Do you require a deposit?
Absolutely not! You don’t pay until the day of your child’s party. I accept cash or check.
How much does it cost?
*Important: Can we hire you to entertain our children in one room while all of the adults hang out in another room?
Due to liability issues, I do require that all of the children be supervised at all times by at least one responsible adult (besides me). I simply can’t be held responsible for supervising them. This is to protect you, the children and myself.
How much space do you need?
Not much at all. For my equipment and props I need about a 6 ‘ by 6 ‘ area. Usually, your living room is a perfect place for this. Other than that, an area right in front of my performing area for the children to sit and enjoy the show is all that is needed.
Do I need to provide any special equipment?
No, I bring everything I need including my own case that folds up into a table and a free-standing backdrop.
Can you perform the show outdoors?
Yes I can providing the weather is okay. But if the wind is blowing even a little, that can be too much as my backdrop will then act as a sail causing it to tip over and some of my props might will blow away. Also, if there is a chance of rain, it is cumbersome and time consuming to move everything and everyone out of the rain. It’s always safer to have it indoors plus there will be less distractions.
When should I serve the food and cake?
The best time to serve food and cake, is after the magic show. Especially if cake is served before the magic show, it can make it more difficult for kids to stay focused on the magic show.
Can we serve the kids food, snacks, and beverages during your show?
Well, it’s your home so you can do whatever you’d like… however, I do recommend serving treats & drinks before or after the show. It’s a HUGE distraction for the kids. Not only eating the snack but then the serving of it and cleaning up that takes place. At this age, they need the least amount of distractions as possible. So I HIGHLY recommend NOT serving goodies during the performance (also because it’s a show based on audience interaction and participation… I need their hands to be free…besides, it could turn messy).
Is the show clean and age appropriate?
Yes! I take pride in that my birthday show is specifically geared towards children ages 5-10. Most magicians don’t have an age specific show. I specialize in entertaining children with clean and fun magic.
When's a good time to begin your show?
A good general rule of thumb is to have my show begin about a half hour after the party is to begin. This prevents distractions from late arriving guests. Depending on which package you choose, the show lasts anywhere from 40 to 70 minutes.
I'm celebrating more than one child's birthday, can you still entertain at our party?
Yes! I then have all of the birthday children be the stars of the show. Everything else is the same except we have a few more lucky participants!
Do you know of any sources for birthday party goodies like plates, napkins, hats, etc.?
Yes! There is a great place called Birthday Express that gets nothing but rave revues from other moms. Check it out now!
Can we invite young infants & babies to the party?
Since it’s your party, you may do whatever you’d like. However, I do recommend NOT having children under the age of 3 present, only because they often are a distraction to the children and adults who are trying to enjoy the magic show. Same thing goes with your pets. Please keep your pets in a separate area (sorry Spot). Also, be aware that the goody bags provided in the Deluxe Package are recommended for children 4 and older.