Archive for June, 2011

When planning a party there are many things that we know you must take into account when trying to prepare that perfect event. For instance, making sure we have the cake and ice cream ready, party favors at the ready and games ready to play are some that we often think of first. What I would like to like to remind you about are the often overlooked ones that can really throw  a wrench into your whole time table if you would happen to forget them.

Birthday Wish

5. Scheduled time the Entertainer will appear should be approximately 1 hour after the party starts. This will account for late arrivals to your party and take away the stop in the show or the entertainment.

4. Have a list ready with someone who will write down each present as it is opened and the persons name who brought the gift. This makes the whole Thank You process easy the next day when you are trying to remember who brought what and the generic Thank You for the gift thank you that is sent out when you forget who did what.

3. Remember when hiring a balloon twister, account for 5 to 7 minutes per child of time that you will need the twister for and then add on another 30 minutes to an hour (depending on party size) for balloon surgery or replacement or wounded or KIA balloon creations.  In other words, if you are having the average size  party of 10-15 kids, then an hour and a half to 2 hours should be the time allotted for a good twister.  Maybe a little longer for one with advanced creations.

2. Have all pets safely kept away in another room if the balloon twisting will be inside.  Many kids running around with these balloon creations could scare them and animal versus balloon always results in animal winning that popping contest.  You won’t want your new puppy eating latex and getting sick or worse.

1.  Give yourself enough time after the party to relax. You deserve it! After all, you just had Vynn Credible dazzle your guests and they all left happy, so why should you get to take some well deserved rest!

Have a great event and see you soon!

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Don’t Hire A Magician!!

5. You have a Mime Fetish.

4. You’d rather see if the stories are true about how many kids have a fear of Clowns!

3.  All those bounce houses blowing away with kids in them doesn’t scare you.

2. 15 kids running through your house with nothing to hold there attention is NO Problem!

1. No one ever explained that Magicians are not supposed to just trick you.

I know that many of you already know me and have even seen me perform many times for one event or another and are thinking that I must have bumped my head before adding this post, however I am serious.  From Birthday Party Moms to Full Time Professional Event Planners, there is someone right now looking around on the internet for the best price they can find for a magician.  While there is no Orbitz or Travelocity to find the best price on a magician, I’m here to to help you understand that you are going about it all wrong.  Price should not be the main concern, although I do understand that we all have budgets.  However, even budgets have a high end and a low end. While riding a bicycle from Miami to Jacksonville may save me a ton of money on gas, I think I’d rather spend the extra money and drive a car or even take the bus.

Let’s get back to the main point, Don’t Hire a Magician! What you really are looking for is a professional entertainer  If you think about it long enough, you know deep down that this is what you were really looking for to begin with and just didn’t realize it.  An Entertainer is someone that will take their audience on a magical journey in their mind.  The day to day troubles are forgotten for a moment as the mind is allowed to wonder and believe that something extraordinary has just happened which creates a child like amazement in each of us.  This is what memories are made of and when the weeks, months and years pass after your event, people will be talking of that moment and what a great time they had there.  When they reminisce about this event they will then remember who put this fantastic time together.  If this is a corporate event, what easier way could you be on someones mind all the time. Oh, I  know, that fancy pen with your logo on it they picked up at your booth won’t even make the trip home. In fact, they left it on the table for the waitress after signing their receipt. Or maybe the party favor bag you put together going to 5 different stores to find the right themed items for the birthday  party. Wrong, that was shredded in the car on the way home. I’ve worked the corporate world and spent many business trips in Las Vegas collecting all the freebies from the vendors only to give them to the kids when I got home and never looked at them again.  Speaking of kids, my have attended many parties in the past and they could never tell you what trinket they brought home before.  However, every single time my kids bring home a friend they all ask me to show them something magical because they remember the time I entertained them at their friends birthday or the show at the school or the 4th of July party or…the list goes on and on.

Let’s create memories together that turn into something special.  After all, do you want someone to think for a brief moment that they were just tricked OR wouldn’t you rather have your friends, family and coworkers talking about how funny it was when Vynn Credible was trying to escape from the straight jacket and his arm fell off!

See you soon!

Event Planner Makes Simple Math Mistake!

If you are in charge of planning the entertainment for your next large event, don’t let simple math get in the way. All too often event organizers will call me or one of my colleagues and request a price for one balloon twister at a large outdoor gathering, which is expecting hundreds of kids. Remember when you were in school and you read a word problem like this:

The expected attendance at the Hometown 4th of July event will be 300 people. 50 percent of those attending will be children expecting to get a balloon animal or adults with a fun sense of humor which would like to get a balloon. If a balloon twister averages making a balloon creation every 5 minutes for 4 hours, how many people will he be able to make happy?

No matter how you slice it, the answer is simple…NOT ENOUGH! Therefore, before trimming the entertainment budget and hiring only one balloon twister, double the pleasure and double the fun with at least 2!  You want people to talk about how much fun they had and not how much fun they could have had.

Seriously though, the answer is an easy choice.  Ask for a demo video of the creations that your twister makes. Are these all one or two balloon creations?  As fun as balloon swords and balloon flowers can be, let’s be real…it’s going to be a lot more entertaining to see people walking around with a Fire Breathing Dragon Balloon Mask, a Giant Palm Tree with a Monkey on it or a life like Giraffe Hat on a smiling kid or someone who is a kid at heart.  Trust me, I know. I see the difference and hear the difference from every onlooker that I meet.

I train with the best balloon artists in the area and we have formed an inner circle of greatness. So, if you would like to make your next outing really STAND OUT and I know you will, call Vynn Credible and his Amazing Friends to come out and astonish you with our feats of twistology!

Tinkerbell ready to hit the town

All dressed up and plenty of places to go, at least that is the motto for this weekend. Got a few balloon gigs to attend this weekend. One will be at Chillis on Friday then the next one will be at the Brevard County Manatees Basball stadium on Saturday and then Vynn Credible will be making a very special appearance for a birthday party on Sunday.

First I would like to announce the arrival of a Tinkerbell-like Fairy. I have been working on a few different new balloons for the girls. Here is the first one.

New Balloon Creation for this weekend

Next is a mermaid that lives under the sea. You will have to click the link to see the video. No big fancy YouTube box to click on here. Enjoy though as I know you will!

Mermaid

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