Over the years I’ve done all sorts of birthday parties; kids’ parties to 80th birthday celebrations and everything in between. (Well, not a 73rd birthday party – still haven’t done one of those.)
Here are photos from Ann Marie’s 40th birthday party at The Venue in Tacoma recently. Thanks to Jan Domek for the super pictures.
See more photos at my Flickr site.
Learn more about entertainment for private parties at http://www.amazementproductions.com/parties.html or call Jeff Evans in Olympia at (360) 412-5064.
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Thanks to Kent Johnson who had me perform for a family night at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Puyallup last weekend.
Jeff did an amazing magic show at our church activity. We had over 100 people entertained for nearly an hour. Jeff did great adapting to all ages. My kids are still asking me how he did all the tricks. I have seen Jeff perform at a few business functions and knew his magic show would be a hit at our church. Thanks for sharing your wonderful magical talent Jeff!”
-Kent Johnson, Puyallup
Each year I entertain for several events for churches ranging from Halloween parties to day camps to socials, and banquets. Learn more here.
Kent is also a member of Saturn Barter, a great organization based in Puyallup with members in Pierce county and beyond that has really taken off this past year. It’s great seeing so many local businesses participating in barter. Learn more about my magic shows available on barter online.
Last month I received a great letter from a client who had me perform for her husband’s doctor office holiday party. She was thrilled with the show, and even mailed me a photo CD with pictures from the party. Her story is one that I’ve heard before; people who have experienced a bad magician. I asked if I should share her letter and she agreed.
Unfortunately, seeing bad magic often reflects poorly on other magicians, too. It’s a little strange, because when you hear a bad musician you don’t automatically assume that all musicians must be bad, but I think it’s because there are relatively few magicians. If a person has seen one bad magician, they are leery of giving another a chance.
“I wanted to share a story with you. Earlier this month Bob attended a big 50th birthday party for another physician. A magician was featured. Bob said the magicians was excruciatingly bad. He said that the entire tone of the event was adversely affected and all in attendance were embarassed rather than entertained. He was already so very happy with the quality of your work and this experience made him even more aware of how well our party went because of you.
“People are still talking about the magic show. As you know, I have done a theme staff party for over 30 years and I have been repeatedly told that this staff party was “the best ever.” I think the audience participation of your show was one key factor in that assessment.”
-Pat Krick, Tacoma
Pat did a wonderful job with magic decor, table centerpieces, and Goody Bags for each guest to take home.
Birthdays can be a big deal, and last month I performed for several that stand out.
Mike and Mary Servais of Shoreline met me while I performed a Family Night Magic Show for an elementary school. They immediately wanted to book for their son and daughter-in-law’s baby shower.
Mike writes, “Everyone loved the show, I’ll be in touch about booking you in the summer. Please use us as a reference if you like.”
RJ and his wife Grace have had me perform for three (four?) of their fantastic parties for their kids. First birthdays are traditionally big celebrations in their culture and they put on an amazing time. This year it was held at the Indian Summer Country Club in Lacey.
A wedding reception held earlier that afternoon happened to have the same color scheme as their birthday so they kept the chair covers. Add in balloons, games, a DJ, wonderful food, and MAGIC and the effect was incredible!
Last but not least, I performed for Mildred’s 80th birthday party. This was held at a jam-packed restaurant banquet room in Tacoma. She saw me perform at a friend’s 80th celebration a couple of years ago in Puyallup and loved it. I hope I live to see 80, let alone being as sharp as Mildred.
Now – fast forward to December and a VERY busy weekend approaching!
Friday – Corvallis, OR for the Videx company party
Saturday – Salem, OR for the James Fowler Construction party (a three-peat client!)
Sunday – private party in Olympia
Sunday – Dupont Tree Lighting ceremony
A sunny day at the race track is a beautiful day indeed. Thousands attended “Family Day” at Emerald Downs in Auburn to enjoy a hot dog along with great interactive strolling and stand-up magic.
Anthony sacrifices himself for the entertainment of the people.
Oh, and horses ran.