Party Guide


If you want to bring some real life to the party, consider hiring a professional magician. One of the things about a magician is that they make the children feel very special in that they feel like the performer is doing something unique just for them. Not to mention the fact that a quality magic show will be something that both parents and the kids remember for years to come. Keep in mind that life gets very busy with work and school schedules and then all of the errands to be run on a regular basis. So, these moments that can be shared like birthdays are very precious and should be treated like it. Are there a lot of different kinds of entertainers out there that are vying for your attention? Sure, but that is exactly why you must take your time and figure out exactly what you want for your son or daughter's birthday. For one thing, you want to make sure that you hire entertainment that is highly visual. Also, you need something that will be extremely easy for them to understand on one hand yet makes them wonder and try to guess what happened on the other. You want to evoke that child like sense of wonder. This is what we call the magic of making your child feel special. This guide was put together in order to help you find quality candidates in the Kansas City area and to help you hire that professional magician that will have everyone in amazement long after they have disappeared.

So, let's begin. You need to locate some quality candidates in the Kansas City area. We suggest that you start by tapping into the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “magicians in the Kansas City area.” Start clicking on all of the links that you get back. It should not take you long to figure out which potential candidates are worth checking into. Read each candidates bio page very intently. Determine why they are in this business in the first place. Do they seem like they have an intense passion to entertain via magic? If you can say yes, then write their name and contact information down and start keeping a list of potential candidates. Talk to your family, friends and coworkers. Have they ever hired a children's magician? What was the experience like? If they can give the magician the thumbs up, add them to your list. Contact each candidate on your list and have them check their calendar. Are they available on the date that you would need them? If they say yes, then sit down over a coffee and talk about what they might be able to do for your event.

There are a few definite questions that you will want to ask of each candidate. Start the questioning by finding out how many magic shows they perform each month? How long have they been a magician? Do they usually perform for a certain age group or are they flexible? What much will you pay for their services? We know that everyone wants something for nothing but keep in mind that the real world does not work this way. If you find a true professional that has put in years of work training and honing their craft, that is worth something. How long will the act last? Do they carry liability insurance just in case something goes wrong and someone is hurt? Talk a bit about what kind of setup they will need and how big of an area will be required for their act. Will they need a stage? When is the best time for them to go on? Anyone that you are serious considering should be given a background check. Once you are completely satisfied with a specific candidate, it is time to wave your magic wand and do some hiring.