How to hire a magician for a Children’s Birthday Party:

If you are thinking about hiring a magician, you may be unsure where to begin. Some have the opinion that all magicians are alike.  This is not the case.  Thinking this would be the same as thinking all artists are alike or all physicians are alike.  Magicians are unique in style, experience, skill, and ability to entertain.  

Now whether you are looking for a magician for your child’s birthday party or for your company’s awards banquet dinner, the same principles apply for making an intelligent choice.  We suggest following these guidelines to avoid embarrassment or disappointment. 

Q:  Where to I start to look?

A:  You should begin by deciding on what kind of magician fits your needs.  Some magicians are generalists and others specialize.  By specialization I mean specializing in entertaining children, or specializing in close-up, or perhaps stage.  Some are comedy magicians and others are very mysterious.  Be careful about those whose humor may be “adult oriented” if you are looking to book for a child’s birthday party.  At Mister Illusion Magic Productions we provide entertainment which is good clean family comedy entertainment.  

Q:  How can I tell how experienced the performer is?

A:  Check out the web site for the performer, or better yet, just put the performer’s name into a search engine like Google and see what the results are.  If the performer is a busy professional you will be able to tell very quickly this way.  Youtube very often is a great place to see what the performer’s style is.  You will most llikely find some reviews on the magician while you are searching also.

Q:  If I narrow my choice down to two or three, how do I decide?

A:  Go with a magician who has experience and good reviews.  There is nothing better than watching a really good magician perform.  Do not base your choice on price.  Spend a little more  and book someone who is really good at entertaining.  Like anything else, you get what you pay for.  The magician charging the lowest price is doing so for a reason.  Go with the best and the quality performance will be remembered long after the price paid is forgotten.

There is a lot more we could relate regarding this subject, but we will save it for another time.  In the meanwhile, may every day be magic!