Halloween Magic Show

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A magic show and Halloween go together perfectly and here are some ideas on how to host a show for the season. Halloween falls on a Monday this year which means it will be a great weekend to combine the holiday with a party. Harry Houdini passed away on Halloween and so it has always been a special event for magicians.

I offer a kid-friendly Halloween show where a picture of a house magically becomes filled with ghosts and the kids get to meet my invisible ghost, Chester, who drinks a glass of milk and writes a message on a chalk slate. My costume fits the theme and many of my past clients make my show the big event at the end of their party.

Set up your house for a night of spooky happenings and check out Party City’s Halloween page at http://www.partycity.com/content/halloween+party+ideas.do . For the girls you can mix the theme with Frozen or a princess party and, for the boys, Batman is a natural fit. Ideas for activities include a scavenger hunt, costume contest and a Jack-o-Lantern piñata. While the party’s happening you can have a movie playing on the big screen and I suggest: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Sesame Street’s A Magical Halloween Adventure and Disney’s Wicked.

If your child’s birthday falls close to October 31st you can combine the two for a truly epic event. My show combines elements of the birthday party and the Halloween theme. If you’re in the Houston area, and like this idea, please contact me for a Halloween Magic Show at http://www.houstonmagician.com or you can e-mail me at houstonmagician@gmail.com. You can also give me a call at 281-433-8352. Thanks for reading! Steve Burton Magician

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Rabbit in the Hat Birthday Cake

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Preparing for your magic party can be a lot of fun if you look it at as a family project. I performed recently for a very smart Mom named Bethany who was celebrating her daughter Addison’s 8th birthday. Rather than buying a ready made cake, she created a clever rabbit in a hat cake with her girl’s help. They mixed Rice Krispies with melted marshmallows to form a ball for the head and two little balls for the feet. Then they baked a regular cake to make up the bottom part. Bethany made two layers for the cake, one vanilla and one chocolate to appeal to all the children.

More Rice Krispies were put into service for the hat and the whole thing was coated with different colors of rolled fondant. The fondant was also used to cut out the stars and for the bunny’s face. She and Addison did a great job and it must have been delicious judging from how fast the kids made it disappear!

Make plans now for your holiday events by contacting me at houstonmagician@gmail.com and don’t forget to like my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Houston-Magician/112830932656?ref=hl

Thanks for reading!