Happily Ever Parties

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Why Choose Happily Ever Parties?

Happily Ever Parties & Entertainment has booked more than 2000 costume characters, wile maintaining a 5-star average review rating.  

Please visit our Reviews Page for more information.

We hire professional actors, singers, models & teachers and conduct criminal background checks.  

Happily Ever Parties is insurance, for your protection. 

Some of our Awards:

Top Performer on GigSalad
Five-Star Princess Party on GigSalad
Bookings on GigSalad
GigSalad Member Since 2013
50+ The Bash Verified Bookings
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2014!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2015!
Austin/San Antonio Characters


The prices listed are for parties that are physically located within Austin City Limits only.  ANY address outside of Austin City Limits will have additional travel costs. 

Known corporate events may have a tip included in the price quote. 

Santa Claus & other holiday characters are not included in this pricing.

Prices may vary from these for different types of events based on outdoor weather or strenuous conditions, distance, location, length of the event, and other factors. These prices are estimates only. 

Prices listed do not include tips.  A tip may be automatically added to the price quote for a known corporate event.

Additional fees may be incurred (if we are able to accommodate) for last minute bookings or for changes requested mid-booking or after booking.  A reschedule fee will be incurred if you change the date/time/location after booking. 

Please note that all prices listed assume that you qualify for our discount for booking your event 100% through email.  If you require personal phone conversations, you will not be eligible for that discount, and your price will be 25% higher. 

30-Minute "Meet & Greet"

1 Character - 30-Minute Meet & Greet - $175 Total plus tips.  $105 down payment plus $70 in cash to the character at the event. Tips appreciated.  (No supplies or activities are included.  The character just drops by & interacts with the kids, poses for photos &, etc.)

2 Characters - 30-Minute Meet & Greet - $340 Total plus tips.  $200 down payment plus $70 in cash to each character, ($140 cash total) at the event.  Tips appreciated.  (No supplies or activities are included, Character just drops by & interacts with the kids, poses for photos &, etc.

Activities* are available with these packages:

1 Character for 1 hour  $200 total plus tips.  $130 down payment plus $70 in cash to character at the event. Tips appreciated. (45 minutes is the same rate as 1 hour).


1 Character for 1-1/2 hours $225 total plus tips.  $120 down payment plus $105 in cash to character at the event. Tips appreciated.

1 Character 2 hours $260 total plus tips. $120 down payment plus $140 in cash to character at the event. Tips appreciated.

1 Character for 2-1/2 hours $325 total plus tips.  $150 down payment plus $175 in cash to character at the event. Tips appreciated.

1 Character for 3 hours $360 total plus tips.  $150 down payment plus $210 in cash to character at events.  Tips appreciated.

2 Characters for 1 hour - $360 total plus tips.  $220 down payment plus $70 in cash to each character, ($140 cash total) at the event. Tips appreciated. (45 minutes is the same rate as 1 hour).

2 Characters for 1-1/2 hours - $440 total plus tips. $230 down payment plus $105 in cash to each character ($210 cash total) at the event. Tips appreciated. 

2 Characters for 2 hours  - $510 total plus tips. $230 down payment plus $140 in cash to each character ($280 cash total) at the event. Tips appreciated. 

2 Characters for 2-1/2 hours - $625 total plus tips. $230 down payment plus $175 in cash to each character ($350 cash total) at the event. Tips appreciated. 

2 Characters for 3 hours - $700 total plus tips. $230 down payment plus $210 in cash to each character ($420 cash total) at the event. Tips appreciated. 

3 Characters for 1 hour - $540 total plus tips.  $330 down payment plus $70 in cash to each character ($210 cash total) at the event. Tips appreciated. (45 minutes is the same rate as 1 hour).

3 Characters for 1-1/2 hours - $645 total plus tips. $330 down payment plus $105 in cash to each character ($315 cash total) at the event. Tips appreciated. 

3 Characters for 2 hours - $750 total plus tips.  $330 down payment plus $140 in cash to each character ($420 cash total) at the event. Tips appreciated.

If you need a rate that is not published here, please fill email happilyeverparties@att.net for a quote.  Thank you.

Additional costs of $25 & up Will be added  for travel outside of Austin city limits. 


Your costume character visit of 1 hour or more can include your choice(s) of some of these activities (as time permits):  Face painting, balloon twisting, temporary tattoos, reading a story book, singing, dancing, limbo and/or make-up. 

The activities that can fit into your event will depend on the length of time you have booked your character and the number of children at the party.


There will be additional charges for supplies if there are more than 50 children at your event.

The best and fastest way to reach us with a request for a price quote or to answer any questions is through Email.


We will respond to most emails within 24 business hours.  Phone calls will usually take longer to return.

Happily Ever Parties does not claim to offer any officially licensed or copyrighted characters

Some of our Awards:

Best of GigSalad Princess Parties
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
Offering virtual services
Reviews on GigSalad
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2017!

Your Austin Area Entertainers



We hired an Easter bunny to surprise the kids and take photos.  It was fantastic and really special for the kids. 

S. Watson

April 9, 2023

Austin, TX

 - Sofia -


We had Edith out this past weekend who played our Easter Bunny and she was phenomenal! The kids were so excited when she walked up the pathway and started interacting right away with them. We even created our own little Easter Bunny Throne for her to sit and take pictures on which was a huge success. We could not have made this event as great as it was without her. THANK YOU EDITH!

A. Spring

March 25, 2023

San Marcos, Tx

 - Edith -


My daughter is obsessed with Elsa and had a Frozen themed birthday. Our entertainer made snow, played limbo, made balloon animals, and jumped in the bounce house with the kids. Couldn't have asked for a better entertainer!

 C. Smith
June 4th, 2022
Jarrell, TX
 - Breana - 
Katharine was wonderful!

She even stopped as she was leaving to allow children that were not in our party to take photos. She is a lovely lady.

Ricky W.

May 1, 2022

Austin, TX

 - Katherine - 

Tinker bell was AMAZING

I was very happy to see that our tinker bell was able to engage my 3 year old throughout her stay. She was absolutely amazing and very friendly

Mercy A.

April 17, 2022

Austin, TX 

 - Sofia - 

Best Elsa ever!

We hired Elsa (Amanda) for our daughters 5th birthday party.  We highly recommend hiring Amanda - she made our daughter's birthday so special.  She arrived on time, set up quickly and had lots of fun activities to do.  She stayed in character the whole time, and wore her mask the entire time as well.  It was a great experience for everyone . Thank you!  We will book again in the future. 

Ryan H. 

January 9, 2021

Austin, TX

 - Amanda B - 

The Snow Queen Elsa made my niece's birthday MAGICAL!

Firstly, Happily Ever Parties & Entertainment was quick to respond to my request! I am also very thankful that they were able to assist me on such short notice (I booked maybe a week or so in advance)! Not only that but they were available for the Christmas week (my niece's birthday is day after Christmas) without any extra fee and they had quick correspondence while planning the event. Our actress Amanda's performance as the Snow Queen Elsa made my niece's birthday so special! She was punctual and prepared, she came with tons of activities for my niece and her to do. My niece enjoyed the balloon twisting, sing-a-longs, nail painting, and the snow-globes. The homemade snow-globes which they created together were so creative and serve as great memorabilia for a day which my niece will always remember! Our actress did an incredible job remaining in character and answering my niece's questions regarding all things frozen; believe me they were not all easy questions if one had not seen both Frozen movies. Our Elsa actress was extremely knowledgeable on all things Frozen/Elsa and was a phenomenal Elsa. The pictures we were able to capture of the two outside which Elsa graciously posed for came out beautifully too! My niece couldn't have been more ecstatic about having Elsa visit her on her birthday. In fact, the following days all she spoke about was how much she missed Elsa. My niece even woke up one morning with her suitcase packed saying she was ready to go to Disneyland to visit Elsa and all the other princesses. Amanda made my niece's birthday magical! I cannot thank our actress Amanda and Happily Ever Parties & Entertainment enough for making my niece's birthday such a joyous and special day! THANK-YOU! 

Katie C.
December 26, 2020
Austin, Texas
 - Amanda  B- 
Great experience!

Susan was very sweet and patient with my granddaughter. She let her decide what activities to do. It was very cute to see my grandaughters face when the Yellow Princess walked in. I would recommend this service to all of my friends.

Renee B

June 3rd, 2018

Elign, Texas

 - Susan - 

The real deal!

We hired a Santa Claus from Happily Ever parties for a company event. He looked very realistic and did a great job taking photos with the children.

Brooke F.

December 2, 2017

Cedar Park, Texas

 - Steve -

Pacific Princess" Breana was awesome!

Our soon-to-be 5 year old daughter is a huge fan of Moana and had requested that she be invited to her birthday party. She was amazed when Breana showed up and quickly became her best friend. She was dressed perfectly in character, played games with the kids, did face painting and tattoos and even helped our daughter blow out the candle on her cake (we would've been there all night otherwise). Thank you, Breana, for making her feel so special on this day.

James H.

Austin, Texas

October 14, 2017

 - Breanna - 

Again,  thanks so very much!  Amazing job! 

The kids were enthralled. And not sure if you noticed but M and her friend G hid behind the clubhouse sign to watch you walk away and I heard then say to each other "They really were the real princesses".  Priceless!  Thanks for bringing so much heart and a lot magic to her special day!!!!

Thanks again for being such wonderful "royal guests" for Madison's bday! 

I'm happy to provide a review or recommendation.

Susan C.
May 20, 2017
Liberty Hill, Texas
 - Amanda B, Susan -
Wonderful Party

Our princess was perfect. The kids had a great time and they are still talking about it at school. The birthday girl said it was the best party ever.

Tatum B.

April 29, 2017

Austin, Texas

 - Breana -

Great Party!

We had a great party yesterday. My daughter just loved Ms. Breana (Snow Queen). We were very happy with her,she did her part good. I worked hard to give our daughter a great party. I made the cake and me and my husband did the decoration and made the balloon arch. The Snow Queen made the kids happy. Everything was perfect.  My friends are going to book her, you will get more business.

Deb A.
December 17, 2016
Cedar Park, Texas
 - Breana -
Great service!

Santa did a great a job. He took the time to share with every child. He read a book to all them and signed songs with them. All kids were really excited.

Vanessa L

December 14th, 2016

Austin, Texas

 - Steve -

Santa Steve is the best

Santa Steve was wonderful. He arrived a little early and spent wonderful quality time with the kiddos. He sang song, played knock, knock jokes, took pictures and visited with each child individually. He was just amazing. You are welcome at our house anytime, Santa. 

Michele W.

December 16th, 2016

Round Rock

 - Steve -


Was able to get the Snow Queen to come to our party with less than 48 hours notice. She was professional and engaging. My 3 year old was rapt the whole time. Would use again!

Erika M.

September 25, 2016

Austin, TX

 - Amanda B -


The Best Mermaid!  5 Stars.

Chelsea G.
September 3, 2016
Georgetown, TX
 - Amanda B  -

The Mermaid Princess Was Great

With rainy weather for my daughter's princess birthday party, The Mermaid Princess was wonderful to have entertaining the kids, so glad to have her she was great.

Jessica B.

April 16, 2016

Cedar Park, TX

 - Amanda B.-

Snow queen

We had the snow queen come to our daughters slumber party and she was amazing! All the girls loved her especially the birthday girl definitely would use them again.

Vanessa Y.

December 19, 2015

Manor, TX

 - Stephanie -
Thank you!

I was a little skeptical booking a Santa online for a big neighborhood event, but it couldn't have been better. The process was smooth, Santa arrived and the kids were happy. The communication was great -- very responsive and professional. Thanks again!

Maegan T.

December 20, 2015

Austin, TX

 - Kevin -
Long haired princess meet and greet

Was really impressed with Happily Ever, had great customer service and better pricing than other companies I found in our area. We had long haired princess stop by my 3 year olds birthday party and do a 30 minute meet and greet. It was perfect for our little girl, who was attached at the hip to the sweet princess for the entire 30 minutes. The princess arrived on time and was very professional. Everything went exactly as planned.

Erin C.

Austin, TX

August 29, 2015

 - Sara-
So much fun for kids and adults too!

The Snow Queen and Snow Princess were a huge hit at our block party! The sing a long was a favorite! Their costumes were amazingly detailed and both ladies are so talented. They were on time and so sweet with all the kiddos. I would choose them again in a heartbeat! I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Happily Ever After Parties!

Sherri G.

Round Rock, TX

September 12, 2015

 - Elisa - Rachel -

Wonderful  Experience!

The Snow Queen and Snow Princess are great and wonderful all around.I was pleased how I booked the date with no problems, I was contacted days before to ensure everything was set.The day of the Party the Princesses were on right on time and made the party magical.Our guests and the birthday girl were very happy.

Sara T.

Austin, TX

May 16, 2015

 - Vanessa - Hannah -


I wanted to write this email almost the same day of the party but you know how hard it can be to complete something when you have kids :).

I wanted to do it that same day because the experience we had with Vanessa as the Snow Princess  was AMAZING!!!!  Both my daughters, my husband, every single guest and myself LOVED HER!!!  She was more than we expected.  Really sweet, 100% in character since she arrived until we saw her for the last time.  She sang beautiful, had all kids entertained and engaged for the whole time she was with us.  She was really professional and super kind in every single thing she did. Her whole presentation and appearance was gorgeous.  The present she brought for Alexa was very unexpected and thoughtful.  A super nice touch!

Thank you so so much for everything.  Please tell her from all of us that we wish her more success and of course the same to your business.  We will totally recommend you all to our friends and will keep you in our minds for any future event.

Have a great night.

PD. Every day Alexa (the birthday girl) ask where did the princess go :)... In the past we hired for my older daughter's parties, other princesses in NY where we used to lived.  Nothing compares to the service we received on Alexa's party!!! KIDS HAD AN UNFORGETTABLE TIME!!! 

Paola G.
Austin, TX
February 8, 2015
Disney should give her a call!

I wanted to write a review for Anna , she played "Snow Princess" at a birthday party of the family I nanny for.

We were absolutely blown away with "Anna's" performance!  She came in full of energy and in character!  Not once did she steer away from her character.  She captured the attention of all the children and ALL OF THE PARENTS!!! 

Throughout the party, I could hear whispers of "Wow, isn't she amazing", "She is a perfect Snow Princess", "I wish I had her energy" and so on!  After we heard her sing part of a Frozen song, we couldn't resist asking her to sing some more!  She is a true talent!  I think Disney should give her a call!

Samantha R.
Austin, TX
October 25, 2014

Sleeping Beauty Party

We had the Pink Princess come to our party and she did a wonderful job with all the kids. We had about 15 kids and they we all well entertained. She kept their attention the whole time and the look on their little faces when she came through the door was priceless. I will definitely recommend this to anyone having a party. Even the boys had a great time at the princess party.

Kelly S.

Hutto, TX

November 15, 2014


Snow Queen

We were very pleased with Anna's performance. I highly recommend.

Monica P.

Pflugerville, TX

October 25, 2014


Incredible princesses

Our princesses were spectacular, on time, and just had the most beautiful voices. The children were transported to a magical place. We truly had a Happily Ever After experience! My 5 year old daughter and her friends are still talking about it!

Deepa D.

Austin, TX

October 19, 2014

(Anna) and (Mikaela)

Magical Experience

Thank you so much for the awesome experience.
Snow queen (Amanda A) at our party was a big hit. My daughter was so thrilled to see Snow queen. Elsa (Amanda) was great. My daughter still talks about her. She gave so much attention to all the kids. Couldn't have asked for more.
Thank you Amanda,once again, for your service. That 1 hr was magical for my daughter.

Purvi T.

Austin, TX

October 12, 2014

 (Amanda A)

Truly Magical Event
I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for making my daughters' birthday party last weekend a truly magical event! Snow Queen (Anna) and Snow Princes (Vanessa) were fantastic and instantly won over the hearts of my birthday girls and all the other guests at the party.
Again, thank you for everything!
Emily A.
Cedar Park, TX
July 2, 2014
 (Anna) (Vanessa)

Snow Queen was fabulous!

My Snow Queen obsessed daughter was delighted by a surprise visit by the Snow Queen at her 4th birthday party yesterday. The Snow Queen (aka Vanessa) was so sweet with her and the other kids, she is gorgeous and has a really lovely singing voice. The highlight was my daughter got to sing Let it Go with her, and she can't stop talking about it. Vanessa took great photos with all the kids, and was ever so patient as the little girls grilled her about all things Frozen. One of the girls said "It's just that I've never met the REAL Elsa before, so I had a lot of questions!" So sweet. Vanessa also brought a gift for the birthday princess which was very sweet and my daughter loved it and felt very special. Happily Ever via Gig Salad was easy to work with, and I would highly recommend Vanessa as The Snow Queen and would definitely use Happily Ever again, and will continue using Gig Salad.'

Kristi C.

Austin, TX

May 31, 2014


Pink Doll Princess
My daughter was delighted with the Pink Doll Princess sent to our party! She arrived on-time and communication before that was great! Once she arrived I loved the attention she gave to my daughter and how she pleased her in every single way (even went into the bouncy house with her!) I TOTALLY RECOMMEND HAPPILY EVER PARTIES!!!

Jean P.
Georgetown, TX
Jan 25 2014
The Arabian Princess was wonderful. Kept the line of communication open and fit in very well. It was a bit different than what she's used to but she did an amazing job going with the flow and interacting with the kids especially the birthday girl. Would definitely recommend and use these services again!
Gene F.
San Antonio, TX
Feb 8 , 2014
(Amanda A)
Just want you to know Vanessa was AWESOME in so many ways! I want to send you pics and write a rave review on your website and will later when I have time! She was beautiful, sweet, completely and impressively, talentedly in character the whole time. And had a gorgeous singing voice!!! I didn't expect near the talent and job she did!!!!! Thank you so much.
Amy B.
Austin, TX
May 3, 2014


The Snow queen  (Anna) was amazing! The kids were mesmerized. She never broke character. What a great improviser! She entertained them by telling stories, face painting, playing games, singing and dancing. When she started singing , everyone was shocked at her beautiful voice. She truly made our party!

Lydia H.

Austin, TX

May 9, 2014