So, your son or daughter's birthday party is coming up and you want to really do something special this time. For the last couple of years, you have been doing the norm when it comes to the birthday parties. You know, some pizza or hotdogs, cake and ice cream, open the presents, maybe play a few games like pin the tail on the donkey. Well, may we make a suggestion? Consider higher a professional magician to entertain everyone at the party. Out of all of the performers that you could hire, a professional magician is the one who you can send your party into the stratosphere. The kids will absolutely love it and they will be mesmerized by all of the tricks that are performed. Let's face it, kids love trying to figure out what is going on and a great magic trick will be perfect for that. Now the question is this, how in the world can you make sure that you find the perfect magician for your big bash? Well, we will admit that there is some homework to be done and you will want to conduct a few interviews with potential magicians. We realize that you do not look for a magician everyday so we are here to help you with this all important search. This guide will help you search throughout the Tampa area in finding some quality candidates and in targeting the one who will make your birthday party one to talk about.

There are a few different sources that you should check out in order to come up with candidates to interview. Your first move should always be to tap into the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “magicians in the Tampa area.” Start perusing the results from this search and figure out which candidates look like they are of a high enough quality that you should possibly talk to them. Start keeping a list of potential candidates. There is also another website that you should check out. Look for parenting websites where actual parents make recommendations. Another great potential source are the people that you interact with on a regular basis. Talk to your family, friends and coworkers to see if any of them have ever hired a professional magician for a kids event. Or maybe they saw a magician perform and they have never forgotten the performance. Try and track down the name of the magicians and add them to your list. Take your formulated list and start calling each candidate to see if they are available on your date. If they are, setup a day and time to have a coffee and talk about your needs and their skills and how the two might meet.

There are some specific questions that you will want to be sure and ask. Find out how many magic shows they perform per year. We cannot stress enough how important experience is in this line of work. It takes time not only to learn a professional magic act but also how to work with kids and keep them interested. And speaking of personality, what kind of person are they? Di you actually like the candidate and do you feel like they would treat your guests well. How much will they cost? This can vary depending on their experience and skill. Do they carry liability insurance? The answer should be yes. This is protection for you in case there is an unfortunate accident. How long will their show last? Will they show up in plenty of time to setup? Do they need anything from you? Once all of these questions have been asked to all of your candidates, it will be time to make an informed hire.