Without going into a lot of detail, there is no doubt that if you want to take your son or daughter's birthday party to the next level, you need to hire a professional magician. Children love slight of hand and magic and if you get the right magician who knows how to capture the imagination of the kids, you will be a hero for weeks to come. We only stress to you that you must find the perfect candidate because quality in this area is of the utmost important. A lot of people in the Birmingham area call themselves professional musicians but that doesn't mean that they actually are. That is why you must investigate a number of candidates and make sure you take this search very seriously especially since there are kids involved. To help you discover who that perfect magician is for your son or daughter's birthday party, we have put together this guide that will leave you totally satisfied.
Coming up with quality candidates to consider is your first priority. One of the most powerful research tools around today is the world wide web. Do a Google search for “magicians in the Birmingham area.” this search should bring back numerous results that you can check out one by one. When you see a candidate that you really like, write down their name and contact information. Another source you should check with are your family, friends and coworkers. Find out if any of them have ever hired a professional magician or been to a function where a performance knocked their socks off. Take the magicians that you have written down and contact them about their availability for your birthday date. If they say they would be available, ask them for a day and time where you can sit down and talk about what they might be able to bring to the party. This is your time to find out everything you need to know which should lead you to a hire that you are completely satisfied with.
There are some questions that you need to absolutely ask of each candidate that you interview. What kind of experience do they have performing at birthday parties? How many kid's magic shows do they perform per month. You want to look for someone who is very comfortable around kids and knows how to perform for them. Do they have a passion for performing for children? Ask them if they have any suggestions on what to have at the birthday party. Do they only perform for children? We suggest you look for someone who indeed does specialize. Talk about the ages of the kids who will be at your party. Do they gear their performance toward a specific age or are they flexible? How much do they charge for their performance? Talk about what kind of tricks they will do as part of the show. How long do they perform? Will the kids be participants in anyway? Do they require a deposit to reserve their services? Do they carry liability insurance? Make sure of this because you never know when something might go wrong. When you have made your choice, ask for a written contract that will not disappear.