Q. I am inviting children and teens (ages 12-15) to my wedding but now I am having second thoughts. What are they going to do? I don’t want them running around the tables during the reception and the older teens will be bored if they don’t dance.
Did I make a mistake inviting kids?
A. No, I think having children at a wedding can be a lot of fun. If you keep them entertained, there shouldn’t be any problems. I was at a wedding once where the bride had a friend babysit the kids and do magic tricks for them and the kids loved it.
You can find all kinds of magic supplies online at Martinka Magic. Here are some examples of fun tricks you can do.
The Dime and Penny Trick
This coin set will enable you to do several great tricks. You can shrink a dime to just a fraction of its size. Make a dime vanish from between two pennies only to reappear in your pocket. The set includes the dime and penny gimmick coins, a realistic miniature dime, a metal bang ring for unlocking the coins and instructions. Magic Coins are available here
If that isn’t fancy enough for you, how about bending silverware?
Create amazing sculptures as you bend silverware! The Perfect Elegant Souvenir Give-away. Detailed Bending Instructions and kit are available here.
Magic isn’t simply for kids, as adults love it too!
Have a friend dress up as a magician and stroll around table to table and do tricks for your guests while they wait for dinner. Even if you aren’t serving a meal, and even if you have music playing in the background, the magic will still fit in and add a uniqueness to your reception. Often times, there will be guests sitting at the same table who don’t really know each other. The close-up magic can help to break the ice and start conversations.
A fun trick the magician can do is the Folding Quarter
You can push this coin into a glass bottle, make it vanish as you drop it on the table, or just take a bite out of it. Folding Quarter is available here
And of course, a good magician needs a deck of cards
Playing cards come in many different styles and price ranges. Available here
If you don’t know how to do card games, simply do a google search and you can find lots of tricks to dazzle your guests.
Decks of Cards as Wedding Favors
To continue the magic theme you could purchase decks of cards for your guests and give them away as wedding favors. With each deck of cards attach a note of instructions how to do a certain card trick. Depending on your budget you can give a deck of cards to each guest or each couple (or family).
And of course both young and old want to see the Vanishing Milk Trick
This is a classic trick. Milk is poured from the pitcher into a paper cone… and then it vanishes!
Pitcher and Instructions are available here