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Party Entertainer Vs. Party Host (REVIEWED)

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Starting to plan your child’s party but unsure of what route to take? There are hundreds of party ideas out there with a range of prices, so it can be really challenging when trying to decide what to do. However, we find that the most popular option is hiring a Party Entertainer or a Party Host.

Party Entertainer vs. Party Host: An In-Depth Review

But most people get confused and think that a Party Host and a Party Entertainer are the same, but they couldn’t be more different. In today's blog our kids party entertainment will hopefully show you the difference between the two and show which option is better for you. Let's get into it!

Party Entertainer!

Having a Party Entertainer is one of the most popular choices at the moment. A Party Entertainer is exactly what it says: they make sure that everyone is entertained and are having the best time ever! This includes giving the kids a special experience, playing LOTS of games, performing entertainment such as a magic show and also having a disco set up. Non Stop Kids Entertainment offer a package just like this where all you have to do is provide a venue, food and hand the kids their coats on the way out, complete hassle free!

Party Host

Most people when booking a Party Host think that everything is going to be done for them! But that’s not always the case. The majority of Party Hosts have a disco set up where they just put on some music and leave the kids running riot. Most parents book ‘entertainment’ in the hope that the host will have all the games planned and organised ensuring that the kids will be fully engaged and they won’t have to worry, but this isn’t always the case. They will play a couple of the typical party games and most of them will just turn up and do the same job that you could have done yourself for a lot cheaper.

In Comparison!

When deciding which to book, it’s important that you consider all the details! However, which one you think you'll need to hire depends on your preference. Party Entertainers are well worth their money if it’s what you’re looking for. The advantage to having a Party Entertainer attend your event is that they provide quality entertainment and fully engage with ALL the children at the party compared to Party Hosts who potentially leave the kids to their own accord and just play some music. Booking an entertainer is a lot more reliable and it’s almost guaranteed that they will provide the best party. They are able to cater for different ages and fully interact with them by having tons of high interactive games and performances. If you’re looking to take more of a simple route, then this is where you will benefit from having a Party Host. They take more of a relaxed approach by having a disco set up and a few of your typical party games with not as much interaction with the kids. In short, this means that if your child wants more of a disco themed party and to have a little socialise and dance with their friends, then this would be the perfect option for you. However, if you’re looking for a mix between Disco and fun interactive games, packages such as our Fun Filled Disco Party will be just the treat for you.

Which One Is The Best Value?

Pricing will always be a main influencer into which choice people will make. However, between these two choices, there isn’t a whole lot to it. You will find that Party Entertainers will be a bit more expensive most of the time, but this is for good reasons. Party Entertainers are trained to entertain. They overall have more experience and skills compared to Party Hosts who aren’t always aware of the skills and training it takes to run a successful party. Party Entertainers will offer a lot more, such as Balloon Modelling and performances which is why they are better value for money. If you’re on a budget but planning a party, why not check out our blog on how to run a party on the cheap? A lot of the time Party Entertainers bring more high energy and positivity to their bookings. This being because it's something that they love doing and are passionate about bringing a wonderful experience to the party. You tend to find that the effort the entertainer puts in is always reflected in their performance. If they love what they do, they’ll tend to be better. This is also why Party Entertainers tend to offer a lot more with their performances and not just have the standard disco. This isn’t to say that Party Hosts aren’t any good, because you will find ones that do an amazing job and sometimes it is what people are looking for, not everyone wants the extras that the Party Entertainer offers.


And there you have it! If you have a party on the way and are unsure of what to do, hopefully this Blog has helped you in your decision making! The choice is completely yours and you will know what fits your party best! For further assistance, visit our other Blog that offers very useful tips when planning a party.

If you love the idea of having a Party Entertainer for your event, then why not check out Non-stop Kids packages? We provide amazing entertainment that children absolutely love! You can visit our website through the banner below to fill in an enquiry form and we'll get back to you with a no obligation consultation. Alternatively, give us a call on 0333 301 3002. We look forward to hearing from you!

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