DFW Funny Business can be your full service event planner. We specialize in children and family entertainment events. If your event is a few hundred people or 20,000, we have the experience and entertainment roster to help you shine! We can provide the following for large events:

  • Live entertainment including clowns, balloon entertainers, face painters, jugglers, stilt walkers, unicyclists, magicians, petting zoos and pony rides, bounce houses, carnival games and more.
  • Crafts for kids
  • DJ services
  • Event management and supervisors
  • Event consultation such as location and other factors

Give us a budget to work within, a general idea of what you are looking for, and we will make you a customized proposal.

Go ahead and call; send the details by e-mail (funnybusiness@yahoo.com) or use our speedy Price Request to get a proposal. Once we have the details for your event, we’ll get an estimate on entertainment, and be in contact with a proposal.

Corporate , Private , and City Events

For large events of this type, there are some general concerns. Location – activities – equipment – entertainment – and the movement of visitors during the event. All of these points are tied to the design of your event, and we can help with advice on:

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  • Site planning.
  • Complete entertainment selection and coordination.
  • Lighting, tables and chairs.
  • Carnival activities like games and bounce houses.
  • On site supervision of event.
  • Child care for events.
  • Audience attractions like stage magic shows or tent programs such as the Let Freedom Ring bell show.
  • Audience activities such as craft tables or tents.

Once the location is set, the next steps are placement of entertainment, food, and attractions like bounce houses, games, or a petting zoo. We’ll work with you from defining the needs of your events (such as a child care area to free up adults for an activity) to presenting enough variety to engage the visitors. Since 1991, DFW Funny Business has helped people design large scale events which come off without a hitch. After the needs are defined, we’ll work with you to select the right combination for a great experience. Perhaps you’ll choose to have a balloon artist for a couple of hours, or dozens of clowns, bounce houses, obstacle courses, petting zoos, pony carousels, and special costumed characters for a day long celebration. DFW Funny Business can provide you with talent in all those categories, in addition to stage acts like Kool Magic, and children stage acts such as Mother Goose, Reading and Rhyming and THE Bookworm. We can even arrange for the tents, and a good caterer to feed the body as well as the mind at your event.

We work to be your ‘one call does it all’ partner in desinging an event your guests will love. To get the process started, call, or send us a Price Request to give us some idea of what you have in mind, and we’ll go from there.

Event Planning For Churches

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Kelly has custom costumes, and uses many original puppets to support the message.

DFW Funny Business has worked for hundreds of churches and synagogues across the DFW metroplex. These groups found DFW Funny Business was a source for all kinds of entertainment for church events – but especially children’s programming that reinforces values your organization emphasizes.

Kelly is so talented, you might think she apprenticed with the area’s leading puppeteer. In fact, she did, studying with Rosalee Perryman for many years. Rosalee was the area’s leading performer with puppets and marionettes before leaving to open a puppet theatre in Branson, Missouri. Kelly was an avid student, learning the magic skill of making motionless puppets appear to have a life of their own. With hand puppets and marionettes, there are few to equal Kelly’s skill. In addition to performing with puppets, Kelly also learned the secrets to making these hand operated partners, giving her a unique show.

Driven in all areas of her life, Kelly served as a children’s pastor for 5 years. Currently, she is on the teaching staff at Gateway Church in Southlake. Mastering the art of puppetry is one passion – the other is her devotion to her faith. Kelly can deliver a show which is either Christian focused, or secular. The shows are approximately 30 minutes long, and are age appropriate for 4 and up. If you would like a Christian based show, you want either “Don’t Worry, Trust Jesus,” or “Jesus Is My Friend.” Both of these shows engage the children while sharing the message of Good News.

If your budget will handle a custom program, Kelly has extensive resources. Let us know what kind of impact you want to create, and we’ll work with you to deliver your message in a way people remember for years!

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Margaret , The Story Lady

Margaret, aka the Story Lady.  She will tell the Old Testament story of The Good Shepherd and the Lost Lamb, adding a captivating performance to the story. With hand puppets, ventriloquism and lots of upbeat children’s music her 30 minute performance will keep audiences focused. This show is suitable for all denominations, as God is the center of the show. This program is about how the Good Shepherd felt one lamb was as important as the entire flock, reminding the audience that God feels each of us has equal importance to him. This presentation stays away from denominational emphasis, conveying points which churches have in common. While the show is enjoyable for all audiences, this was created for children ministry purposes. The show is great for 4 and up.

Maxwell T. – an ordained children’s minister, can delight the children with a magic show or fun strolling entertainment at a church carnival. He has a large oversized camera that he uses when he strolls that takes ‘fake’ photos of people. After the photo ‘develops’ he shows them their picture – which may be something like a chimpanzee making a funny face! Add Maxwell T the Clown to your event and see what develops!

Fall or Spring Festivals: Many churches put these on and we have provided entertainment for years.  For fall festivals we can provide fun CLOWN scarecrows such as Patchy the Scarecrow to perform fall harvest stage shows for the kids. We can also provide face painters, balloon sculptors, petting zoos, bounce houses and more!  At Easter time we have special Easter characters like Bernice the Bunny.

Please call us, or fill out our speedy Price Request form to get a quote!

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Margaret has a rare skill as a story teller, because she brings entertainment skills and an understanding of audience dynamics along with great stories!

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Funny Business can help you look like a star!

DFW Funny Business can help you look like a star! When C2Creative was arranging a Bank of America function in Dallas, they needed an event planning agency who could provide ALL DAY entertainment and day care, for over 200 children at the Dallas Convention Center, they asked if DFW Funny Business could do it. We’d be happy to, and we did!

We provided licensed childcare workers, clowns, face painters, balloons artists, carnival style games,  magicians, storytellers,  and puppeteers –  over 20 entertainers in all –  to make the day a hit with the kids! 

C2Creative called on DFW Funny Business for ANOTHER Bank of America event in Jacksonville, Florida. Could we put together an entertainment unit there, too similar to what we did in Dallas? We’d be happy to – and we did!

Recently, Eventions contacted DFW Funny Business and asked if we could help with a grand opening event in Dallas, Plano, Mesquite, Desoto, and Roundrock, Texas. Could we get trained monkeys, jugglers, face painters, balloon artists and Scarecrow clowns? We’d be happy to – and we did! 

To us, it is not just a gig – your reputation is on the line, and we’ll never let you down. Call Funny Business, and you have an ally who delivers on-time, at budget, and you get it all with JUST ONE CALL!

How big an event can DFW Funny Business handle? The City of Dallas called when they were expecting 20,000 guests for a Texas sized Christmas party in 2004. With one call, they got it all – 13 entertainers including strolling entertainment and stage shows, stilt  walkers, jugglers, Santa and Mrs. Claus, costumed characters plus live reindeer, a sleigh, and a pony carousel.  We kept people laughing, spreading Holiday cheer the entire time.

In August 2006 the Dallas Mayor’s office called for a 6:30 breakfast party with several hundred guests – a “back to school” event, and DFW Funny Business had everything in place for a party without a hitch.

We’ll be glad to help YOU look like a star, too! Just call, or send us a Price Request with your details, and we’ll get you the information you need to make a decision.

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You can pack a lot of guests on the Stanley Steamer – an 1800s style train!

Trackless trains are a great addition to any kids parties. We have trains of all sizes, from a small  Covered Wagon Train that holds 8 – 10 children, to the Stanley Steamer which holds 18 – 24 children. Our Circus Train will hold up to 24 of your little clowns! These trains are all trackless and come with their own engineer to run them! We need a large area to run the train. Check with your city or the venue where you are having the event for rules, permit requirements, etc. as we do NOT handle getting permits for your event!  Some cities require a permit to run on the street in a neighborhood. Now, if you have a big grassy area or a large parking lot, you are all set!

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The Circus Train is ready to roll!

 

Live Strolling Music

Want a striking experience? Engage the auditory senses with strolling singers like our Victorian Christmas carolers, strolling guitar or banjo players, or even a strolling bagpiper!  

To listen to our Victorian carolers, click on one of the songs below!

(These four are mp3 files. After clicking, the music player on your computer should open to play the song. If it does, and you cannot hear the music, please check to be sure your speakers are plugged in, turned on, and the volume is turned up. Check out theirmore than 50 songs, sacred and secular, to match the mood of every celebration below!)

Entire song list

*DENOTES SECULAR
1. JOY TO THE WORLD
2.* RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER
3. CAROLING, CAROLING
4.* UP ON THE HOUSE TOP
5.* FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
6.* CANDY CANES AND CHRISTMAS
7.* JOLLY OLD ST. NICKOLAS
8. IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
9. LULAY, THOU LITTLE TINY CHILD
10.* WE’LL DRESS THE HOUSE
11. O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
12. AWAY IN A MANGER
13. WE THREE KINGS
14. (A SURPRISE ADDITION)
15.* CAROL OF THE BELLS
16. ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH
17.* DECK THE HALLS
18.* O CHRISTMAS TREE
91.* CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE
20.* WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
21.* JINGLE BELLS
22.* HERE WE COME A CAROLING
23.* THINKIN’ OF YOU THIS CHRISTMAS
24. LO HOW A ROSE ERE BLOOMING
25. GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN
26. THE FIRST NOEL
27. WHAT CHILD IS THIS?
28.* I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS
29.* HAPPY HOLIDAY
30. O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
31. INFANT HOLY
32.* RING THOSE BELLS
33. HARK, THE HERALD ANGELS SING
34.* HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS
35. O HEARKEN YE
36.* WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND
37. SILENT NIGHT-TRADITIONAL VERSION
38. SILENT NIGHT-CONTEMPORARY VERSION
39.* SILVER BELLS
40.* I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
41. GOOD KING WENCESLAS
42. I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY
43. O COME LITTLE CHILDREN
44.* HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS-UNISON
45.* CHRISTMAS EVE
46.* A CHRISTMAS WISH
47. THE STAR CAROL
48. DRUMMER BOY
49.* LET IT SNOW!
50.* THE SIMPLE JOY OF CHRISTMAS
51.* HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
52.* WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
53. STILL, STILL, STILL
54.* HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS
55. O HOLY NIGHT
56.* ZUM GALLI GALLI
57. DING DONG MERRILY ON HIGH
58.* CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE
59. O COME EMMANUEL

Carnival Games

Carnival Games – Just ask! This can be part of our party package for your event. Frame games, Karaoke, spin art, carnival food machines. Below are examples of some of the games we can bring to your event.

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Characters For Your Trade Show

Attract attention to your trade show booth with our entertainers!  We have magicians who will work your sales message into their presentation. We know balloon artists who will keep people still long enough for you to tell them about your product. Plus, we have fairy tale performers and party theme entertainers for guests. These performers work in such engaging outfits your guests will want to have their photo taken at your booth! While you are taking care of that request, you get a chance to talk about the benefits of your product!

Past Events

We were at the Dallas Cowboy football team 2012 draft pick celebration!

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