When it comes to parties and celebrations, the sky’s pretty much the limit. Just about anything goes.
Whether it’s a half-dozen friends for an evening of poker, charades or a board game, or community event for several thousand, there are things that work well and things that don’t work at all.
It all depends: on the venue, on the space, on the budget and a whole lot more.
As an entertainer who focuses on children and family entertainment, I get to go to a lot of “home parties”. I also perform at my fair share of birthday parties. In this regard, I have seen a lot of things that work, and frankly, a lot of things that don’t.
This blog is intended to provide the reader with timely hints and ideas for hosting your own parties. A lot of this will be targeted towards children’s birthday parties, while at the same time providing ideas for other seasonal events.
Some of the topics will include:
- seasonal ideas
- food and even recipes
- timely tips
From time to time, by way of examples, I’ll tell you about some of the parties I have had the opportunity to work. The title of this article is “The Sky’s The Limit” and many years ago, just when I was starting out, I was invited by a fellow magician to watch a show he was doing at a Bar Mitzvah party. This one was held at a high-end banquet facility and hosted in the vicinity of 250 to 300 guests. Here’s what this family included in the evening, and this is just what I can remember!
Aside from the multi-course gourmet dinner (I’ve attended many events at this facility and I can attest that their offerings are well above-average), they had a live orchestra (not just a small band), and a DJ for when the orchestra was not playing. They had both a photographer and a videographer. They had the magician. And they had indoor pyro-technics. I also recollect that there was something else specifically for the children.
As I said, when it comes to parties, the sky’s the limit.
So join me as I explore the world of entertainment … at home, and about.
I’m Ron Guttman and I’m “The Party Magician!”