Anna Banana's band was cited in MommyPoppins as "One of the Top 5 Big Apple Bands for Kids and Families" and her CD was listed as a TimeOutNYKids Critics' Pick!
Customized Birthday Party Entertainment
For Baby's 1st and up to 4 Years
Celebrate Your Child's Special Day With A Birthday Class Party!
With years of performing children's music in New York, from the stage to living room birthday parties, Anna Banana leads a solo 40 minute acoustic interactive music and movement party
highlighting the birthday child on their special day. Similar to our music classes, guests sit in a circle while Anna gets the children AND adults singing and moving along to a mix of popular
children's songs, oldies, chants, group movement activities, the use of various props and a wild jam session with musical instruments for all the children to play along with!
Rate starts at $225 for the Center City Philadelphia area, (subject to number of children & event location).
*Please use the form at bottom of page to check availability and rates.
Do you travel outside of Philadelphia? YES! Please let us know your event location's zip code to see if we can make it happen. Depending on our schedule, we may be available to travel to certain parts of PA, NJ, NYC, DE. Contact us for rates & availability!
When should we schedule the music party to start? Our suggestion is to have the music party begin about a half-hour after the start time of the party. We will arrive 20 minutes before the music party class is scheduled to start to set up our props.
What do you bring? We will arrive with tons of various props including shakers, colorful scarves, rhythm sticks, musical instruments for a jam session, a parachute, bubbles---and of course, our guitars!
Grown-Up Participation: We want everybody in the room to interact with the music party class! Adult participation is KEY as the children see you as role models and will mimic your behavior, so we ask that the grown-up guests also join us in song and dance to help keep the energy up and focused!
Set-Up: We will work with your space, may that be your home or a venue. We suggest clearing-out an area large enough for all the children and adults to sit together in a circle and to put away or hide toys and/or food as to minimize distractions.
Food: We recommend serving food after our music class party. Since we lead such an interactive party, we find it best to wait until after the music to eat---the kids will be hungry after movin' to the music!
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit is required and reserves your party date!
We had Anna Banana come to our home for our 2 yo son's bday party. Mostly 5 yo girls were at the party (his big sister's friends). She kept the little kids and the bigger kids entertained the entire time, and she paid extra attention to my daughter, which was great because she tends to get jealous. It was lots of fun, the kids and adults all had a great time. I would definitely recommend Anna for a children's party!
~Mom of 2 and 5 yr old
"Anna had the attention of all the kids (age 4 months to 8 years) right from the go. She played our kid's favorite songs and brought shakers, drums, scarves, music sticks and a parachute. Anna was energetic and engaging and both kids and parents had fun."
~Mom of 2yr & 4 yr old
"We hired Anna to provide entertainment for our daughter's 2nd birthday party. And without a doubt it was the best decision we ever made! Anna's birthday music class was amazing. The children had so much fun and were completely engaged for the entire 45 minutes. And I'm pretty sure all of the adults in attendance had just as much fun as the kids! Anna was so easy and pleasant to work with. Getting the logistics of the event ironed out ahead of time was a breeze. Anna, we can't thank you enough for all you did to make our daughter's party so special. You took the time to learn the names of all of the children at the party, and you personalized the class with some of our daughter's favorite songs. We look forward to working with you again soon!" ~Mom of 2 yr old
"Anna did a phenomenal job performing at my daughter's first birthday party. Although the children ranged in age, all had a fantastic time; one child even said that it was the best party he has ever been to! Anna's performance was not only entertaining, but also educational. Anna brings many props and musical instruments along with her, so the kids have a multisensory experience. Her enthusiasm and bubbly personality engaged not only the kids, but also the adults. Anna took great care to personalize the performance and played my daughter's favorite songs. She also made sure to incorporate all of the kids and made them feel special by using their names in her songs. Her professionalism and enthusiasm toward what she does are unrivaled. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would." ~Mom of 1 yr old
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