Having fun with Dee Li, Diane and her Puppets.
One big cuddle for Dee LiSay Cheese!
Diane's Puppets meets Waybaloo
Dee Li and the happy throng
I thought I’d share a few pictures of a birthday party to remember. Way back in 2011, just before the rush of Christmas I entertained at a very lovely and lucky girl’s party. Her mummy had won a Waybaloo party in a school raffle but she still wanted a puppet show, hence she called me. I was privileged to meet Dee Li , the pink character from top CBeebies program Waybaloo and so did all the lucky party-goers. After I had painted the children’s faces and arms as rainbow butterflies, vampires , monsters and flower fairies, we had to be very careful that the hugs didn’t print the paint on to Dee Li’s pink fluffiness. Just look at those adorable faces. Don’t you just love the shy vampire on the far left?
It was a joy to be assisted by big sister and her best friend. I painted them both as sunsets. They were very thrilled with the result.
Big sister and her best friend
A great time was had by all, even Dee Li, who managed to leave without any extra colours on her pink fluffy self.
For fabulous face painting and fantastic puppets and a great time at your child’s party, get in touch with me, Diane at Diane’s Puppets
Puppets, puppets, puppets!
A picture is worth a thousand words , so how many words are lots of pictures worth?
Here is a collection of my puppets and I, let the pictures tell the story.
Bobby Bunny, Tabitha Cat and me, Diane.
Before the recession hit I used to have lovely Aunty Lena
We made a great team
Getting the children to stretch and wiggle
Bobby Bunny hopping in his show
Now it's just me but the show must go on!
Diane can be fierce and brave like a tiger
Or gentle like a bunny
Or magical and colourful like a butterfly
What would you like to be painted as?
You're a pretty pink butterfly!
Or you could be a fierce pirate oo arrgh!
with a pirate show to match!
We all love a pretty mermaid, this one can fight too!
Watch out , there's a shark behind you!
Whatever show you choose, Diane promises to keep it silly and to keep you laughing
Until it's time to wave goodbye!
Diane’s Puppets guarantees a fabulous time for all boys and girls at their birthday party and Diane promises to be a silly sausage always. Hope to see you soon at a London Children’s birthday party near you!
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One of the wonderful advantages of being a London Children’s Entertainer is the opportunity I get to meet people from all over the world and to share in that cultural festivity that is a children’s birthday party.
I’ve performed for people from all over the the world in my 18 years of being a children’s entertainer including Japan, Russia, Saudia Arabia and Australia. In the past week alone I have done parties for people from:
South Africa : land of braaivleis ( barbecue to you and I) and boerewors ( very yummy meaty sausages) the Springbok rugby team and also the land where I lived between ages 10 and 21. The party children sat enraptured and giggling their socks off at the antics of the silly puppets.
India: It was a splendid outdoor party for a lovely gentle couple with the sweetest daughters. I wish I had a waterfall in my back garden.
Italy: This was a fun, boisterous but enjoyable party with energetic boys who relished being vampires and tigers. I loved performing in their ‘football ‘ room complete with it’s full sized football stadium wall piece. Go Chelsea!
Fifi loves giving hugs
Fifi the fairy got lots of hugs at this party. Boys really do love her!
France: The French really appreciate puppets. I have many French clients and they are always a joy to work for. It’s always fun to practice the French I learned at school. My puppets mask my ineptitude as I struggle with my vocab. Joyez Anniversaire! ( The cake is always splendide!)
Spain: Pinata! The wonderful spirit of the Latin party, full of noise and ebullience and fun. Not for the shy and retiring , the spanish party is a family affair with the grown- ups having just as much fun as the kids. This last party I was really touched by grandma of the birthday child coming up to me and saying: ” Diane, my English is not good but you were magnificent. ” Thank you Grandma. I appreciate the love.
I just love London. What other city is such a wonderful melting pot?