Are you hosting a magician-themed birthday party? Want to make your child's next birthday party unforgettable? Hire a magician!
This article covers all the essential details you need to know, including how to save money when hiring a magician, questions you MUST ask, how much a magician in Southern Ontario charges, tips, suggestions and more!
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Birthday Party Magician in Southern Ontario
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 planning a birthday party, including food, decorations, and activities. If you're considering hiring a magician for your child's next birthday party, these tips can help save you time and money.
Hiring a magician for your child's birthday party is a great way to offer a unique, interactive, imaginative experience. A typical magician birthday party cost in Ontario for a birthday party will range from $250 - $500 dollars for a 30-45 minute show. Some magicians offer additional services like balloon animals, face painting and goodie bags.
If you are looking for birthday magic show ideas, decorations, invitations and more download the free Magic Show Birthday Party Planning Kit.
What You Need To Know About Hiring a Magician in Ontario
Several outstanding magicians in Southern Ontario communities, including Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Niagara Falls and Toronto, perform at birthday parties.
Google is your new best friend when hiring a magician. Whether you type "magician in Southern Ontario" or "birthday party magicians Ontario," you'll find many listings.
Here are a few tips for hiring a magician in Ontario
Here are a few things to consider when planning your child's magic show birthday party. Check out our blog post on How to Plan a Magic Show.
Search for local magicians. Search online for magicians in your Southern Ontario town. Ask if any of your friends have hired a local magician.
Review their website. Check the magician's website and social media or any reviews. Not all magicians perform for children's birthday parties.
Hire an experienced magician. Look at experience, previous clients and testimonials. Professional and experienced magicians will be more expensive.
Hire local. If you live in a Southern Ontario city like Toronto, Hamilton, Cambridge, Guelph or Kitchener-Waterloo, you can likely find a magician in your town. Small communities in Ontario can still hire a magician but may charge a travel fee.
Reach out. Call the magician and discuss the particulars of your event, including the date, time, and number of guests.
Book early. Once you've decided on a magician, are you ready to book? There are reasons to book early. Many of the best Ontario birthday party magicians book fast.
Performance agreements and deposits. 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 and provide a list of important questions to ask when hiring a magician for your child's birthday party in Southern Ontario. 🎩
Questions to ask when hiring a magician
Here are a few essential questions to ask when planning to host a magic show at your child's birthday party.
Does the magician perform magic shows 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? 🎭
Do they live in your community, or are they travelling?
Can they include your birthday child in one of their tricks?
What is their fee? Do they require a deposit?
Do they bring any animals? Some magicians bring a rabbit. If any unique props or animals are involved, find out if they need special care.
How Much Does A Birthday Magicians Cost?
Since you are considering hiring a magician for your kid's birthday party, you are probably wondering how much it costs.
There is no set price for magicians who perform at birthday parties; it can vary on a few factors.
Magicians in Southern Ontario typically charge $200-400 for a basic birthday magic show package depending upon party size, experience, skill level, reputation and region. Many magicians offer higher-priced packages that can include additional services like longer shows, balloon animals, or face painting.
An experienced magician who is in high demand will charge higher fees most magicians have limits to audience size-- typically up to 20 children plus adults.
Remember, most birthday parties are held on weekends, and availability can be very limited.
Always research before committing to anyone magician to know what value they can bring to your event.
Some magicians offer a wide range of additional services, including souvenirs and goodie bags to help make your child's magical birthday stand out.
A popular birthday party addition is balloon animals.
Some magicians offer an option to make balloon animals for the kids as a birthday gift.
Balloon animals are fun souvenirs, plus it's fun to watch the animal come to shape before your eyes. The kids love them!
Be aware that some kids have latex allergies, so ask your guests in advance and take the necessary precautions or avoid them altogether.
How to save money booking a magician
To save money booking a magician, it's essential to book early.
You'd be surprised how many parents call last minute or the day before asking about a magician's availability. Most magicians have premium booking rates with 48 - 24 hours' notice.
Book two months or more in advance to save money and get the best magician for your child's birthday party.
Where to host a magician birthday party
It's very common to hold a birthday party at your home. Many birthday magicians require very little to no time for setup.
You can also hold an event in an indoor play area, banquet hall or bowling alley.
Many will have a separate room where the show can take place, and their prices typically vary from $350 - $500.
Each venue has its own rules, many allow you to bring your own food but often restrict nuts and high allergic foods.
A magician can make your birthday party unforgettable!
Magic shows are filled with surprises, comedy and interaction. A magician can also make your child feel like a star by including them in one of their tricks.
There are many amazing magicians in communities throughout Southern Ontario. You can easily find magicians to perform in Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, London, Hamilton, Niagara Falls and Toronto.
If you live in a small community, magicians from out of town may add a travel fee.
Bring the wonder of magic to your child's next birthday party!
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Ryan Joyce is the Executive Director of the Ontario OWOW Magic Festival. Ryan is a professional magician, entertainer and speaker who has performed over 5000+ shows worldwide. He has appeared on Penn & Teller's Fool Us, Canada's Got Talent and every Canadian national television network. He has over 10+ million views on YouTube, Facebook and social media and is trusted by Fortune 500 companies to deliver world-class performance.