Fundraisers with Character (and Characters)

Your fundraiser with favorite family characters:

  • Stands out
  • Builds connection and rapport with your donors
  • Increases foot traffic or ticket sales
  • Is memorable and sharable (sharing those photo ops on social media!)
  • Creates joy and excitement; always good in your donor base!

Character Meet and Greets for Fundraisers

Add a character photo op area of your festival, fair, open house, gala, coin carnival, movie night, breakfast or brunch, or almost any family-friendly fundraising event!

Ideas for raising those funds with a meet and greet:

  • Entry by donation to the photo op
  • Use carnival-style purchased tickets to access the characters and your other event activities
  • Include character interactions and photo ops in the price of your overall event tickets



Tea Party Fundraisers

Great for:

  • Library Friends groups/libraries
  • Nursing homes/senior facilities
  • Parks/gardens
  • Historic sites/buildings
  • Any organization wanting to raise funds in a fun, family-friendly way

Popular Character Tea Party Themes include:

  • Princesses/Royalty
  • Wonderland
  • Fairies
  • Princesses and Superheroes

Parade Fundraisers

Great for:

  • Organizations with an existing float and parade spot

Raffle or sell spots for children to join characters on your float!

You’ll be unforgettable for both the lucky winners and the parade viewers!

Dance Fundraisers

Great for:

  • Preschools/daycares
  • Libraries
  • Community Ed, Parks and Rec/ECFE
  • Children’s nonprofits, and more

Host a Royal Ball, Halloween Hop, or Holiday Hop as a fundraiser!

  • Sell tickets
  • Add a silent auction
  • Make donation pitches throughout the event
  • And more! Your philanthropic creativity is the only limit.

Found Your Occasion? Find Your Character!


“The princesses are delightfully entertaining with their authentic costumes and friendly smiles.”

-Marilyn Laulainen, Waconia ECFE

“Occasions with Character offered library visitors a magical performance with lots of audience participation for even the youngest. The actors posed for photographs and stayed in character until the last child left the room.”

-Angela Petrie, Stillwater Public Library

“The Occasions with Character performers were all amazing, and the way that they interact with the children is superb! The interactive storytime was great for promoting literacy and a perfect additional program to draw people to the library.”

-Carol Plocher, Library Services Coordinator, Great River Regional Library-Delano

“The program itself was an elegant touch of fantasy for the whole audience, and the interaction with the audience was priceless.”

-Mary Davis, Youth Services, Hudson Area Public Library

“I can not thank Occasions with Character enough for surprising my daughter on her birthday at lunch! Not every little girl can say that she had her favorite princess/heroine dance with her, read a story with her and sing happy birthday to her. She was in awe the entire time. As her mom it almost brought me to tears seeing how mesmerized she was… She still talks about her. Thank you for making my daughter feel so special and lucky on her birthday. She will remember this for years to come.”

– Rochelle Ladick, parent

“Occasions With Character presented the Midnight Ball Princess (Lost Slipper Storytime) at our Storytime and it was a great hit! The performers remained in character from the moment they entered and the costumes were wonderful. The audience was enchanted and everyone had a great time!”

– Janet Waller, Community Business Development Manager, Barnes & Noble HarMar Mall

©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.