RAINY DAY BIRTHDAY PARTIES

You have planned for child’s outdoor birthday party for weeks, and then, a few days before the party, the weatherman says it is likely to rain on your child’s special day!  What do you? 

Keep calm!  There are ways to cope with rain and still have a great party.

Number One: Have a Plan

If the party was going to be at a park, rent or buy some tents to hold the party under.  You can rent tents of many sizes from party stores. They are also inexpensive to buy from many sporting good stores, typically in a 10 by 10 foot size.  If it doesn’t rain after all, the tents will give you welcome shade for everyone to enjoy and keep the birthday cake from melting in the sun.

Jersey Jim has done many very successful comedy magic shows under tents in the pouring rain.  While it certainly requires some extra effort to stage shows under these conditions, in Jersey Jim’s professional experience as the most entertaining family magician in Los Angeles, it also adds an element of excitement to the show and party.  Everyone feels like “we’re in this together and we’re making it happen for the birthday child no matter what.”

If the outside party was planned at your home, of course, the easiest thing do to would be to move the party and the Jersey Jim’s Birthday magic show inside the house.  Did you know that there are some birthday magicians who will not even perform magic shows outside?  Jersey Jim’s has designed his birthday magic shows to be performed either inside or outside. 

Jersey Jim About to Levitate Birthday Child In Living Room

What if you feel you don’t have room for the magic show inside your home?  Jersey Jim has performed his birthday magic shows in very small apartments.  Perhaps Jim’s largest, Floating Child Extravagance floating child birthday magic show, requires a larger room, however Jim has many other birthday magic show packages that can be performed in very tight spaces.

But what if you don’t want your nice clean home to be trampled by 25 screaming kids and parents.  That was the whole reason you planned the party to be held outside!  In that case, another option is to clear out the garage.  The garage is a great place to stage the birthday party in case of rain.  Jersey Jim has performed many hilarious birthday magic shows in garages on rainy days.  Many parents choose to hold the magic show in their garages whether it’s raining or not.

If neither of these options work, you could choose to employ tents as we talked about above and use the cover of tents to still hold your party in the backyard.  Jersey Jim has seen many parties conducted this way.  Sometimes the tents are as big as the backyard itself!  But the smaller, 10 by 10 foot tents,  also work fine in this situation depending on how many guests you have.  Covered patios are also another option to keep everyone out of the rain. 

Another thought, there’s nothing wrong with getting wet!  The rain could be a fun part of the party if you choose to incorporate it.

Jersey Jim has very personal experience with rain and birthday parties and not just as the best birthday magician in the world.  Jersey Jim is a loving parent also.  Jim’s son’s birthday is in March, a very rainy month, and he has dealt with rain at his son’s birthday party for many years.

Number Two

Reassure the birthday child that their party is still going to happen whether it rains or not!  Children are better able to accept things if they are not surprised.  Let your child know in advance that there might be rain on their party day and that it will be okay even if it does rain.  Tell them about the rain plan, and they will feel empowered by knowing what to expect.  This could actually be a good life lesson about how we all need to be flexible in life.  When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.

Number Three

Make sure your invitations say that the party will happen “Rain Or Shine.”  You don’t want no one to show up because they assume the rain means that your child’s birthday party must be canceled!  What could be worse than no friends showing up for your child’s birthday party?!

I put “Rain or Shine” on all my son’s birthday invitations, but there was still one friend who did not show up because, the father later told me he thought the party must have been canceled because of the show.  He obviously did not read the invitation, but the good news is that everyone else did read the invitation, and all but one of my son’s friends showed up for his party.

Jersey Jim is a the funniest and friendliest birthday magician and his birthday magic shows are the most entertaining in the entire world. Jersey Jim was chosen by Universal Studios to be the birthday magician in the film “Couples Retreat.” Please call or email for dates to bring Jersey Jim Comedy Magician to your child’s birthday party. It will be a show that everyone will remember for years and years.

Magician’s Live Bunny Rabbit

“Are you going to pull a rabbit out of your hat?!” How many times have magicians heard this question? Lots of times!

Rocky the Rabbit appears!

Making a live rabbit appear from the magician’s top hat is one of the most classic and expected tricks in magic. Pulling a rabbit out of an empty hat was first performed by Magician Louis Comte in 1814.

By the way, making a rabbit or anything else “appear” from nothing is known by magicians as a “Production.” We say the magician “produced” the rabbit. A “production” is one of the main magical effects we do along with a “vanish” (making something disappear) or a “restoration” (tearing or cutting something and putting it magically back together), and a “levitation” (making something or someone float in the air). Jersey Jim’s shows include all of these effects.

Now, getting back to live bunny rabbits. Not every magician has a live bunny rabbit as part of their shows these days. But making a live bunny rabbit appear is a sure crowd pleaser. Perhaps no other trick gets the gasps of wonder as seeing a sweet, soft, adorable bunny rabbit suddenly appear out of thin air. And of course, nothing makes kids happier than a chance to meet and pet Jersey Jim’s live bunny rabbit after the show.

Kids Love Rocky the Rabbit

Jersey Jim’s live bunny rabbit is named “Rocky the Rabbit.” Rocky appears to the strains of the theme music from the movie “Rocky.” Rocky the rabbit is the softest bunny you and your children will ever pet. “He’s softer than a cloud!” I have heard kids exclaim. And it’s true. Rocky is as soft as a mink. This is because his breed of rabbit–a Mini Rex–actually were originally bred to make coats out of sadly.

Rocky the magic Rabbit and a friend

Magicians have used rabbits in their shows for hundreds of years because rabbits are the perfect assistants for a magic show. This is because of their traits and personalities. Rabbits like to hide in small, dark spaces. They are completely happy when they are hiding, so you can see why this makes them a good match for becoming magical assistants.

Jersey Jim’s magic bunny, Rocky the Rabbit, also has other traits that make him perfect for Jersey Jim’s comedy magic shows. Rocky is totally calm and he loves being petted by all the children. “Rocky knows he is the star of the show and he loves all the attention,” Jersey Jim says.

When he is not performing magic show, Rocky the Rabbit is Jersey Jim’s much loved pet. “He lives inside with my me and my son, who loves him.” Rocky loves to hop around and his favorite food is lettuce. (He doesn’t like carrots!)

Jersey Jim's Magic Show Rabbit
Rocky the Rabbit at Home

If you would like to enjoy the most entertaining, magical, and hilarious magic show, call or email Jersey Jim Comedy Magician for all your entertainment needs. Choose a magician who is also a great entertainer. Rocky the Rabbit is sure to charm everyone’s heart. Jim@JerseyJimMagic.com

Easter Magic Show!

Easter is the perfect time for a magic show for your event or school! And what could be better than to have Jersey Jim Comedy Magician bring his live bunny rabbit while everyone is celebrating the arrival of the Easter Bunny!

Jersey Jim and Rocky the Rabbit
Jim and Rocky the Rabbit

You will hear the happy gasps and see the astonished faces of your guests when Jim’s Bunny Rabbit appears out of thin air! Everyone loves to pet Jim’s bunny, Rocky the Rabbit, who is the softest and sweetest bunny rabbit in the world. Jim’s rabbit illusion trick has also won magic awards and been hailed as the best modern rabbit production.

Everyone loves Petting the Rabbit

Jersey Jim’s comedy magic show is the perfect entertainment choice for an Easter event. You get non-stop family-friendly humor and laughter, jaw dropping magic, and Rocky the Magic Bunny Rabbit, who everyone gets to pet after the show. Email Jim@JersyeJimMagic.com or call (310) 313-3730 to request more info or to reserve your date and time. Call now.

Jersey Jim and the Easter Bunny

Jersey Jim and the Easter Bunny

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FunTastic School Fundraiser Magic Show

Jersey Jim is bringing his FunTastic Family Magic Show Fundraising program to Mar Vista Elementary School on Friday, November 20, 2015.  There will be two shows at 5 pm and again at 7 pm.

Magic Show School Fundraiser

School Fundraising Flyer

What prompted such a large event? School officials claimed they were looking for “something different” for their fundraising efforts. “Unlike traditional fundraising methods, Jersey Jim’s program offered a fun alternative for our children and parents alike.”

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“We don’t feel that we’re asking the student body, their parents, or the community for a donation,” one school official said. “We feel we’re giving them something of real value: a FUN evening of laughter and entertainment. It’s going to give everyone who attends an opportunity to enjoy themselves with their families as well as feel good about themselves, knowing that their proceeds will be going toward much-needed school funding. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

 

What can attendees expect? The FunTastic Family magic show is the same show that Jersey Jim performs at professional theaters. It features 90 minutes of unique entertainment complete with music, beautiful props, and Jim’s hilarious blend of comedy, audience participation, and grand illusion, including sawing art teacher Mr. Miceli in half with a power buzz saw! Jim is quick to reassure that all ages will be laughing at this comedy routine.

Another amazing moment includes causing an audience member to float in the air!   Jim will be selecting a child from the audience and will even pass a hoop around them to prove they are floating!

Parents often ask how long the kids stay up there. Jim always says, “Long enough for a dinner and movie.”

Jersey Jim appeared in the film, “Couples Retreat.” “It was an honor being picked by Vince Vaughn from all the other magicians in Los Angeles,” Jim said.

Every child who attends will also receive a free magic gift and be able to pet the magician’s appearing rabbit after the show.

Of his Family Comedy Magic Show,” Jim says, “I have the best seat in the house because I get to see all of the kids’ faces as they smile in amazement and laugh hysterically. It’s designed with the entire family in mind and the parents always have as much fun, if not more, than their children!”

Tickets for the event are $10 & $8 in advance and $12 & $10 at the door. Tickets will be available the evening of the event as space allows. For more information,

Jersey Jim Comedy Magician Receives 2015 Los Angeles Award

Los Angeles Award Program Honors the Achievement

LOS ANGELES June 4, 2015 — Jersey Jim Comedy Magician has been selected for the 2015 Los Angeles Award in the Magicians category by the Los Angeles Award Program.

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Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Los Angeles Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Los Angeles Award Program and data provided by third parties.

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How Much We Love Our Children

As a professional children’s entertainer I get to see to what extraordinary lengths mothers and fathers go to in order to make their children feel special about themselves by hosting wonderful birthday parties for their little ones.

Putting on any birthday party is a wonderful gift and a huge job for any parent to give to their child.  However, there are some parents that set the bar really high.  I recently entertained for a lucky little boy whose parents put together an amazing Harry Potter-themed birthday party.  They had changed their backyard into the dining hall at Hogwarts with a great deal of ingenuity and work all of which was fueled by their delight at knowing how much their son would enjoy it.

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Party

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Party

They had made floating candles out of battery powered candles which were glued onto toilet paper rolls, which were painted white.  They even used hot glue to make wax dripping down the sides of the candle and fishing line made the candles float!  The dad even got dry ice so that the cauldrons would boil and bubble.

 

Jersey Jim’s Easter Magic Show and his Live Bunny

Easter is a wonderful holiday.  Spring is just around the corner, nature is renewing itself, and, of course, the religious significance of the holiday is at the forefront.

Around the Easter Holiday, nothing delights the young ones more than Jersey Jim’s fun and frolicking Easter Magic show.   And what would Easter and a magic show be without a live bunny Rabbit!

Every child loves petting Jersey Jim’s sweet bunny rabbit, who’s name is Rocky the Rabbit.  Rocky is the softest bunny rabbit you will ever pet.  He feels like a mink coat.

Kids Love Rocky the Rabbit

The kids can hardly contain themselves as they wait in line to pet the bunny.  Just look at those joyful faces!

Jersey Jim and the Easter Bunny

Jersey Jim loves performing  his Easter Magic Show as much as the kids love seeing it!  Next Easter, give Jim a call and bring even more Easter joy to young and old alike with the Jersey Jim Easter Magic Show.

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Preschools Love Jersey Jim’s Magic Shows

“I have never seen kids laugh so hard from their full heart!” said the preschool owner of Delaney Fine Arts Preschool.

“Jim has an an amazing connection with the kids.  That is why we use him year after year,” said another preschool owner.

Jersey Jim provides preschools with worry-free hours of entertainment for their children and parents.  Yes, many preschools encourage parents to attend Jim’s shows because they have just as much fun as their children do.

Jersey Jim’s preschool magic shows are also a wonderful photo opportunity for parents to take unforgettable photographs of their children performing magic in front of their classmates.  You should see the look of indescribable joy on their proud faces  of the kids when they all get to make Jersey Jim’s Magic Bunny rabbit appear.

And, of course, they all get to pet Rocky the Rabbit, who is the softest bunny rabbit in t he world.  “He’s softer than a cloud!” one little girl proclaimed one day.

Jersey Jim’s programs are so successful at Preschools because he understands the children at this tender age.  “Kids just don’t want to sit and watch magic,” Jim explains.  “They want to be involved!”  Accordingly, Jim creates his all original magic routines so that every 5 to 7 seconds, the children are involved.

But that’s only half of Jersey Jim’s secret.   The real secret that makes Jersey Jim the most successful preschool magician, is the special way that Jim’s involves the children.  He involves them in a way that Jim calls “Empowering” the children.

Jim explains, “Kids live in a world where the adults have all the power over them, so if you can give children a sense of power over an adult–and of course I am the object of that kid power–then it is a very joyful and positive experience for the children.  And sometimes it’s the first time they’ve ever felt that way.”

That is why the kids never want Jersey Jim’s magic shows to end and they never want him to leave, and they can’t wait until he comes back again!

Jim also offers many themed preschool magic shows for different holidays throughout the year.  Jersey Jim’s weekday preschool magic shows are deeply discounted for preschools and are $110 off of his birthday magic shows.

Jersey Jim’s Snowman Winter Show

Please go to www.PreschoolMagician.com for videos and booking information so that you can bring Jersey Jim’s special blend of comedy and magic to your preschool soon.

Jersey Jim Performs at The Promenade Tree Lighting

As the winter season rolls around, Jersey Jim is gearing up for his yearly winter-themed magic show at school, shopping malls, and even private holiday parties at homes.

“It’s something I look forward to every year,” Jersey Jim says.  “As a professional magician, it’s refreshing to bring out my holiday-themed tricks and shows, which all come with their own holiday themed sound tracks and illusions.  It’s a great change of pace.”

This coming Friday, November 17, Jersey Jim will be appearing at the Promenade at Westlake Village at 5:30 pm.

It’s a tremendous show they put on there with jugglers, balloon artists, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.  Families come from miles around to be part of this huge event.

“It’s an honor to be asked back year after year,” Jersey Jim said.  Malls and schools keep coming back to Jersey Jim because he offers the great ability to entertaining young and old at  the same time with  his unique and hilarious magic shows.

Jim has many holiday themed shows, including Halloween, 4th of July, Frosty the Snowman winter themed (non religious) and Christmas shows.

The Promenade at Westlake Christmas

Best Kids Magician

What makes Jersey Jim the best kids magician?  Simple:  entertainment value.

Jersey Jim is an accomplished magician, but the secret to his success, and the reason schools and families keep having Jim back year after year and the reason kids tell their parents they want Jersey Jim to come back over and over is because he is  also a great entertainer!

“I’ve never seen kids laugh so hard with their full hearts!” one preschool owner said.

Laughing Birthday Sisters at Jersey Jim's Magic Show

Laughing Birthday Sisters at Jersey Jim’s Magic Show

Many adults are shocked by how Jersey Jim can keep young children entertained and fully engaged for hours.  “The kids don’t want Jim to stop!”  How does Jersey Jim do it?  How does he keep children entertained non stop for hours on end?  It’s simple:  he keeps the children involved in his magic shows.  That’s the magic word:  involved.

Kids just don’t want to just sit there and watch magic, Jim says.  Children want to be involved.  So, the same way that Jerry Seinfeld plans his stand up shows so that every 5 to 7 seconds he’s getting a laugh, Jersey Jim likewise plans his routines so that every 5 or 7 seconds his  audience of children are involved.

Jim does this by using some simple but extremely effective techniques.  One is called “Look Don’t See,” where the children see something but Jim doesn’t.  Another way is the magic doesn’t work until the children say the magic word, another example is Jim will simple call something the wrong color and the children have to correct  him. “As simple as that sounds, the kids love it,” Jim contents.

100 laughing children at Jersey Jim's library show

100 laughing children at Jersey Jim’s library show

They love it because it makes them feel superior to an adult.  Think about it from a child’s point of view.  Children live in a world where the adults have all the power over them.  But if you can give a child a sense of power over an adult, it’s a very powerful and joyful experience for them, and, sometimes, it’s the first time they’ve ever felt that way,

Another bit Jim does is an example of “look don’t see:” Jersey Jim sometimes wears a wizard hat and every time he takes off the hat to take a bow, the kids see that he’s wearing a toilet plunger on his head. ” “They’re pointing and laughing and I’m telling them to stop laughing at me because I’m a serious magician,” Jersey Jim explains.  And, by the way, while Jim is employing that gag, he is cutting and restoring a rope three times, which is very powerful sleight of hand, but he’s making it all about the kids having a great time.  That is what is why so many people call Jersey Jim the best kids magician they have ever seen.

(Above video posted by parent who claimed, Jersey Jim the Best Kids Magician they had ever seen)

Every one of Jim’s magic tricks is part of a full routine–like a game–that the children are involved with.  And, unlike most other magicians, Jersey Jim creates his own original magic routines that you will see from no other magician.

But the kids aren’t the only ones laughing and have a great time at Jersey Jim’s children magic shows.  The adults are laughing and entertained just as much as the kids.  The parents and adults love seeing the children having fun and being in these adorable situations, but Jim also includes lots of humor for the adults that go right over the children’s heads but leave the adults laughing their butts off.

You see that in testimonial after testimonial where adults say we had as much fun as the kids did.  So, it turns out, Jersey Jim isn’t just the Best Kids Magician they’ve seen, he is also the most entertaining magician period.