For birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, a magical entertainer can be the key to making your party an unforgettable one. It can be a stressful choice, deciding on the right entertainer for your event. How do you ensure that they cater for everyone? How do you make sure the party is memorable for the right reasons? Here are our tips on how to avoid the pitfalls when hiring a professional magician.
- Hire a Professional Entertainer, not a hobbyist!
Firstly, I do not want to discourage my readers from supporting young and amateur magicians – please, give them any opportunity to perform and perfect their craft! But when the party matters, it is not the time to let a beginner practice on your guests. Instead, rely on the service of a full-time professional magician for a confident, experienced, awe-inspiring show. A professional will also come with all the appropriate accreditations for working with children and young people and will be insured for their work. All things which will help you to have peace of mind.
- Do your research
In order to make sure your professional magician has the right style of material to suit your party, it’s worth doing a little research. It may not be practical to see them perform, or even meet them in advance of your party, but you can always watch some videos online, and have a phone call with them to discuss your expectations for the event.
- Plan your timings
If you are going to the expense of hiring a magician to entertain your guests, don’t have them perform during the ceilidh or the disco! For close up magic, it helps if the guest can hear what the magician is saying, rather than having to watch them mime out what is happening. So, plan your timings, and ensure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the show.
- Book in advance
In busy seasons like over Christmas and the summer months, the best magicians can be booked up a year in advance! So don’t leave it too late to make your enquiry. Secure the date early so you can relax knowing that everything is taken care of with time to spare.
- Check the material
Just because you find an entertainer hilarious and amazing does not mean that they are the perfect choice for Great Aunt Ida’s 90th birthday – so watch lots of videos and speak to the entertainer in advance to make sure the tone and content is right for your event.
If in doubt, get in touch with Occasions for All Children’s professional magicians and we’ll talk you through the services we offer to entertain your guests at any event.