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Hiring The Right Magician For Your Child's Party

Want to make your child's next birthday party something special? Throw a magician-themed party! Here are helpful tips for finding the best magician for your child's birthday!

Hiring a magician for your child's birthday party is a great way to offer a unique interactive and imaginative experience. An average magician rate for a birthday party is 250 - 400 dollars for a forty-five-minute show, setup and cleanup. Some magicians offer balloon animals for the kids. It's a great souvenir and fun to watch. Be sure to check in advance for any latex allergies.

We're going to take a deep dive into hiring a magician, questions to ask, why you should book early and more.

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If you're thinking of hiring a magician for your child's next birthday party (or even your birthday party!), a few tips can help you make the right decision.

You've probably seen the same games, decorations, and themes at countless other parties, but one thing will make your party stand out from the others: a magician!

If you're planning a kids' party, there's nothing like a good magician to entertain your little guests who will talk about the party long after it's over!

There are many things to consider: food, decor, and activities.

If you're a big fan of checklists like we are, your kid's big day can go off without a hitch. Download our birthday checklist.

Hiring A Magician Can Be Easy! Here's What You Need To Know

Google is your new best friend when it comes to hiring a magician for your kid's birthday party. Whether you type "magician for kids in Ontario" or "kids' parties with magicians in Ontario," you'll find many listings, complete with reviews and info about pricing and availability.

Here are a few extra considerations

  • Research local area magicians - Ask around and go online to read reviews.

  • Check their website and social media and make sure they have a kid-friendly show.

  • Look at experience, previous clients and testimonials.

  • Call them and discuss the particulars of your event, including the date, time, and the number of guests.

  • If you can't find any reviews, ask about their experience and if they can supply references or previous clients.

  • Once you've decided on a magician, are you ready to book? There are reasons to book early.

  • Do they have availability?

  • Is there a deposit required? It's common for magicians to provide a short performance agreement or outline payment terms.

Next, we'll help you take the guesswork out of planning by providing specific tips that will help you hire the right magician for your child's birthday party. ๐ŸŽฉ

Essential Tips When Deciding On A Magician For Your Child's Birthday Party

  • Talk to your friends and family firstโ€”they might have worked with a magician before! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Many magicians specialize in certain types of magic. Not all magicians perform birthday magic shows.

  • Some magicians have transparent fees or rates posted on their websites. If not, here's what you can expect to pay a magician for a birthday party.

  • Check to see if the magician is a member of any professional associations (like the Canadian Association of Magicians)

  • If you can't find any reviews or testimonials? Don't be afraid to ask about their previous experience.

What questions should you ask when interviewing potential candidates? Here are a few critical questions to ask.โ“

Questions when hiring a magician/magic show for your child's birthday:

  • Do they have a magic show for your child's age group?

  • How long is the magic show?

  • How much time does the magician need for setup and cleanup time?

  • Are there any requirements they need from you?

  • How much space does the magician need for the performance? ๐ŸŽญ

  • What do they need to set up?

  • What is their fee? Do they require a deposit?

  • Some magicians offer animals for their performances. If there are any unique props or animals involved, find out if they need special care.

Virtual and In-Person Shows

Are you looking for in-person or virtual magic? ๐Ÿ”ฎ

In the era of COVID, some magicians are offering virtual magic shows over Zoom or a similar platform, but not all magicians provide these services.

If you're interested in hiring a magician for your virtual party, make sure the person you're hiring has experience with this kind of show.

How Much Do Magicians Charge For A Birthday Party?

If you've ever thought about hiring a magician for your kid's birthday party, you probably have some questions about what magicians for birthday parties cost.

The answers to this question are not as cut and dry as they may seem: there is no set price for magicians for birthday parties because different magicians charge different amounts!

Some magicians charge $200-350 per hour for a birthday magic show, and others charge $450-1000 per hour. Rates vary widely based on experience, skill level, and reputation.

If you're looking to hire a magician, you'll need to research prices before deciding who will perform at your party.

An experienced magician with an extensive reel will likely charge much more than someone fresh out of wizard school or working part-time as a magician. However, it's important to remember that the best doesn't always cost the mostโ€”and vice versa! Do your research before committing to anyone magician to know what kind of value they can bring to your event.

Balloon Animals

Many magicians offer an option to make balloon animals for the kids. Balloon animals are fun and a great souvenir. They're fun to watch, and the kids love them! Be aware that latex can cause allergic reactions for some people. You'll need to make sure guests know in advance and take the necessary precautions.

Your Best Choice Is Booking Early.

When should you book a magician's services? The answer: as early as possible. โŒš๏ธ

You'd be surprised how many parents call the day before or even the day of their child's birthday party and ask if a magician can come out to perform.

The answer is that, yes, but it'll cost you.

Most magicians and performers have premium rates for bookings with 48 - 24 hours notice and performances on the same day.

Do it as early as possible if you want to book a magician for your child's birthday party. You'll save money and get the best price on our services!

We recommend you book a magician two-three months in advance of your party.

Takeaway

No matter what, you want your birthday party to be unforgettable. And there's no better way to make that happen than with a magician. Bring the wonder of magic to your child's birthday party. Ask around for recommendations from friends or colleagues, and search online for reviews, experience, website or social media. Establish all the event specifics and make sure the payment terms are clear. Have a space in a room where you can host the show.

Do you like checklists? Our eight-week magic-theme party checklist is a great one-page tool to keep you on track for an upcoming birthday party.

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