Congratulations on booking Presto the Magician for your child’s upcoming birthday party!
Here are a few tips to help make your birthday party experience with Presto a success:
Have a stage area arranged so that Presto can perform against a wall or in a corner. (see diagram) The show is usually best held in your largest room. The kids usually sit on the floor and adults sit with them or behind them. No one should be behind or to the sides of Presto. Think of your living room as a mini theater!
The show should take place in a room separated from other distractions. Adults are welcome to watch the show with the children (the more the merrier!) or talk in another room. It can be very distracting to the show when parents are talking loudly in the back of the room. In addition, toddlers or babies younger than 3 years old must be sitting with an adult and taken out of the room when needed. Toys and other distractions should be removed from the performance area before the show begins.
FOOD & DRINK
Because kids get so excited and involved during the show, please keep food and drink out of the performance area to avoid spills. (A few kids have laughed so hard they choked on their food and spit up their drinks!)
Please have a parking space reserved as close to the performance area as possible for loading/unloading. Presto often arrives after the party has started and parking can be hard to find. If there are special parking arrangements (parking garage, valet parking, etc.) Presto should be aware of, please CONTACT PRESTO to discuss this before the show date.
For birthday parties, Presto will arrive 15-20 minutes before the start of the show. This gives him plenty of time to meet you (and the guest of honor!), see the performance area, and set up his show.
Here are some other birthday party planning resources:
Presto’s Facebook Page (lots of good, general kid-stuff here!)