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2014 Family Favorite Award Winners: Party Time


It is party time!

Best Birthday Party Location

My Gym
It’s no wonder Central Florida parents chose this as a fave party spot. Kids can sing, dance and move while certified instructors lead them in structured activities. Best of all, the workers do it all, from serving refreshments and cake to cleaning up, leaving you extra quality time with your birthday tot. Lake Mary, Maitland, Orlando/Dr. Phillips and Waterford Lakes,

Best Birthday Party Planner

Lolerica Entertainment
Local dad and mom Hans and Erica Fideau started this uber-achieving party planning
service after having their daughter, Lola. Different party packages make it easy for you to determine how much work you want off your plate. Choose from royal events to superheroes and animated characters. 407-446-9421,

Best Entertainment

Lolerica Entertainment
This mom-and-pop local entertainment company screens and hires only local actors and performers to bring the super cute characters to life! Choose from princesses and princes to Elmo and Superman.

Hidden Gem

MerNation offers real-life mermaid performers as a one-of-a-kind party entertainment in your own pool. MerNation offers a wide range of birthday packages for all needs and budgets. Whether you would like a mermaid meet and greet with party guests or a full-service birthday party with in-water mermaids, activities, mermaid makeovers and a special gift for the birthday child!

Best Face Painter

Once Upon a Party
Once Upon a Party’s artists produce some super-wow designs, from a Batman mask to a full-face butterfly. Your kiddo will never want to wash off the cool designs.

Best Balloon Artist

Once Upon a Party
From balloon artists ready to shape balloons into animals to full-sized creations to decorate your party room, Once Upon a Party will create anything you can dream up. From arches to princesses, the creativity will amaze.

Best Party Activities

Once Upon a Party
Central Florida parents spoke loud and clear that Once Upon a Party was the best place for party activities. The company will bring the characters and offer photo ops with your child’s fave character (think Elsa, Peter Pan, Captain America, Captain Jack Sparrow). Dancing, games and crafts can be customized.

Editor’s Choice

Need a kid-friendly DJ? The super professional team at The Event Specialist offers a great DJ who keeps the crowd intertained with games and “sick beats.” We love the other cool offerings, such as carnival rides, a mini riding train, and photo booths.

Best Bounce House Rental

Pilar’s Party Playhouses
With a huge selection of bounce houses, slides, games and water inflatables, Pilar’s Party Playhouses is a go-to for Central Florida parents who are planning birthday parties. Call or text to reserve your inflatable, and be sure to check out the website for specials. 407-913-4686,

Words by Tracey Velt

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