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12 things to think about when you want to hire a children’s magician.
When you hire a children’s magician, it can be a great way to add excitement and entertainment to a kid’s party or event. Here are some important considerations when hiring a magician for children:
- Experience and Reputation:
- Look for magicians who specialize in children’s entertainment.
- Check reviews and testimonials from previous clients to gauge their reputation.
- Ask for references or check if they have a portfolio of past performances.
- Child-Friendly Material:
- Ensure the magician’s material is age-appropriate and suitable for the audience.
- Discuss any specific themes or preferences you have for the performance.
- Engagement Skills:
- A good children’s magician should be able to engage and interact with children effectively.
- Consider how they handle different age groups and adapt their performance accordingly.
- Variety of Tricks and Acts:
- Look for magicians who offer a variety of tricks, illusions, and acts to keep the children entertained.
- Ensure the magic show is dynamic and includes elements like audience participation.
- Duration of the Performance:
- Discuss the length of the performance to ensure it aligns with the attention span of the children.
- Consider whether you want a short show or a longer performance with multiple segments.
- Check if the magician is punctual, well-organized, and maintains a professional demeanor.
- Ensure they have all the necessary equipment for the performance (e.g. do they bring their own table?).
- Safety Measures:
- Confirm that the magician has safety measures in place, especially if there are animals, or any type of ‘fire’ involved.
- Ensure the performance area is safe for children, and discuss any specific concerns you may have.
- Cost and Packages:
- Get a clear understanding of the magician’s fees and what is included in the package.
- Inquire about any additional costs such as travel expenses or special requests.
- Check if the magician has liability insurance, which can be important in case of any unexpected incidents during the performance (this is not expected in all countries).
- Discuss the flexibility of the magician in terms of timing, location, and any specific requests you may have.
- Contracts and Agreements:
- Ensure there is a written contract outlining the terms of the performance, including date, time, location, and any special arrangements (this can be outlined on the invoice that the magician sends you).
- Backup Plans:
- Inquire about the magician’s backup plans in case of unforeseen circumstances or emergencies (most magicians will have a network of magicians that they can ask to stand in, should something untoward happen to them).
These considerations should help you increase the likelihood when you hire a children’s magician, of selecting one who will provide a fun and memorable experience for the kids at your event.
Preparing the children for the event
- Before you hire a children’s magician – make sure that the children you are having the magic show for are mature enough to enjoy it. There are always exceptions, however, as an example, two year olds may not have the attention span for a magic show (they are still in magical awe at the world around them – everything is magical).
- Let them know a magician is coming and that they are going to have a lot of fun. But try to feed them party treats after the magician has been. Otherwise, it can be an extremely unruly event. All the sugar highs can lead to a loss of enjoyment for all.
Other than that, have a whole lot of fun.
Using the Search bar on ‘Magicians for hire’
If you want to use the search bar on the ‘Magicians for Hire’ tab, to look specifically for childrens magicians in your area.
- Click on ‘Magicians for hire’ (top navigation bar)
- All magicians page will come up, with a search bar (left picture below).
- Then, enter ‘near me’ in 3rd field of search bar, click on the arrow next to search and the advanced search function is available (image on the right below). under ‘performs for’ click on ‘childrens magic shows’ and press search.
- All the magicians in your area will then come up (example- last picture below):
And there you go, all magicians in your area that perform for children.
Use Contact form- making life easy
You can also use the contact form below and we will send to magicians in the area. Those interested can contact you directly.
Go back to: Looking for a magician.
Another external resource: Article on medium.com about hiring a magician for a kids party.
Last updated on 2023-12-08