment Christchurch

I have had so many people asking for recommended children’s entertainment for birthday parties in Christchurch so I have decided to create a blog post dedicated to just that! An easy to access, everything in one document kind of blog post!

We are so lucky to have so many talented people here in Christchurch and are really spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment!

Face Painting

Magenta Wilde Artist
A unique face and body painter available for parties.
027 291 3291



Transformations is a highly qualified mobile makeup artist with the latest techniques in makeup application. Specialising in Glamour makeovers, costume makeup, body painting and face painting at affordable prices.
They will travel to your home or venue, Christchurch and surrounding areas.
027 869 0789

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Shad Rutherford Entertainer
There’s something extra special about performing for children’s birthday parties and Shad Rutherford is a master of this type of performance. Since 1985 Shad has performed at over 3,000 parties for a wide range of ages right from the “terrible two’s” through to the “I’m nearly a teenager, twelve’s”. You can choose between:
Show Only: 
Shad uses Magic, Juggling and Balloon twisting to keep the children captivated and laughing plus there’s lots of goodies for the Birthday Child. They get to help with a special routine and receive a Birthday Gift, a Giant Balloon.. Shad then helps with the formal part, singing “Happy Birthday” etc before discretely disappearing. Show times run from half an hour to 45mins (depending on your requirements and the age of the children). Email for specific details.
Show Plus Facepainting:
Includes everything from the show plus face painting for anyone who wants it. The time will vary depending on what sorts of faces the children want and how many children there are to face paint, but it’s usually around an hour and a half.
Shad Rutherford: Christchurch, New Zealand 64 (03) 352 3150 or (0274) 963 746




Melanie Poppins

Children’s Birthday Parties, Face Painting and Nursery Entertainer.
Melanie Poppins is a Children’s Birthday Party Entertainer in Christchurch. She does Magic Shows, Kids Parties, Weddings, Facepainting and Balloon Animals.
She is hugely popular here in Christchurch and has lots of fabulous recommendations. She even has a lop eared rabbit called Harry Potter who she often brings along.
Melanie Poppins
021 317 155

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Adam Allsorts
Adam Allsorts is an all round entertainer. He can entertain for children’s parties, weddings or any events. He is a clown, acrobat, magician, juggler and can make some pretty cool balloons. He comes well recommended for children’s party entertainment.
03 942 3445 or 0275660751

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Beyond the Faerie Tree
A gorgeous fairy entertainment company, you can choose to have one or more faeries visit your special party where the entertainment includes gorgeous tales of the enchanted land and beyond, beautiful bubbles, twinkling pixie dust, faerie wishes, games, lots of giggles and more! Some packages can include a special birthday crown for the birthday girl (or boy!). You can also include face painting as well.
These fabulous faeries come to your event but I have heard a whisper that they will be having their own special faerie venue this year to host parties at too.
Jane/Rainbowlily on 027 455 2331
Charlotte/Snowdrop on 027 37 98850

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Let’s Go Party
Let’s Go Party are children’s party entertainers (who of course cater to other events as well) who are relatively new on the scene in Christchurch. They offer three entertainment packages- Popstar Party, Fairytale Princess Party and Pirate Party. The packages include games, dance routines, party game presents and also include the speaker system and even lights in some packages. The parties generally cater for 12 children but extra can be added for a small cost. I have seen them live at a Christmas party and they certainly had the children’s attention for the duration, they were great!
Anna and Rebecca Bray



Brendan Dooley Comedy Magician
Brendan is a comedy magician who caters to all kinds of events including children’s birthday parties. He puts on a thoroughly entertaining magician show ending with balloon animals which are sure to have the children in fits of laughter. For information on his pricing and shows be sure to contact him via his website or facebook page.
Brendan Dooley
027 777 0246



I hope you have been able to find some fabulous entertainers for your next birthday party or event. The entertainers I have listed have come highly recommended by a few people or are entertainers that I have personally used myself.
I would love to hear if anyone has anymore that we can add to our tried and true list!

Thanks and happy partying everyone,

Keep an eye out for my next blog post on party venues around Christchurch.


-Jen x









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