Yes, our weather in the Houston area can be a real challenge sometimes, but we love it anyway! They say, if you don’t like Texas weather, just wait a few minutes and it will change. Wait long enough and you can experience our yearlong merry-go-round of hot, humid, cool, pleasant, wet, and sometimes “hurricaney” outdoor extremes. That being said, I love the weather on the Texas Gulf Coast especially in the months of October, November, February, March and April. However, I don’t do my show outdoors for a number of reasons. That doesn’t mean you can’t have your party outside, it just means that the show portion must be held inside away from the elements in order for it to work.
The wind causes major headaches for me and my props. I often use light articles like cards, silk handkerchiefs and the like, so in a windy environment my props go sailing away. So no matter how nice the weather is that day, the wind will interfere with my show. I also use live animals and my bunny rabbit and dove can be hurt if they’re kept too long enclosed in a hot and humid environment. Also, if I do my show outside the noise can be real problem. It seems that as soon as I would begin, that’s when the lawn crew would show up to mow the yard next door.
So how can you have an outdoor party and still have a great magic show for everyone to enjoy? It’s simple really and I’ve done it many times. The show is set-up in the living room and the guests are kept outside. When it’s time for the performance the kids line up outside and are marched into the living room. They then have a seat on floor (see my other blog posts on how to set up your living room for this); watch the show and when it’s over they get in line for me to give them their goody bags. Then we take them right back outside for the cake ceremony and the rest of the party. They only come in for the show and leave right after so they do not inhabit your living room for very long. Your house has to be somewhat open anyway for your guests to use the rest room so you need to have some access to your inside area regardless. So do plan your party outside but follow my suggestions for planning for the magic show.
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Magic shows for birthday parties and all family events!