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How to Make a Magic Party

How to Make a Magic Party

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You don't have to be a magician to make your child's birthday party a hit. Whether you've got a budding Houdini or a charming wizard, you can adapt our ideas for a memorable, magical time.


7 Great Ways to Decorate

  1. Buy balloons, streamers, hats, paper tablecloths, plastic tableware and other decorations in a purple, silver and black color scheme.
  2. Hang purple fabric in the doorway to the party room; use fabric glue to stick on playing cards or wizardly stars.
  3. Purchase cardboard top hats and use as a centerpiece on the snack table or as a container for snacks like chips.
  4. Add stars and moon stickers to a tablecloth.
  5. Invite young wizards to decorate purple cone-shaped party hats with silver star stickers.
  6. Make simple bunny or crystal ball templates out of craft paper; have your little wizards trace the templates onto poster board and cut out their own placemats.
  7. Download clipart or photocopy magical-themed pictures (top hats and bunnies, white-gloved magician hands, crystal balls and wands) and post around the party room.

Fun For All

  • Hire a magician for a guaranteed good time.
    tip: check references and don't serve food during the performance.
  • Don't want to hire a professional? Teach children a simple trick at the party and give instructions and props as party favors.
  • You be the magician! Younger children will enjoy the Cup & Ball trick (shuffle three cups with a different colored ball underneath each; kids guess which color is where).
  • Play Disappearing Guests (a.k.a. hide and seek) or Magical Freeze (when the music stops, so do the children).
  • Ask guests to use their magical powers to guess how many Mystic Marbles are in the jar; award a prize for the closest guess.
  • Divide children into teams and have a Magical Clues Treasure Hunt (use simple riddles, invisible pens, and backward writing to pose clues).
  • Have the birthday boy or girl award Certificates of Magic to all budding magicians at the end of the party.

Fab Party Favors

  • invisible ink pen
  • deck of playing cards
  • instructions for one easy card trick
  • magnets
  • magic-trick kit from a dollar, magic or toy store
  • magic wand
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