Finding the right type of puppeteer can be a lot of work. You want to find someone who will tell the story in the way you want to hear it and not in some adapted format to fit with the puppets that they happen to have. You want to find someone that will listen to your ideas and will not just do their own thing.
Every child loves a puppet show. So why not hire a puppeteer for their next birthday party. They will give the party a new twist and something that most parents will not have thought of when planning their parties. It is something old that can be new again if done right.