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Halloween & Magic entertainment (2 things that go together.)

Phil Smith 7th September 2021
Some things naturally go together like peanut butter and jelly; cake and birthdays, and magic(ians) and Halloween! Magic is a natural because it started out as Trick or Treat (trick is in the phrase kids all say while dressing up in costumes on the hunt for free candy.) Who doesn't remember dressing up and trying to bob for apples, eating candy corn, or trying to win the best costume at your school Halloween party?:) Witches and Warlocks create magic so the symbol of magic is a big part of the fun for those of us just looking for candy and…
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Children learn differently

PhilSmith 20th March 2015
Do you realize different children learn differently? They Do! Some children learn from reading, some from listening/hearing, other's from visual, and other still from participation (hands on involvement.) Why is it important to know how you child learns? Because once you know what helps them learn you can help exhilarate their knowledge and grow in skills, information, & knowledge. If your child is a auditory learner- then a camp/activity that is more lecture based will delight them Maybe a library/book club camp. If your son or daughter is a visual learner then watching/observing a sport camps like hockey is a…
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Teaching an old rabbit new tricks! (Kids learning magic tricks!)

PhilSmith 18th March 2015
Learning the 'art of magic' used to be pasted down from magician to magician, if you didn't already have knowledge & skills you could not find someone in the know to share info, ideas, and tricks with you. Today's generation is quick to learn on Youtube a trick or two. The plus to that is its instantaneous, the downside is you might be learning/watching someone who isn't a good instructor/teacher. Or worse they teach incorrectly and you learn/practice the wrong techniques and now have to unlearn all the bad habits! Learning any new skill or technique requires a good coach.…
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Magic training camp – 'The fun of wonder!'

PhilSmith 17th June 2014
For young kids many things seem 'magical', from planes flying in the air, flowers growing each season, to their parents or grandparents pulling a coin from their ear! Learning should be fun, and now add to the mix a topic that all kids (boys & girls) love...MAGIC! What makes leaning magic fun? Many reasons I'll just go into a couple... the feeling of knowing a secret and performing that secret in a way that is fun, engaging, and often brings the sound of laughter and or clapping. That's a pretty powerful motivator:) Second, that same motivation to learn something others…
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Graduation Parties- make them magical!

PhilSmith 2nd June 2014
It's a big moment in their lives, your sons or daughters have just graduated high school or even college. You want to celebrate that moment with them; so it's a party. Do you make a theme to the party; for example a Hawaiian theme with lei's, pineapple drinks, etc... or keep it simple with a BBQ? It all depends on your mood and time. Food can be tied into the theme; chicken on the grill, burgers, or Hawaiian pizza:) When it comes to entertaining the seniors or college graduates you want something everyone loves... a magician! Not a kid's magician…
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Learning Skills …works like magic!

PhilSmith 16th January 2014
As parents we are always looking for new skills, building blocks that we can help our children learn and master. We want a mix of challenging skills, educational values, and fun during and throughout the process! Finding a common mix of all 3 is difficult, but not impossible...maybe we just need a little magic! :) Enter Wizard's Workshop to help your child grow in many different skill sets that can be carried over to school and life! Wizard's Workshop is a magic camp that focuses on increasing creativity, improving public speaking, hand/eye coordination, and people skills! All of these are…
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Making your Wedding Reception 'Magical!'

PhilSmith 20th February 2013
For the newly weds that are planing their weddings and receptions in Maine, New Hampshire, & Massachusetts in 2013 congratulations:) You have spent time and money planning the location, photographer, florist, and reception location. Have you thought about ways to make the wait for the bridal party arrival to the reception fun? Think about all the wedding receptions you've attended and as the bride and groom it's not your turn to get those special bridal party & family photos perfect, but you don't want to make your guests wait to long either. A magician, roaming the cocktail hour is the…
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Thanking your employees- this Holiday season!

PhilSmith 10th October 2012
A company's best resource is their employees! The knowledge, skills, and work ethics they bring to the workplace creates a stronger company. During the holidays is the perfect time to thank them for all their hard work. The question becomes how might you thank them? Use your creativity and perhaps do the 12 days of Christmas theme and give the office 12 days in Dec. gift certificates to their favorite coffee house, have breakfast catered, perhaps give them a half day off, and have some entertainment brought in to liven up the office party. I've seen offices bring in carolers…
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Halloween- It's spooky Fun!

PhilSmith 1st October 2012
Halloween is a time for ghost, witches, goblins, wizards (Yes, Harry Potter), and magicians! I was reminded how much magic really goes with Halloween as I drove through Salem, MA yesterday for a birthday party! Most of the stores even had magical or witch names to them:) Halloween parties put on by the community fire departments to private neighborhood parties all need an element of fun to engage children or adults alike. A roaming magician/mind reader is the perfect addition to and adult Halloween party. A few brief moments of stunning illusions performed right under their noses is just the…
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Halloween Party Planning

PhilSmith 10th September 2012
Halloween brings out the kid in all of us:) If you have children or grandchildren you might be planning a Halloween party or extravaganza for the whole neighborhood. Here are some tips to make it a great party: 1) Have a costume prize (but everyone ...or at least the 3-5 year olds all get small prizes). 2) Save money on prizes by going to a party store; i.e. IParty, The Dollar Store, etc... 3) Have some fun interactive games; put a spin on the bobbing for apples...maybe theirs a secret (safe) prize inside one apple. 4) Hire a magician! Magic…
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