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The birthday party show is specifically designed for children to laugh, clap, and have a great time!!!

Watch in amazement as the children cheer the volunteer on stage. Laugh out loud as the birthday child and a friend get
“turned” into magicians. Watch their faces as the children “OOOHH and AAAHH” out loud to visual magic with fun and colorful magical props. Though designed for kids, the adults present are sure to be amazed and have a great time! This is clean, fun, quality family entertainment.


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This is a great option for those who have used John for previous
birthday parties and want to try something new!!! Call or email for details: 646-508-1170 or info@birthdaymagician-nyc.com.



Birthdays are the most exciting the day of the year. Below you will find the answers to frequently asked questions, as well as valuable tips that will help guarantee that your child’s birthday is everything he/she hoped for!

Alright, Mr. Born. How Much Will This Cost Me?

We offer several premier family entertainment options ranging from $395 to $995. Call now to learn more!

What Ages Do You Perform For?

I offer three age-specific shows - one designed for ages 5-8, a second for ages 9-12, and a third for family settings where you really want to impress your adult guests as well.

How Long Is The Show?

Depending on the ages of the audience, I will give recommendations of formal shows ranging from 30 minutes to 50 minutes. There are also options of having strolling entertainment for before or after the show, which can help the host keep guests entertained while people are arriving, after dinner, etc. This will allow everyone to experience awesome magic in their hands, as well as have opportunities for pictures and autographs!

Honestly - Is This Just Another Cheesy Magic Show?

Absolutely not! I perform for children much like the way I perform for adults, offering an incredible magical experience that is engaging, interactive, and fun. You can guarantee that I design my birthday magic to fool and entertain everyone in the room! For information on adult shows, please visit www.johnborn.com.

Is There Audience Participation?

Three-fourths of the effects I perform involve helpers from the audience. You can be sure that if your child is the birthday boy/girl, he or she will be the star!

Do You Require a Deposit?

Yes, a small non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to book the date. We accept paypal or a check by mail. The balance is due the day of the performance.

How Far Will You Travel?

Every week I am primarily featured in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and am gracious to have become known as the premier family entertainer in the TriState area. However, I have been booked in over 100 cities across 10 countries as a magician’s magician as well as for my feature adult presentations.

When Should We Start The Show?

I recommend starting the show 30 minutes after the party begins. This will give the latecomers time to arrive.

How Can We Have The Best Show Possible?

I recommend having one adult for every three kids in attendance – so invite the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and a few of the other parents to stick around as party assistants. This will give you more time to enjoy yourself, and keep everything running smoothly. For the best show possible, I invite the adults to sit down amongst the kids. Not only do the kids really enjoy this, but it also creates more of a show environment (kids know when to laugh, but it is the adults that start the applause). Try to pick a space for the show that is not in front of where the food or cake is, as this will drastically help in avoiding traffic while I set-up/tear down all of the tables, props, and sound equipment. Also, please save all goodie bags, food, and drinks for after the show. The show features a lot of audience participation, and these will only serve as distractions (and possible messes)!

Important Birthday Party No No’s

Live show etiquette is appreciated! If some of the adults choose to talk instead of watch the show, be sure they take it to another room where the audience cannot hear! With this in mind, there must be at least one adult in the room (preferably four or more) at all times. Also, the magician is not a disciplinarian. I will be trying to put on the best show possible, and misbehavior (kids wrestling/messing with props, toddlers running around, etc.) creates distractions and breaks in the show. Misbehavior, though rare, is unacceptable, and it is the host’s duty to manage this before, during, and after the show.

How Much Room Do You Need?

This show was designed for the average living room, and can be adjusted for most any situation.

Can We Have The Show Outdoors?

Yes, however I must change the show to suit this environment. Otherwise, some of the props, etc. will blow away in even light winds. I charge a $50 fee for this adjustment. Having the party inside is always the best option.

What Do You Wear When You Are Performing?

Please do not expect a clown. I dress classy and cool.

What If I Need A Last Minute Entertainer?

I invite last-minute calls, even on the day of performance (sometimes other entertainers get sick, etc.) If I am available, I can help!

Do You Work With Live Animals?

A life on the road with a magician is hard for an animal. Sometimes I have two to three shows a day, and I choose not to put a pet though that. After stories of kids being allergic, getting scratched, and pets creating messes, I recommend that parents choose an entertainer without live animals for celebrations in the home and catering halls.

Is There A Limit To The Number Of Children?

The price given is for less than 15 children. I can perform for any number, but price is subject to change for larger parties. I also have top of the line sound equipment for your larger events.

Do I Need To Provide You With Anything The Day Of The Show?

The show is completely self-contained. If I ask for anything, it will be for either a chair or a small table (T.V. tray) for certain routines. Of course, this would be discussed before arrival!

Any Other Tips?

Most birthday parties are held in between 1:00 and 4:30 on the weekends. The bonus of using this timeframe is you will not have to serve everyone lunch or dinner. If you do serve food, pizza is generally the best solution. Not only is it easy, but even the picky eaters will eat a slice of cheese!