Party Entertainment Brisbane – Kids Parties

Looking for unique birthday party ideas for kids? Brett Hansen and his troupe of friendly and funny puppet characters provide heaps of fun for children and parents in and around Brisbane and the Moreton Bay Region. You can’t go past a fun and exciting kids party puppet show from Larrikin Puppets!

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“Every single person in our backyard was entertained. The show was funny, fast paced (important to keep those little attention spans watching) and constantly changing with at least 6 different puppets making an appearance.
The audience interaction was brilliant.”

Larrikin Puppets brings some of the most colourful and zany party entertainment Brisbane has to offer! Have a look at our options for kids parties.

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Birthday Party Puppet Shows for Ages 1-6:

Suitable for children aged 1-6 (with plenty of humour for the parents to enjoy too) this puppet show is performed by one puppeteer (Brett Hansen) unless a specific request is made to include an additional puppeteer (Elissa Jenkins). The puppets perform 30 minutes of age appropriate songs, games, jokes, skits and comical interaction with the audience – performed in the puppetry style of Sesame Street and The Muppets. 

The show is performed from behind a puppet stage, which is about 2.5 metres wide, and Brett uses about 1.5 metres behind it to lay out the puppets, props, audio equipment, and himself for performing. Access to power is required if both performers are in the show because a larger P.A. system is used to accomodate the two microphones. If it’s just Brett performing he has a small battery powered amp that doesn’t require access to power. 

The show is followed by a 5 minute presentation where the puppeteer comes out and explains how all the puppets work. Then a 5-10 minute meet-and-greet with Troggg the blue monster – the star of the show. People can get photos and selfies with him during this time. 
You and all the party guests are welcome to take as many photos of the puppets as you like, and share them on Facebook, Instagram, etc. if you wish to.

Also – just a bit of adult supervision (or crowd control) on the day during the puppet show is always helpful. The adults usually all watch and laugh along with the show as well. 

The puppet show, the “how the puppets work” demonstration, and the meet-and-greet and photo session all lasts up to 45 minutes in total. 

Number of puppeteers: 1

Access to power: Ideal but not required. A small battery powered amp with one microphone input can be used for the 1 puppeteer show if it’s performed in a council park with no access to power.

Venues: This show can be performed in back yards, front yards, garages, lounge rooms, council parks, restaurants, halls, clubs, pubs and play centres.

Cost for just Brett to perform:
$250.
An initial 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking – $125. This ensures that the chosen booking time is yours, and we’ll refuse other people requesting the same date and time. And then the remaining $125 can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards.

Cost for Brett and Elissa to perform:
If you choose to include an additional puppeteer, the cost is $350.
An initial 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking – $175. This ensures that the chosen booking time is yours, and we’ll refuse other people requesting the same date and time. And then the remaining $175 can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards.

Inclusions for the Cost:

  • 30 minute interactive puppet show of songs, games, jokes and fun.
  • 5 minute “How the puppets work” presentation.
  • 5-10 minute Puppet meet-and-greet.
  • Photo opportunity with Troggg the blue monster.
  • Time allowance for travel to and from, set-up and pack-down of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
  • Rehearsal time prior to the event.
  • Quality characters.
  • Quality puppetry.

Please note: Most council parks are not powered sites, so if you choose to have Elissa join Brett for a birthday party show for ages 1-6, we are unable to perform in the park. In most cases, park shows can be performed by Brett on his own via his portable, battery powered speaker.

Larrikin Puppets has provided colourful and fun party entertainment Brisbane wide since 2012, with our most popular party bookings over the years being for 1st birthday parties and 3rd birthday parties.

If you’d like a puppet show for your birthday party for ages 1-6, contact us here.

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Birthday Party Puppet Shows for Ages 7 and up:

Suitable for the older kids (Grade 2 upwards), this is a puppet show that requires two performers to make it just that extra bit cooler and more interactive and engaging. 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. There are more props and witty skits in this show than there are in the birthday party show for babies and toddlers. We also include a segment where volunteers from the audience get to come up and learn how to operate a few of the puppets for a big finale song. We find that the older kids have more fun when they’re able to get involved and have a go rather than just watching the puppet show.

The show is followed by a 5 minute presentation after the show where Brett and Elissa explain how all the puppets work, and they choose volunteers from the audience to co-perform a couple of characters, much to the enjoyment of everybody in the audience. Then we do a 5-10 minute meet-and-greet with stars of the show Troggg the blue monster and friends. Kids (and parents too!) often like to get photos and selfies with the puppets during this time. The puppet show, the “how the puppets work” demonstration, and the meet-and-greet and photo session all lasts up to 45 minutes in total.

Number of puppeteers: 2

Access to power: Required. For this show we use a powered P.A. system which has two microphone inputs for the two performers. We have a 20 metre power cable which can stretch from the yard into the garage, shed or house.

Venues: This show can be performed in back yards, front yards, garages, lounge rooms, restaurants, halls, clubs, pubs and play centres, as long as there is access to power. Please note: Most council parks are not powered sites, so we are unable to perform our ages 7+ birthday party show in parks.

Cost:
$350.
An initial 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking – $175. This ensures that the chosen booking time is yours, and we’ll refuse other people requesting the same date and time. And then the remaining $175 can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards.

Inclusions for the Cost:

  • 30 minute interactive puppet show of songs, games, jokes and fun.
  • 5 minute “How the puppets work” presentation.
  • 5-10 minute Puppet meet-and-greet.
  • Photo opportunity with Troggg the blue monster.
  • Time allowance for travel to and from, set-up and pack-down of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
  • Rehearsal time prior to the event.
  • Quality characters.
  • Quality puppetry.

If you’d like a puppet show for your birthday party for ages 7 and over, please contact us here.

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Larrikin Puppets was a FINALIST in the ‘Best Party Entertainer’ category at the national What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2017 for our work in party entertainment Brisbane and surrounds.

Consider Larrikin Puppets for your choice of party entertainment Brisbane wide, as well as Moreton Bay Region, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Gold Coast.