Post # 1
I will have a lot of children at my wedding and want to keep it kid-friendly. One of my thoughts was to have a “kid area” during the cocktail hour. It would be to the side and not the first thing you see when entering the building. Anyway, in the “kid area” I thought a magician might be fun to keep a lot of the children (of various ages) entertained. I thought some of the adults might enjoy it also. My mom and fiance had strong reactions against it – mainly feeling like magicians were for kid parties, not wedding receptions. The magician would be just be during the cocktail portion however, and she/he’d be gone once we all adjourn into the dining area.
I still like the magician idea and think I’ll continue to fight for it. Any opinions (for or against)?
Post # 3
I’m not sure what other’s opinion on this would be, but I’ve entertained that thought, too! At Mr. qui40067’s office Christmas party every year, his boss always hires a magician and this party is a strictly adult affair. It’s all slight of hand stuff, right in front of your eyes, and every magician is very good and if you’re having a big wedding and are afraid of people getting in “groups” it could be an awesome icebreaker. There’s strolling magicians for mainly adult audiences that I’m sure kids would love too.
It may be hard to convince others who have never seen this type of magic though; before these guys I always thought of magicians as kid stuff – but I think it’s a fun, unique idea that would be a great ice breaker and conversation starter!
Post # 4
Personally, I think it’s a very fun idea. “Tacky” it could be if the magician isn’t very convincing…but that could be funny! It’s only for an hour(ish), I think they can deal.
Post # 5
It seems like a bit much to me. I think coloring books and favor bags for the kids will be enough.