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Happy 100 Posts! – Here’s my 10 Favorites!

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Picture of Candles With Number 100

Wow… Has this blog seriously had 100 posts already? Seriously? That’s unbelievable!

We have a lot to talk about here. Obviously we’re proud of our Anti Bullying School Assembly. We talk about that a lot, but we also are passionate about corporate entertainment and family entertainment.

That means the posts here cover a wide array of topics. If I had to pick 10 of my favorite posts, here’s what I’d recommend you read.


Types of Bullying: Physical Violence

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Man punching.

We’ve been discussing different types of bullying. We’re looking at individual tactics and why they work.

The classic type of bullying personified in movies and TV is physical violence. Examples include:


Types of Bullying: Covert vs Overt

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Girl experiencing covert bullying.

Yesterday I began our new series on the various types of bullying. Please review the original post for an overview.

The first thing you need to understand is the difference between overt and covert bullying. Both types of bullying are equally hurtful.


Types of Bullying: Introduction

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Girl reading bullying pamphlet.

Today we’re going to start a new series on the various types of bullying.

Bullying is a huge topic. Let’s start with a definition. Here’s how the US Department of Health and Human Services defines bullying in their Stop Bullying Now project:

“Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose and the person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself.”

That’s a really good definition, but what does it mean? How do bullies scare people? What tactics do they use? What does bullying behavior look like?


How to Teach a Child Magic

Friday, February 11th, 2011

A common question we get is “how can I get my child started in magic?”

This is a hard question to answer. Magic is a difficult art that takes years of discipline to master. It’s not something that you can pay $9.95 for at Wal-Mart and suddenly be successful.

With that said, there are some things you can do as a parent to give your child a gentle push in the right direction.


Free Birthday Party Planning eBook

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Image of boys at birthday party.Download Free Birthday Party eBook

It’s so frustrating!

Your son or daughter’s birthday is coming up. You want to make it special, but how? You’re juggling a full time job and raising a family. There’s not enough hours in the day as it is and your budget is tighter than ever!

We want to help! As magicians we’ve been to countless birthday parties. We’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. We know how to make your dime stretch while setting up an unforgettable party.


Have a Kid’s Birthday Party You Can Be Proud Of!

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Yes, we occasionally do kid’s birthday parties.

Most of our clients are either planning corporate parties, looking for festival entertainment, or need our anti-bullying school assembly show.

When our schedule permits we do the occasional birthday party. If you’re lucky enough to get us, it’s an incredible bargain. You’re getting a Las Vegas style show at Wal-Mart prices!


Kid Magic Tricks and Sets

Monday, December 27th, 2010

This past weekend we performed for a young lady’s birthday party. Afterward she told us “I love magic! I wish I could do it! I have these ring things, but I can’t make them work!”

This is actually a pretty common thing. The majority of kids magic sets are pretty crummy. I’ve seen more than one child with a sincere interest in magic give up in frustration because they couldn’t make the stuff work.

Earlier I posted about gifts for the budding magician. At that point I recommended books because they really are the best investment early on.

Many parents want to buy a “trick” though… Which is where the problem comes in. They head out to Toys R Us or worse yet, the Dollar Tree and pick up a magic kit.


Blue and Gold Banquet Program

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Image of Scout Salute
Image by anja_johnson licensed under Creative Commons

It’s time to plan the annual Cub Scout Blue and Gold banquet! The Scouts have worked hard all year on countless activities. Now it’s time to reward all that effort.

Blue an Gold banquets have some unique challenges to them. As experienced entertainers we’ve learned how to jump every hurdle. For example:

ShizDiz is a Mission, Not a Magic Show.