“Your Child’s Best Birthday EVER With Memories To Last A Lifetime”
The birthday child is the star of the show who receives personal souvenirs created by magic.
“A magic show as part of the birthday party plan… What a great idea!” Sure! The Robert K. Miller approach is, “Call me first. Let’s see what works best for you.” In the meantime, however, here are some helpful hints about children and magic.
4th and 5th birthday party
This is about the age when an awareness of magic dawns. Children begin to realize what’s possible and what’s impossible, and the impossible is magic. Remember?
The guest of honor will certainly like Joanne. Have you met Joanne? She’s my wood duck. She wears a top hat and “ducks” for alphabet cards.
Your child will wonder “How did the duck know which cards to pull out while blindfolded, and how did she spell my name?”
6th through 8th birthday party
These are the most popular ages for a magic show party. The memories will last a lifetime.
9th and 10th birthday party
My program becomes more sophisticated. Much of the magic for this age group is the same as for mom and dad. A close-up magic show with cards, coins and other small props also works well here, particularly for boys.
Curiously, this is a very difficult age for magic entertainment. These youngsters often feel that they are too old for a magic show (“magic is for little kids”). Not to worry. In a few years, they’ll come back. We all do!
By the way, here’s a good guideline for choosing entertainment for your own child: Try to go along with the young person’s request. If it’s your idea, be careful, but if your child wants a magician, great.
Caution: Always consider what the youngster means by “magician,” because it may be impossible to meet television-based expectations. I do not fly around, saw people in half, vanish in a flash of flame or pull birds out of the air. What I do is to open the doorway to a fun time.
Wow! But what’s it like?
Consider a 40-45 minute show with colorful and unusual props, familiar characters, plus a succession of magical surprises one after the other. The birthday child is the star. He or she helps with some of the magic effects and even creates and keeps two special souvenirs created by magic during the program.
“A friend of mine gave me this piece of wood for a present. He said he bought it on eBay and it cost a lot of money. It’s the only one in the world — a piece of Pinocchio’s nose. Yes! It was left over after Geppetto the woodcarver made the puppet. But, is it really a piece of Pinocchio’s nose?” Through the guidance of the guest of honor, the entire audience proves that it is! (You will be astounded, too!)
Here’s something that will help you get ready for the party and make it easier for you. Based on my years of experience, from entertaining at hundreds and hundreds of children’s parties, I prepared Ten Tips For The Perfect Birthday Party.
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