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Entertainment for a Baby's Birthday Party in Dallas, Texas

by Tara West

A lot goes into planning a baby's first birthday party. From choosing appropriate food and drinks to location and entertainment, decisions abound. Fortunately for those in the Dallas area, a variety of entertainment options is available. From magicians to trackless train rides, your baby will have the party everyone talks about.

Animals

Babies love touching things that are soft and cuddly, so bring a petting zoo to the party. There are a number of traveling petting zoo providers in the Dallas area that can provide an array of animals such as emus, ducks, miniature horses, cows, sheep, llamas and alpacas to your baby's party. Many of the zoos also offer pony rides to guests. Providers include Ewepet Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, A One Of A Kind Pony Party, God's Little Critters, Zooniversity -- The Teaching Zoo and The Happy Dragon.

Characters

Does your baby enjoy a certain television show or have a favorite movie character? Consider hiring a professional character impersonator for the party. From Minnie Mouse to Batman, there is a variety of character options available for parties in Dallas. The Fun Factory offers over 250 character choices and provides character interaction with all the guests at the party. My Big Head Friend offers character appearances, along with face painting and a cotton candy buffet, while It's A Party Today! features costumed entertainers and themed decorations for the event.

Magicians

Magicians are a childhood favorite and can provide hours of entertainment for your guests -- young and old. Gregg the Magic Balloon Guy features both magic and balloon work. Guests will be amazed at the magic, and children will each receive a balloon masterpiece of their own. Kane Magic Entertainment provides magic shows catered to the child's age and offers a variety of packages. Mago Ali provides not only magic, but face painting, balloon artists, fire eaters, clowns and more.

Full-Service Companies

Busy parents may find that with caring for a baby makes planning a party impossible. Companies like Giggly Kids on the Go offer full service party planning. Giggle Kids caters the party to your child's interests. From teddy bear tea parties to dino digs, they can cater the party to any crowd. These party pros come to your home or party location and set up everything. They provide all the decorations, games, entertainment and activities. Parents can sit back, relax and enjoy the party along with the guests.

Other Entertainment

Le Theatre de Marionette performs a show with handcrafted marionettes to bring traditional entertainment to the party. TNT Entertainment provides trackless trains for your junior engineer to take a ride, and Starlight Productions rents inflatable movie screens to play your child's favorite movie.

About the Author

Tara West graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor's degree in business administration and human resources. West specializes in parenting, green living and career development as a regular contributor at SocialMoms.com. She has been featured on a variety of websites including a childhood favorite, Reading Rainbow.

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