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Old 05-29-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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Hey,
My daughter turns 2 in July and i was planning to do saturday afternoon party in a park. There will be a lot of kids between the age of 1 and 7 , so thought of getting in a magician or balloon artist or just anything thats fun for kids that age.

Suggestions from your experiences which activity works the best. And oh, it will be great if there are any references as well. Thanks!
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:50 PM
 
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:02 PM
 
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Hey,
My daughter turns 2 in July and i was planning to do saturday afternoon party in a park. There will be a lot of kids between the age of 1 and 7 , so thought of getting in a magician or balloon artist or just anything thats fun for kids that age.

Suggestions from your experiences which activity works the best. And oh, it will be great if there are any references as well. Thanks!

The age range of the kids will make it a bit tough.

I suggest that a magician would be wasted on 1, 2, 3 year olds. No way they can sit still & watch a performance.

1 to 3 years olds at a party are going to be overwhelmed anyway. If you have someone making animal balloons than every time one pops all the 1 to 3 year olds will be crying.

5 - 7 year olds would like a magician, or animal balloons.

I guess you might have some entertainment for the 5 - 7 year olds, but don't expect the under 4 crowd to know what's it's all about, or even stay still, or not cry.

Maybe organize games for the older kids, i.e. rump rope, or little races, or an "easter egg" kind of hunt.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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The age range of the kids will make it a bit tough.

I suggest that a magician would be wasted on 1, 2, 3 year olds. No way they can sit still & watch a performance.

1 to 3 years olds at a party are going to be overwhelmed anyway. If you have someone making animal balloons than every time one pops all the 1 to 3 year olds will be crying.

5 - 7 year olds would like a magician, or animal balloons.

I guess you might have some entertainment for the 5 - 7 year olds, but don't expect the under 4 crowd to know what's it's all about, or even stay still, or not cry.

Maybe organize games for the older kids, i.e. rump rope, or little races, or an "easter egg" kind of hunt.

Umm...err...that kinda game might get out of hand, especially with older kids! LOL! Just kidding!
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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Umm...err...that kinda game might get out of hand, especially with older kids! LOL! Just kidding!

Jump rope - sorry for the typo !
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:56 AM
 
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What about a DJ? Little kids love to dance (and run around) and the DJ can have them play some games like musical chairs.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:55 PM
 
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What about a DJ? Little kids love to dance (and run around) and the DJ can have them play some games like musical chairs.

Agree, great idea!
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:22 PM
 
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Hey,
My daughter turns 2 in July and i was planning to do saturday afternoon party in a park. There will be a lot of kids between the age of 1 and 7 , so thought of getting in a magician or balloon artist or just anything thats fun for kids that age.

Suggestions from your experiences which activity works the best. And oh, it will be great if there are any references as well. Thanks!


My wife and I used this guy Mark Dolson a few years ago. He was great we booked him for i think 3 hours to do his magic show, Balloon Animal and face painting . He actually stayed i think an extra 1 and a half no charge so all the kids could get thier face painted and balloon animals.

My daughter loved it. She was 7 at the time. He was great with the kids and very patient. and considering it was a really hot and humid July afternoon in our backyard he was great.

take a look at his website Wings of Magic- Magic & Puppets New Jersey New York Parties Events


good luck on your search
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:40 PM
 
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At that young age, a few bubble machines and some simple water play will do the trick! At my toddler's birthday party we did hire a magician for older kids but for the little ones we just brought some toys like blocks and set up a small play area. My 2yo was quite happy.
John Carlson, johnsmagic.com - he did a good job.
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