A Guide to Birthday Party Characters & Entertainment in Collin County

Hire Characters for Birthday Parties

How do you level up a birthday party at home or in the park? Hire a character or other local entertainer, face painter, or balloon artist! These performers come to you, so travel fees may apply—don’t forget to factor that in when looking at pricing.

Note: There’s a cottage industry of side hustles and small businesses in this field. Our guide below includes the bigger, more established companies, but if there’s an artist or performer you particularly recommend, feel free to share in the comments!

Real Hero Parties

Superheroes come to you and host party games, take photos, give an encouraging “Real Hero Talk,” and more. See link for package pricing and more details.

Royally Yours Princess Parties

Book a famous character princess for story time, sing-a-longs, games, princess lessons, and more. They recommend booking three months in advance to ensure availability. More details and pricing at the link!

Fairytale Princess Parties DFW

These princesses wear high quality custom-made dresses and offer party packages with activities like story time, dancing lessons, face painting or makeup sessions, and more. Lots of info at the link, including pricing.

Blue Collar Balloons

Balloon twisting, face painting, magic shows (and strolling magic), juggling, and glitter tattoos. Check out their à la carte pricing, or bundle two or more services and save.


A national party character company, offering princesses, superheroes, storybook characters, etc. If you don’t see the character you’re looking for, reach out to see if they can accommodate your request.

Gig Salad

Use this marketplace to find and book entertainers near you, from musicians to caricature artists and everything in between. You’ll find a whole section on their site with specialty acts for children’s parties.

Party Pals on the Go

A hands-on stuff n’ fluff experience, where kids get to create their own stuffed animals. Kind of like Build-A-Bear, but they come to you. Check out all the animals available in the Gallery and request a quote at the link.

The Creature Teacher

If you’ve seen the Creature Teacher at your kids’ school, you know how fun and entertaining it can be. Choose five or more select animals from the Creature Gallery at the link for a unique and educational party experience.

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Katie Lewis
After almost 20 years in other parts of Texas (Austin and Fort Worth!), Katie now lives in Richardson with her husband and two kids. She's horrible at social media but secretly likes Twitter best. Favorite uses for her phone: reading library books and listening to comedy podcasts. Least favorite uses: making and receiving calls. If you've seen Death Becomes Her or Big Business more than once, you'll be best friends.