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BEST PARTY EVER! Your Step-by-Step Guide to throwing a Magic Themed Birthday Celebration

Are you ready to cast a spell and transform your party into a magical wonderland? We will take you through every step to create a magic-themed birthday celebration for your magician in training.

From enchanting decorations, to a thrilling magic show, interactive magic games and activities, this guide has everything you need to make your child's special day truly unforgettable.

Bring the Magic to Life: Transform Your Party Venue into a Wizarding World

Harry potter magic birthday party decorations

Transform your party venue into a magical wonderland by setting the scene with enchanting decorations and atmosphere. To create a truly magical experience, start with these simple ideas:

  • Balloons: Fill the room with magic by hanging up balloons in bright, whimsical designs that evoke the wizarding world.

  • Streamers: Add a pop of colour to the party with metallic gold or silver streamers, or opt for brightly-coloured streamers in shades of purple, green, and blue.

  • Ambient Music: Welcome guests to the venue with some magical music playing at the entry as they arrive at the party venue. Choose music that fits the theme and sets the tone for a magical experience.

Invitations: Create unique invitations that are magic-themed.

A Magic Birthday Party Invitation

You can make custom invitations or use ready-made templates, to download these templates click HERE (at the bottom of the webpage). Print out the invitations and send them to your guests to get them excited for the upcoming event. Make sure to include all the important details such as date, time, and location of the party, so your guests can mark it in their calendars and not miss out on all the magic and fun!

Magic performance: Hire a magician for a magic show that will make the birthday child the star of the party.

Magician perform to kids birthday party outdoors

Hire international award winning kids magician Tim Mason for your birthday party! As children embark on a one of a kind party they will never forget, filled with laughter, dancing, mind boggling magic, crazy characters, Australia’s biggest magic wands and of course the star of the show, the birthday child. It’s the perfect way to make their special day extra magical! This 30 - 45min non-stop, engaging and interactive magic show will have kids rolling with laughter as they take center stage and help the magic unfold before their eyes! With an optional games session and magic workshop to end the show, where everyone becomes the magician!

Dress code: Encourage your guests to dress up as their favourite wizard or magic character.

Kids dressed up in wizard outfits

Invite your guests to immerse themselves fully in the magic-themed atmosphere by dressing up as their favourite wizard or magic character. Whether they want to be Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, or a wizard of their own creation, this is a great opportunity for them to have some fun and get into the spirit of the party. Make sure to let guests know the dress code in advance on the invitations and get ready to see some amazing costumes!

Learn Magic Together: Host a Magic Workshop with the Magic Academy

Smiling kids learning a magic trick

Bring the magic to life at the party by inviting the Magic Academy to conduct a mini magic class for the young wizards-in-training. This fun and interactive activity will allow kids to learn some basic magic tricks that they can impress their friends and family with. The Magic Academy will provide all the necessary props and materials, so all you need to do is sit back and watch as the kids become the stars of the show. With step-by-step instructions and plenty of hands-on practice, the kids are sure to leave the party with newfound confidence and a love for magic. Learn more about the Magic Academy HERE.

Magic games and activities: Arrange magic-themed games and activities that will keep the kids entertained throughout the party.

Here are some fun and interactive ideas include:

magic snack food

Delicious wizard wand making, where each child can create their own custom wand.

Let the kids have fun making their own magic wands with edible ingredients! Set up a table with all the necessary supplies, including long pretzel sticks. Dip the sticks halfway into melted chocolate, then roll them in a variety of toppings such as crushed peppermint, sprinkles, candy, or coconut. Encourage the children to give creative names to their pretzel creations and enjoy eating the finished product.

Host a thrilling card tower stacking competition!

Card stacking competition

Divide the guests into teams of two and challenge them to build the most impressive card tower they can. Encourage creativity and award prizes for the tallest tower, the longest, or the most unique design. To make it even more fun, children can use tape or blue tack to help keep their tower standing. Get ready to see some amazing card structures!

Embark on an exciting treasure hunt with your little ones with the goal of finding the magician's magic orbs.

Pom pom's for a magic themed game

This activity is perfect for a fun-filled playtime before or after a magic show. Simply gather a handful of vibrant pom poms from your local craft store and tell a story about how the magician needs their special magic orbs to cast spells and perform magic. Hide the pom poms throughout the play area. Then have the kids to work as the magician's assistants and collect the orbs by searching throughout the play area. The child who finds the most orbs wins! For added excitement, assign different colours to each player and challenge them to find one of each, or give them a specific colour to find.

The different colours could have different magic powers!

Get Crafty with Magic Colouring Sheets:

Magic colouring in sheet

Bring out the inner artist in the kids with Magic Colouring Sheets! Give them an opportunity to let their imagination run wild with our collection of magic show colouring sheets. Make it even more fun by hosting a colouring competition with a prize for the best-coloured sheet. Download our custom magic colouring sheets HERE.

No matter what you decide to do - be it decorating wizard hats, inventing your own magic spells, concocting a unique magic potion, or trying out one of our suggestions - we'd love to hear about your experience! Feel free to share your awesome ideas with us in the comments!

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