When you're throwing a party where there will be people of many different ages and interest types, it can be really tricky to try and plan it. What kind of food will everybody want to eat? What kind of decorations will keep everybody interested in the event? And one of the biggest, and hardest to answer questions is: What will everybody at the event find entertaining? For the most part, answering this question is impossible. As far as food and decorations go, most people are capable of compromising and like a lot of different things so as long as you go with a safe bet, you should be fine. But planning entertainment is a little bit different. The difference being: if someone doesn't like some of the food, they'll just eat one of the other things available; but if they don't like the entertainment, it can completely drain the energy out of them and bore them immensely, or worse, frustrate them and cause them to hurt the mood of everyone else, even of those who did enjoy the entertainment. So the kind of entertainment that we need is the kind that almost everyone will enjoy, and it must be something that can adapt to different types of people and environments. A perfect solution to this need is to hire a professional magician for your upcoming party or event. The following guide will go over why a magician satisfies these needs, and will additionally show you the first few steps of hiring the right magician for your purposes, and how to avoid hiring a sub-par magician.
A good professional magician is, above-all, adaptable. Whether you are throwing a small child's party or an anniversary party in your backyard where there are a small number of guests that can be gathered around a stage, and the magician will be able to perform some larger-scale acts like grand illusions, or if you have a large venue with an event that's more spread out such as a festival, school field day, or a corporate banquet, then the magician will have no issue with roaming around the event and performing smaller-scale, more personal shows and tricks such as card and coin tricks, and mind tricks.
The important thing is identifying what kind of magician you want. Do you want a magician who reads minds? Performs illusions? Card tricks? Sawing-the-woman-in-half tricks? Many magicians come well-versed in nearly all of these types of tricks, but some come with some variety of them. After doing a search for magicians in your area, make sure to check their reviews and videos of their past work to get an idea of how their acts work. And then, make a phone call and describe your party and expectations, prompting them to give details about what they can provide to your party. As a rule of thumb--the less details that they provide, the less likely they are to be a high quality magician. Also ask about their availability and rates. If it makes you feel better, and it should, you should meet with the magician beforehand to get a real feel about how they are as a person before inviting them to your event. Hiring a magician is the most fool-proof way to keep your guests entertained at your next event. They are adaptable and will continue to change their act in order to keep your guests happy, engaged, and awe-stricken.