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threecardmonte
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I am not sure if this has been discussed but I thought it would be fun...
I am compiling a list of all the things one could include in their birthday party show, either as part of a package, or an upsell. Let's see how many ideas we can come up with!
Here is what I have so far:
Backdrop
Music
Coloring Sheets
Live Bunny
Goodie Bags
Big Bucks (Mystery Dollar)
Magic Tricks for everyone
"BD Child Floats"
"BD Child disappears"
"BD Child is the magician" (Fantasy Magician)
Magic set for BD child
Inflatable Wands (Silly Billy)
Rabbit in Hat Pinata
Balloons
Magic Books
Optional Magic Workshop
Autographed Picture
Puppetry

Anything else?
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Great show
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B'day Party Planner Guide for the parent.
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Great list and here are some additional ideas:

1. Have a photographer snap candid shots.
2. Video or DVD memory of the show.
3. Magic class and provide them an instructional dvd of you teaching those tricks.
4. Magic club
5. Magic newsletter
6. Gift Card w/their picture on it
7. Discount coupon
8. Juggling
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I'm working on the appearance of one of the BD kid's parents for my finale. Then the parent can march them into another room for cake.

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1)Face painting (optional after show)
2)Business cards
3)Digital camera and printer (take a picture of the B-Child and party). If you do not have a printer, e-mail it to them when you get home.
4)Send them a "thank you" note next week.
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I've had LOTS of success with those giant Mystery Dollars. The kids love 'em, and they're a nice way to promote yourself without having to shove business cards down people's throats. Plus it's dirt cheap advertising. All I need is a standard photo copier and a stack of green paper and I'm in business!
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If you like working on your computer, and if you can afford a heat press, buy some T-shirts and make an additional gift for the B-day child. My clown friend presses a picture of himself on the T-shirt and gives it out as a gift.
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How about offering a package to include all of the party ware and invitations:

http://www.birthdaydirect.com/theme-part......685.html


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threecardmonte
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I think we have a good list going. What about...
Magic DVD for BD child
Disposable Camera for mom
Knife for cutting cake (maybe something you just "happen" to have.)
Free downloadable thank you notes for mom. (which happen to have your name and number on the back

Let's keep the ideas coming!
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On 2006-10-31 10:22, threecardmonte wrote:
Free downloadable thank you notes for mom. (which happen to have your name and number on the back


I've seen an entertainer's website, where he offered free downloadable party invitations for the parent's use. I've also heard of others sending them to the parents in the mail, for their use.

- Donald
Donald Dunphy is a Victoria Magician, British Columbia, Canada.
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A box of matches to light the candles on the cake.
A song or two.
Bouncy castle.
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What about the parade? Every party has to have a parade! I used to make balloon animal hats for each of the kids (OK, adults, too!) and a drum major balloon hat for myself to lead the parade around the room (and sometimes right out to my car so we could all wave "good-bye" to the magician as he disappeared).
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I actually bring my own birthday child. He is usually much more behaved than the real one and the parents love him!
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I am looking into putting party invites on my website for parents to print off.
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The problem with having the parents print their own invitations is if they print them on a bad printer that's running out of ink on paper that the dog has been eating, it looks bad on you.
Get some well designed invites and have them proffesionally printed.

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Mando
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Here are some that I offer:

Ventriloquism
Juggling
Goldfish production ( birthday child gets to keep the goldfish).

Armando
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On 2006-10-31 18:13, Doodad wrote:
I actually bring my own birthday child. He is usually much more behaved than the real one and the parents love him!


Ha ha! Smile
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I know this is an older thread but I like the t-shirt idea. The photo opp of maybe the chair suspension and then take the picture and put it on an iron on and send it to the parents along with the thank you card.

Steven
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It seems the big, obvious one has been missed - games. And kids' disco. Both easy upsells, in the UK, most folks accept that they're just part of the package.
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