Let your child live out their dream of being a princess, superhero or even a mermaid for a day with a Fizazzle party. Pick a theme – mermaid, pop star, and pool party are the favourites – or design an original concept based on your child’s preference (you’ll need to begin at least two months in advance, though). Basic entertainment packages start from $750 (for up to 15 children): you’ll get a costumed performer as a host, a sound system with music related to the theme, props, and ground staff to facilitate the party. For the full works, which includes decor, cake, door gifts and food, expect to spend an average of $3,000. Pro tip: Fizazzle anticipates 3D backdrops and props to be the next big thing, so get on it soon.