Let's be honest: Sometimes, a professional toddler-entertainer can be worth every penny.
Clowns, magicians, musicians, balloon artists and puppeteers can all make toddlers squeal with glee. If you have some extra money lying around (an hour might run about $150), a pro can provide a great time for all -- including moms and dads, who can take a load off and finish a sentence while the kids watch the show.
Lots of companies specialize in party entertainment. Check online or in a phone book for providers.
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