About Us

Melissa Madeira


Hello! My name is Melissa and I am the Owner and Creator of Once Upon A Time Parties. I am Australian and have lived in Switzerland for 7 years. I created the company after feeling frustrated by the lack of choice in children’s entertainment. I wanted to create a service that was fun, unique and memorable. Our team works hard to make sure that every party is action packed and super exciting. We cater for all ages and all our parties are available in both English and French.


We look forward to making your next party magical!  

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Event Coordinator
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What Our Clients Say :


Minnie Mouse


St Legier

My 9 year old daughter and her friends had THE BEST TIME being pampered by Melissa and Kate this morning. Chocolate facials, manicures, foot bath/massage, and non alcoholic champagne! The girls were beside themselves. A big thank you Melissa for helping my daughter and friends create some amazing memories.
Such fun!



Thank you so much for a wonderful party. The superhero theme was just perfect for my Spider-Man obsessed 4 year old. The kids loved everything....making the superhero masks, the games, disco music, glitter tattoos and....the amazing REAL Spider-Man appearing at the window was just awesome!
Thank you so much.
I highly recommend "once upon a Time" parties. They are superb!



Amazing talent from Elsa, activities appropriate for age group, well-planned and great equipment.
4 year-old birthday girl was super happy, thank you!!!



Amazing parties! Every. Single. Time. 🙂


St Sulpice

A stress free party for me and so much fun for my daughter and her friends.
Melissa took care of everything. Thank you for the memorable day!!



I've used Once Upon a Time Parties twice now, as well as attending some of their public events, and I have to say they are fantastic. The kids really love the parties and don't stop smiling throughout, the entertainers are great quality and really interact with the kids and keep in character all the time, and Melissa is always there in the background to make sure everything goes smoothly, there are no gaps where the kids start to play up and attends to all the little details, which add up to a big difference. Awesome!!



We had a disco party with Moana for my daughter’s 6th birthday and they all had a wonderful time... from dancing with Moana to make up and glitter tatoos to dress up and singing, it was so much fun!

Thank you Melissa and thank you Moana!