At a children's birthday party Boo Hiccup entertains with a jolly mixture of some or all of the following, depending on what you would like and how old the children are. Above all, the most important thing is that all the children have an incredible amount of fun, everyone is thoroughly entertained and that the birthday child gets to feel very special on their birthday.
Boo is an absolute delight to have at any child’s party. He will astound with a full fun fantastic comedy magic show, amaze with balloon modelling, organise games, competitions and dancing, entertain with puppets, thrill with close-up magic for kids, and will provide so much fun and hilarity that your child’s birthday really will be the best day ever. He will captivate your children and impress you adults with his ability to seamlessly run the entertainment at a children's party, leaving you positively stress-free and happy throughout.
For children's parties he usually entertains children from four years old and upwards.
- A full exciting fun comedy magic show with audience participation.
- Brilliant balloon modelling - animals, flowers, dinosaurs, hats and other creations.
- Super fun puppet routine (with my magic mice, Bobbin the Raccoon and Stinky the Bird)
- Tons of fantastic games (I bring my own professional music system with PA and microphone), party dancing, mini-limbo.
- Close-up magic for kids - coins, sponge balls, pens, pencils, marshmallows, bits out a washing machine, eggs, pepper, salt and other bizarre bits and pieces.
Boo says: Times are entirely my suggestion; if you would prefer something different from this just let me know. If there is no birthday food in the middle it doesn't matter at all, I just carry on with games and other exciting stuff straight after the magic show.
2.40pm - I arrive at your home or the party venue to set up.
3.00pm - I welcome the children with terrific tricks and/or an interactive puppet show.
3.10pm - A quick game to get everyone warmed up.
3.15pm - Boo Hiccup’s amazing comedy magic show.
4.00pm - Birthday tea, provided by parents. I make balloon animals and other marvellous balloon creations around the tables during tea.
4.15pm - The cake appears! We all sing "Happy Birthday" (which I can lead, unless you wish to do it yourself)
4.20pm - Splendid games, dancing and competitions.
4.45pm - I finish off making balloon models for all the children so they all get one. Music for dancing.
5.00pm - Children leave exceptionally happy!!!
THE FIRST HOUR:
Terrific Tricks and Performing Puppets:
I meet and greet children as they arrive, getting to know them and entertaining with quick tricks and performing animals (all puppets, no real animals) or, if the children are over eight years of age, a few impressive and entertaining close-up magic routines for kids.
The “Performing Animals” mini-show is with my magic mice, Stinky the Bird (a comic muppet-style puppet) and Bobbin the Raccoon (cuddly and furry - he looks real!)
This is usually followed by a quick fun active game to get everyone fully warmed up before the magic show.
The Amazing Comedy Magic Show:
My magic show is fun, inventive, very visual, and there’s absolutely loads of audience participation alongside my comical conjuring shenanigans. I get helpers up at every opportunity, especially the birthday child, and the whole audience is invited to help me in a variety of fun creative ways. The magic show is usually about 40 - 45 minutes.
I aim to amuse, amaze and astound with new funny and fresh routines keeping the children thoroughly thrilled throughout. I have loads of different magic routines for all different ages, and a few that will appeal to all ages too. My magic for younger children is jolly and colourful, and my magic for older children is edgy and daring.
I will be performing a super selection of The Sorcerer’s Dream, The Amazing Vanishing Milk Trick, The Crazy Cake Bake, The Kids’ Revenge, The Power of Pumpkins, Who’s Who at The Zoo, The Dog Did It, The Whoops Machine, The Clever-O-Meter, The Magic Balloon Competition, Shoe Juice, Water Thru Body, The Chip Chopper, Pizzadigitation, plus magic with eggs, hats, wands, carrots, fruit, ketchup and newspapers. My new routines planned for 2017 are Cops and Robbers, Static-Kid and The Strongest Knot in the World.
I do not take a massive break in the middle of the party like other entertainers. Once the magic show has finished I put on party music, quickly clear my magic away which takes about five minutes and then go straight into entertaining round the tables.
THE SECOND HOUR:
Balloon Modelling During the Birthday Food
I make balloon animals and other marvellous balloon creations around the tables during the birthday lunch or tea - I can make most animals (except hippos - I’ve never really mastered hippos!) as well as flowers, dinosaurs, pirate swords and heart twists.
I usually split the balloon making session in two - making most of the balloons during the birthday food, and the rest at the very end of the party during the last ten minutes.
I can make up to 30 balloon models in a two hour. If you have more children than this you may like to consider having tricks at the tables instead of having balloon modelling or I can still do balloon modelling but I won’t be able to make one for everyone.
If you would prefer not to have balloon modelling, then I entertain round the tables instead with a mixture of food magic (just as it sounds - magic with food!) and this probably also means there’s more time for extra exciting games too.
The Cake Appears! We All Sing "Happy Birthday”!
Which I can lead, unless you wish to do it yourself. Some parents prefer to do the birthday cake later in the party, which is absolutely fine too.
Splendid Games, Dancing and Competitions
What usually happens is that once I see most of the children are down from the table, I launch into party games (unless you need them back at the table for, say, birthday cake - which you can do at any time you like during the party).
I have different games for different age ranges. Some are traditional party games, some are new versions of existing popular games, and some games are exclusive just to me. It also doesn’t matter how large a small a space you have to play games in, as I can adapt my games to just about any sized room. My games aren’t of a competitive nature so there are no winners or losers and no-one has to “be out”. I play musical games, role-play games, quest games and party limbo too. If appropriate, I often do performer-led party dancing and mini-disco fun, and sometimes I also do singing with younger children.
The Last Ten Minutes
Either a big cheer for the birthday child and a fond farewell, or sometimes I end the birthday party with a dancing Conga train. I finish off making balloon models for all the children so they all get one, and put music on for dancing for everyone else. Yippee!
Here is my usual plan for an hour and a half party -
For the first hour - the puppets/close-up magic, followed by a five minute game, followed by the full fun magic show.
For the last half hour - either a half hour of games or a half hour of balloon modelling. If the children are eating in this last half hour then I can do the balloon modelling round the tables as they have their birthday lunch or tea. If you have fewer than 15 children then I can do both games and balloon modelling.
I can, of course, always do the balloon modelling or games first, and the magic and puppets afterwards, or any other combination. It’s entirely up to you.
For a one-hour party you can have a choice of:
- My “performing animals” mini-show, a party game and then a 45 minute magic show (this is what I most recommend)
- A full fun fantastic one hour magic show.
- A 45 minute magic show followed by 15 minutes of amazing games.
- A 45 minute magic show followed by 15 minutes of close-up magic for kids.
- If there are fifteen children or fewer, I can then perform a 45 minute magic show and there will be time enough to make them all a splendid balloon model each at the end.
On the day itself all I need is a sturdy table, on which I spread my magic tablecloth and place my magic suitcase, with a plug socket nearby. A stool or chair is also helpful, but not essential. I bring 10m of my own extension cable and can always bring more if you think I need more. Thanks.
I am Enhanced DBS checked and have public liability insurance of £10m.
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