Who We Are:

Once Upon a Time Parties D.C. is the premier character entertainment company in the Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., & Maryland area. We offer professional, authentic, & high-quality character entertainment. We aspire to make a difference in the hearts of children and parents alike, reminding them that anything is possible with kindness, grace, and a touch of magic!

We hope that your child finds a new friend in their favorite character, prompting them to spread the same positive values that we share during our parties.

Why Us?

We guarantee that your child will truly feel the magic of our characters through our professionalismauthenticity. We bring our characters to life through our attention to detail, which truly sets us apart from other companies. From the beautiful gowns provided by our Fairy Godmother to the shoes & even the accessories our characters wear, you can rest assured that your guests will know that our characters are truly the real deal.

We have an extensive process for hiring performers that are not only passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, but also go above and beyond to bring character’s stories to life! All of our actors are musically trained and go through hours of training to learn their character’s mannerisms, voices, and movements- because we know that your children notice the little things!


Reviews from Our Clients:

“Rapunzel visited our daughter yesterday and we had a blast! highly recommend Once Upon a Time Parties.” ~ Radek K.

“Clara had such a wonderful time and couldn’t believe she got to meet the ‘really real Rapunzel’ and loved playing games with her.  She won’t take her crown off either from Rapunzel herself.  You made her day.” – Eliza P.

“My daughter’s 6th birthday was truly special because we had the snow queen come to entertain the party guests. I was amazed how true to character, patient and professional they were. I would definitely hire them again in the future.” – Cathy C.

“We had an amazing party, in large part due to your company. The princess were great and took care of all the hosting. I was able to (for the first time in several birthday parties) actually sit back and enjoy one of my kids parties because I didn’t have to play host.” – Jessy K.

Once Upon a Time Parties D.C.
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Lyssa Pfauth
Lyssa Pfauth
If you’re wondering if you should use this company, I’m telling you that you 💯 should. Alexa is very... professional, from the initial booking process to answering my questions and to showing up at my home alongside the princess. Ariel was a huge hit and so realistic to my daughter, her voice was beautiful (I didn’t even know she would be singing, we were pleasantly surprised), and her characteristics to Ariel were perfect. My daughter keeps watching the videos we took today and saying how pretty she was. It was the best birthday and we will absolutely be hiring a princess again in the future!!read more
Mica Riendeau
Mica Riendeau
Absolute magic is in the air with Once Upon A Time Parties D.C.!It really IS a dream come true!You can just see the... love, passion, and magic poured into every detail of what they do!Beautiful people, beautiful characters, and beautiful memories guaranteed to last as old as time!❤️read more
Lacy Sunukjian
Lacy Sunukjian
Such a wonderful time with Rapunzel and Flynn today! They were the surprise for my daughters birthday party and I... couldn’t recommend them enough. Such a magical experience that I wouldn’t hesitate to book again. Thank you for making my daughters birthday special 💕read more
Bridgette Tasche Von Jett
Bridgette Tasche Von Jett
We had such a great time at the Winter Ball last weekend! What really impressed me the most is that some of the... princesses knew sign and took the time to communicate with Madilyn so that definitely made my day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! ❤️read more
Melissa Spade Cristler
Melissa Spade Cristler
I can't say enough how pleased we were with this experience! The Mermaid Princess was simply wonderful. She managed a... gaggle of very excited 4-year-old girls perfectly and in character from the time she arrived until the time she left. The activities flowed seamlessly and the girls loved singing and dancing with her. And when cake-minded tummies distracted them and us as hostesses, the princess made an easy exit (I was sorry it seemed rushed for her!). The whole experience was definitely a highlight of the party <3 Thank you!!read more
Bekki Mirzada
Bekki Mirzada
My daughter had the time of her life with Anna and Elsa at her party! Anna and Else were amazing and in character the... whole time and the activities went so smooth and ran well.all of the girls are still talking about the party and playing hide and seek with Anna and Elsa. I would totally recommend Once Upon A Time Parties DC and if my daughter wants another princess party next year I will be booking them again! Thank you so much Once Upon A Time Parties DC for an amazing day!read more
Amanda Gunnoe
Amanda Gunnoe
We had Elsa come do our daughters 4th Birthday and she did amazing!! They made snowman crafts, painted fingernails,... told a story and sang songs. Great job!!read more
Danielle Valdez
Danielle Valdez
They were awesome!! In full character with the kids! Mine absolutely loved them.
Stef Matthews
Stef Matthews
Beautiful quality costumes and performers, and very friendly people to deal with. Highly recommend!!
Krisi Marie Wester-Madden
Krisi Marie Wester-Madden
Lovely, quality costumed performers. They really bring the characters to life, and the kids they interact with just... light up 💛read more
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Once Upon a Time Parties D.C.
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Victoria C.
Victoria C.
2020-01-21 06:30:59
The Once Upon a Party team was amazing. We could not recommend them highly enough. We hired them for our twin daughters' 7th birthday party. The OUTP team...
Maryam T.
Maryam T.
2019-09-22 16:46:10
I cannot say enough positive things about Once Upon a Time Parties. I sent in a last-minute booking request and they were able to accommodate us making my...

This Month's Featured Princess:

  • First Princess

    First Princess

Snow Sisters

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Little Mermaid

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Sailor Prince

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Sleeping Beauty

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Arabian Princess

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Tower Prince

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Frog Princess

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We do not offer any licensed or copyrighted characters. It is not the intention of Once Upon a Time Parties D.C. to violate any copyright laws. Our characters are based on fairytales in the public domain. We only accept bookings from clients who understand we do not offer any licensed characters.

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