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"My son absolutely LOVED the Rangers...They truly made his 5th birthday super memorable!!! Thanks Gowrie and Action Events!!! See you next year. "
"The party was totally spectacular - the guys were just so terrific... thank you again."
"I wanted to get back to you to let you know how happy we were with the characters for the party and what a success it was!! The guys were great - really funny for both the kids and the adults, professional, kept the party going and super nice. We (and our guests) were really impressed with everything and I wanted you to know. We would highly recommend you to anyone - thank you so much again!"
"I hired 3 Super Heroes from Sword Play for my son's 4th birthday party. They were AMAZING and exceeded my expectations. Planning with Swordplay was very easy - top notch professionals with great customer service all around. I got everything I asked for."
"Thank your wonderful staff for the incredible event they provided for my son’s 4th birthday. They were complete professionals and were so entertaining for both the children and adults. I was amazed that they were able to engage the kids (especially since they are so young and easily distracted) for so long. Also, I am so thankful that they even helped with EVERYTHING…the cake, the swords, and getting them all in the jumper once they were leaving. Seriously, I was so impressed and appreciative of their talents and efforts. Thank you so much for making the event so memorable. I will be sure to recommend you to EVERYONE."
"Luke and Anakin were amazing! Thank you and please extend our thanks to them for a tremendous job. Everyone was raving about them, and it made our son's birthday unforgettable. I will recommend your company to all who ask, and speaking frankly here, I wish I could have afforded to pay them more, because they were worth it. Please thank them and let them know how much everyone enjoyed their performance. I can't speak highly enough of what a great show they put on. Kudos!"
"My son, his friends and our whole family thoroughly enjoyed the Pirate Show. The two were funny, entertaining and awesome with the sword fight. The pirates captivated the energetic bunch of kids for the entire time. My son had a memorable birthday! Thank you and I will surely contact you in the near future, I have a 5 yr old Star Wars fan who will surely love a show on his birthday. "
"Thank You!!! Jack Sparrow and Barbosa were AMAZING!!! Everyone has been talking about how great they were entertaining the kids and the adults.
I'll be in touch...my younger Son already has his heart set on an Indian Jones party."
"Yesterday afternoon my son had Obi Won and Darth Maul appear at his birthday party in Santa Monica. What an amazing time we all had! They exceeded my expectations and put on the best performance. All of the parents commented on how good they were. Thanks for the best party yet!"
"Just wanted to drop a quick e-mail to say that Anakin and Maul were fantastic yesterday for my Son's b-day party. Very professional and fun. All the kids enjoyed the fencing and they all had a blast. My son was very happy at the end of the day. I will highly recommend to my friends and family about Swordplay for their B-day or Parties. Thanks again also for all your help in trying to find me a Maul for our party. He was great and Funny along with Anakin. My son seems to be taking a interest in fencing after yesterday and I now know were to go if it's something he wants to learn. "
"The party was AMAZING!!! I'm so happy that my other Ninjas fell through so we could come to you all. I guarantee you we will be back and you definitely made some fans with our party guests. The Ninjas were so impressive and Brooks says it was the best day of his life!"
"I just wanted to send you a quick, but HUGE thank you for making Connor's 7th birthday so amazing!!! The guys were absolutely incredible! Everyone was blown away and our party is being called the "Party Of The Year"! Its all because of your fantastic performers and I was just thrilled with them! Please, please send them my heartfelt thanks, appreciation and praise for a job very well done. They managed to totally entertain and truly transfix 26 boys! That is a very hard job and they did it effortlessly all while engaging and amusing the adults as well. Best party I have ever thrown (and I have thrown some great ones)! And thanks to you for being so great to work with and for choosing such great guys to send my way! Everyone took your card and many parents have mentioned that their boys have requested this party already for their birthday's! Hiring character actors is always a risk, some do not know what they are doing, but you and your team certainly do...thank you thank you!!!"
"My son had a fabulous fencing party last year that your guys put on for us. Zorro and his evil partner. They came to my facility in Pasadena. George totally loved it."
"This group was the best ever! The "Avengers" were amazing and truly entertained kids and adults alike. Thanks for a great party!! See you next year!"
"Thank you for another fantastic birthday party. Benjamin and his friends had a terrific time with the two ninjas! Please pass along our gratitude to them. I know I can always rely on Swordplay to send great people to our parties. I can't want to see who he will want to come to his party next year!"
"You sent Batman, Spiderman, and Wonder woman to my boys party and I just wanted to take a minute to tell you that they were amazing! The best characters I have ever seen. They worked so well together. The kids absolutely loved them and the parents are still talking about how incredible they were. Thank you for sending such amazing, talented, and fun superhero's!"
"Just wanted to touch base with you now that the dust has settled from my 5 year olds birthday BLOWOUT!! It was AWESOME!! Your crew (Pink, Blue, and Red (My Sons favorite)) were truly great and so wonderful with the kids. Thank you very much and I am really glad the other company I called first never called back:-) We started a firestorm though with all the other kids who now want Rangers, Superheros etc at their parties."
"Your staff did a phenomenal job!! From the minute they got there, they were professional, organized and got the kids involved right from the get-go. For one solid hour they entertained the kids, and none of them were bored. Cody had an ear to ear smile the whole time!! We will recommend you to everyone we can. Thank you for helping us make Cody's party a huge success. All the parents and children loved it!!"
"We loved having Obi One and Darth Vader at Carl's party! They are so awesome- their performance reminded me of a Shrek movie- where kids have fun and there is plenty of adult humor slipped in as well. The fencing was fantastic too- my two Jedis have continued their practice. If we weren't moving out of state, you can bet we'd be enrolling in your school."
"Your group was fabulous! They were so funny that guests of all ages (and we had preschoolers, elementary school kids, and adults) were really entertained. Noah said it was the best birthday ever! Thank you for making the say so special and please say thank you to anakin, count dooku and commander Cody. "
"I would like to thank you for making my son's birthday party the BEST party any of my friends have ever attended. Coming from very experienced party goers...that is an extreme compliment! The characters were incredible and brought all ages into the fun. I was not sure what to expect and did not get what I expected...I got more. Please extend my sincerest thanks to all of the characters who participated. Especially Darth Vader as he must have been hotter than heck in that costume. You would never have known it. Pure professionalism."
"I wanted to let you know that our son’s Star War party was a hit on Sunday thanks to Darth Vader, Anakin & Bill, the Storm Trooper! They were all terrific, especially Anakin’s charming style with the kids. The activities were perfect and the subtle adult humor kept the parents engaged and laughing. I am so glad that I contacted and was delighted with the short turn around and great customer service."
"Thank you so much for the excellent play you provided us last Sunday to my son's birthday party.
The knights were awesome!!! The kids and their parents were surprised for the excellent performance. Congratulations and thank you so much."
"Our Knight & Cinderella were great! Thank you so much! They were very entertaining and kept the kids occupied. The parents enjoyed it too. Felicity loved being in charge of the magic wand and receiving the Knight's gold medallion. It was really a lot of fun. I will definitely call you for our next party."
"The guys were fantastic. Really great with the kids, and I think the parents enjoyed it just as much! Thanks so much for making our son’s birthday party so special! We’ll definitely be calling in the future!"
"Thank You to the Power Rangers that entertained our party this past Saturday. I heard all positive feedback from my guests and the children had a great time. They were absolutely wonderful..I just thought I would let them know!"
"Ninja Unagi and Ninja Nori were tremendous. They gave an amazingly fun and engaging performance for both kids and adults. The fun they were having was truly contagious. The kids were transfixed and had an experience they won't soon forget. I can't imagine ever doing a party without those guys."
"The Knights and the Princesses did an incredible job keeping the 50 kids from 3 to 10 years old entertained. They all enjoyed themselves very much. The crew was incredible. My kids wanted to have another party at the same place with the same Knights and Princesses for their 8th Birthday. The whole class was talking about our party."
"I wanted to take a moment to thank your company for the wonderful entertainment. Captain Kangaroo and Captain Twinkletooth were awesome. They were punctual and were just generally fantastic with the kids. They kept control and attention and I just can't thank you enough. My son just loved them. He called them sir and even started talking with an accent. All of the parents raved about them. I am sure you will get some parties as a result. Can't wait to use you guys again."
"THANK YOU SO MUCH for an incredible party. The guys were amazing and all the parents raved! :) So so pleased with the way everything turned out."
"I just wanted to let you know that the party was great. Your guys did a wonderful job and the kids were excited. Jack is still wearing the key/medal that Darth Vader gave him and he has informed me he will wear it forever. All the characters were terrific and the costumes were very authentic and believe me these kids are into star wars. It really was great and we will recommend you guys to everyone."
"Just to follow up - AMAZING party ! Thanks to you and your team of very talented actors. They were fabulous and the kids LOVED them. They made the party a huge success and I can't thank you enough. I definitely will be handing out their cards and spreading the word."
"It might have seemed odd to have Luke, Leia and Darth show up at a 50th birthday party....(and yes all of my guests did think it odd...at the beginning) I really did have a ton of fun. The 3 players were top notch, funny, and never gave us a dull moment. Not only did the adults have fun, but the kids did as well."
"Thank you for an awesome party!!!! The surprise blew my son and his classmates away. The show was great and the actors were beyond belief.. I will definitely recommend you to any anyone and everyone."
"I wanted to let you know what a delight it was to have your team at Penelope's party on Saturday. Everyone loved it, especially the birthday girl and her parents. They were truly a pleasure to have!!"
"Thank you for an amazing two guys that you send me yesterday....they were fantastic ..I couldn't ask for anything better....My son was in heaven.
thank you again.....
I'm not sure what their names were but if you don't mind I like to have it for future parties....thank you so so much."
"We LOVED the party on Saturday. The guys (Luke and Darth) were amazing! They were helpful, kind, organized and obviously knew their target audience. They kept the kids fully entertained and made Theo feel really special. Almost all of the parents told me it was one of the best parties they have ever been to. Theo and his friends are still talking about it."
"Everything was great, as promised! My husband, who is an elementary school principal, was amazed at how entertaining and captivating Obi Wan was. And, that says a lot for 24 kids ages 2-11!!!! Darth Vader was very funny and Asoka was a welcome addition (especially for my piece of mind), Obi was really really really great! I was looking through the photos this morning and couldn’t help noticing the smiles on the parents and grandparents faces as well as the kids! I guess we will be talking again in January as our younger son has already stated that he wants the same party for this 5th birthday! I’m sure you’ve heard this all before, but thank you (and the actors!!!!!) for exceeding our expectations."
"The Jedi's were absolutely fantastic and we had the best time celebrating Matthew's 4th birthday with them. Just about every parent that came commented on how engaged they kept all the kids and how well they performed."
"As always, just wanted to say thanks for the AWESOME knights & princesses party today -- you guys are amazing & there were a ton of compliments about how great the entertainment was. See you at Swordplay on Wednesday & thanks so much again -- you all truly do an fantastic job of entertaining the hardest crowd (the 5 to 10 year old set, that is). :)"
"All the guest have gone home now and I couldn't wait to express my gratitude for Obi Wan and Darth Vader's awesome performance today. They made my son's 5th birthday memorable for all of us. They were on time and gave a superior performance even through the heat. They were so entertaining and were great with the kids. I especially loved how they help finished the show by taking pictures and sang the birthday song with us. That was so great! We were so excited and now we have some awesome birthday photos! Please relay my utmost gratitude to your staff for me. They made our party truely THE BEST PARTY EVER!!!"
"What a great party we had yesterday. The kids had so much fun! Snape and Harry were beyond excellent. Not only were they spot on with the characters, they did such a great job with the kids . All the adults thought it was hilarious and an incredible time. It was honestly the best party we've ever had. All 3 of my kids are completely hooked on fencing now, so I'm sure we'll be seeing you in the near future. My son, Connor, loved it, so please pass on our thanks to Harry and Snape for making his day so magical."
"I just wanted to drop you a note to commend Tina (Lady Jade) and "Sir Loin of Beef" that came to our kids birthday party yesterday. THEY WERE OUTSTANDING!!!!! Our guests (kids, as well as adults) were amazed of their performanace and how well they kept the kids attention/participation. This was truely the highlight of the day. We would hire you all in a heartbeat in the future and will happily recommend you to our family/friends for their parties. If you would please thank the actors for us, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart."
"2 of you guys came today to Emerald Isle Park. They did a great great job, they have a great sense of what kids are. It was a real pleasure."
"We throughly enjoyed the show yesterday and wanted to thank the actors one more time for an excellent job. Their enthusiasm made the party absolutely memorable for the kids and parents alike. They were great in character and kept the kids captivated with the story and games."
"Everything was great today! Batman, Batgirl and the Joker were all awesome! I think we had over 40 kids, from 3-10 yrs old and they were all completely enthralled for a full hour, and the birthday boy was beyond thrilled. I produced tv for over 15 yrs and this was a great production. So many people asked for your info and I was happy to refer them. I have a feeling I will be doing so for a long time! Great job!"
"I just wanted to drop a quick note to your company to let you know how much my son enjoyed your "Jedi Training" show today at a birthday party in El Segundo. The performers playing Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi was fabulous, as well as the actor portraying Darth Vader. They were very professional, yet extremely entertaining. The children were, including our son, were completely enthralled, which is saying something for 5 and 6 years olds. Even the adults (parents) were amused by the actors' wit and their ability to keep the group of children under control and entertained. Bravo to an outstanding show!!!"
"I just wanted to let you know what a great job Darth Sidius and Luke did at my son, Sam's party on Saturday. Sam could not have been more excited to see them. They were absolutely wonderful with the kids and the adults at the party enjoyed them as well. I will definitely recommend Swordplay to anyone who is looking for something fun and unique for their kids' parties."
"My wife and I wanted to express how much we loved your pirates. Both “Jack Sparrow” and “Elizabeth” were far beyond our expectations. Jack’s swagger and hand motions are a dead-on likeness from the movie. And Elizabeth was even prettier than Kiera Nightly and was wonderful with the kids. They are so convincing that our 5-year old really believes that THE Captain Jake Sparrow and Elizabeth came to his party."
"I just want to let you know how happy we were with Jack Sparrow and Will Turner. Everyone had a wonderful time. The guys put on a great show and I loved how they interacted with all the kids. Both the kids and the parents were so entertained. As you promised they arrived on time. Everyone couldn't believe how much they look like the real Jack Sparrow and Will Turner. Thanks again for a job well done!!! I highly recommend your services."
"This past Saturday was our son Jack's 8th birthday party, attended by all his friends and starring the superb entertainers from Swordplay. It was a resounding success, not only because the kids enjoyed themselves thoroughly and were engaged and enthralled at all times but also because of the skill and professionalism of Sir Prize and Sir Loin of Beef. They were funny, entertaining, never broke character and led the kids on adventure after adventure with genuine good nature and appropriate humor. When the time arrived for Jack to receive his medallion from Sir Loin of Beef, there was an amazing look of pride on his face as well as awe in the faces of all his friends who looked on. Even several parents (myself included) were choked up at the spectacle of Jack taking a knee and being knighted. We want to thank you for a fantastic and memorable time and look forward to seeing you again in the future."
"Thank you so much for another wonderful party. The party was fantastic and we really enjoyed our show. OB1 was out of this world… Thank you for making it easy and stress free."
"Just wanted to thank you so much for a great party! The kids were sooo surprised to see a Jedi show up as they were out there playing “Star Wars” at the park. And if that weren’t enough, when Darth appeared, they were beside themselves! I still have some of them asking me how the Jedi and Darth got home that day…they pulled it off perfectly! Thank you!"
"We just wanted to take a minute to thank you (and your staff) for the birthday party appearance at our house. Zach and his friends had a wonderful time, and the actors (somehow!) managed to get 11 kids, aged 4 through 9, to behave, listen, and act properly, even with foils in their hands. If I hadn't seen it myself, I would never have believed it possible. So, truly -- our thanks go out to everyone there."
"I wanted to extend my heartfelt thank you and appreciation for your team! Luke and Darth were nothing short of brilliant! Luke did an amazing job, with enthusiasm, realness and humor. Darth was the ideal combination of heart-stoppingly scary and playfully fun-loving (how is this even possible?!)
They both put on an unbelievably fabulous performance, and Joseph and his friends are still raving about what a good time they had. My son makes a point of telling people very solemnly that he met the REAL Luke Skywalker. For him, this is serious business! In fact, throughout the party it was hard to catch him crack a smile. I think he fell into constant state of shock and awe. His medallion from Darth Vadar is very special to him, I can assure you."
"My son's party earlier today was a giant success because of your wonderfully skilled, energetic, funny, and captivating Swordsmen. After 12 boys arrived at my house to celebrate my son's 10th birthday and began running around in a testosterone tornado, I thought the time for your arrival would never get here. But it did, in fact your team arrived early. I watched as bedlam turned into complete joyful rapt attention for a full hour and a half. It was exciting for all of us, parents too. Thank you so much for a great show, lesson, and attitude! It will be my pleasure to pass along your name to both parent friends and professional contacts."
"Thank you so much for everything on Nicholas' birthday...the 2 guys you sent were spectacular..so many parents wanted their info...and most of all..Nicholas felt wonderful...and the guys really helped with that..they were amazing."
"I wanted to thank you for sending the Pirate and Spongebob to Ellis' party. He had such a great time and the characters were so kind and patient with the large group of children I had over! We were so impressed with the quality of the costumes and with the attitude of the guys, they were great! Thanks again and can't wait for Ellis next birthday to have you guys come and do a party for us again!"
"Everything was just fantastic, not only is your staff happy, youthful and upbeat but they are talented beyond their years! Please let them know how pleased my clients were with their performance. Not only were the kids mezmorized and having a blast but it entertained all the parents as well! Many even asked where we found you because all the others they had seen were nothing like your crew. I have kept the stash of cards they gave me and will pass them on with confidence."
"We had a blast today with Obi Wan and Darth Maul! Jack was so surprised as were all of the boys...and amped up! Needless to say they will remember this for a long time. Thanks again, you were a pleasure to work with which I appreciate so much given the time of year. Several people were interested in your card..."
"Just want to say a special thanks to everyone at Swordplay. Obi Wan and Darth Mall were fantastic - the kids and adults had so much fun. It really made for an unforgettable party. On Monday morning my little 5 year old grandson started giggling and said, "Wasn't it funny seeing Obi Wan eat spaghetti and Darth Mall eat a chili dog??!!" The guys were just great."
"The children that came actually thanked me for inviting them and said that it was the coolest party they have ever attended. The adults were as impressed and enjoyed the party just as much as the children. I was most impressed by the actors who were hilarious and never dropped out of character. We were treated so well that I actually missed them when we left. They truly exceeded my expectations. Obi and Darth Vader were courteous and patient with the children but also provided boundaries to ensure that the children would enjoy the whole experience. I thought that was just awesome, true professionals. I have been raving to everyone about Swordplay. Once again thank you and keep doing what you are doing. I’ll be back next year."
"I was REALLY impressed with the superheroes and I’m not easily impressed. I’ve seen a lot of groups who claim to “entertain” kids. They are not always appropriate or professional. Your superheroes were really professional and really good with the kids and very appropriate. The kids ADORED them."
I just want to let you know how much fun Eric and his friends had at his party. And how grateful my husband and I are to the two guys who played the Spartan and the Gladiator. They truly were absolutely amazing and the kids just loved them! We arrived a little early and, instead of waiting until the exact party time, they went on ahead and got started entertaining the kids. They were funny and silly and kept those kids in stitches. They also kept the kids busy. They taught them safety and correct fencing technique. Those kids got to sword fight much more than I had imagined. The young men you hired were very courteous and seemed to really enjoy what they were doing. They stayed in character the entire time. Even during pizza time!! We were just really surprised and appreciative that those young men put so much effort into making sure that Eric had a great birthday and that his friends had a good time. I wanted you to know how great they were. We were 100% pleased. We will always remember this great party.
"The hour long show kept the kids and adults entertained. The well choreographed sword fight was exciting for the kids and adults alike. And their professionalism and stamina was commendable in the stifling summer heat."
"I just wanted to let you know how wonderful the pirates were that came to my son's party today. The kids and parents were absolutely enthralled. It was a spectacular party."
“Jack” and “Will” were awesome. The kids loved them, the adults loved them. They did a fabulous job. The kids were engaged the whole time. You should have heard the dramatic drop in noise level the minute your guys got here. It was amazing how 30 extremely loud kids can be so quiet and attentive. It was really really great!! One little boy said “this is the best party I’ve ever been to, I’m doing this for my next birthday”. I gave out your name to everyone.
"We were delighted with the pirate fencers' performance -- both children and adults alike were thoroughly entranced. I could not believe that their performance filled the entire party since I certainly could not have kept the group of rambunctious children entertained for so long. Really -- they were perfect in every way and I would not hesitate to recommend your service to others. It was exactly what I expected and more. Again, thank you for making my son's party a big success. I couldn't have done it without the outstanding talent and marvelous performance of your fencers."
"The kids really enjoyed hunting for treasure with Jack Sparrow and Will Turner. They truly stepped out of the movie set and into the party.
It was amazing how Dan & Dustin took on the parts of the kids beloved Pirates of the Caribbean characters and the way the wielded their talents and sword fights captivated both the children and the parents. Their efforts, wit and humor were not lost on anyone. They kept the children busy and happy and the parents laughing. We have great respect and admiration for both of these fine actors.
Our daughter says it was the greatest party ever and her friends were talking about it the next week."
"Hillcrest Middle School Council would like to thank you for helping
to make our "Hillcrest Night at the Oscars" banquet, a great
success. The generous time and talent of Rusty ("Master Will Turner")
and TJ ("Captain Jack Sparrow") were the highlight of our
evening. Their excellent performances left such a great impression,
that many of our students are still speaking of it days later. Especially,
the awestruck young ladies they left behind. Your generous contribution
made the evening unforgettable and immensely appreciated."
"I have to tell you how much the kids enjoyed today's party. Your colleagues were totally professional and truly entertaining. My son, who often shies away from being the center of attention but didn't mind at all being asked to flex his muscles, help defeat the bad guy, and find the treasure. My sister, who participates with the Port Royal Privateers, was very impressed with the characters, the clever banter and the fighting. There's just something about that loud clang when the swords connect. Even my neighbor couldn't resist peeking through the fence slats. Thank you again for helping to make my son's birthday a truly memorable event."
"It is a day the children will remember for the rest of their lives"
"[My son] was SOOOOO very happy, and it made it one of his best birthdays ever. The two young men were funny, entertaining and really managed to keep the kids interested, as well as the adults. Thank you once again, and hopefully my friends will consider your services for their next parties!!!!"
"This is just a short note Thanking your wonderful staff. Prior to the "pirates" arriving we had an accident with one of the children at the party. The child is wonderfully fine, Thank God, but your staff arrived right after the incident and turned the party around. Back to the fun it was intended to be. Your pirates were great and the children cannot stop talking about them (instead of the accident). I really want to thank your staff for a job well done, and for saving a little boys 6th birthday!"
"I saw you in the Palisades today. You were terrific. I handed out all of your cards."
"We will definitely recommend Swordplay to our friends for future birthday parties."
"Our son's friends had a great time and their parents were talking about the party for days."
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