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Enchanted Events

Bringing Fairy Tales To Life

“The most sophisticated people I know, inside they are all children," claimed American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor and filmmaker Jim Henson.

He also stated: “Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.”

“Children only believe in superheroes or princesses for so long. So, when they really believe that Spider Man or Cinderella actually came to their birthday party, it just makes them feel so special,” says Jennifer Ferry, owner of Enchanted Events. “It just makes them so happy. It really is so sweet.”

As a small, boutique-style company, Enchanted Events team members specialize in character parties for children and adults, with one important distinction. “In fact, we're the only company in the St. Louis area that exclusively hires trained actors, singers and dancers to portray your child's favorite characters,” Jennifer says.

“We pride ourselves on the live performances we do at every event, and our vocally trained princesses will amaze your guests with their regal beauty and stunning voices.”

In contrast to other professional entertainment companies in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties, Jennifer says she employs only 15 to 20 individuals to host their events. “Because we only hire top of the line performers, you know that when booking with us, you'll get an experienced, talented and beautiful performer, in a high-end costume, ready to bring your child’s favorite character to life, right before your eyes. Others might just look like the characters. But we bring fairy tales to life.”

Jennifer says it’s a unique and treasured experience for children when the superhero or princess of their dreams comes to their party. “It’s different than sitting in line for hours at a theme park to meet your favorite character. They're actually coming to your party. And it’s different from characters coming to your party to watch you open presents and eat cake," she says.

Entertainers from Enchanted Events bring games, sing, do makeovers and take pictures. Ballerinas conduct ballet classes. Superheroes hold training academies. Pirates lead treasure hunts. Spies hide clues while kids decode messages.

Jennifer says many of her employees, who perform at birthday and family parties, reunions, charity events parades and small business and corporate events of all kinds, have gone on to pursue their own dreams in acting, singing and dancing. Some perform at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis and on Broadway in New York. And, yet another went on tour in Italy.

Entertainers from Enchanted Events also have performed at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, end of life events and even funerals. Performers of all ages perform for people of all ages, Jennifer adds. She says it is quite something to see residents of a nursing home waltzing with their own favorite superhero or princess.

Jennifer, herself, got a job with Enchanted Events while she was in high school at Francis Howell Central. She bought the company when she was in college in 2020. “We almost didn’t survive,” she says of the difficulty of operating a small performance company during the pandemic.

But Jennifer was a marketing major at Washington University then. “There were many actors out of work at the time. We stayed outside and social distanced. We made it happen. I hired people, redesigned the website, got on social media, did outdoor events and told people, ‘If you love us, refer us,” she says.

Her business doubled by 2021, and tripled in 2022.

Enchanted Events offers more than 50 characters for their events, including the Ice Queen, Snow Princess, Rapunzel, Mermaid Princess, Glass Slipper Princess, Sleeping Princess and Snow White, among others. Superheroes include Spidey Guy, Captain USA, Bat Guy and/or Gall, Super Gal and/or Guy, Wondrous Woman and Cat Gal, among others. There are secret agents and spies, fairies and villains, pirates, wizarding students, toy friends and even old Hollywood royalty such as Marilyn and Audrey.

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“Children only believe in superheroes or princesses for so long. So, when they really believe that Spider Man or Cinderella actually came to their birthday party, it just makes them feel so special.”~Jennifer Ferry.

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