Birthday Party Entertainment!
You won't have to worry about entertaining the children or your guests this year. Matt's show is designed so you can sit down and actually enjoy the party with your child. As a party favorite and Arizona leader in children's entertainment, Matt performs at over a hundred birthdays a year. Which means you can sit back and relax knowing you're getting the very best birthday show out there!
During the show Matt makes your child look and feel like a star, keeps your party guests in stitches, and provides you with tons of photo opportunities and memories to cherish for a lifetime. Take a look at what past clients are saying here and online and then book below as weekend dates fill quickly.
Don't just give your child a gift this year, give them a memory!
"The best birthday party we have thrown or been to.You are great! Thank you for making it so memorable."
G. Huerta, Avondale
Show Features and Highlights!
Not all highlights and features are included in every show package. For details and pricing information see show packages below.
N. Griffin, Scottsdale
What Moms Are Saying!
"Teagan said, “It was the best birthday party EVER!”
You definitely have a gift with kids as well as funny magic!"
"After the guests left, Cibrián said, "Mom, I wish the magician could always be here." You helped us make a great childhood memory for him. A priceless gift!"
"Thanks, Matt. You helped make Bryson’s party a huge success! A couple comments I heard were “My child hasn’t ever sat focused on one thing for that long” and “He really kept the kids engaged”. Bryson wants to do “the same thing” for his 6th birthday, so we’ll definitely stay in touch. But if all goes according to plan, we’ll see you before that…at one of Bryson’s friend’s parties."
"Thank you so much for the show. Everyone enjoyed it, even the parents! You exceeded everyone's expectations!"
K. Higgins, Gilbert
"You made my son's birthday absolutely fun and wonderful. Everyone there enjoyed every second of your show. Quentin is still talking about it and the first thing out of his brother’s mouth that evening when we were driving home was, “I want him to come to my next party.” You’re amazing and I can't thank you enough."
C. Riddle, Scottsdale
L. Patton, Chandler
M. Leach, Gilbert
Birthday parties present unique and demanding performance conditions that I've learned to minimize, eliminate, and deal with throughout the years to ensure that you, your child, and all of your party guests receive a memorable experience. My past birthday party clients are among my happiest and all of them would tell you that my show requirements are a small price to pay for the quality of show you receive on your child's special day.
" I appreciate all your pre-show communications and prep, which is no doubt what added to the success of Saturday."
The show must take place indoors.
K. Higgins, Gilbert
Reasons range from medical emergencies to redirecting the children if they decide to tear the room apart. Please realize I am not a babysitter, I am there to entertain the children. I feel it is neither my place nor my job to enforce any household rules or behavior.
Outdoor birthday parties play host to a variety of distractions that affect the kid’s enjoyment of the show, my performance, your overall satisfaction, and my future business. If your party plans cannot be arranged to hold the show indoors I encourage you to save the magic show for a future year when you can.
The show works best against a wall or closed window with room in the front for the children to sit on the floor. Living rooms and dens typically provide more than sufficient area. Many people open up a room simply by removing a sofa or quickly rearranging the furniture. Please note additional area is required for the Suspension Illusion.
An open area 7 feet wide by 6 feet deep.
A parent or guardian must be present throughout the show.
Packages and Pricing!
Create your own unique magic experience for your child with the options below OR
Bundle and Save by purchasing Matt's Ultimate Party Experience.
Book your show Monday thru Thursday (excluding holiday weekends) and receive a 20% discount. No other discounts.
45 min Magic Experience $250
Includes show, picture time, meet and greet with live animal following the show.
Magic Set $25
Great beginning set. Includes 10 popular tricks and a booklet of 50 bonus tricks your child can do.
Suspension Illusion $75
A great photo opportunity for you to capture of your child during the show.
Jumbo Wand Giveaway $3 each
10 for $20
A fun giveaway for your child or to include in your goodie bags.
Balloon Bunnies $50
Following the show Matt will make a balloon bunny for each child. Limit 30 kids.
Matt's Ultimate Party Experience $375
Includes show, suspension illusion featured in the show, photo time, meet and greet with live animal, and balloon bunnies following the show, your child gets a magic set, and you get 10 jumbo wands to include in your goodie bags for your guests to take home. Package valued at $420. That's a savings of $45 dollars!
A travel fee may apply if your show requires Matt to travel over 100 miles round trip. Fee varies depending upon distance traveled.
If your show will take place at a location other than a private residence the venue may require you to provide additional insurance. Community centers are a good example of this. Matt can purchase and provide additional insurance for your venue through his insurance carrier at a fee of $50 per certificate required. Please determine in advance if your party venue will require additional insurance and contact Matt at least a week in advance of your child's party to ensure Matt's insurance company has time to process your certificate. This service is billed separately and provided once payment is received.
Weekend Show Times
7 PM-11 PM
Due to the popularity of weekend dates Matt has been forced to institute weekend show times in an attempt to accommodate as many customers as possible. When booking you will be able to select any start time within a time slot. Please note shows MUST begin on time to accommodate Matt’s busy show schedule and other customers. No Exceptions. It is HIGHLY recommended that you select a show start time at least 30-45 minutes after the start of your party to account for late arrivals so that everyone will be present when the show begins. If you have any other questions please contact us.
How long is the show?
The biggest mistake you can make when purchasing party entertainment is to confuse time with quality. The quality of my show is unmatched in the birthday party market and I've never had anyone complain about the length of my show after watching me hold the children spellbound for 30-40 minutes straight. Experience has taught me that a longer show at birthday parties is unwelcome by guests and typically by the parents hiring me because it cuts into other party plans. Party entertainment should complement your party, not take it over. I feel my show accomplishes this and previous customers agree. My show typically runs around 40 minutes, sometimes longer. Please keep in mind that I remain at your party following the show for pictures and to allow the children to meet, pet, and take pictures with the live bird that appears in the show. I am typically at your party between an hour to an hour and a half including set up and break down time.
When should the magic show take place during my party?
It is recommended to host the show near the beginning of the party. I usually recommend that the show begin approximately 30-45 minutes after the party has stated to account for late arrivals. There are several advantages to placing the show at the beginning of the party. First, it acts as a nice ice breaker for all the children and guests to share and talk about for the rest of the party. Perhaps most importantly it ensures all of your guests get to see the show. Many times there are guests who must leave early. Hosting the show near the beginning of the party also ensures there will be plenty of time for cake, presents, and piñatas following the show. Alternatively, and depending on your party arrangements, I can arrive toward the end of the party and bring it to a fun filled finish. I typically only recommend this option for parties where all of your guests are family or extremely close friends. Acquaintances tend to leave following cake and presents.
What is your cancelation policy?
Fifty dollars of your payment is non-refundable if for any reason you decide to cancel the agreed upon performance date. If for any reason you are forced or decide to cancel the performance prior to the scheduled performance date please allow as much notice as possible and you will either be refunded the reminder of your performance fee minus fifty dollars, or you will have the option of rescheduling another date and time that accommodates both of our schedules at no additional cost. Cancelations within 24 hours of the scheduled performance date will forfeit the full performance fee without the option of rescheduling (rare exceptions apply, are at the sole discretion of Funny Magic For Kids, and are determined on a case by case basis).
"Laughter filled magic shows for kids and families!"