10 Atlanta vendors that will make your kid's party memorable



Your kid's birthday rolls around at the same time every year, and it always presents itself as a challenge. You want to hit a home run and make your child the most celebrated kid on the block. Now that social media showcases the extravagant lengths to which we'll go to give our kids sensational shindigs, let's give you something to post.

First, let's talk food. Skip the party platters and consider these spins on three kid-friendly staples:

Doggy Dog hot dogs are a delicious take on a favorite backyard party food. Instead of manning the grill, let one of their hot dog aficionados bring the street cart to you. Adults and kids will love ordering a fresh, custom 'dog (or two) at their own pace as they enjoy whatever else you have going on at the party.

Another food-to-you option with very high crowd-pleasing potential is Strada Napoli Pizza. Kids LOVE pizza. This novel concept of bringing the brick oven to you yields not only delicious, thin crust pizza, but also an exciting cooking demonstration for the kids. Personal pizzas cook in 90 seconds, allowing even those with the shortest attention spans to be entertained. Also, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles love pizza. Yeah, you're welcome for taking your turtle power party to the next level.

For sweet, summer time treats, call on Atlanta's local favorite: King of Pops. Their catering options will please even the most demanding customer. If you go for "the full experience," you'll have one of their signature carts and a King of Pops team member at your party. Gourmet popsicles on demand could possibly be the coolest thing ever (no pun intended).

Now, how are we going to keep 20 kids (and sometimes their parents) entertained? Start here:

Jumptastic is known for their punctual deliveries and pickups and their clean equipment. Kids never seem to get tired of bobbing around in their inventory of inflatable party rentals, and if you mix this with one of the food vendors mentioned above, you've got a heck of a party.

If your kid is a dancing machine, try out DJ Willy Wow. Kids will enjoy both original and mainstream music that's catered to them and delivered to keep the dance party going all day (just make sure you run it by the neighbors first – noise complaints do not discriminate against 5-year-olds' birthday parties).

For something a little tamer on the noise scale but wild in nature, Wildlife Wonders brings a variety of animals to you. Children and adults will have the chance to encounter creatures within the theme you choose for your party. Their animals range from South Georgia barn critters to those found in the Australian outback, and all are accompanied by professionals with a wealth of information to share.

Kids who dig science will rave about Big Thinkers Science Exploration. You won't have to have a single activity planned when you hire these guys to come and facilitate interesting and energetic demonstrations and activities suited for kids ages 4-12. They even provide fun party favors and offer lots of extras to keep the guests engaged and excited.

Maybe your kids aren't about the hands-on fun, but they are up for a good show. Ken Scott will captivate any room with his magic and engaging performances, and he comes with several years of experience at birthday parties. He'll make the birthday girl or boy the star of the show.

If you're looking for a fun touch to add to the party plans you've already orchestrated, consider Fancy's Face and Body Art. This is way beyond a rainbow on the cheek, y'all. Frances "Fancy" Muslar elevates the face painting game. The possibilities are endless, and body art is versatile enough to fit within any vision for kids of all ages.

Caricatures by Tony offers another unique accent to any party. We all know it's rare to have party favors last beyond the ride home. This fun and commemorative addition to your gathering can serve as a great gift to guests that will last years beyond the contents of the goody bags. Caricatures are especially great for preteens and teens who have outgrown some of the other typical birthday traditions.

It's hard to go wrong with any of these trusted sources for food, fun and entertainment. Let this be your inspiration as you plan your next blowout.