a month Joanns Fabric (a US hobby store) prints out
coupons for those that are on their mailing and usually provides
a 40% off a single, regularly priced item. A single cut of
fabric counts as a single purchased item. Take this coupon
and buy enough fabric to create a red curtain to hang up at
your party space. They have varying qualities of fabric for
the best effect. Of course, the velvet style will look best
for a magic show feel, it can also be on the pricey side (with
or without the coupon.) Based on your own budget you can choose
which kind of fabric to choose. With this single purchase,
you can fill a large space and really provide a great setting
for your magic feel!
Ask around to anyone that might have a pet rabbit that they
wouldnt mind bringing to your party. Rabbits are adorable
to look at, but also really create a magic show
As so many magic tricks involve a deck of cards, incorporate
them in your party decorations. This can be done in a number
of different ways such as taping them to string and creating
your own banner crepe paper, hanging them from the ceiling
and creating large cards from poster board and hanging them
on your walls!
Make gold or silver stars and lightening bolts from cardboard.
These are easy and cheap to make, while also filling up larger
blank walls at your party space. For free cardboard, consider
visiting your local warehouse store (i.e. Sam's Club, Costco,
etc.) as they receive giant sheets of cardboard in between
layers of products on their pallets. Ask the manager if you
can have a few! They're very large and FREE!
each child a wooden dowel (from your local hardware store
- cut into smaller pieces) and allow them to decorate them
as their own personal magic wand. This would also work with
the smaller PVC pipes you can also get there. Consider painting
the wands brown or black first.
your local dollar store. In the toy section, they always seem
to have a collection of small magic trick kits individually
boxed for, you guessed it, a dollar a piece. These make for
great centerpiece items, prizes for games and items to put
in the goodie bags!