Here’s How You Can Do a Character Meet and Greet for Your Kids Virtually


We could all use a bit of fairytale magic right about now, and whether it’s to celebrate a special birthday or just give your kids a lift, having a chat with their favorite character might be just the sort of magic to give them. Well, lucky for you and your little ones, many character entertainment businesses around New Jersey have flipped on the virtual switch. Whether your child likes to sing, paint, or dance there are enchanting options for everyone. “I think a powerful message all of our characters can agree upon is the power of love and kindness in this time of uncertainty,” said Melinda Gioe, owner of Princess Party Playtime, when asked if any of the characters had any advice to help children through this time. Read on to see some of our top choices for bringing the fairytale right into your home.

Featured image via @princesspartyplaytime

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Once Upon a Princess

Get a Zoom call by Elsa or Arielle that’s customized for your little ones. Once Upon a Princess will personalize videos, do princess playdates or chat via Facetime. The “Magical Video Call Package” even includes special princess lessons.

The Party Fairy 

Your child can join a live stream with Elsa, Moana or Rapunzel and watch them read a magical story. If you’re looking for a personalized experience, they have many including, “Princess Pick Me Up,” a “Magical Message” or a “Dream Come True Call.”

Princess Party Playtime

Kids can even receive a personalized message from his/her favorite character. Sign up to fly on a magic carpet or enjoy some tea during a virtual princess party, too!

New Jersey Birthday Party Characters

Want to chat with a transformer? New Jersey Birthday Party Characters can make that happen for you with a 15 minute virtual visit through ZOOM or FaceTime. Simply select your favorite princess, superhero or cartoon character, and wait for the magic.

My Fairytale Party

Log on and sing some magical songs with your little prince or princess. Recently, My Fairytale Party collected donations in exchange for a princess message and this was all done to help support the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Let’s Have a Princess Party

Listen to a different princess tell a story every Monday and Thursday at 2pm. Past videos are also available on the site to view at anytime. Let’s Have a Princess Party also shares princess coloring pages and they encourage everyone to share his/her artwork.

Enjoy a dance, sing-along or sit down for a tea party with a princess in your living room. Photo via Bella Princess

Bella Princess 

Your child can choose from several different virtual activities with Bella Princess Write and receive a letter with “Fairytale PenPals,” receive a “Magical Message” or have an “Enchanted Playdate.” The Enchanted Playdate can be a dance class, sing-along or a tea party. Bella Princess LLC even has a VIP follower group with little surprises for their VIPs.

Perfect Princess Parties NJ

Want to join the tea party? Check out the virtual events like a Teddy Bear Tea Party, Pajama Party and Scavenger Hunt all lead by your child’s favorite characters.

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About Author

Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.