Many parties have been feeling one-tone lately like there are just three things to do. After you’ve talked with strangers, ate some food, and danced a little: you’ll find most partygoers want something more. Fortunately, instead of trying to invent some new form of entertainment, you can bring magic to your parties. Better than a depressing clown at kids parties or a couple of alcohol bottles at an adult birthday party, magic can astound and awe any guest.
Here’s how to get a magic act for your party, and what to consider before you do!
Who Is The Party For?
The type of magic act to hire depends heavily on who will be attending your party. If it’s a child’s party, some professionals cater specifically to kids so that they’ll have the time of their lives.
For adults, there are several different kinds of magic performers. Whether you want the goth street magic that someone like Criss Angel has to offer or want light-hearted fun to bring up everyone’s moods, plan and search for acts that match them.
If you’re not sure what type of magic act you’d like, consider your party’s theme and then work forward from there. You could even find a pack of contortionists and illusionists who can make appearances as a group.
What Is The Venue?
How big of a space, and how many guests will you have? Vegas magicians need all of the room they can get to put on an awe-inspiring show, yet some performers don’t take up quite as much space.
Consider what activities you could reasonably fit inside your venue, and be clear with your performer before you book them. You wouldn’t want to hire a fire-breathing performer in a studio apartment, so take some time to think about your choices.
What Is Your Budget?
It may seem like fun to throw an extravagant and wild party with no budget or worries, but money matters! Don’t try to hire on more than you can afford to pay.
Magicians and illusionists are performers who have worked for years to perfect their arts and dazzle you. Ensure that they’ll get paid what they’re worth and also that you don’t break the bank for one day of interest.
If someone is out of your pay range, hold off, and consider saving up to hire them for the next party.
How Long Do You Have To Plan?
Some performers need at least a couple of months of heads-up, while others are happy to show up on the same day you book them.
A general courtesy would be to hire your illusionist at least a couple of weeks before the party. This planning ensures that they’ll be available, and also ensures that you have time to take care of any accommodations they may need to perform.
Some performers even offer a discount if you request a performance a couple of weeks ahead. Just make sure you know all of their terms and needs before putting in a deposit.