At holiday parties both corporate and private; a magician works well to loosen up the crowd! Holiday/Christmas celebrations often involve pasted horderves; employees, staff, and friends milling about until they find someone they know to converse with.
When a magician works the cocktail entertainment… the room comes alive! We create an ‘ice-breaker’ so those that don’t know each other that experience our brand of fun talents they now have a common event to discuss even with strangers. When I work corporate holiday office parties during the cocktail/social hours I bring people together by including them in the fun. I might as I have my back turned to be fair to the group that I am wowing (by not trying to see their chosen card) I will say to other guests “watch what I am about to do.” I give them permission to join our little group and then I am always asking the people I am performing for for their names. Now we all know each other by our first names:)
A magician can loosen up the crowd also by acting as a co-host (that is part of our job) to give the host, CEO, owner, a chance to relax and not be in two places at once trying to connect with all their guests immediately. When a corporate magician is doing their performance well we become like a silent co-host helping move the party along and engaging new guests as they arrive.
Strolling/roaming illusions allow us to be very interactive so it’s more of an experience rather than just watching entertainment from a distance or the marvelous DJ’s and bands that are more background music. A magician’s job is to create the fun and then provide it to other small groups so everyone has a great time.
Of course our main goal is to create a ‘wow’ factor for our client, or company which kicks off their party in a fun, unique, and exciting way that will make everyone talk about the party for weeks and even months to come!
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Your in charge of planning the office holiday party..now what? You want a good facility or decorate the office in a festive mood. You want good food that the majority will enjoy and entertainment that makes co-workers smile like in the photo to the left. The challenge is most companies want the same dates (Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturday evenings in Dec.) Unfortunately, if you come to the table later in the game, the prime locations and entertainment is unavailable.
Start planning your company party in September or sooner to find a great restaurant or banquet facility. If you find one everyone loves book it immediately after this year’s party. Same applies to entertainment; a good comedian, band, or illusionist is in demand for those prime nights!
Do some searches on the internet for all 3 items, food/location and entertainment. If you are planning the party at a resturant the food is already taken care of other than you might want to make sure there are a few options for different taste buds.
Location wise decide if your company wants a new chic place that everyone is buzzing about…in that case start reserving in Spring; i.e. March of the year you are in charge. If it’s a banquet facility, check on available dates and then maybe a poll on how many co-workers can make one of the dates available and run with the most popular date.
It is tough to get good entertainment too due to only 9 prime dates in Dec. typically each year. Larger budgets might even allow for all 3 entertainment types; a band for dancing, an illusionist to wow everyone during the cocktail hour(s) and a comedian before the band goes on.
Again this all comes down to planning early so you can have options and the best choices to make your company’s party something your fellow workers are still talking about at the water coolers the following week!
For more ideas, or to check my availability for your office holiday party visit: www.http://corporatemagician.com/events/holiday-parties/
Wow, the holidays are in full gear. Christmas lights a glow as you walk into malls, stores, and community parks. Santa is magically in more than one place at a time (he’s Santa!) And holiday parties are happening all over Boston and beyond. As a Boston Magician, I had my first holiday party this past Saturday for a bank (250 guests appeared.) The party was at the beautiful Quincy Marriott Hotel. I started preparing earlier in the morning with finger exercises to loosen up the joints for sleight-of-hand. They checking directions and making sure any special requests were in the back of my mind.
Upon arriving early, I meet the staff and management that were handling the checklist, drink tickets, etc… Knowing that they tend to work so hard and miss the entertainment while checking others in I went to work impressing them and adding some early fun to their festivities. Cards were located by this Boston Magician via one of our 5 senses (smell) as my nose seemed to located their card. The management and I became fast friends as they continuously brought new arrivals over to me to add some magical merriment to their evening.
As the party came into full swing, the halls of the event center was a buzz with bankers, staff, and guests everywhere. My job is to work the room via roaming and mingling so that everyone feels apart of the entertainment and becomes part of the experience! Coins materialized and dematerialized in their hands, ears, and handkerchiefs which drove these bank employees crazy. The money was so close and yet so far:)
After the cocktail hour, we all moved into the banquet room. My job is then to work each table of guests as they wait for their salad or main course and in between. This allows me the unique opportunity to do some special illusions; like passing coins through their table; or objects appearing in their salt shakers, etc…
In the end, my job is one of passion and pleasure as I end my night knowing I get to help many other Boston areas holiday parties this 2016 season.
For more ideas or to check if I can add your Boston party to my schedule this December or January please visit: www.corporatemagician.com