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Magician for Neighborhood Party
We are looking for a magician (or other appropriate
entertainers) for a neighborhood block party this summer.
Age ranges 1-12. Thank you.
I have to recommend Jeremy the Juggler
(http://www.jeremyevents.com/). Juggling, magic, fire, and
origami - he had the kids and adults in stitches. Kevin
Need Magician for 5 yo boy party in June
Looking for magician for 5 yo boy's party. Expect about 25
kids. Will be at a park in Pleasanton. Cynthia
My son had a magic party for his 5th last summer. We hired
Courtney Kolb (of Berkeley) to do a magic show. He was
AMAZING! The kids and adults loved it. He was able to do
magic tricks to their age level. The kids were rolling
around in laughter. Best idea ever. Info: Courtney Kolb,
firstname.lastname@example.org, (510) 220-0189. Fun Times
She is wonderful. Also local for where you are, has many
talented Magicians, and party entertainers. Summer is good
to book in advance.
Re: Birthday party entertainment for a 7 year old
We have had Thomas John twice and he's great. A good
juggler and entertainer and funny to both kids and adults.
Also very reasonably priced. 'Thomas John'
email@example.com Good luck.
Magician for a 5 Yr Old Birthday Party
Can anyone recommend a magician for a 5 year old birthday
party located or willing to come to the east bay? Also,
please include how much I should expect to pay for this type
of entertainment. Thank You. Jen
Mike Della Penna @ Oxford ElementrySchool is a Teacher and a
Professional Magician . He does parties, but I don't know
his rates!! He is Great!!!
Clown/magician for 4 year old birthday Berkeley
I am looking for a birthday party entertianer for my son
to be 4 year old, so I need someone who is kid friendly
and funny with the kids. I am looking for a
clown /magician. The party is in Berkeley. The theme is
We celebrated our grandson's 5th birthday last month. His
parents invited a wonderful magician who entertained the
assembled tots mostly six and under (and all of the
grown-ups, too!) for over an hour. The children had a great
time. His name is Courtney Kolb and he has two children of
his own in that age range, so he knows his stuff! Here is
his website: http://www.ckmagicshows.com/ and contact info:
(510) 220-0189 firstname.lastname@example.org Highly
Magician for 2 year old Birthday Party
Hello BPN Parents, I am looking for a great Magician for my son's 2
year old B-day. It would great to find someone who is entertaining and
engaging but not too scary for the little one's. Someone who can is
great with balloons would be fantastic!
I have hired magician Gerald Joseph 3 times in the last 6 or 7 years, for
multiple parties. He is just awesome-- our godson and kids were 5 years old at
each of the parties, but the younger kids in the audience loved him and were
mesmerized as well. He wasn't cheesy or creepy, and really kept the adults
entertained as well. I and my husband have seen many magicians at other events,
and always feel that Gerald was by far the best. My kids would agree as well.
You can google him to find his contact info.
We had two magicians/jugglers for my son's 3rd birthday party (but there were
plenty of slightly older and younger kids there). They were a big hit with all
They are Will and Eli email@example.com.
I think my son was four when we had him, but I would
recommend Magic Dan. He was great with everyone, very
entertaining and easy to work with.
Entertainer for 6th Birthday
We hired the magician and balloon person Lance Snead for my
son's 5th birthday party over 10 years. Then last year I
saw him perform for a 7 year old girl's birthday party and
he was fantastic. Francesca
We got Will and Eli for our son's 5th birthday party. They
are jugglers and magicians and both kids and parents loved
them. My son wanted them to come back for his party this
year but, sadly, they were unavailable.
They are high school students so cheaper than some of the
professionals, but VERY good. They can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (510)910-0224 or (510)
Re: Entertainer for 6th Birthday
I would like to recommend Thomas John, a really nice and
talented juggler/entertainer. He was very reasonably priced
compared to the others I talked to (he actually accepted the
amount I offered) and he was really funny, getting adults
and kids laughing throughout the show. He is not a stunning
fire-throwing/fire-eating mega-performer. He's just a funny
charming guy who's good at juggling and doing silly things
kids like, like spitting a ping pong ball at a xylophone and
playing a tune! We were totally happy with his recent
performance at our 4-year-old son's birthday party. He was
professional, on time, and read the crowd to know when to
switch gears and do balloon animals (an extra we hadn't even
expected). I've just been waiting for an opportunity to
recommend him on BPN! Here's his contact info:
Magician for 7-8 year olds
Looking for a great magician or some great entertainment for
7-8 year olds...8 yr. old is birthday boy.
I thoroughly recommend Gerald Joseph. He is great with kids,
very funny, and has an amazing array of tricks. Gail Reilly
We had a great magician/juggler pair, Will and Eli
(email@example.com). Both kids and adults
loved them, and we had kids whose age ranged from 1 to 11.
My kids still talk about them a year later. Will and Eli
were a little slow responding to emails, but showed up on
time (and our place is hard to find) and did a GREAT show.
I would book them again in a heartbeat, in fact I tried but
they were busy the day we needed them. Kristie
Entertainer for 3rd birthday in home
I'm looking for an entertainer for my daughters third birthday
party which we will be having at home with a group of energetic 3-5
year olds. As I also have a 6 month old that needs my attention I
am hoping to find somone who also leads the party activities and
keeps things on track.
I have a feeling that your party may be too young for this -- but
maybe for next year -- I just wanted to post the incredibly good
experience we had with Will & Eli of ''rouge et noir jugglers'' --
they are two local high school aged juggler/magicians that we hired
for my son's 5th b'day. Although some of the card tricks were over
the heads of the younger kids, they were nonetheless transfixed,
and Will and Eli put on a great, warm, kindhearted show. They were
very prompt, very friendly, and did a terrific job of engaging the
kids in the show. The birthday boy was awestruck at the ''real
magicians'' that came to his house. The parents also really
enjoyed them. And their rates were much better than some of the
more ''professional'' party entertainers I contacted. Highly
recommend them -- although 3 is probably too young to appreciate a
magic show...but, again, maybe next year. You can contact Will &
Eli at firstname.lastname@example.org Emily
Editor: recommendations were also received for
I'm looking for a Magician who'd like to preform at our daughter's
6th birthday. The date of the party is mid-Jan 09 and we'd
love to find a fun, eager person with some experience at
being a magician for a kids birthday party.
Wonderful magician I saw two years ago at a party for a 7 yo.
Alex (?forget last name- I have his card though)
510 237 0249.
Really good, very good for kids.
Carla Winter has a great group of entertainers,including magic. her # is 925
Re: kids' birthday party
We recently used a magician for my son's 6-year-old birthday party who
was phenomenal! His name is Magic Dan (www.magicdan.com or
415-337-8500). Everyone raved after the show. He was perfect with the
children (no condescending jokes) and funny for the adults as well. He
was very professional - arrived on time, unassuming in our home, very
considerate of our home and guests, and the magic tricks were really
super! I can see he would be able to easily adapt to any age group to
provide an entertaining show. Highly recommend!
Our office hired Magic Dan for our holiday party - we had about 15 kids
ranging in age from 2 years to 15 years, and the kids loved the show. The
adults did too, and it was a nice diversion for the kids, who otherwise
would have been bored at a party like that. Magic Dan was funny,
enthusiastic, and put on a great show!
I'm looking for a magician in the North Berkeley area for my son's
birthday party at
the end of this month. Any recommendations?
We just had Magic Dan (415-337-8500 or email@example.com)
perform at our son's 5th birthday and he was a big hit. He
entertained 15 kids (ages 2-7) for about 35 minutes with his
great combination of magic, humor and a friendly disposition.
The adults enjoyed it, too! Furthermore, Dan's rates are
competitive and he's a pleasure to deal with -- professional,
courteous, prompt and flexible. I highly recommend Magic Dan.
Our son's fourth birthday falls in the midst of Chanukah and Xmas madness. We want
to opt for a small, intimate birthday party at our house, but he'd LOVE to have a
magician there. We are looking for someone who is fun with kids. We don't want to
break the bank over this. There will probably only be between 6-
10 kids there! Is there anyone local out there who charges less than $100? We are
in Oakland. We plan to have the party at our house the week before Xmas,
specifically the 17th. Any help much appreciated!
Mama Seeking Magic
i have a co-worker who does magic shows for young children and he's excellent.
he does this on his own time and is very creative--puts on a whole show/story to
go along with the tricks. he also frequently gives away fun things for the kids
like coloring books, tattoos, etc. his name is quijuan (pronounced ''kwan'')
maloof and you can contact him at mr.q[at]themaloofs.com or 415.666.0980. his
prices depend on # of children (& # props that he gives away). good luck!
know a magician
I know of a great boy magician that could be perfect for a child's birthday
party. His name is Simon and I think he is 11 or 12 years old. He does magic
tricks for shows with Katies Dance Studio (he is also a great dancer).
Anyone use a magician in the last year that
they would recommend and that won't break the bank? I vowed
I'd never hire a party entertainer, but if I could do it
without mortgaging the house it would make my child very happy.
Two years ago, we had Sir Lantz the Magician at our daughter's 6th birthday party. He was fabulous! Uses the birthday girl/boy as his sidekick, makes the kids laugh hard, is really good at the magic, utterly professional to work with and an entertainment bargain. I'm sorry I don't have contact info for him - try Googling him as a start.
I highly recommend Gerald the Magician - he has a web site. We had him for my son's 5th and 6th birthday parties.He is EXCELLENT and great with kids. I have seen him many times.
Price maybe $200 for an hour plus??? He lives in Antioch, but travels anywhere. Contact me if you need more info.
I have used The Buddy Club the last two years and they are terrific. I had the Bubble Lady one year and Timothy James the next. They kept the kids enthralled and had great audience particpation (for 4-6 year olds). I invited the whole class, which justified the expense. If you are doing a smaller party, you can book a party at their shows on the weekends. You pay for those who show up for your child and you can have pizza, cake and ice cream afterwards. The private performance bookings run a bit high, but I found the price was well worth it for 30-45 minute show. Plus, I didn't have to search around the find someone great, they give you ideas and who's available for the day you want. I really encourage you to call or check out the Buddy Club...check them out at www.thebuddyclub.com.
I recommend Magic Dan! He's a good magician with an easy-going and light-
hearted style, and unlike many children's' magicians, he doesn't stoop to getting laughs by insulting the kids. (I hate that put-down humor.) Plus he's sweet and dependable. For nine summers straight I hired Magic Dan to perform at my library, and the kids and parents never got tired of his act. Every year the kids would check to be sure he was coming back!
Can anyone personally recommend a magician for a 6th birthday
party? We've had Buki the Clown (everyone enjoyed) and we know
Gerald Joseph. We are looking for other leads.
A neighbor boy just had his fifth birthday, and the fabulous
Jeremy Shafer thoroughly entertained all of us, kids and adults.
He does a magic/comedy act that's really a crack up. Shafer
himself is like a six year old boy in a young man's body,
jumping around all over the place. His energy is up there with
the birds. He comes in riding a unicycle, does silly juggling,
pulls various things out of hats and wigs, then does a fantastic
oragami show that includes the kids. Like I said, the kids were
delighted, and we adults laughed and laughed. He's fantastic.
Give him a call.
510-548-6670. He's in Berkeley.
For a fun (an economical) change of pace from adult magicians,
try Cyrus and Ezra Stoller, two brothers who perform a terrific
magic show, and then also stay to help with the rest of the
party. About $50 for the show, a bit more for helping out.
Contact them at cyzzie at yahoo.com!
Re: Entertainer for under $75 for 5-yr-old's birthday party
We recently had two great magicians come to my daughter's 7th
birthday party. I did not want to buy into the whole trend of
paying $200+ for a kid's BD party entertainer so I put a notice
on UC Parents of Teens Network looking for teen entertainer for
the party. Two Berkeley High kids answered the ad and did a
great magic show. They asked for a grand total of $20 a piece,
but of course I paid them a little more. I don't know where
their number is but you could proabably find them through
Parents of Teens again. Both adults and kids enjoyed their
Re: Entertainer for 6-year-old's party (November 2001)
We just saw the Calamari Brothers Magic Show at the Lafayette Library. They
were so much fun, the kids loved them esp. the 6 year olds.
Fun magic tricks, lots of humour and audience participation. I'm not sure
how you would get hold of them but you could try calling the library and
asking for their contact details.
David and Vivienn
Note from Myriam:
Web Site here:
5337 College Avenue, Suite # 704
Oakland, California 94618
Phone: (510) 851-3791
Email: TFCBMagic AT aol.com
I've seen them at the Oakland Library... They're very funny and enjoyable
for both kids and adults.
My name is Mark Cassettari AKA Mark Calamari from the Flying Calamari
Brothers. I was forwarded an e-mail from the UCB Parents Recommendations
page and I wanted to thank you and David and Vivienne for the
kind words regarding our show. We are extremely happy that both kids
and adults like our show and we appreciate the recommendations!
A co-worker e-mailed me a copy of the recommendation. I didn't have
any idea that the web page existed and I've been working for UC Berkeley
for 11 years! Our web site is : www.flyingcalamaribrothers.com The
rest of the information you provided is correct. If you have any
other questions, please feel free to contact me at 510 851-3791. Thanks
Carpenter, International House
Leo Luna is great. I've seen him 3 times, and each time he's been
wonderful. He does tricks and involves the kids and hands out candy at the
end. He's in the yellow pages under magicians -- or at 925-846-3888
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