Decorating for the Magic Party


Often Moms, and party planners in general, will ask, “Do you know where I can get magic themed decorations for the party?” They’ve already hired me and now it’s time to create the excellent magic party they’ve envisioned. Often party planners will want invitations, napkins, plates and decorations to enhance the magical experience for their guests.

Recently, I was hired to perform for a lady named Nadine at her son’s 5th birthday. She had magic plates, napkins and this table centerpiece:


I asked where she got all this good stuff and Nadine pointed me to the following website:

This site has a “Magic Party” as one of their permanent themes and I thought the prices were quite reasonable considering what you would spend running around town visiting various party outlets. You can even buy a Magic Piñata!

You’ll want to put in your order as soon as you hire the entertainer so everything will arrive in time for your party. This is especially true for invitations as they are usually sent out as soon as the theme, date and other details are finalized. In fact, if you’re considering hosting a magician themed party, why don’t you go ahead and order the invitations now? It’ll save time in the future and you can order the plates, centerpieces, napkins and other items as you get closer to the event. All the magic items are not listed on the page above; you’ll need to use the site’s search function for magic invitations, piñatas and other items.

Steve Burton

Magic for Birthday Parties



Hosting a Magic Birthday Party


Parents are always looking for fun and stress-free ways to host their child’s party and one of the best ideas is to have some entertainment at the event. An entertainer becomes the focus of the party and allows the grown-ups to tend to the food, drinks and other details that are very important when you have a house full of kids.

I know this because I’ve been providing magic shows for children’s parties in Houston area for a number of years and I often hear from the parents that they are quite happy to have a 45-50 minute time in the festivities when the children are focused on me and my show. During the show the children are sitting, watching and enjoying the performance and not running around the house and yard without anything specific to hold their attention.

With the show beginning approximately 30 minutes after the party starts (to allow late-comers to arrive) there is plenty of time for the cake, birthday song and the unwrapping of the presents in a two hour party.

A typical schedule would be:

1:00 pm-arrival of the guests and the magician who begins to set-up the show.

1:30 pm-the show begins.

2:20 pm-the show concludes, children get in line to pet the bunny rabbit and receive any favors the magician might bring.

2:30 pm-the boys and girls move from the show area to the dining room and gather around the cake to sing the birthday song.

2:40 pm-the cake is eaten and the table cleared.

2:45 pm-the presents are brought to the table and are opened.

3:00 pm-it’s been two hours and now the party is over and it’s time to go.

Notice how the boys and girls, except for a short time in the beginning of the party, move from one area to the next, following a schedule that has fun, entertainment, cake and presents.

Without the entertainment though you would need to lead games and find other activities to fill the time. This is why I know that the service I provide has a real value to busy Moms and Dads when planning their child’s birthday celebrations.

Steve Burton