Hiring a magician is a great way to keep the guests of your party entertained, engaged, and thrilled. However, sometimes hiring the right magician for your event can be a tricky affair. Sometimes you accidentally hire a magician who primarily does child's parties for your corporate event, and vice versa. And, worst care scenario, you get stuck with a magician who seems like they just picked up a deck of cards last week and started doing "magic tricks" for their friends. The following guide will help you ensure that you only have the best experience with hiring a magician, and how to make the most out of the experience!
First, you need to identify what kind of event you are going to need the magician for. Is it a child's birthday, a family reunion, a company picnic, a formal corporate banquet, a graduation party, or something else? Knowing the kind of people that will be in attendance at your event helps narrow down what kind of magician you will be looking for. How long will you need the magician for? What kind of venue will you be using? A large venue usually calls for the magician roaming around to different tables or groups of people to perform smaller, more intimate tricks like card tricks and slight-of-hand tricks, whereas a smaller venue calls for a stage performance and bigger looking tricks.
Once you know what kind of performance you want, make a list of magicians in your area using phone books and the internet. Make sure to check the magicians' references and testimonials. Begin to make phone calls to the magicians or entertainment company. One of the dangers of calling an entertainment company is that frequently you are not speaking to the magician themselves. As a rule of thumb, you'll want to ask about details of the magician's performance as much as possible. The less details given, the less you can expect from the performance. It's also a good idea to meet with the magician beforehand so you can see for yourself if they are a good fit for your event, or ask if they have footage you can view. Go over what kind of performance you are expecting, and get suggestions from them to see what they can bring to the table for your event.
A good thing about hiring a magician from an agency is that they often can come paired with a multitude of other services, such as face painting, balloon twisting, and clowns. For the best possible quality for a magician, we suggest hiring an accredited magician with plenty of testimonials and videos showcasing their tricks.
By hiring a good magician for your upcoming event, party, or festival, you are guaranteed to have guests that are excited, engaged, and awe-stricken. Make sure to leave a review of your magician's service on their website to make the process easier for someone else looking for entertainment for their party.