Birthday Parties for older children in Bournemouth, Poole and including the rest of Dorset.
Birthday parties for children can be peculiar. They are fun, exciting happy times for children, but can be stressful times for the parents. It’s no wonder that many are happy when the children are too old for parties. Many, however, still want to celebrate their child’s birthday even though they’ve outgrown jelly & ice cream and pass the parcel. Some opt for bowling in Poole, or laser quest in Bournemouth, but there is another option. Magic Workshops!
I’ve performed at children’s birthday parties for years and many customers have booked me year after year and a few have asked me “Do you do something for older children?” as they want to continue their association with me but appreciate that their ‘young adults’ may not want to be seen to have a ‘kiddies entertainer’ who dresses brightly turn up at their party. It might ruin their ‘street cred’. So for a few years, perhaps only a handful of times in a year, I have performed a magic workshop, mostly at birthdays but occasionally at school events and scout groups. Now, however, I have re-packaged it, added ‘magic goodie bags’ with all the props they need, changed a few of the tricks that I teach after extensive research and re-branded it as ‘Merlin’s Magical Workshops’.
I dress in a more ‘street’ way, in jeans, t-shirt and a jacket and treat the children more like the young adults they are. I still add a huge portion of humour into the magic that I do naturally. It’s not like learning though, it really is fun. The children go away with a great feeling of empowerment. They learn to do things that will baffle their peers and even the adults in the family. Those with low self esteem find increased confidence, which is great to see. During the course of a workshop, some children grow in stature with the realisation that they can do something that few others can. The tricks are quite simple to learn but do require some practice to master. The ease is there to get them interested straight away but the need to practice is important to give them a feeling of achievement.
The party gift bags come with the props needed for the workshop and is there for them to take away afterwards. They also come with instructions for the tricks that we learn, plus a couple of extra ones so that if they go away from the party and don’t practice straight away, they can revisit their bag and pick up where we left off. I’ve made sure that the playing cards within are a decent quality plastic coated type because it’s very difficult to do some tricks with cheap, poor quality cards.
Whether for a birthday party, a Scouting group or a school event, this type of package is great for older children and young teens. It can even be great for adults. For company team building events, the tricks are really that good.
So if you want to know the tricks of the trade and learn how to perform them, contact Merlin’s Magical Workshops now.