Who We Are

The Cast of Characters

Our team consists of working Los Angeles-based actors, talented artists, expert stylists, and detail oriented Party Pros, who are dedicated to making kid-centric parties and events a magical experience. SITC Events team members bring incredible energy, enthusiasm, kindness and skill to every single party and event. We are proud to shout it from the rooftops – the Send In The Clowns team is the best in the business!

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Leesa Zelken, Chief Event Organizer

Originally from New York, Leesa moved to Los Angeles after earning a degree in theater and early childhood education to pursue an acting career. As actors so-often do, Leesa paid the rent with non-traditional teaching jobs, including Gymboree, “Mommy and Me”, school enrichment programs, and others. She landed small, but iconic, roles on shows like Friends, Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Her life changed dramatically when a good friend turned to her for help planning her child’s birthday party. She donned a clown suit and put together a party routine. To her surprise and everyone’s delight, it was a huge hit and a ton of fun!

Leesa turned this one-time show into a thriving business and fulfilling career. Send In The Clowns is the expression of Leesa’s unique experiences as a children’s entertainer, actress, teacher … and mother. Planning over 500 events per year (and 15,000+ and counting in her career!) has forced Leesa out of clown suit and into the role of CEO – Chief Entertainment Organizer. Her ideas, creativity and energy continue to inspire and delight parents, adults, and children around the Los Angeles area.

In the News

New York Times

It’s a Toddler’s Party. How About a $75,000 Budget?

In Los Angeles, children’s birthday celebrations have spiraled into mini-weddings.

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KNX News on demand

Birthday parties for toddlers that cost more than most weddings? The luxurious kids’ birthday party industry is booming

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The Telegraph

Inside Archie’s fourth birthday party – and why Prince Harry is rushing home

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