Bay Area Birthdays

Walnut Creek, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My business is a bit different than the other kids' entertainment websites in the SF Bay Area because I'm the only website that doesn't advertise on google AND I'm not just the owner, I'm the LEAD performer. Meaning: the gal you see in photos and whom answers your phone call or text message- IS THE SAME PERSON who shows up to perform at your party!! I don't send sub-contractors or a random girl in costume, like some of the bigger companies do. So you NEVER have to worry about who's coming. You also won't need to worry if who is coming has experience, or is brand new to working with kids- it's always me! And I've been entertaining kids for more than 7 years!! Added bonus: when you hire me, you have MY DIRECT PHONE NUMBER at all times. So if anything comes up, or you need to change something about your order (even on the SAME day as you party) you can reach me. When you hire a Big company- they can't give you the phone number of who's coming (because sometimes they don't even know!), and unless your actress calls you to confirm (a lot of times they don't) before the party- you just hold your breath and hope she shows up, and that whoever shows up is good. When you hire me- all that stress can be avoided. The only drawback: I'm not *always* available to pick up the phone. I'm lucky enough to be hired to go to parties almost every single day (Ask about the weekday discount!!), plus, I'm a real person who has to go grocery shopping, and to Dr./dentist appointments, and yoga class, and so I may not always pick up the first time you call- but I do return phone calls/texts within 24-hours, during the week. Often quicker, for urgent requests, on the weekends. But I can promise, if you hire me, I have a 100% reliability rate for showing up, and I'll be there :)

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love what I do so much, I have to pinch myself sometimes. ITS MY JOB to help parents make their kids really happy on their birthday (Or at their parents' company picnic, store opening, pre-school spirit day, etc.), and there's nothing better than the sound of happy children. Is that cheesy? I take great pride in my work, and know that there's a really small window in a child's life that they ACTUALLY BELIEVE in magic & make-believe. And I know that it is REALLY REAL for them. I make it my mission to preserve that belief for as long as possible. I've had parents tell me often, after their events, that their child believes they met the "REAL" Elsa, Anna, Ariel, Tinkerbell, Snow, SuperGirl, etc. It's really the highlight of my week when I check my emails to find another happy parent has left a 5-star review or emailed to tell me how their kid just can't stop talking about me. One time, a mom sent me photo of her sleeping child because she wanted to show me that she refused to remove the necklace she received from me (as her magic bday gift, in the magic show), and insisted on wearing it to bed. She was clasping it between her two tiny hands. Too cute :)
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Location

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Years in business

4

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

248

Reviews

117 Reviews
  • Megan W. Jun 18, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She did a great job at engaging with the kids and getting them to move on to the next activity. The kids loved her and the face painting!
  • Amanda S. Jun 5, 2017
    Jen The Race Car Driver made my son's 6th birthday a huge success! The kids (ages 4-6 years old) were completely engaged with her magic show and when she pulled out the balloons to make ladybug bracelets and swords (and other things!) for them, you would've thought it was Christmas morning. We would hire her again in a heartbeat!
  • Carissa C. May 24, 2017
    We had a great birthday party - Jen delivered a wonderful age-appropriate show that had all the kids engaged. Super fun times for everyone. Thank you!
  • Thumbtack Customer May 19, 2017
    She called the day before to confirm and when she arrived she was ready to entertain. The kids enjoyed the magic show and face painting.
  • Bindu M. May 8, 2017
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jen wore a beautiful fairy costume and reached the party location on time. The kids loved the ballon twist and the magic show. She was also very accommodating as we wanted to do cake cutting between her performance. Overall she lit up the party for the kids. The magic show could've been louder but it was just sufficient for the kids gathered around so no worries.
  • Maisha B. May 6, 2017
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Jen was fantastic. She entertained the kids in a fun, yet professional manner. I would highly recommend her.
  • Rich D. Apr 9, 2017
    Bay Area Birthdays was a hit!
    Bay Area Birthdays was wonderful to work with. Easy booking and payment. Cinfirmation calls day prior tp event. Flexible schedules! Face painting and baloon twisting was a hit with the little ones. Thank you Bay Area Birthdays!
  • Gillian V. Apr 8, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Birthday Must-Have Entertainment for Kids
    We absolutely loved Bay Area Birthdays! We found them through Thumbtack. They provided a very quick response and very reasonable quote. Jen bent over backwards to fit us in. She was prompt, professional and amazing with all the 5yr old kids. I would highly recommend Jen and her team
  • Gabriela F. Apr 3, 2017
    Awesome!
    My daughter was absolutely thrilled with Miss Mouse 🤗 Very easy to book and talk to Jen. Everything ran smoothly! Will definitely keep her in mind for the future.
  • SATYAM S. Mar 6, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Kids really enjoyed the event
    Jen was really professional and really really fast with everything. All the kids really enjoyed the party.
  • Danielle W. Mar 6, 2017
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Job well done!
    It was a great experience! She was nice, on time and kept the kids entertained! 😊
  • Richard S. Mar 6, 2017
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Great!!!!
    The party was a hit because of Bay Area Birthdays!
  • NM K. Feb 14, 2017
    Unfinished Job
    The activities were not performed as promised. There were a lot of shortcuts. A lot of time was taken in face painting as she was trying to perform two person's job by herself. Balloon twisting was partly done. Will not recommend!!!!!
  • Saumya M. Feb 4, 2017
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Thank you..
    My daughter loves her party..one hour with her super fun..kids enjoyed her magic. Singing,balloon fun.she is good in coordinating kids..one hour went super fast..Thank you for making my daughters party wonderful..
  • Lynne Z. Feb 2, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Fantastic fairy!
    Prompt; arrived ready to perform; wonderful interaction with a mixed group of children of ages: toddler to 1st grade. Ensured all guests of honor were included. Loved by boys and girls. Huge hit!
  • Jeff M. Jan 20, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    3rd Birthday Party
    Jen was very easy to work with and great with the kids.
  • Drew W. Jan 9, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Great Experience
  • Benn L. Dec 28, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Fantastic. So much energy.
  • Leticia B. Dec 19, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Wonderful!
    Excellent communication and flexible and accommodating to the needs of my son's birthday party!
  • Irene P. Dec 17, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Thank you
    The kids enjoyed her magic, face painting and balloons.
  • Tong P. Dec 8, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Had a great 3 yrs old birthday party!
    My daughter and her friends loves Jen for the nice birthday party she put together!
  • Alison S. Dec 4, 2016
    Puppet Show Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Great Child Entertainer
    Children loved her, very engaging entertainer....fun stories and puppet show. Very personable and easy to work with.
  • Vandna K. Nov 27, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Birthday party
    Kids were happy ,but I was expecting a very good puppet show Involving all audiences rather then just kids ,may be I didn't know that she just gonna take kids in corner and do everything
  • Heather B. Oct 30, 2016
    Love Bay Area Birthdays
    Our birthday wizard captured 20 5-year olds with a fun and energetic show!
  • Catherine T. Oct 26, 2016
    A Magical Experience
    Queen Elsa attended our daughter's Royal Hot Chocolate Party. It was a wonderful experience! Children and adults were engaged the entire time Elsa did magic tricks, sang, taught dances, and performed our daughter's coronation ceremony. Elsa stayed in character the whole time during her conversations and jokes. It was a truly magical experience. Worth every penny!!!
  • Alison H. Oct 24, 2016
    Puppet Show Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Perfect for kid's birthday party
    Jen was wonderful! We did face-painting and a puppet show and she was incredibly patient and playful with the kids and had them enraptured for a good 20 minutes, giving the adults time to socialize. My daughter, 3, has been talking non-stop about how Tinkerbell visited her, so I know she made a major impression. I would definitely hire her again.
  • Michael L. Oct 22, 2016
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Great experience! Recommend with no reserve!
    It was a great experience with Jen coming to my house and entertaining a group of 15 kids for 1.5 hours. Jen is great at everything she does, like magic shows, face painting, twisting balloons, etc. Highly recommended!
  • Christine P. Oct 12, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Great job
    The kids loved her! Did face painting, balloons, and a magic show.
  • Bert Y. Oct 10, 2016
    Such an awesome experience!
    Had a party for my little girl and needed "Elsa" for the surprise. Jen's Elsa performance and the way she navigated all of the little kids that attended was flawless! Somehow Jen was able to make my princess the star of her party amid the frenzy of children relentlessly trying to gain "Elsa's" attention. In short it was awesome to watch. If you need entertainment for child's birthday or just a party, Start with including Jen and Bay Area Birthdays in your plans. The looks on the kids faces are worth it.
  • Stephanie H. Oct 9, 2016
    Queen Elsa made our princess' day!
    This is the first stress free birthday party I've hosted in 10 years. Jen was amazing to work with from booking through the party. Lots of smiles and fun for a sing along, magic show, balloon animals and face painting. My birthday girl was star struck and is already ready to turn four so she can have another princess party. We could say enough about how wonderful Jen and our event was.
  • Kris K. Sep 28, 2016
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Excellent job
  • Samten K. Sep 27, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Queen Elsa on our birthday
    Excellent job.. Kids loved queen Elsa.. Very talented. Highly recommended.
  • Sue S. Sep 26, 2016
    Loved Snow White
    Hired Bay Area birthday's for my grand daughters 3rd bday. A beautiful Snow White arrived . Because this was a 3 year old's party , there were siblings , patents, grandparents . All of us were "spell bound" Her magic was amazing, she kept all the children engaged . The birthday girl was thrilled . Would hire this girl again in a heartbeat , She was magical !!!
  • Tamea B. Sep 25, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Smh
    i will never hire from this company again
  • Corina P. Sep 14, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Awesome job Jenny
    Fantastic experience, lots of fun, happy kids that did not stop talking about it days after!
  • Harpreet S. Aug 23, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Courtney B. Aug 5, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Jen was so awesome! She was everything and more, her Queen Elsa rocked! All the kids were talking about how they got to see the real Elsa!!
  • Ruchika M. Jul 28, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
  • Sara L. Jul 23, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Thank you Jen for showing my daughter and her daycare friends such a good time! Their smiles and giggles make made me a very happy Mommy. I would recommend Jen for your next kids party, she's cheery, fun and great at engaging the kids. Thanks again Jen!
  • Rowena T. Jul 17, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jen was fantastic! We had a Star Wars theme for my son's birthday party and the kids loved her, especially the Jedi Training. Highly recommended.
  • Jeni S. Jul 10, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    You were so amazing and everyone talked about Princess Leia for the rest of the party. What a special treat. Thank you so much.
  • Arezou M. Jul 4, 2016
    Puppet Show Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Fairy princess hired to entertain kids. Puppet show and balloon animals were good. No song and dance, no music at all which I did not expect. Parachute was torn, she was reluctant to use. Costume was very plain, fairy wings worn up-side down even. What bothered me most was she seemed bored and noticeably could not wait to leave.
    Jen B. Jul 7, 2016

    Dear Arezou, Thank you for hiring me, and taking the time to leave a review, but I have to say, I'm a bit confused. First, the costume I wore is the EXACT costume in the pictures you viewed, except that it has been newly adorned with butterfly & dragonfly glitter patches. (A fact NOT lost on your daughter, she complimented them several times and we had quite a long chat about butterflies & ladybugs). Also, the wings have been upgraded, since the photo shoot, to Disney-issue Tink wings--- maybe that's why you thought they were upside-down? I'm truly baffled by this. As for the parachute- I was VERY CLEAR in communicating my hesitation- which was that there were only 3 children at your party and it would be physically impossible to pull off a successful parachute session without involving the grown-ups. What I didn't have the courage to tell you that day. . . It was unbelievably, and unbearably hot inside your house. It was nearly 100 degrees outside that day, and somehow a few degrees HOTTER in your house. Your guests were fanning themselves with paper plates from the buffet (even the ones seated on the floor, where it was a few degrees cooler) and I wasn't comfortable asking them to get up and help, due to the heat. I wear a full-body flesh-colored leotard under all my costumes, so I had an extra layer of clothing you likely didn't see/notice, which made it even hotter for me, plus performing. For the record- I still kept the children attentive with my puppet show (that, by the way, included singing nursery rhymes) for nearly 40 minutes, then I switched to balloons because by that point I was seeing floating black spots in my field of vision, which is an early indicator of Heat Stroke. I then began feeling light-headed and was concentrating very hard on not fainting. That's when you asked about doing the parachute. I'm sorry you mis-read my heat-exhaustion as boredom. That's very unfortunate. I'm also sad that, at the end of the visit, you took my eagerness to get to my car & blast A/C all over me to avoid fainting, personally too. It seemed your husband noticed I was over-heated, please thank him for rushing to bring me a cold beverage as I was leaving. I really wish you would've asked about music, at the time, if you were disappointed. There's nothing I can do about it now, but feel like a jerk. And I'm not a jerk. I truly wish if you were this unhappy at the time, that you had checked in with me right then, and communicated directly, instead of making a public comment about it this much later. I would have adjusted anything at all I was doing to whatever else you may have wanted different on the spot or explained why certain things may or may not work. You didn't give me that chance, though. It doesn't seem fair to me to leave me in that heat (surely was hard on the children and guests as well), expect me to do an activity like a parachute which takes at 6-12 children to physically hold it up, with only 3 children...and then when I don't meet your rather unrealistic expectations, to not tell me that day when I can still address it, but now try and take recourse on my business here. Please tell me on the spot so I can adjust what I'm doing to your expectations. However, that being said, I have done over 900 parties myself, and I'm sad to say, in my experience, most people are happy with my services--- sooo, I'm not sure I could have ever met your expectations. Thank you & Take care

  • Veronica A. Jun 19, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Queen Elsa made an appearance, she presented a magic show and helped the birthday girl feel like a real princess! Thank you Queen Elsa😃
  • Ivi L. Jun 18, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Liz N. Jun 13, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Great job entertaining my 3 year old's birthday party!
  • Wookbong L. Jun 4, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Thank you. Kids love what you provided to them. All were just perfect and exactly what I expected.
  • Stella C. May 16, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jen is fabulous! Engaging, entertaining, inclusive and a pro. The kids loved her as did all the adults! You won't regret hiring Jen. She was the life of the party!
  • Gloria M. May 14, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
  • Stacey N. May 9, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jenn did a great job! The kids loved her. We would definitely recommend her for a children's party;)
  • Rosanne M. May 9, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    My party had a lot going on and she was able to go w/ the flow and knew exactly how to interact w/ kids and made each child feel special. I definitely recommend!
  • Joy V. May 5, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    I only needed a face painter for my daughter's first birthday and I received so much more. Jenn was amazing! She dressed up as Ariel performed a magic show. Then she did face painting and made balloon animals! The kids and parents loves her. Thank you Jenn!!
  • Clarita P. May 2, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jen did a great job in entertaining the kids and adults as well in the party. My daughter loved her! Will definitely rent her services again in the future and will recommend her as well. Thank you again for a fantastic job!😊
  • Debbie S. May 2, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jen was fantastic! I hired her to do balloon twisting at our school's fun fair. From the minute I contacted her through the entire event she was professional, responsive to calls/texts and very personable. Would definitely recommend her.
  • Yadell H. May 1, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jen was awsome she was always on top of all the info regarding my event. Kids and teachers we're so happy to have here at my daughters preschool. I will highly recommend her to everyone. She came as Elsa and it's was just wonderful. For my future events I will definitely hire her againg without a doubt.
  • Alfe G. Apr 25, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
  • Lois E. Mar 12, 2016
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
  • Angela F. Feb 22, 2016
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
    The kids had a great time and like the face painting and balloons.
  • Carisa F. Feb 7, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Jen was awesome!! The kids loved their face paintings and balloon animals! She was great with the kids and able to get everyone done in the time allotted. Would use Jen again in a heartbeat!
  • Shelley G. Jan 31, 2016
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Great! Excellent with kids. On time. Professional...
  • Patricia M. Jan 17, 2016
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    I would like to thank you for accommodating me on a short notice. All the children loved Ariel! My granddaughter is still talking about her. I was very pleased and will definetly be calling again for future parties.
  • Jason A. Jan 9, 2016
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Jen was amazing as she was on time and kept all the children entertained. I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends in the future.
  • Mr. S. Dec 8, 2015
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    she what wonderful all smiles !!!!
  • Michelle A. Nov 16, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Jen did face painting, magic show, and sang songs with 12 3-4 year olds! She was so professional, easy booking, great price, and has a wonderful sense of humor! She keeps to her character role well! Everyone loved her!!!
  • Cathriona D. Nov 16, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Jen was very professional, attended to all the kids needs and questions. Would reccomend to our friends. Thank you Jen for making my daughters birthday so special.
  • Balaji S. Nov 8, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jen is the best... she is on time and kept all the kids entertaining throughout the party... she did a little magic show which all the kids loved a lot...
  • Giovanni D. Oct 31, 2015
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Jen is very professional and did an amazing job with 20 kids! Awesome party
  • Marian G. Oct 25, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Magic show and balloons with singing
  • Rosalinda R. Oct 21, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Birthday party
  • Kayla T. Oct 15, 2015
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Jen was great and accomodating! I will be using her again :) Kayla
  • Christine W. Oct 5, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Jen was great and really helped me figure out how to keep toddlers entertained!
  • Vichitra A. Oct 2, 2015
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    She is very nice and friendly with a beautiful smile always, right on time. She followed up nicely over phone and email before party. Balloon twisting was great, kids enjoyed it. I wish face painting would have been more creative. It was very simple. Else everything was fine.
  • Mausumi B. Oct 2, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
  • Dipti A. Sep 29, 2015
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Jen did fantastic job for my Daughter's birthday party. She dressed up like Sofia and she was looking real one. My daughter was surprised to see her crown, her pendant , her gown etc. She was twisting balloons so artistic and fast. People were praising her. I will highly recommend Jen for KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTY.
  • Aimee L. Sep 26, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jen was fantastic. We contacted her last minute and she was booked, but she referred us to a trusted colleague. Can't wait for the party!
  • CECILIA B. Sep 14, 2015
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
    You look very pretty fairy princess!
  • Niema Q. Sep 7, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Our face painting/balloon artist was really great with the kids. She had a sweet demeanor and even came dressed as a character from Frozen. I thought you did a great job on the face painting. To be honest I didn't think the balloon animals were just ok. But I thought her face painting was really nice. The parents seem to like it as well. I recommend people hiring her. Her bid was much more expensive than the other bids *$100 more* But I figured because she can do balloons and paint faces she would be worth it. & I liked the professional website and payment option. In hindsight I probably would've asked to get no balloon animals and paid a little less. Otherwise, I think she did a great great job. I gave a 5 for professionalism, demeanor and face painting.
  • Helen M. Sep 4, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Communication prior to event was excellent. Kids enjoyed it, mixed ages. Thanks!
  • Maria G. Aug 18, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She was great the kids had fun Thanks
  • Maria B. Aug 2, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Thank you jen! My kids were very happy and enjoyed the face paint and balloons!!! You do a great job we are looking forward to having you at our next party!!! Thank you again! From a very pleased parent!!!!
  • Johnny C. Jul 28, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Thanks so much for such a great overall experience. Jen was a great communicator, was on time and did a phenomenal job entertaining our group of kids ranging in age from 0-8 (boys and girls). Highly recommended for your next party!
  • Mittie G. Jul 20, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Great job engaging the kids and keeping the interested and excited. She was on time and had the very best attitude. Really appreciated her!
  • Jnana N. Jul 13, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    The job was to stimulate a handful of toddlers for an hour or so and Jen accomplished this perfectly. No one touched the jumpy house during her visit or or was even difficult to handle..amazing. My 2 year old boy sat quietly-yes quietly- while she told her funny stories and did magic tricks. She included everyone throughout the stories and made them as many balloons as they wanted. Her skills making balloons is enough reason alone to hire her, aside from her charming personality and warm presence. A+
  • Kathy O. Jul 10, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    She was easy to work with an friendly.
  • Supriya K. Jul 7, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    She is so good.. Definitely I will call for my next party also.. Strongly recommend her.
  • Jisela R. Jul 7, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Daniela K. Jun 28, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jen was super easy to work with. In time and did a ton of stuff with all the kids! I would definitely hire her again and recommend her to our friends and family.
  • Cynthia C. Jun 21, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Jen is extremely patient with the kids. She did a phenomenal job entertaining the children.
  • Roxanne T. Jun 17, 2015
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Jen deserved 10 Stars! From the first day i inquired about her services, her thorough follow up, answering all my questions, concerns with coordinating with my daughters school to customizing the entire surprise exactly how I wanted for her birthday! I could not have found anyone better! She is EXCELLENT! And to top it off, shes reasonably priced and such a sweet, kind person! My daughter still talks about "Tinkerbell" coming to her school to surprise her and the entire class.
  • Sarah L. Jun 14, 2015
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    My daughter and her friends LOVED Princess Ariel. The story telling engaged the children and the sing along songs were so fun. She was amazing Ariel.
  • Jennifer F. Jun 8, 2015
    Puppet Show Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Great experience and would highly recommend. Jen was prompt and her communication clear and timely in he days leading up to our event. Kids loved her. Thanks again!
  • Rebecca S. May 18, 2015
    Puppet Show Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Jen was magical! She was the last event at my daughter's 5th birthday party, when the kids were both tired and full of sugar. But they sat enthralled in her show and loved every moment of that and her balloon tying. What a great entertainer. Communication before and during the party was clear, fast and friendly. I would absolutely recommend Jen to my friends (and already did after the party). Thanks, Jen!
  • Gretchen H. May 17, 2015
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Jen was a fantastic Super Girl at my daughter's 4th birthday party. She was an excellent communicator and the kids loved the magic show and balloons. I would definitely recommend her and hire her again.
  • Alicia F. May 4, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Jen is great and the kids were super happy and entertained by her!
  • Crystle W. Apr 27, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    She was late by 1.5 hours according to her message of wanting to arrive early to set up. Even so, she showed up 1.5 hours or more after the event started. Her communication needs improvement with clients
    Jen B. May 1, 2015

    Hi Crystle!! I'm so confused by this review! I was at the address that I was given on time, actually a few minutes early. Maybe the confusion is that your cousin, who hired me, didn't tell you that she cancelled the first hour of her visit? I was also confused when I arrived at the address, that I had confirmed with her earlier that day, and there was no Church as she had stated there would be. I called frantically trying to find the party, and when we figured out the mistake (9th AVE. not 9th St.), it took me 30 minutes to get across the city, as it was a Sunday. I'm really sorry for the miscommunication, but I did everything in my power to make it on time and communicate with the clients, your cousins. The good news is- I think the kids still had a BLAST :)

  • Lekshmi M. Apr 21, 2015
    Entertainment
    Verified Review
    My 4 year old daughter loved having Elsa at her birthday party. She would never forget "Let it go" :-). Thank you very much, and great going! Jen, you did great as Tinker bell too :-)
  • Sophia M. Apr 19, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Amazing, she actually grabbed the attention of all my Lil children at the party and it was at a park awesome time
  • Juliet R. Mar 30, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She came as tinker bell. The kids loved her and she stayed in character through the party. She also painted adults faces as well as kids. Glad I hired her. I would recommend her for any event. She was great with answering questions before the party.
  • Beth D. Mar 29, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
  • Heather D. Mar 23, 2015
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Jen showed up on time and was GREAT with the kids. She was pleasant, patient, and very engaging. All the kids were around 2-3 years old and she was able to hold their attention. She is very professional and I would definitely recommend her for any party! I was impressed with her attention to detail, her ability to stay in character the entire time, her timeliness, and her friendliness. She took photos with all the guests and it was a lovely time. Thanks for making my daughter's birthday party extra special!
  • Mayra N. Mar 8, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jen did such a great job I would defiantly hire her again The children loved her and so did I :)
  • Matilda D. Jan 25, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
  • Marco D. Jan 8, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Annya S. Jan 5, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jen was great at engaging the kids. Even magical if say as she got my cranky birthday girl to relax and let go of my leg (she turned one and is anxious around strangers). The only not amazing thing I have to say is the balloon animals were very simple and mostly resembled male private parts. (Swords and wands. Even the Werner dogs were sort of fallic) Overall it was a success and the kids had fun with their swords. I'd recommend her. :-)
  • Mehnaz K. Dec 21, 2014
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    She came as princess elsa. She was so beautiful as seemed like she was real. She acted like a princess and my daughter and her friends loved her and her magic not forgetting the adults. We all enjoyed n love her show amazing
  • Katie R. Dec 15, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Birthday party for my son. Jen was good, kept 15 kids 2-4 years old engaged for a full 40 min plus 20 min balloons which is not an easy job. I thought her magic session could have been a bit more engaging, felt a bit too junior, thought there would be more actual magic- rabbit out of a hat vs silly magic and singing. The highlight was the balloons so I would encourage more time spent on that. 4 year old boys loved the balloon swords and could have played with them for hours. She was nice to leave some extras as they got popped.
    Jen B. Jan 15, 2015

    Hi Katie!! Thanks for the kind words!! You're right- keeping 4-year-olds (and younger!) engaged for that long is a tough job, that's why I added the sing-songy things :) Also, I never use live animals in my show, I find it cruel. If you had asked me about this before your hired me, I would've gladly told you as much. I'm so sorry about the timeline- You had put in your order, specifically, to spend 40 minutes on the show and 20 on balloons, so I was just trying to do what you asked. I wish I had spent more time on balloons too. Thanks for the review, I really appreciate it!

  • Lauren L. Nov 18, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jen was timely and very professional. She had a very good manner with the children. I do wish, however, that the face painting and balloons could have been more detailed, with more offered variety.
  • Lori B. Nov 3, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Jen was right on time dressed in costume and ready to face paint 20+kids. Her magic show was so fun and entertaining. She had a room full of 25+ 7 years olds totally captivated. They loved her. She is great with kids. I would hire her again in a heartbeat for our next party. She helped make my daughter's 7th birthday memorable and magical. Thanks Jen!
  • Cynthia G. Oct 20, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jen was able to keep all the kids interested the whole entire time! It was certainly more suitable for the girls. The highlight of the event was when they were singing and dancing the "Frozen" away! The adults were enjoying it as well. Jen was late due to traffic, but other than that she was providing a great entertainment for the kids.
  • Yanira M. Sep 30, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She responds fast and I love her offer and accommodations! I hired her ;)
  • Grace W. Sep 29, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    It was a very wonderful experience. The kids was enjoying the balloon twisting. Watching them interact with Jen was great, nice one. So much fun. Thank you soo much for making my baby's birthday party a memorable one :)
  • Jeanne B. Sep 22, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jen was punctual and wonderful with the kiddos.
  • Maggie P. Sep 22, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jen kept all the kids age 21 months - age 7 entertained, very interactive. Both the kids and adults were impressed with the magic show. The kids enjoyed the face painting and balloons. I would do this again, definitely worth every penny.
  • Amruta K. Jul 1, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jen came to our son's 6th birthday party and she was fantastic. Came on time and entertained kids with magic show, face painting and balloon art. Given chance will love to work with her again.
  • Mona S. Jun 24, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Brad S. May 12, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jen did an amazing job with our daughters birthday party. She dressed up as a conductor and our daughter and the kids loved it. Definitely great with kids as well as a good balloon artist!
  • Adriana S. May 12, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Jen was amazing as Ariel The Little mermaid she is wonderful with the children all the children participated and The adults we had a great time Im so happy I chose Bay Area birthdays Jen was super wonderful will definatley booking her again in the future she was awesome Thank you so much Jen for making my daughters birthday even more special Adriana L
  • Craig S. Mar 4, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review