Category: Birthday Party

Pick a Card…

Was watching a webcast not too long ago and business cards came up. Are they still relevant in our digital age? The webcast host seemed to think so.

Haven’t actually had one for quite a while but motivated by the webcast I decided to play with an idea I had of splitting my top hat graphic. So I purchased a ‘gig’ on Fiverr.com.

Fiverr is a listing site where people all over the world who do digital jobs hang out a shingle. From business card design to Photoshop work, voice overs and much more. I’ve purchased about 75 gigs on Fiverr over the years with generally good results although there have been a few spectacular dogs along the way too. Caveat emptor!

After perusing a few pages of business card offerings I bought a gig from this chap in Peru. I sent him my rough sketch and this mock up arrived about a day later:

I liked the look. Didn’t request any revisions to his design. A happy Fiverr experience!

Next purchase was 500 biz cards from online printer Vistaprint. I use them regularly and they usually do a good job. This was the result:

Trimmed the bottom two with a corner rounder myself just to see what it looks like. Square or round, which corner look do you prefer?

So, if I’m at your house for a birthday party magic show, you now know the story behind the wee pile of business cards I might ‘accidentally’ leave behind!

Happy Mom!

Performers love happy customers!
This wonderful unsolicited email from a birthday mom arrived a few hours after I wrapped up a show in their home this past Sunday.
Love getting these.

“Thank you so much for the memorable performance. You were wonderful! Everyone spoke highly of your performance when you left. My sincere apologies for not saying good bye! ┬áIt was hectic and I wanted to keep the kids out of your way while you packed up. Thank you again and if you ever need a reference, please feel free to use me. I will be sure to spread the word to other parents looking for fun birthday party ideas.”


–Leanne F.
–Burlington, ON

Bunny Cupcakes

Instead of a cake the birthday mom for this 6 year old boy’s party made bunny cupcakes to compliment her ‘magician’ theme decorations. The ears are split marshmallows pressed into coloured sugar. The eyes and teeth are ready-made confections from a store.
If these bunnies look a little nervous I think it’s because they know what’s about to happen to them. Mmmm!

Emoji Theme party

A recent magic show birthday party I did featured a mix of commercially purchased and home made Emoji party decorations.
One of the party activities for the kids was to make Emoji balls.


Mom & Dad helped the kids fill yellow balloons with rice using a funnel in the balloon’s neck. The kids then decorated the rice filled balloons to make their own Emojis. (Filling will go faster with a wider bore funnel.)


Parents might want to experiment with different markers before the party as the Sharpies used here smudged a bit. Expo low odour dry erase markers might be a good choice. The dry erase ink actually becomes permanent on latex balloons for reasons you’ll need an organic chemist to explain.


Parties with structured activities like this are always better for kids than the ‘free range’ variety. Bravo Mom & Dad! Google ‘diy emoji stress balls’ for more info.

Rabbit Dog!

A ‘rabbit dog’ beats a ‘rabid dog’ every time! This family’s very chill mutt wanted in on the action at a recent birthday party gig. Usually we just take souvenir pictures of the kids looking like a bunny but, hey, if the family pupper cooperates an extra magical birthday memory results. Too funny!

“Thank you for an amazing backyard performance! Kids ranging from 4 to 12 and you keep them all engaged and entertained (including us adults too). Highly recommend! Even the dog is still talking about it!”
–quote from birthday mum’s ‘5 Star’ review left on my Google biz page.

Beyblades theme party

For this 9th birthday the theme was Beyblades. The party supplies were commercially purchased but the cake was home made with individual ‘Beyblade’ cupcakes.

Aside from my birthday magic show they had a Beyblades battling tops tournament for the kids the participate in. Parties are always better with some structure and a BB tourney was a great group participation idea!

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