About Us

Behind the Scenes at Occasions with Character:

Mother-daughter team Linda and Melissa (also now a mother) created Occasions with Character LLC to spread smiles and joy to the young and young-at-heart. Both Twin Cities natives, they enjoy putting University of Minnesota degrees in Child Psychology, Music Education and Performance, and English to work creating heartwarming storytimes and events with entertainment, educational, and inspirational value.

A background in theater and costuming allows them to provide one-of-a-kind, top-quality garments (each lovingly created over dozens or sometimes hundreds of hours) for many of their character friends. An enthusiastic and talented cast completes the picture, all dedicated to providing as many magical memories as they can.

Our cast thanks you for inviting us to be a part of your occasion!

From the Occasions with Character cast:

“The audible gasp and the light in their eyes when kids first see their favorite characters warms my heart every time.”

“One of my favorite moments was when I was Tower Princess, there were two little girls who did not speak much English. Their mom was so excited to see them interacting with me. They kept taking turns holding my hand, it was really cute.”

It’s always fun. Seeing how the kids—and the adults—react is my favorite part.”

“One of my very favorite moments was at the Spring Tea event. There was a girl who was very shy, you could tell that she was so excited to meet the princesses, but for most of the event she wouldn’t talk. I talked to her about all the amazing fun things that my princess loved to do: at the end of the event she began telling me about the things that she loved to do and we had so many things in common!”

“To bring these characters to life for children truly is a magical experience that I will treasure for a lifetime.”


©2021 Occasions with Character

Occasions with Character LLC is not affiliated with any entertainment company; our characters are generic and inspired by a variety of fairytales and legends. We only partner with events that understand we do not represent any licensed characters. If you require licensed characters for your event, please contact the copyright holder.

We serve the greater Twin Cities metro area, including: Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Cottage Grove, Delano, Eagan, Edina, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Inner Grove Heights, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Newport, Oakdale, Richfield, Rosemount, Roseville, St Louis Park, St Paul, Waconia, Woodbury, Hudson, and surrounding areas.