Tag: Boston Magician

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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Project Graduations- Entertainment that's interactive!

PhilSmith 15th May 2012
How do you know what kinds of activities and entertainment to choose for the seniors at their high school chem free party? A mixture of both is often a great solution. Some activities that allow the graduates to interact with each other thru games, inflatables, etc... and entertainers. You want to have some professional entertainers so the kids can kick back and enjoy the fun (it's a long night.) Make sure the entertainers you are considering have videos of them with the seniors; and then compare those with others w/ videos and go with the best reactions and skill/entertainment value!…
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Company Holiday parties – It's a gift

PhilSmith 2nd August 2011
Is it to early to start talking about Christmas and holiday parties? Not if you are in the line of business that caters to company events. 1st on the agenda is locate the facility your company will be holding the party; in-office, banquet hall at a hotel, etc
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Project Graduations- a night of magic

PhilSmith 7th June 2011
High School 'Project Graduations' are (chem free nights) for seniors that just graduated. They are excited, full of energy, and New England schools are giving them a place to celebrate safely!! Finding fun venues include: tennis clubs, YMCA's, & college universities (which often include pools, gyms, and physical activities). More unique ideas include bowling areanas, cruises, comedy clubs, etc... Often, the entertainment includes a hypnotist/comedian and a magician ...in several schools all three entertainers. Live entertainment gives the students a chance to be a part of a professional show; entertainers that have spent years and even life times creating fun…
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Teaching the secrets of ‘the art of magic!’

PhilSmith 2nd July 2010
How young should children be to start learning magic illusions and the 'art of magic?'   Children are very creative in terms of not filtering thoughts and ideas as much as adults do.  So when you present a challenge to children they are not canceling out ideas before suggesting or trying them out. I've taught magic to kids for more than 26 years in park & recreation programs, jewish community programs, to birthday parties that include teaching a magic illusion.  For more than 20 years I taught at a wonderful summer program run called the Festival of Creative Youths.  This was a 3…
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