your child the gift of magic
for his or her next birthday.
Your birthday child is the star of this show! Lon Cerel
will bring magic, comedy and amazement to your home or
party place. Lon will leave your guests talking about
your party for a long time!
Make your next birthday celebration the one to remember!
BIRTHDAY PARTY GUIDE
Here are a few ideas, culled from
my 25 years experience as a professional family entertainer.
I hope they will help you in running a successful party,
without letting it run you ragged! If I can be of any
assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me. Good
luck and above all, have fun!
- Lon Cerel
makes a Birthday Child Cry?
|1. Too much anticipation
ahead of time.
2. Too much confusion at the party.
3. Too many other children sharing toys - (put special
toys away ahead of time).
4. Too many misconceptions - (that the birthday child
will win every game - that everyone will do what he or she
wants - that the birthday child will get all of the attention).
Birthday Party Hints
|1. Have your child
help you plan the party. This way your child will know what
is happening and will be less apt to have unrealistic expectations.
2. Important: Tie balloons outside your door so guests
will easily recognize where you live.
3. Serve food and drinks children like. Don't get
fancy. If you are worried about spills, serve Sprite or
Ginger Ale. They are less likely to stain.
4. If games are to be played, choose games that the
children already know how to play. Ask your child's teacher
which games are favorites. If prizes are to awarded, it's
okay to let the "winner" receive theirs first,
and then have matching "prizes" for everyone,
i.e. everyone is a winner!
5. Make sure the first person chosen to be "it"
in games is the birthday child.
6. Remember that not all children have to play all
the games. Some children prefer to watch or play with toys.
That's okay. Don't be a tyrant.
7. Don't just give out treat bags. Have the children
hunt for them. It is more fun that way, and it takes up
8. Be ready for parents coming to pick up their children
on time. Have the last game end with putting on coats or
getting treat bags.
9. If you like, send thank-you notes to each child
at the party. Make a list when presents are being opened
or ask another grownup to keep track.
|When the party is all over,
you can realistically expect that the birthday child will
feel let down and you will feel a little dazed, if not a
little traumatized. This is a good time to sit down with
the birthday child and look over the new presents, play
a game or read a book together. You might even want to save
one of your presents to give to the child at this time.
Another good idea is to invite one guest to stay later so
that the sudden departure of friends doesn't seem so abrupt.
Whether you are using my services or not, please remember
to hire your entertainment early. The entertainment should
be a part of the initial planning stages of your party.
Even though most professional entertainers are happy to
work around your schedule, they also have to work around
previously booked performances and allow sufficient travel
sure that your directions to the party
are clear, accurate and complete.
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