Have you ever been “bubbled” for something you didn’t do? Getting ” bubbled ” took on a whole new meaning at a birthday party recently. One lady decided to join in the fun during the Magic and Bubble Show by asking to go inside a bubble. Magician and Children’s Entertainer, Ron Wood, from Richmond, North Yorkshire, was happy to oblige. Children and adults gave rapturous applause at the sight.
Joining in the fun!
Can you describle a novel exprience of your own?
Magician and Children’s Party Entertainer Ron Wood performed his highly entertaining Magic And Bubble Show at the Holly Bush Activity Centre in Skelton, North Yorkshire, today. Ron thought the function room ideal for a birthday party. The room is just the right size, its comfortable and has great facilities too. It would be ideal for any of our birthday party entertainment options. Ron summed up the venue by saying ” It’s Magic!”
Holly Bush Centre, Skelton
To book the centrel Tel 01287 650741
Children’s Entertainer, Ron Wood of Jolly Good Productions, had bubble trouble at a birthday bash today. The party took place at Scorton Village Hall near Richmond, North Yorkshire. The Magic And Bubble Show had gone really well with lots of fun and games until the grand finale where Ron puts every child inside a giant bubble. At first the bubbles wouldn’t form and disaster loomed. Ron thought that the extremely low temperatures had affected the secret mixture he uses to make the bubbles. Fortunately the mix stabalized and all of the very excited children were able to have a turn which meant the party ended on a high note after all.
Bubble Fun for Birthday Boy ( on right )
A special flier was put into every child’s party bag announcing a FREE PRIZE DRAW to win a Bubble Wand. The draw to take place on 1st February. Ron said that bubble wands are great fun to play with outside in the summer. To see more pictures go to the Jolly Good Productions, Making Giant Bubbles page.
Why do children like bubbles?
Hiring a children’s entertainer for a birthday party is going to involve laying out some hard earned cash. Having a Clown, Magician, Punch and Judy or Puppet Show is going to be great fun, however, you want to make the most of your investment. You have checked out the act’s credentials, followed up on a few references and your expectations are high. You want your child and his / her friends to have a great time. Here are a few pointers to make sure you get the most from your children’s entertainer.
Things to do in advance
- Find out how much space the entertainer requires.
- Check with the entertainer if you are thinking of doing the party outside.
- Discuss the room set up with the entertainer.
- Will chairs be required?
- Arrange a parking space for the entertainer’s vehicle, close to the entrance.
- Find out if the entertainer will require assistance bringing equipment in and out.
- Let the entertainer know if the function room is upstairs or if access is difficult.
- Ask if a power point will be required and make sure you know where sockets are located.
- Let the entertainer know about anything else you have planned for the party either before, after or during the performance.
- Will parents be staying and if so what arrangements have been made for them?
- Find out how long the entertainer needs to set up and make sure the hall is going to be open on time.
On the Day
- Avoid scattering balloons all over the floor. Save the balloons until after the entertainer has finished. The children will enjoy having a charge round at the end and they can take their balloon home with them.
- Keep children away from the entertainer’s props and equipment before the show.
- Keep an eye on any naughty / hyperactive children. They have the potential to disrupt / ruin the show for everyone else. Be prepared to take action to sort out any bad behaviour. Don’t leave it to the entertainer.
- Politely ask parents to be as quiet as possible during the show. Having a continuous din in the background is a distraction for the children and spoils their enjoyment. People probably don’t realise how noisy they are being. Imagine trying to watch your favourite TV programme with a group of adults chattering away behind you.
- Resist the temptation to give out treats, drinks, ice cream etc during the show. It can completely break the flow. Save them until afterwards.
- Keep kazoos, party poppers etc until after the show ( more fun for later )
- Ask if any children need to use the toilet before the show starts.
- Put a sticky label on each child with their first / christian name clearly written on in BLOCK capitals. This is a great help to both you and the entertainer. It’s much nicer to be able to address the children by name.
- Discuss with the entertainer what will happen at the end of the show. Make sure you both know what happens next.
If you are able to cover most of the above points it could make the difference between having a good birthday party to having a brilliant birthday party. Remember the old adage :
” prior preparation and planning prevents poor performance “
Hope your next party is a FANTASTIC one !
Have you ever had a birthday party that went terribly wrong ? If so what would you do better next time ?