Play & Parties in Orange County


We want to introduce you to Play & Parties and Creative Parties for Kids! They’re both local businesses that are the life dream and expression of Lisa K. Cohen, a children’s entertainer, educator, author, and entrepreneur.

Lisa, also known as The StoryLady, has devoted her life to creativity and kids. She has a Masters in Educational Administration and BA in Theatre and Dance Education.

Creative Parties For Kids has been in business for over 36 years and has been voted OC Best Kids Party company 3 years in a row in OC Parenting Reader’s Choice Awards! They have birthday party characters and also perform at local community and corporate events throughout Orange and LA counties. 


Play & Parties is a unique party venue that provides custom theme parties that include a costumed character of your choice, a fully decorated party venue, theme cakes, invitations and even food for the party guests.


During the week comes the Play aspect of Play & Parties where the highly skilled entertainers and teachers offer music classes, art experiences and even special playtimes and events with new real characters each week. They feature princesses like Elsa, Ariel and characters like Baby Shark, Blippi, and Miss Rachel. Educational offerings like Crafty Storytime and Music Makers are also part of the weekly schedule. 

Lisa started the company in 1988 offering mobile dance, theater and art classes throughout Los Angeles and from there the company expanded into character parties. She moved to Orange County and loved being a young Mom with a fun arts and party company. When her daughter was around 6 she became a single mom, fully supporting her as a kid’s party performer and teacher. It was quite an adventure!

After many years the company was blossoming, her daughter was off pursuing a performing career, and in 2017 the business was burned to the ground. Lisa had no choice but to rise from the ashes and, with the support of her amazing team, the company was reborn. With its rebirth came better costumes and a new location where they were able to offer onsite custom theme parties. They also added in adorable ,entertaining, and fun classes. Previously located at The Village at Orange mall, they’ve recently moved to an easily accessible location in Orange at 1901 North Tustin, Orange.

Now, families can book parties at Play & Parties where they get a custom decorated theme party with fun characters, and Lisa is always there making sure everything is just right!

The motto of the company is “If You Can Dream It….We Can Do It.” 

We hope you can all join them in this dream and come try a fun class, book an amazing event, and become part of the creative family. 

Play & Parties on Instagram and on Facebook

Creative Parties for Kids on Instagram and on Facebook


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