Looking for ideas on birthday parties for boys? If you have an aspiring magician in the house, why not throw a magic themed birthday party? Weave a little hocus pocus with magic themed birthday games, crafts, recipes, food, decorations, prizes and activities. Hey presto! All you need for boys, girls or mixed kids birthday parties!
Don’t hire a magician for the birthday party. Let him be the magician. Start with some free printable magic tricks from DL-TK. This article has links to printable card tricks, coin tricks, paper trick, rope tricks and optical illusions. There are hundreds of how-to magic demonstrations and magic tutorials include step-by-step instructions.
Learn tricks with cards, science, chemistry, math, predictions, bets. Print over 100 magic tricks on levitation, legerdemain, water tricks, mind reading, conjuring, skill tricks and more. Let the birthday boy demonstrate magic tricks and teach them to guests.
Send free printable magic birthday invitations. Print in black and white. Let birthday child and siblings help with the party by coloring invitations. This keeps the kids out of mischief while you get ready for the party.
Mr. Donn has free printable magic clip art and graphics. Again print these in black and white and let kids color. Use magic clipart to make party decorations, treat bags, name cards. There are free printable magic tricks kids could make as party crafts.
Play party games using magic tricks. Use clipart to make a MAGIC bingo game. Use word “magic” in place of “bingo”). Call out images instead of numbers. Scramble magic words: magician, hat, rabbit, wand, tricks, legerdemain, cards, rope. Have kids race to see who can unscramble fastest.
Use these recipes for magic-themed party treats and snacks.
–Bake your own birthday cake and use printable magic clipart as cake decorating stencils.
–Make a magician’s hat cake. Bake four 8×8 cakes (any flavors, alternate if desired). Cut a brim from black cardboard. Cut down into cake and remove portion to make a well. Fill with colored candies, candy coins, Peeps rabbits, bunny candies or if you can find one, a large white chocolate Easter bunny!
–Make magic wands by frosting large pretzel rods in black or chocolate frosting. Frost the tip white and roll in colored sprinkles (for magic sparkle dust!).
–Magician hat cookies are easy to make. Frost large marshmallows with black frosting. Place on square of dark chocolate.
–Peeps rabbits, chocolate Easter bunnies or rabbit animal crackers make good treats.
–Set out a veggie tray with pepper strips, cucumbers and baby carrots and call it “rabbit food.”
–Serve Annie’s Bunny Pasta (macaroni and cheese).
–Concoct magic spell potion, mixing limeade, green Hi-C or Kool-Aid and Mountain Dew.
In lieu of gifts, kids could perform a magic show and raise money for homeless pets or children in need.