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Instant Fun: Businesses that Bring the Party to You

Scale down your party without scaling down the fun!

Just when we were enjoying our “hot vax summer” and looking forward to a somewhat more normal school year, the COVID Delta variant has come along to complicate things. Since kids under 12 still can’t be vaccinated, we were already playing it safe, but our fall plans are looking increasingly hesitant and cautious. As with the duration of the pandemic, smaller outdoor events reign supreme and creativity is king. If you’re scaling back your celebrations to the front lawn or local park, but still want some magic, we’re here to help! Here are some of our favorite businesses that will bring the party to you, whether you were planning a toddler shindig or a fancy soiree!



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With imaginative crafts and themes, PopUpPlay will show up at your house or other location with all materials. Projects include slime, forts, superheroes, tea party, and many more. PopUpPlay parties include a party host for 1.5 hours and all activity supplies.


E5 Mobile Entertainment Gaming Truck


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E5’s limousine-style video game theater rolls up to your party with seven gaming stations, and even outdoor screens and lawn games! The two-hour party is perfect for up to 28 guests, and they will work with you to select age-appropriate video games so everyone has fun.


Norma Jean Vintage Machine



If you had dreams of a super fancy, unique, and instaworthy event, look no further. The titular Norma Jean Vintage Machine is a retrofitted antique VW van that transforms into a one-stop photoshop that is sure to elevate your DIY backyard party to an event. You can even add on a luxury pop-up picnic spread!


Magic by Poly


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Enjoy the magic at your own home (or venue of your choice) as Poly provides a day of fun, magic, and laughter with his award-winning interactive stage show that’s great for all ages.


Princess Bonnie Productions


From princesses to superheroes, Princess Bonnie can bring your kid’s favorite characters to life with a celebration to remember. She will read an interactive story, sing songs, play games, and more! You can also add on facepainters and balloon artists when you book. Virtual princess FaceTime calls are also available for a special birthday message!


Sandcastle Fun Co.



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This one’s for the little ones! From music to sports, the Sandcastle Fun Co. instructors offer a wide range of activities to keep your kids occupied, all contained in their amazing Fun Cruiser!





Lead photograph courtesy of Norma Jean Vintage Machine.

Contributing Writer