Frequently Asked Questions
I hope you find these F.A.Q. helpful. If you have a question which isn't here, please call me on 01752 519529 or email party@BWmagic.co.uk
Is your show age appropriate
Billy Wiz's magic show is aimed 100% at the children without the need for any unnecessary adult humour.
Are all magician's the same
If your main concern is finding the cheapest entertainer, it's certainly worth shopping around. However, please note: There is a BIG difference between 'price and value'. Someone buying a few tricks from a magic shop, wearing a top hat and hiring themselves out as a cheap 'children's entertainer' does not make them a great entertainer.
How much notice do you require
It’s never too early to book. Weekends especially, book up quite far in advance, sometimes as much as 6 months or more. As soon as you decide to have a party, give us a call. Even for short notice parties, it’s worth calling as we have the occasional cancellations. For Christmas parties, it is best to call as early as possible, many Christmas parties are booked a year in advance
How long are your parties
Most birthday party magic shows include a full one hour of magical fun.
Do you offer any other forms of entertainment
Yes, Walk-about balloon modelling & 'magic in the hands' packages are available, these can be booked to fit any event, and for any length of time.
How many people can I invite
For Billy Wiz's one hour magic & puppet show, you can invite as many children as you wish, if you're brave enough, you can invite 100's :)
Is there a minimum number of children required
It is good to have at least 10 children if possible to create a better atmosphere for the magic show.
Where do you perform your parties
Parties can be performed just about anywhere except outdoors. You can have your party at home, in a church or village hall, community centre, public house (preferably in a separate room to the customers), even in your garage if you have the room. There's a list of suitable venues here
Can I have the party at home
Yes, Billy wiz performs many house parties. The only thing he does ask is if you have a coal fire, please inform him in advance as he has an allergy to the coal/wood dust and can then take an anti-histamine tablet before he arrives.
How much space do you need
When performing in halls, an area less than half the size of a badminton court is ideal, if there is too much space it can be difficult to control the party, so Billy Wiz will create a boundary to make the party area smaller.
What should I look for when booking a venue
Billy Wiz has an extensive venue index HERE which if you're new to an area it's the best place to start. Before booking a venue, It’s a good idea to check the venue personally before booking for cleanliness, size, easy access and parking for Billy Wiz.. Also check that they have the amount of chairs and tables that you will require. The room will also need a plug socket for Billy's equipment.
Try to arrange to get access to the room/hall at least 30-60 mines before the party start time, so that both you and Billy Wiz can get ready before your guests arrive. Billy Wiz requires a minimum of 30 mins to set up, but usually arrives approx 45 mins before the start time to allow for any unplanned problems.
You should only need a maximum 30 mins after the party to get everything cleaned and packed up.
Finally always get an emergency mobile number in case you turn up at the hall and it hasn’t been unlocked
What age are your parties suitable for
Billy Wiz performs birthday parties for children aged 4 to 8 years old. The important thing to remember for any birthday party is to try and avoid mixing the age groups as Billy's birthday party show is aimed at the birthday child's age range.
At other events where a mixed age range is expected Billy Wiz aims the entertainment at 4 to 10 year olds.
Balloon modelling can be for any age from 3 to 103 year olds. Please note balloons can be dangerous for children under 2 years old.
How do I pay
A small deposit is required when the booking is made, the balance is payable by cash on the day of your party.
Other payment options are available for larger organisations and businesses.
Do you provide food and party bags
No, sorry we don't supply party bags
Can I have face painting at my party
Billy Wiz can provide a face painter if required, please let him know when booking. Billy's favourite face painter is Nicola at www.paintyfaces.co.uk
What if you’re ill and can’t make it to our party
In all the many years Billy Wiz has been performing at parties, he has never ever failed to turn up at a party. Even if he’s feeling ill, he’ll still be there. After all, it’s your child’s special day, how can you let children down.
What areas do you cover
Billy Wiz lives near the Plymouth area so the majority of his work is in the South West. Although he has and will work anywhere in the country. If further away the cost will vary from region to region.
Can I have a joint party
Yes, joint parties are welcome as long as the children are a similar age.
Do you bring a music/disco
Not a full disco, however music is supplied. If your child has a favourite song or artist, please inform Billy Wiz and he’ll try and bring it along
Do you supply invitations
When you book your party, we'll send your professionally printed party inviations to let your childs friends know Billy Wiz is attending your party
Are you police checked
Yes, Billy Wiz is police checked although not because of entertaining children. Billy Wiz is the heavily involved a children's charity and every year Billy Wiz's family as well as many other host families in Plymouth hosting children from Belarus & Ukraine for four weeks at a time. The charity's policy require all family members to be police checked
Are you available for midweek parties
Yes, midweek are available, not just after school, but any time of the day during the school holidays
How much do you charge
I’m sorry, Billy covers a vast area, the price varies from region to region so it's difficult to put a price list for birthday parties here. Other events and packages are also priced individually depending on the individual needs of the customer and the type of the event. For a quote please call Billy wiz on 01752 519529 or email party@BWmagic.co.uk or please fill in the enquiry form
Can you make my wife disappear
I wish I had a pound for every time I here this at parties. The simple answer is yes, if you pay me enough. haha