Looking for unique birthday party ideas for kids? You can’t go past a fun and exciting kids party puppet show from Larrikin Puppets!
Brett Hansen and his troupe of friendly and funny puppet characters provide some of the best party entertainment Brisbane has to offer! Heaps of fun for children and parents in and around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. See below for full details on how your child’s birthday party can be made extra special and memorable with puppets!
We charge an initial 50% deposit to secure the booking (in this case it would be $125). This ensures that the agreed date/time is set aside for your event exclusively. Larrikin Puppets will turn away other work wanting the same date and time. And then the remaining 50% ($125) can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards. More on Payment Methods here: http://www.larrikinpuppets.com.au/faqs/what-are-your-payment-methods/
Suitable for early childhood to Primary School aged kids (with plenty of humour for the parents to enjoy too) the puppet show is 30 minutes of songs, games, jokes, skits and comical interaction with the audience – performed in the puppetry style of Sesame Street and The Muppets.
This is followed by a 5 minute presentation after the show where Brett explains how all the puppets work. Then a 5-10 minute meet-and-greet with Troggg the blue monster – the star of the show. Kids (and parents too!) often like to get photos and selfies with him during this time. The puppet show, the “how the puppets work” demonstration, and the meet-and-greet and photo session usually all lasts up to 45 minutes in total.
For babies and 1-2 year olds, we offer an interactive show, filled with all the colour and musical fun of the regular show, but the puppeteer also emerges from behind the stage throughout the show with various cute and fluffy animal puppets for each child to see and touch up close.
While our most popular bookings are for very young birthday parties, we can also cater to older audiences wanting something quirky and different for their party. Ask us!
Larrikin Puppets is a FINALIST in the ‘Best Party Entertainer’ category at the national What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2017.
Here’s a 3 minute video sample of a Larrikin Puppets birthday party puppet show!
On the day:
Puppeteer arrives about 45 minutes before the puppet show’s starting time to set up the stage, sound equipment, props and puppets. The show (as described above) is performed for 30 minutes, followed by the 5 minute “how the puppets work” demonstration and the 5-10 minute meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Troggg. The puppeteer then packs up.
- 30 minute puppet show.
- 5 minute “How the puppets work” demonstration
- 5-10 minute puppet meet-and-greet / Photo opportunity with Troggg.
- Time allowance for travel to and from the event, set-up and pack-up of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
- Rehearsal time prior to the event
See Spencer Howson’s Bmag article about Brett Hansen and Larrikin Puppets here.