• Be clear on when you want the magician present and performing, and make sure they understand this.


  • Avoid the times when there is other entertainment on, particularly music. This is not good value for your money as it is difficult for the magician to work effectively.


  • Let the magician know how many guests will be present and also if there are many children and their ages. This will help the magician use his allocated time to maximum effect and also tailor some of the magic towards the children.


  • Make sure the cost of the magician, and the method of payment, is agreed up front.


  • Don’t book for too long. 1 to 2 hours is ideal - cost effective and usually enough for the magician to visit most of the guests in all but the biggest of events.