A birthday celebration is something that most kids can't wait for every year and birthday party entertainers help make it extra special!

Whether you want to celebrate indoors or outdoors, there are a ton of professionals around Indianapolis willing to travel to your home or birthday party venue to make the day extra special - fantastic characters, face painting, magic and so much more.

Browse our ideas for party favors that won't end up in the trash, too, and add your reviews and recommendations below to keep improving this birthday party guide for all Indy families!

    Mark's Ark Animal Showcase

     (544.7 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Dressed in safari gear and a wide-brimmed hat, Mark will entertain your partygoers with all kinds of animals and critters! Whether your kiddo likes tarantulas, snakes, lizards, alligators or rabbits, they will have a great time holding or petting them! Mark will come to your home with a selection of creatures sure to brings screams of delight!

    Pricing: Starting at $150/hour. Click here for complete rates and animal selection.

    The Spirit of Oz: Wizard of Oz Characters

     (552.0 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Dorothy, her crew and her little dog too will come to entertain your partygoers! For a minimum of two hours, the characters of Oz will have a meet-and-greet, photo ops, sing and dance, along with a special gift for the guest of honor.

    Pricing: Starting at $150. Click here for complete rates.

    Your Party Princess

     (553.4 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  If your son or daughter loves make believe, then what better way to celebrate than with a meet and greet with a princess, prince, Mary Poppins or a superhero? During your 30-90 minute party, your attendees will be delighted with the princess song, to become a princess/gentleman in training and the photo opportunity with their favorite character. If you want more, there are different packages to choose from even more of a magical makeover!

    Pricing: Starting at $149. Click here for complete rates.

    Wade the Wizard

     (572.3 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Wade is an entertainer and magician that will make your party a huge hit! For 45 minutes, Wade will make your kiddo and their friends laugh with magic tricks, jokes and balloon animals. Everything is brought to your venue including music and a backdrop.

    Pricing: Call for rates.

    Elite Game Truck

     (575.9 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  If you have a gamer, then this is a birthday party dream! The guest of honor and up to 35 friends can play over 75 games including Super Mario, Madden 17, NBA2K17, Call of Duty and more! Play on 9 different tv's with 5 different consoles. The truck will arrive to your house 30 minutes prior to your party beginning and needs 75'x9'x12' of level and empty ground to park.

    Pricing: $200 first hour; $100 each additional hour

    Silly Safaris, Inc.

     (587.5 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  With the goal of educating and entertaining your partygoers, your kiddo and friends will love the animals they will meet! Choose from 2 party package- the Basic Package will includes a gift, along with mammals, reptiles, a bird, an insect and an amphibian in over a 50 minute period. The Extreme Package includes extreme animals including tarantulas, boas, vultures and frogs as big as your head! Everyone will get to learn, pet and hold all kinds of fun creatures! Click here to start your party planning and picking out your animal guests!

    Pricing: $250 - $300

    Abracadabra Magic

     (588.4 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  A great time will be had by all of your friends and your birthday kiddo with Abracadabra Magic! They offer Magicians, Balloon Artists, Face Painters, Caricature Artists, Air Brushers, Holiday Characters, and more! You can even add on bubble fun and create bubbles up to 20 feet long!

    Pricing: Call for rates.

    Jump for Joy

     (593.9 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  The team at Jump for Joy can entertain all of your friends with the wide variety of fun they have to offer! A bus of fun can pull up in front of your house for your kiddos and their friends! The bus is great for kids 2-6 to play, slide, jump and climb. If you have bigger kids to entertain, you can rent one of their inflatable bounce houses. They also offer DJ services and perform live music!

    Ages: 2-6

    Pricing: Call for Rates.

    Hoosier Game Hut

     (593.9 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  How fun is it to have a 32' video game filled limo parked in front of your house for your kids and their friends to enjoy for an hour or two! Up to 24 kids can play video games that you pick out simultaneously on 7 HUGE TVs. Systems include Xbox 360s, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Wii U and Wii gaming consoles.

    Your kiddo can also play laser tag with camo vests, pop up camo bunkers, face paint & color coded tactical vests. Up to 24 kids can play with a referee and a battle training video. Parties are for one or more hours.

    Pricing: Starting at $225.

    Freezeframez Photo Booths

     (594.2 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  The newest technology in photo booths allows everyone to see the shots while they are being taken. Fun props, exclusive backdrops, downloadable digital prints and professional attendants are on hand to make your event run smoothly.

    Pricing: Starting at $399.

    Caravan Classes Mobile Art Studio

     (594.3 mi)

    Beth Wood:  Is your birthday boy or girl a budding artist? Do they want to have an art themed birthday party? If so, Caravan Classes Mobile Art Studio is the perfect party resource. Caravan Classes will bring their mobile art studio to your party location and can help you host art themed parties. There are several art and craft themes to choose from as well as party add-ons.

    Cost: parties start at $150

    Indy Face Painting & More

     (595.4 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Face painting is so much fun for kids of all ages. Indy Face Painting & More can create art on the faces of all your partygoers at your house! Your guests can choose from a variety of different designs for face painting or choose to get a glitter or airbrushed tattoo. They also offer balloon twisting and caricatures!

    Pricing: Starting at $140/hour.

    Indy Party Rentals

     (596.0 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Nearly everything you need to create a great party is available at Indy Party Rentals. You can rent inflatables, wrestling rings, sumo suits, concession equipment, smoke and fog machines, movie projectors, dunk tanks and more! If you want to have a great party, but aren't sure what you should get- the selection they offer can give you great ideas!

    Pricing: Starting at $100. Click here for specials.

    Bouncers R Us

     (597.4 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  There are so many fun bounce houses to choose from including combination jumpers with a bounce house, basketball, an obstacle course and a slide. You can find themed bouncers, slides with obstacle courses, and jousting pads. Want to rent carnival games? No problem! You can rent Plinko, birdie golf, duck pond and more. They also offer concessions and tents for your guests to enjoy. This is a birthday kid's dream!

    Pricing: Starting at $165. See website for complete rates.

    Pretty Funny Balloons

     (598.2 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Kids love balloons! If your kiddo loves balloon animals and you want more than the standard dog and sword decor, then this company may be a great fit! Your kiddo will have a huge balloon hat along with themed balloon designs of their choice and will get to learn how to make their own balloon dog. Along with balloons, your kiddo can also enjoy face painting, tattoos, and more!

    Pricing: Call for rates.

    Indiana Photo Booth

     (599.7 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Capture all the fun memories of your family and partygoers with this fun photo booth! Your booth includes delivery, unlimited photo sessions, two gallery printouts, an online gallery and an attendant. Grab your buddies and start posing for the camera and enjoy the fun!

    Pricing: Starting at $400, $200 deposit required. Click here for complete rates.

    Fun with Frannie Family Entertainment

     (600.0 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Fun with Frannie is an entertainment company run by a retired clown. She is now a gifted face painter, a balloon maker and tattoo artist whose goal it is to make your party fun! Whether your kiddo and their friends like beautiful designs on their faces or a simple picture, each party can be customized to fit your group.

    Pricing: $50 deposit required. Call for rates.

    Hedgehog Hannah

     (601.5 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  My kids loved the parties that they have attended when Hedgehog Hannah was the guest. My kiddos learned about different types of animals and their needs in our environment. They also got to hold alligators, rabbits, snakes and spiders. The laughing and looks on their faces made the party extra special. Each show lasts 45-70 minutes and offers a wide array of different animals.

    Pricing: Starting at $205, $50 deposit required. See website for complete rates.

    Kid Zone Party Rentals

     (601.5 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Set the new standard for birthday parties by renting games, inflatables, a trackless train, arcade games and more for your next party! You can create the party of your kiddo’s dreams by customizing a party they will love. Each item is rented individually, so pick their favorites!

    Pricing: Inflatables starting at $130. See website for complete rates.

    Top Hat Photo Booths

     (601.5 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Top Hat offers a fun way to capture the moment and make memories for years! This photo booth company includes a 2-4 hour rental of props, exciting backdrops, an option of a closed booth/green backdrop/open-air setup, an online gallery of photos, printed copies and an attendant to help.

    Pricing: Starting at $550. Click here for complete rates.

    Miss Liz the Science Wiz

     (601.8 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  If your child is a scientist or loves to learn, Miss Liz the Science Wiz would be a great hit! She will teach your kids and friends about various animals, bugs or help them with science experiments.

    Pricing: Email Liz for cost and availability

    Happily Ever After Productions

     (601.8 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Choose from 28 different characters; including princesses, superheroes and princes, to entertain your child and their friends at their party! Your character will sing, tell stories and wow your guests with their talents for 1 to 2 hours. Party packages can include balloon animals, face painting or tattoos with cake cutting and a farewell song.

    Pricing: Starting at $225. Click here for complete rates.

    Bounce About Indy

     (601.8 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  All the fun things are available to rent from this place! You can get a slide with or without water, bounce houses, obstacle courses, dunk tanks, giant boxing gloves, corn hole and more! They will even supply the table and chairs if you need them and draw more attention to your event with a sky dancer!

    Pricing: Starting at $169. Click here for complete rates.

    Big Bouncy Things

     (601.8 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Big Bouncy Things has so many themed bounce houses to choose from that you will be sure to find the perfect one for your party! They also offer obstacle courses, multiple waterslides and an outdoor projector to entertain your party guests! As if that wasn't enough, they have inflatable hamster balls for your kiddos to roll in and run into one another, along with a popcorn, cotton candy and a snow-cone machine!

    Pricing: Starting at $135. Free delivery in Indy area.

    Princess Party Company

     (601.8 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Help your princess have the party of her dreams with her own special princess party! Choose her favorite Disney princess to come and entertain for her birthday party. Each package includes 30-90 minutes of fun beginning with a dramatic entrance, picture, storytime, birthday wish and more!

    Pricing: $75 deposit required. Call for rates.

    Turtle Time Entertainment and Friends

     (601.8 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Cowabunga dude! Is your child a fan of turtle power? If so, Turtle Time is a perfect addition to their party! Choose from 1 to 4 characters to meet, greet and party with your child and their friends! Not a T.M.N.T. fan? No problem! Let the characters from Paw Patrol, superheroes, Mickey & Minnie and more entertain your child! If your kiddo likes face painting, Turtle Time can handle that too!

    Pricing: Starting at $100. Click here for complete rates.

    Snakehead Ed

     (601.8 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  If your kiddo likes snakes, then this is the perfect party vendor! During the party, your partygoers will learn about and hold different kinds of snakes- ranging from Corn snakes to Boas. As a retired science teacher, Snakehead Ed will help educate and entertain everyone at your party. All participants get a souvenir and the guest of honor will get an additional souvenir and a picture with their favorite snake!

    Ages: 5 and up

    Pricing: Call for rates.

    Extreme Face Painting

     (601.8 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  In 5 minutes, your kiddo and their partygoers' faces can transform from adorable into a work of art with Extreme Face Painting! Damaris, the owner, uses hypo-allergenic and non-toxic face paint and glitter with an airbrush and sponges, so your party can have a great and safe time with their friends and family. A 1.5-hour session will allow you 12 faces and balloons or 2 hours will allow you 24 faces or 18 faces and balloons.

    Pricing: Starting at $200. Click here for complete rates.

    Daniel Lee Magician

     (601.8 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  If your kiddo likes magic, slight of hand and to giggle then Daniel Lee Magic might be the perfect addition to the birthday party! Enjoy a 45-minute show that involves the guest of honor and friends, along with a special present. Additional services include balloon animals and instruction on 3 magic tricks!

    Pricing: Call for rates.

    Jumbo Jumps

     (601.8 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Choose from nine different bounce houses to entertain your partygoers on your kiddo's big day! The selection includes slides, bounce houses and an obstacle course. You can add a popcorn, cotton candy or a snow-cone maker for your partygoers to enjoy!

    Pricing: Starting at $140, $15 delivery fee to Indy on inflatables. Click here for complete rates.

    Big Bounce Fun House Rentals

     (601.8 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Build the ultimate birthday party for your kids by renting bounce houses, a train, a mechanical bull, bumper cars, concessions and more! You can rent almost anything for almost any party through Big Bounce Fun House! Each rental piece is individually priced, so you can customize your party to fit your vision. Rental opportunities available for 4 hours or all day.

    Pricing: Call for rates.

    Indy Characters & More

     (602.5 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Choose from over 50 characters, mascots and superheroes to find the perfect fit for your child's birthday party. Each party lasts at least 30 minutes and can offer a unique experience with the character you choose, whether it is tea with a princess or punch with a pirate, your kiddo will have a great time! Magicians, music and spa add-ons are available with your reservation!

    Pricing: Starting at $125, $50 deposit required. Click here for complete rates.

    Bounce House Guys

     (612.6 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Bounce House Guys rent various bounce houses for 6 hours or the entire weekend for an additional fee. Bounce house options include slides (wet or dry), obstacle courses, bungee run, sumo suits and more!

    In addition to bounce houses, your kiddo can choose to play laser tag! For 3 hours, your party goers can run around and play with their friends. The package includes set up, take down and pop up tents to hide behind.

    Pricing: Inflatables starting at $165 & Laser tag starting at $175. Click here for complete rates.

    Premier Inflatables

     (617.6 mi)

    Beth Wood:  Premier Inflatables has your next party needs covered. They offer inflatable games, obstacle courses, interactive inflatables, slides and bounce house combos, carnival games, inflatable movie screens, concessions and more! Having a party on the weekend? Three different party packages with different activity and concession options will make your party planning easy!

    Pricing: Starts at $275

    Game Truck Party

     (618.5 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Your kiddo and 20 of their friends can celebrate their birthday in style with this cool party! For 2 hours, your partygoers can choose from over 36 video games on widescreen televisions! The video game consoles include Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Wii-U. A Game Coach will be on hand to help your party run as smoothly as possible. You can upgrade your birthday party package to include laser tag, a lanyard, backpack and more!

    Ages: 7 and up (video games) 8 and up (laser tag)

    Pricing: Call for rates.

    Your Gourmet Girlfriends

     (618.6 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  If your child loves to cook, have these ladies help run your party! You can pick the menu and they will supply the ingredients, equipment and fun! All attendees can participate and the Gourmet Girlfriends will help create the feast! A minimum of 10 children required to attend.

    Pricing: Call for rates.

    Arendal Character Co

     (623.2 mi)

    Beth Wood:  Have your child's favorite princess or superhero character make a special appearance at their next party. Character choices include Queen of Arendal, Mr. America, Island Girl, Bat Guy, Princess of the Sea, Bat Girl and more. Party Packages include: one-hour character appearance, photos, sing-a-long, princess or superhero training session and happy birthday song. Add-ons include: professional photographer, a phone call from the character, face time with the character, princess makeover, additional characters or time, keepsakes and more.

    Pricing: Starting at $160

    Indianapolis Pony Ride Parties By Sandfire Farms

     (629.5 mi)

    Dawn Denning:  Pony rides and a mobile petting zoo will make the best memories for everyone at your party! The petting zoo includes dwarf goats, sheep, chickens, a miniature donkey, a miniature pony and more. Choose from beautiful horses for your friends to ride and even have one that dresses up like a unicorn!

    Pricing: Call for rates.

    Daphne the Balloon Girl & More

     (653.0 mi)

    Beth Wood:  Balloon art, costumed characters, face painting and party decorations, Daphne the Balloon Girl offers all of this and more to give your child a party they won't forget! Choose from over 75 different mascots, superheroes, princesses or costumed characters to make a special appearance. You can also book balloon artists, airbrush face painters or tattoo artists to entertain your party guests with their creations. For add-ons, there are balloon decorations, bouquets and green screen photography.

    Pricing: Starting at $55 for character visits. Click Here for complete rates.

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