Christmas Party Magician. The busiest time for most magicians is the Christmas Party season. This actually starts in November and runs to January. The most frequently asked for entertainment is close up/mix and mingle magic, but there are other options. It all depends on what type of party you are having, where you are having your X-Mas party and, of course, budget.
Here are a few different ways in which you can use a magician to solve your entertainment needs at your Christmas Party this year.
Mix and Mingle Magic
Certainly the most requested option. This is where Alan will perform for small groups at a time. This is usually best if you are hiring a room with no set meal. Great if people are stood around with drinks and nibbles. Alan can mix through your guests wowing them with sleight of hand.
If you are having a sit down meal, Alan will got to each table and perform a tailored close up magic show for each group. As the guests are moving around, this is a great time for the magic as it means no one gets missed out. It also breaks the ice at the tables giving them all plenty to talk about.
After Dinner Cabaret
Often a Christmas party will be as follows – Drinks, Meal, Disco. If you really want to make your party different to last years and remembered, having some cracking magical entertainment is ideal. Alan perform his after dinner magic, mind reading and stand up show for around 20-30 mins. This usually involves hilarious banter with the audience and volunteers to come up ‘on stage’ (doesn’t actually need a stage – a space will do). The CEO or Geoff from accounts can have his mind read in fron of everyone and maybe even his Credit Card PIN revealed.
The Secret Room
This is an amazing idea if you have a separate room. This is where Alan would wait and guests would get brought in (maybe 5-10 at a time), not knowing what they are about to witness. Alan will then perform some fantastic magic without the interruptions of waiters, people joining groups mid way through and spoiling the flow etc. At the end, guests are asked to not reveal what’s going on inside the room. This creates a brilliant buzz around the party. More details here
Often Christmas Parties can be very small with only 5 – 20 guests. Often in a private room with everyone sat around one table. After many years of experience, Alan has worked out the perfect entertainment. A 30-40 magic and mind reading show for everyone at the same time. This works well before starters (sets up a fun evening with plenty to talk about after) or after desserts. Everyone gets involved to some degree – whether it’s signing a chosen card or having a fork bent in their hands.