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A Birthday Party to Remember

Having fun with Dee Li, Diane and her Puppets.

One big cuddle for Dee LiSay Cheese!

Diane's facepainting at a Diane's Puppets birthday party

Diane's Puppets meets Waybaloo

Happy children at a Diane's Puppets birthday party

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.

Sunset facepainting at a Diane's Puppets birthday party

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

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A brief history of Diane’s Puppets in Pictures

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.

London Kids entertainer and puppet show provider Diane with Bobby Bunny puppet and Tabitha cat puppet

Bobby Bunny, Tabitha Cat and me, Diane.

London Kids entertainer and puppet show provider Diane

Before the recession hit I used to have lovely Aunty Lena

London kids entertainers and puppet show providers in action

We made a great team

Kids moving at a birthday party at a Diane's Puppets party

Getting the children to stretch and wiggle

Child entranced by a puppet show at a birthday party

Bobby Bunny hopping in his show

London Kids entertainer and puppet show provider Diane in her puppet booth after a show

Now it's just me but the show must go on!

London Kids entertainer and puppet show provider Diane with her face painted like a tiger

Diane can be fierce and brave like a tiger

London Kids entertainer and puppet show provider Diane with her face painted like an Easter Bunny

Or gentle like a bunny

London Kids entertainer and puppet show provider Diane face painted as a butterfly

Or magical and colourful like a butterfly

London Children's entertainer Diane painting faces

What would you like to be painted as?

Child with butterfly facepainting

You're a pretty pink butterfly!

Fierce pirate face painting

Or you could be a fierce pirate oo arrgh!

Pirate captain puppet by kids entertainer and puppeteer Diane

with a pirate show to match!

Pretty mermaid puppet by puppeteer Diane

We all love a pretty mermaid, this one can fight too!

Shark puppet in pirate puppet show by Diane's Puppets

Watch out , there's a shark behind you!

Jester rod puppet

Whatever show you choose, Diane promises to keep it silly and to keep you laughing

London Children's entertainer Diane waves

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!

The International Language of Puppets

Painting by children, International Peace Day ...

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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?

 

 

 

 

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