Party Tip for planning a Birthday Party with Entertainment!

Planning a birthday party is a lot of work.  First you need to pick a date and make sure everyone is available.  Then a theme, and you need the cake, and decorations and ….ENTERTAINMENT!  Whether you are planning a train themed birthday party or not, if you are planning on having entertainment, a magician, clown, costume character, singer/band, balloon artist, or face painter, you want to make sure your guests are there when the performer is ready to start.  Many professional birthday entertainers are busy, especially on weekends.  Most are willing to be flexible by 10 minutes or so, but if they have to travel and be set for another party they probably won’t be able to start 30 minutes late to wait for that one cousin who is always late.  My suggestion is to always let your guests know that you have entertainment at your party and when it will begin.  For example, the party starts at 12 noon and the birthday party magician will start his show at 12:30PM and the show ends at 1:15PM.  That way your guests know that you have an entertainer at your birthday party and when the show starts and finishes.  This will help make your event a little less stressful for you and your party entertainer and in the event that someone misses the show, you won’t feel like you did anything wrong.  Looking for train themed entertainment for your child’s train themed birthday party, invite Steve the Magic Conductor.
Steve the Magic Conductor will make your child’s next train themed birthday party unforgettable!

Steve the Magic Conductor is coming to the Radnor Memorial Library in Wayne, PA on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1PM!

Steve the Magic Conductor is coming to the Radnor Memorial Library in Wayne, PA on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1PM!

All Aboard for some Train Themed Magic and Fun!

When children meet Steve the Magic Conductor for the first time they are full of smiles and can’t wait to see what is going to happen next. That is one of the best things about my “job”, looking out into the audience and seeing smiles and the faces of children that are enjoying my show
Let’s see how tall you are!
Planning a party with a train theme add some magic with Steve the Magic Conductor

All Aboard for some Magic Train Fun!

Planning a train themed party with everybody’s favorite #1 Engine? Don’t forget the cake!

If you are planning a train themed birthday party

and your child loves Thomas the Tank Engine, be sure to check out these fun and colorful train themed cakes!
Thomas and Friends Cake ideas

Most important thing to remember when planning a child’s birthday party!

Plan ahead!  I get many last minute emails and phone calls where a parent is looking to schedule entertainment for a birthday party a few days before the actual party.  Now, I understand that there are sometimes circumstances such as another party entertainer cancelled or the party was planned as an outdoor party with an inflatable Thomas the Tank Engine Bounce House and now with rain and wind coming the train themed party needs to be moved indoors.  However, I also know that some people, especially those that are busy with work and children, and everything that goes along with that, will sometimes wait until the last minute.  Plan ahead, I recommend calling the performer you want before reserving the room or setting the time and date of your party.  Lots of times I get calls and the person on the other line says, “I have the room from 1PM to 4PM so I need you at 2PM.”  On a typical Saturday I will perform at 2, 3, or even 4 parties during the holidays.  While I might not be able to travel, setup, and be ready for 2PM, 3 or 3:30PM might be possible.  If the time and date where not already set with guests invited by the time I was contacted things could have been adjusted.  If your child is 4 or 5 and obsessed with trains and you are doing your absolute best to give them the “Train Party of their Dreams” don’t wait to the last minute.  Next year they may no longer be “into” trains, so give them the best party you can now, by planning ahead!  If you are set on hiring an entertainer for your child’s birthday party, be flexible, call early, and be willing to change the date or time if it means giving your child a party they will never forget!
Steve the Magic Conductor will make your child’s next train themed birthday party unforgettable!