Each year I perform magic for at least a couple of 40th, 50th, and 60th birthday parties. I also have performed for 80th and 90th birthdays. And 30th. And 7th…
So magic is a big hit for birthday celebrations! Last weekend I performed for Mike’s 50th birthday party at a church in Olympia. Some sixty of his family and friends were there for the occasion, including his daughter from the east coast. You only turn 50 once!
Mike’s daughter and son-in-law saw me in December at a company holiday party and knew I’d be perfect for this occasion. Mike is a big fan of magic and an amateur magician himself, so I brought some special close-up magic that I was sure he hadn’t seen on TV or from another magician.
I performed strolling magic as people were finishing dessert. People love this “street style” of magic that happens inches away from your eyes. There’s something very real about magic that takes place right in the your hands that takes it from “trick” to “miracle.” (Or pretty darn close!)
Afterwards, it was time for the “main event” and I took the stage for my stand-up show. The church was the perfect venue; stage, state of the art sound system and lighting, and great acoustics.
Mike was kind to share some comments from the evening.
Last year I performed for another 50th birthday party, also for a fellow named Michael, whose wife Alison hosted his party at a restaurant in Seattle. Professional photographer Mary Grace Long took these fantastic photos to capture the evening. (As you can tell, she does an excellent job.)
“The name of Jeff’s business “Amazement Productions” says it all. Over several occasions our family has had the fantastic opportunity to have Jeff assist us with a major event. This has ranged from one of those often traumatic 6 year old birthdays to an even more emotionally charged event – the dreaded 40th. Without hesitation I would recommend Jeff as a superior entertainer for your event. His wit, magic and professional skills will not disappoint – from planning to delivery.”
-Chris Ihrig, Puyallup
“Jeff was the magician at a 50th birthday party. His “amazing” magic astounded everyone. The ages of the guests ranged from 1 – 85 and all had a great time. Jeff even made balloon animals for the kids after he finished his magic show. Jeff has a great personality and is very funny. If you are trying to do something different for any event, I highly recommend Jeff and his company…..you won’t be sorry. Thanks Jeff!”
-Scott Welsh, Tacoma
“Wow Jeff, what a great show! Folks are still talking about it – that was the birthday party nobody will forget! Nadine was just blown away with the whole event, and your show just topped it off. Really made her day special.”
-Dan Lauren, Auburn 50th birthday party
“It was awesome! I was hoarse the next day from laughing so hard! Super job!”
-Nadine Lauren, 50th birthday party
“Jeff was AMAZING! He interacted with each and every guest and truly made everyone’s mouths drop. His magic tricks and humor really made our party a success. I highly recommend him and look forward working with him much more in the future.”
-Ashley Mitchell, 40th Birthday Party, Renton
“Jeff has done several events for Let It Ride Casinos and Events Extraordinaire. He is not only professional, but engaging and very good at staying focused on the guests. Oh yeah, his magic is unbelievable as well.”
-Cory Thompson, Let it Ride Casino Parties, 40th Birthday Party
“I hired Jeff as entertainment for my husband’s 50th birthday celebration. Jeff is amazing! He is personable and professional. The reactions of our guests were priceless. His show is wonderful, mind blowing, funny and appropriate for all ages. I placed so much love, time and effort in planning a beautiful celebration for my husband with our dearest family and friends. Jeff added that special touch to make the evening magical and memorable for all.
-Alison Boyer, Issaquah
Check out this gallery with more photos from a 40th birthday party at The Venue in Tacoma.
Interested in learning more about adding magic to your special birthday party? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me in Olympia toll-free (877) 412-5064 to learn how to make your celebration fun and unforgettable.