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25 April 2013

7 Steps to Booking a Good Children's Party Entertainer

Andy's Magic: Children's Party Entertainer
If you're going to book a Kid's Party Entertainer or Magician for your party or event then please follow these 7 steps that will help ensure you get a good, reliable and professional magical entertainer who will make your party the success it deserves to be. It doesn't matter what part of the West Midlands you are based in —Birmingham, Dudley, Worcester, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, or Bromsgrove—the magician or entertainer in your area should, if he's any good, be able to offer all of the mentioned points.

The Seven Steps to Success

  • Getting a Recommendation: Always try and get a recommendation from family or friends. No one will recommend a magician or children's entertainer unless they were happy with the services they received and enjoyed the entertainment.
  • Simple Checks: Make sure the magician or entertainer you're booking has all of the following: Public Liability—I have £10,000,000 worth of cover, so you can rest assured that in the unlikely event of anything going wrong, you'll be covered. Make sure they have an enhanced CRB Check. Also ensure that all of their electrical equipment is P.A.T Tested.
  • Members of Organisations: It's also a good idea to check out whether they are members of any official societies or unions. I'm a member, and past president, in fact, of The British Magical Society as well as being a full member of Equity. Being a member of such organisations doesn't prove whether the magician or entertainer you've picked is any good but it does show there commitment to their trade. A fly-by-night magician or children's entertainer wouldn't bother paying good money to be part of these sorts of organisations.
  • Testimonials: The Children's Entertainer or magician you're booking should have testimonials, customer comments or reviews of parties they've entertained at. Check their website for a Guestbook page, and here is were you'll find out exactly what previous customers really think of the entertainer you're thinking of  booking. 
  • Facebook Pages: The Children's Entertainer or Magician that you're thinking of booking will probably have a Facebook Page. To see what's on these pages you need to click the "Like" button and then you'll see what the magician or entertainer is up to, how busy he is and it's also a another place that customers will leave comments and recommendations. It's also a great way to stay in touch with your magician or entertainer.
  • Compare Prices and What's on Offer: When comparing different Kids Party Entertainer or Magicians who may find that the fees vary quite a bit. This could be because the higher priced entertainer is offering far more in his party package the the lower priced ones. In my Two Hour Party Package, for example... I offer a lovely Mini Disco that kids of all ages will enjoy and this includes: Speakers, music, disco lights, a bubble machine, games, prizes, pass the parcel, action songs, dancing competitions and up-to-date music like: 'Let it go' 'All About the Base' 'Happy' and 'Gangham Style'. Some entertainers turn up with a small pa system, pop some music on and call it a disco - this is not a disco in anyway, shape or form. My package also comes with a Great Comedy Magic Show, Puppets and Balloon Animals, as well. Just compare what you're getting from each entertainer or magician and you should be able to see quiet clearly who is giving value for money. 
  • Get a Contract / Confirmation: Once you've decided and booked your Children's Party
    Entertainer or magician
     make sure you are going to get a contract. This should show in detail what exactly your going to receive, how much it's going to cost, dates and times etc. If there are any discrepancies with the show, act or entertainment at least you'll have a written copy of the agenda to refer to. If the person isn't offering you a contract, be very wary. Even if you're making a last minute booking, it's still easy enough to email the contract / confirmation over - there are really know excuses for not sending a contract.
I hope these Seven Steps will have helped you to get a children's entertainer or magician who will be professional and reliable and give great value for money for your next party or event.

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