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This guide to planning parties is by Southern California's family entertainer Thom Bliss. The party planning guide is based on his years of experience performing at children's birthday parties, kids birthday parties, adult birthday parties, Christmas, Halloween and other holiday parties. He has also drawn on the experiences of other magicians, clowns, comedians, and other performers. In it he gives you the 411 on party invitations, party decorations, party food, hiring the party entertainment, and other details. We hope that it will prove helpful, no matter what type of event you are organizing.

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Thom's Party Planning Secrets: 1

Magician Thom Bliss Reveals His Secrets - For Planning a Great Birthday Party

The day of your child's birthday party can be one of joy to you and your child if you organize it well, keep it short and simple, make it easy on yourself, and hire a professional children's entertainer.

Much of what happens at children's birthday parties is not really done with the children in mind, but to impress the other parents, the neighbors, or whoever else is around. If you are trying to have a fun party for the kids at a low cost, don't get caught in that trap.

Secret #1:
Keep it Organized

Keeping your party well organized does not mean scheduling every second of the party and them making sure that the schedule is followed exactly. Instead, you should allow for some flexibility and be prepared for any contingency.

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Your planning should begin well before the day of the party. Every party needs a theme. It should be selected well in advance, to give you plenty of time to coordinate the invitations, decorations, food, and entertainment to fit the theme.

Visit a near-by party supply store or an online party store such as Birthday in a Box or Trixie's Party Store. They have many themes available, often with coordinating invitations, decorations, and table service.

Tip #1

It is also a good idea, before sending out invitations, to check for conflicting events. Soccer games, dance lessons, and the like; school, church and community events; even other kids' birthday parties, can all cut down on the attendance at your child's party. Although it is not always possible to avoid all such conflicts, a little research can help you avoid many of them

Tip #2

If you find that another child's birthday is planned for the same day as your own and that many of the same kids will be invited to both parties, it is better to coordinate than to compete. Perhaps the time of one party or the other -- or both -- can be adjusted so that the kids an attend both. Another idea is to have a joint party, with two honorees. You have twice the adult supervision but only half the expense and both you and your child have the opportunity to make new friends. Just be sure that each child has a chance to be in the spotlight.

Tip #3

You should make arrangements with the entertainer before the invitations are sent. You may find that an entertainer will already be booked for another party in a nearby community, and can easily help with your party too, if you can start your event a little earlier or a little later than planned. It's much easier to make this kind of adjustment before the invitations are sent than afterwards. Also, you can include the name of the entertainer in your invitations.

Tip #4

It is a good idea to plan more games or quiet activities, such as drawing or crafts, than you think you will need. Kids have notoriously short attention spans and may tire of one game or activity much more quickly than you anticipated. Also, if the food is delayed or children get through eating faster than you anticipated, you may need another game or other activity to keep them busy until it's time to open the gifts.

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"Invite him to your next event and get ready for some good old fashioned, clean fun! ...
    "It was delightful to watch people catching each other with their mouths dropped open and their eyes registering awe, poking each other in the ribs and pointing, slapping their knees in delight and just generally laughing themselves off their seats."

--Judy Secor
Huntington Beach

    Organizing an event, whether it's a birthday party for your child and a few guests, or a corporate Christmas party for thousands, is a difficult, stressful, and often thankless job. There are so many details that must be attended to.

   Perhaps the most important task, and the most stressful one, is hiring the entertainer. When is the last time you remembered the dinner you had at an event? When did the decorations or centerpieces make the event memorable and successful? Probably never! More than any other factor, the overall success of your event will depend on the quality of the entertainer.

   But how do you know which entertainer to choose for your big event? Choose an entertainer who doesn't deliver - or, even worse, embarrasses you or your guests - and it's your reputation that will suffer!

   Magic and comedy have always been good choices for entertaining children or adults. People love magic! Magic shows have become even more popular with the many TV specials about magic and magicians ... and the phenomenal success of the Harry Potter books and movies. And, of course, everybody loves to laugh!

   When you invite Thom Bliss & Pam to your event you get both amazing feats of magic and hilarious but clean comedy. And lots of audience participation without embarrassment to anyone.

   Thom Bliss is more amusing than a magician, and more amazing than a comedian. He performs his own original magic and his own spins on the classic of magic, including tricks with handkerchiefs, balloons, rope, rings, perhaps even playing cards or money. There's lots of audience participation - without embarrassment to anyone.

    Your child (age permitting) can be Thom's special helper. Thom will even crown the birthday child King or Queen for the Day.

    All of the kids have to help Thom when he can't find his pet rabbit, Trixie. And each child gets a balloon animal (or a hat, a flower, or a sword) made especially for him or her.

    And if you select his Gold Package, Thom will even teach the kids a magic trick and give them the props needed to do the trick! Also included with the Gold Package is Thom's special beginners magic kit - the perfect gift for your aspiring magician

Don't miss the magic! Don't miss the fun! Thom's schedule fills up fast. Avoid disappointment by calling today. The magic number is 1-714-539-4259.


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