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 Post subject: Cousins Birthday party
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:52 pm 
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Ok here is the problem-
I have a 1 year old cousin turning 2 (he can't talk) and I have been asked to do a magic show. It looks like it will be pretty informal but since it is my first show I want it to look great. I need some good tricks for 1-2 year old kids. I have equal unequal ropes, linking rings, coloring book.

I don't know exactly how long the show will go but I want it to go well. I've heard many people say that the best advertizing is word of mouth so I hope this will help. So basicly, long story short I need a couple of good tricks to perform. I was thinking slush powder but it's out of stock. What else do you think would be good?

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ball and vase, joker tube, imp bottle, very basic effects, with bright colors that lttle kids can recognize easily


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varjak_paw wrote:
ball and vase, joker tube, imp bottle, very basic effects, with bright colors that ilttle kids can recognize easily

Ok thanks I'll look into that.- :lol:


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Whaaaat?!?!

A 2 year old can barely comprehend a couple of letters, let alone recognise (sp) magic. I'd wait until they're at leat 3.


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.............man edited is gonna break loose when sunny gets here. I'll leave this one for you dolan.


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I was wondering if Sunny does kid shows? and how many he has actually done?

Just wondering.

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Magic_Matts wrote:
Whaaaat?!?!


thats what i thought, 1-2 year olds! no way!
theyll be too busy learning to talk instead
of watching magic, theyll barley know whats going on


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jOhNmIdNiGhT wrote:
I was wondering if Sunny does kid shows? and how many he has actually done?

Just wondering.

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I think he's done a couple in his day, i'd have to ask him.


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jOhNmIdNiGhT wrote:
I was wondering if Sunny does kid shows? and how many he has actually done?

Just wondering.

-John


I've auctually done about a dozen. I got started about 3 months ago. I have a big one coming up next weekend (150+ people) walkaround.

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.............man edited is gonna break loose when sunny gets here. I'll leave this one for you dolan.


Thanks, but this is WAY out of my hands. I have no expirence with 1 to 2 year olds, mostly because THEY WON'T UNDERSTAND MAGIC. Matt is right, they can't comprehend whats happening. The only thing i can say to do is balloon animals, but don't let them choke.


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1 and 2 year olds are not going to understand what's going on.Maybe the adults attending the party will actually be your audience.

I would check with the people giving the party and inform them that little ones at this age really can't understand and appreciate a magic show. But, if you're up to entertaining the older guests, by all means suggest that you do a performance for them.


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brisco wrote:
1 and 2 year olds are not going to understand what's going on.Maybe the adults attending the party will actually be your audience.

I would check with the people giving the party and inform them that little ones at this age really can't understand and appreciate a magic show. But, if you're up to entertaining the older guests, by all means suggest that you do a performance for them.


Ok that makes sence. Thanks


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The youngest I have worked with is 3 year olds.

I have had a show with three year olds. The biirthday girl was very mature and understood most of it. The only thing that really matters if the parents see their kids having a good time...that means everyone will have a good time.

But 1 is wayy to young unless there will be older people there.

Down here in San Antonio we have a lot of hispanic families that live together or might live close to eachother.

There was a birthday party they wanted me to perform at but the kid was only turning 1. Yet, The rest of the family and friends were going to be there so i took it and it was a good show.


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Location: Location Location... Always the most important thing
I am sure you can pull this off, but like everyone is saying, it will be pretty hard. If they cant talk, i suggest you do mouth coils, vanishing silk, invisible thread stuff (i.e. floating card/paper...), Perhaps airborne*, appearing 10' Pole... Just plain VISUAL things. If i were you, i would not do complicated tricks, things that the kids can keep in their minds, things that they can visually test them selfs with. For example the 10' Pole, when they see a large pole come out of a little bag, they clearly see that the pole absolutly will not fit in the bag... So see what will happen and i wish you the best of luck...

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your kiddin me rite? :shock: 2 year olds! have fun and let me kno how it goes :roll: :twisted:


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magic_reza wrote:
your kiddin me rite? :shock: 2 year olds! have fun and let me kno how it goes :roll: :twisted:


Simply out of curiousity, Only becuase you sound like you have been into performing magic for a couple years now...

Do you every perform magic? And also have you ever done magic for kids? Becuase with the way you came into this topic, it sounds like you know what your talking about. So i'm curious....

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