It’s a universal truth: ask any boy or girl who they’d love to dress up as the most, and you’ll get an answer without hesitation. Come to find out, though our lovely and talented performers are a little bit older now, they definitely still have their favorites, too! (It never really goes away.)

When we asked which characters they love to play the most, they couldn’t wait to share their answers. So without further ado, here’s what they had to say!

Allen: “Lumiere!”

I absolutely love performing as Lumiere! He’s been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember. He’s such an over-the-top and glitzy character, which makes him absolute delight to play. Not only that, he’s also a showman in the truest sense of the word. He’s got that delightful accent, a gorgeous, Broadway-quality costume, and a stunning, showstopper of a musical number. But easily, the best part of playing Lumiere is how much fun it is interacting both kids AND adults! The excited reactions he gets from everyone are priceless, making every event an all around magical experience. Nobody lights up a room quite like Lumiere.

Francesca: “Tiana!”

Hands down, my favorite character to play is Tiana. She has such a cute, funny, down-to-earth personality, and I simply love that about her. I think the energy Tiana puts out into the world, and the values of she stands for, are so important to little girls everywhere. She’s a fierce, ambitious, independent young woman. And not only does she have this passion and vision, but she not afraid to do what it takes to make it a reality. Tiana teaches us all that with a few cups of hard work, a dash of determination, and a dollop of discipline, you can achieve anything you set your mind to, and make all of your dreams come true! (And also, don’t be afraid to stop and smell the roses along the way.)

Emily: “Ariel!”

Of all the creatures in the sea, my favorite to play is definitely Ariel… by a nautical mile! She has the most lovely red hair, and she’s just so curious, and spunky, and fun. She teaches us that no matter how impossible or out there they might seem, we should never be afraid to swim after our dreams. And on top of all that, Ariel has just the most amazing gift… the gift of song. I adore slipping into her flippers (er, shoes), and think my voice fits hers so well. The kids love her, and I do too, and I feel so honored that I get to bring her to life before their eyes. Who doesn’t want to be a mermaid!

When Dreams Come True

In many ways, we are all just big kids with the same endless imaginations we’ve always had. Like the children whose senses of wonder and creativity we inspire every day, we too were once dreamers shaped and influenced by the magic and fun of imaginative play. And so, now that we’re all a few feet taller, nothing delights us more than spreading that shared joy all throughout the lands. Because sometimes, all you really do need is a smile and a song.

Smile and A Song specializes in smaller, more intimate boutique parties to ensure that each child receives quality, one-on-one time with their character. Check out our different package options to see which one fits your needs. Though our primary service areas are in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, we do offer a customized video service if the distance is too much to travel.

We highly recommend booking your party 4-6 weeks in advance to get your choice in dates. Contact us today for more information or event inquiries!