Denver’s Best Children’s Entertainer

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Daniel comes as himself or as Smiles the Clown: your choice!

You’ve read the reviews, seen the photos, and may even remember the viral balloon sculptures. Daniel McGuire, along with his alter-ego Smiles the Clown, is Denver’s best children’s entertainer and your best choice for a huge variety of entertainment! When you hire him, you get a whole party in one entertainer:

  • Amazing Balloon Animals
  • Colorful Face Painting
  • Hilarious Comedy
  • Visual Magic
  • Unicycling & Juggling (both separate and together!)
  • Clowning Around (if you want!)

Denver’s Best Balloon Artist

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You might have seen this one when it went viral!

What started as a few basic balloon animals has evolved into a mastery of balloon art and a passion for entertainment. Put him to work making 45 balloon animals in an hour or let him spend some time creating works of art: either one will knock your socks off and have guests of all ages clamoring for him to return. Literally hundreds of children and parents have said he is the best balloon artist they’ve ever seen!

Thanks to his experience working at hundreds (almost thousands!) of parties, Daniel can adapt his performance to fit your party exactly. If you want to sit the kids down in front of him for an hour, he will have them laughing and crying (in a good way) as they receive amazing balloon creations, enjoy his magic, and laugh at his jokes. If you have other activities going on at the same time, he can field individual requests and entertain small groups at a time. No event is too large or too small for Denver’s best children’s entertainer.

Denver’s Fastest Face Painter

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Thanks to thousand of hours of practice, Daniel has become the fastest face painter in Denver. He is able to provide jaw-dropping face painting that will have the kids glowing (literally and figuratively)! His creative style allows him to work very quickly, and he is capable of painting more than 30 faces an hour. He can also slow things down, creating intricate works of art on the face, hands, and arms. Best friends can get matching paint at the same time, or can watch and see their friends’ dreams come to life! The best part about his face painting is that it’s easily adjusted for both children and adults.

Illusions, Juggling, and Performing

Daniel is a passionate, full-time entertainer who has dedicated himself to becoming Denver’s best children’s entertainer. It’s a full-time job that involves constant improvement, timely responses, and personalized preparation for your party and your child’s favorite activities. Create a party that you and your family will remember for years to come by hiring the best entertainment Denver has to offer.

With his magic ball, Daniel will blow the minds of both children and adults! his magic routines work well for entertaining large groups of people or for more intimate groups of children. Guests of honor (birthday children, etc.) will also be able to assist in his performance! Traditional juggling is also provided, both on AND off his unicycle!

The Story Behind Denver’s Best Entertainment Company

As a young college freshman, Daniel had no idea what he was going to do with his future. Fortunately for you, the most valuable skill he learned during his undergraduate studies at Illinois Wesleyan was how to make balloon animals. Upon graduating, he realized that his dream was to build his own entertainment company and work full-time towards becoming the best he could be. Before moving to Denver, he completed his MBA in marketing at Illinois State university and learned how to do face painting, balloon decorations, and illusions.

Daniel founded Simply Smiles in January 2016 and had the privilege of working at 226 events in year 1. He can frequently be found honing his craft at his neighborhood park and spending time with his friends and fellow performers. Current projects include learning more juggling on a unicycle, expanding into new magic tricks, and extending the length of his show. See more on our blog!