2 Hour Birthday Party Package
Ritchie will host the party with a fun-filled two hours of entertainment; great sound system, party music, circus-style backdrop, bubble machine, dancing, games, amazing balloon modelling, break for their food and a fantastic funny magic show. Most of all, there will be lots of laughter and very happy children 🙂 Perfect for a party in a hall.
1 Hour Birthday Party Package
Great for home parties: Sit down show with non-stop fun and laughter with magic tricks, music, balloons, comedy and lots of young volunteers selected to help. Funny dancing and bubble machine at the end. Great for birthday parties, weddings, and big family parties.
“Hands up who wants to be my volunteer!”
2 Hour Party format (11-1 example)
(Ritchie arrives 20-30 minutes before the party to set up)
11:00 Party music, welcome guests, sit down laughs, magic show and dancing.
11:55/12:00 Children break for party food (15-20 mins) *
12:00 Bring out the cake at the beginning of the food break and sing “Happy Birthday”; Ritchie has nice music for this.
12:15/12:20 Amazing, funny 40/45 party games, magic show, fun music, dancing.
1:00 Show finishes with happy children and relaxed parents.
* 15-20 minutes is a good time for the food break. After 15 minutes, a few will start wandering and at 20 minutes usually, 80% of them are all running around. Then I announce starting the show again and the last few will quickly finish off.
Birthday cake is best cut at the beginning of the food break and served at the end of the party or put into party bags. A big piece of cake on top of their other food is heavy for the kids and adds a good five minutes more to the food break trimming time off the show.
The birthday child gets a lovely balloon model, a colourful picture that he/she magically paints during the magic show and my volunteers receive a special certificate for being brilliant volunteers!
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Nursery/Pre-School Magic Shows – 30/50 mins
Ritchie’s shows aimed at 2-4-year-olds. Big laughs, lots of cute, colourful magic, and loads of silly fun!
Primary School Magic Shows – 30/50 mins
Ritchie offers shows for infants and juniors. The more the merrier! Ritchie regularly performs for large groups of children. Up to 200 is fine.
From performing at over 1000 birthday parties, Ritchie recommends a party at home or at a small hall. Mornings are the best time. Prep the night before, and have the afternoon after the party to relax, and the birthday boy/girl can open his/her presents and calm down in time for an early night.
Contrary to the popular idea, it is not best to book a big hall “so they can run around!” Big halls can also be echoey which amplifies all the noise and not in a good way. Book Ritchie before you book the hall. There are loads of halls, but only one Ritchie! His wife and mother say “thank goodness!”
Ritchie advises against hiring a bouncy castle as well as an entertainer, but if you do have one, it must be turned off during his entertainment otherwise chaos will ensue with children running back and forth between the two. Less is more!
To confirm a booking for a birthday party, Ritchie asks for a 50% booking fee via BACS transfer and the balance payable on the day of the event or you can make one payment in advance if simpler. For bigger events, Ritchie asks for full payment in advance. Call/text/email to check availability/prices/make a booking or if you have any questions. On booking, Ritchie will send a detailed list of tips to make the party run smoothly. After getting a price and availability, confirm ASAP as new bookings come in every day and the spot you wanted may be gone!