& Terms of Service
It is important for me to deliver my best possible show for you and in order to do that I need your cooperation with a few details. Please read the following:
Timing is Everything!
Your magician will arrive early to make sure he/she can set up and start the show on time. It is very important that you allow your guests more than enough time to arrive, or eat if you are having a meal before the show. In fairness to other bookings (and to the magician’s time), delaying a show's start is usually not an option.
Space and Requirements for the Magic Show
Your magician does not need too much space and will bring everything required for the show, including a small table/magic case. A space of 2 meters by 2 meters square space is enough for the “performance space”, but they can work with a bit less if needed. It is best if your magician's back is to a wall, and there should be enough room for all of the children and guests to sit comfortably on the floor in front of your magician. Please try your best to ensure there is no reflective surface in the area directly behind ( TV, mirror, reflective doors /windows). Also, please do not plan to have people sitting/standing behind OR beside the magician during the performance. The intended view of the show is to have the audience directly in front. It usually works best if the children sit on the floor in front, this way everyone can see well. It is also best to have the show in an area that is away from toys and away from other entertainment/distractions. If there are toys in the room, toys and other activities should be put away and not accessible to the children during the show. Bouncy Castles should always be deflated during the show. As parties are currently taking place outdoors- Please also think about sun, making sure the audience and performer are not in direct sunlight (and that they do not have sun in their eyes) will make for a much better show.
Your magician will require parking on the day. If possible, a spot close to the entrance is ideal, however if this is not possible, please be sure let us know in advance if there are any additional parking instructions we need to know.
Parents Who Watch the Magic Show
We find that adults often enjoy the magic show just as much as the kids do! We love it when adults watch the show withtheir kids, however there is nothing more distracting than adults having loud conversations in the same room or the nextroom over. If some adults choose not to watch the show then that is fine, but please try and plan for enough space betweenthe show and the room where the adults are gathering so the children can get the most out of the magic show. Yourmagician does require at least one adult to be present during the show.
Feeding the Children During the Show
For many reasons we ask that you please do not feed children snacks or a meal during the show.
Please the following link for more details about why this is extremely important:
Recording the show
When booking Magic Mel you are entitled to a live performance of the magic act only. Magic Mel does not provide publishing rights, copyright to the act or online posting rights to the magic show. Recording short snippets of the show IS allowed for private events ( birthdays), but I would kindly ask that if you do record parts of show, and that you use it for personal memories only, and that you do not post the full routines online. Posting small snippets of the show on social media is fine. Please do not post any of Mel's show on youtube.
Snowstorm Add on
If you have chosen to book the Amazing Snowstorm add on ($95)- Please know this magical finale does leave quite a bit of a confetti mess ( Small light weight white confetti). You can easily clean it up with a vacuum, but please know, Magic Mel does not have a vacuum with her and this will be something you will need to clean up after the show/party. Please let Magic Mel know in advance if this is a problem and you would like to remove this “add on” from your booking.
Rain Plan and Outdoor Parties
We are happy to perform outside when the weather is nice, and plan to be there rain or shine. The magic show cannot take place in medium to high winds AND cannot take place in even light rain. For this reason, If you are planning an outdoor party, we require you to provide an indoor location close by for the show. We cannot accept bookings that are weather-dependant ( that do not have a close by indoor location planned). By booking a show with BenTastic or Magic Mel, you are guaranteeing that you DO have a backup indoor location planned and that you will not reschedule or cancel because of rain/wind. You agree that you will pay the balance in full IF you cancel because of rain/wind.
If it is scheduled to rain, you can choose one of these 2 options below :
We can move the show indoors to a nearby location ( if there is no thunder/lightning, then moving under a fully waterproof tent might also be an option if you have this available) – It would likely not be possible to extend your booked time slot- so if it starts raining mid show, the closer the indoor location is to your outdoor party, the better. The full balance would still be due.
If the above option is not available, and it starts to rain ( or the wind picks up), we would halt the show and do the rest ofthe show virtually at the earliest available time, The full balance would still be due.
Thanks again for booking! If you have any further questions please ask.
We look forward to making your event AMAZING!
Magic Mel & BenTastic