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Tens Years of Mister Tall

2020 Is A Special Year!

If you have read the About Me page, you will know I began by being a clown for my daughters’ birthday parties. When I first started to take bookings, I also had a real job. And all the while I was doing that, I was building a good reputation as a Children’s Entertainer.

Then, in January 2010, I decided to go for it! I decided to put all my efforts into being a Full-time Professional Children’s Entertainer – making it my only job. To succeed, I needed to provide the very best service I could offer. I needed to be reliable, trustworthy and funny!

Now, ten years later, I’m happy to say that it is still my only job. I still put 100% of my effort into it and have an excellent reputation.

To celebrate this Ten Year Anniversary, I’m offering a 10% DISCOUNT on my Best-Selling Party Package – 2 hours Disco, Magic & Games. This offer is available for all bookings taken during December 2019 for any time in 2020.

Terms and Conditions apply.

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Terms and Conditions:

10% Discount is available for 2 Hour Disco, Magic & Games Package only. It is not available on any other packages.

Discount applies to bookings made during December 2019 for 2020 dates. Offer ends at Midnight, 31st December 2019

Discount applies to direct bookings for private parties only. Subject to availability.

A non-returnable booking fee is required for all bookings.

Offer can be withdrawn at any time.

Local Children’s Entertainer?

Performing At A Town Near You

Being a Children’s Entertainer based in Portsmouth is different to being one based in, say, Leicester.

As Portsmouth is on the South Coast of Hampshire, my catchment area is not 360 degrees, but something like half that. To the south, there is The Solent. In other words, sea!

This means I travel further afield than a Midlands based Children’s Entertainer. My range is about seventy miles to the north, west and east. I do Children’s Parties as far afield as South London, Brighton and Poole and am frequently performing Magic Parties in Surrey, North Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and West Sussex.

The advantage of this for you, the Birthday Child’s parent, is that you can book one of my quality, professional, less-stress party packages. You might live in an area where there are very few Children’s Entertainers, so everybody has booked the same person. When you book me, the Birthday child and their friends will see a different Magic Show and play different games.

Wherever you live, I will arrive in good time to set up and be ready for the start of your party. I will bring my professional sound equipment, music and prizes. In fact, I bring everything I need!

And my prices include travel, so there are no hidden extras.

Whether you live in Arundel, Basingstoke, Cobham, Denmead, Eastleigh, Farnham, Guildford, Haslemere, Iping, Kings Somborne, Lyndhurst, Midhurst, Netley, Overton, Petersfield, Ringwood, Southampton, Tangmere, Upwaltham, Virginia Water or Yateley, you can have a Mister Tall Party!

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Making Your Party SQUIRREL

DISTRACTIONS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

SQUIRREL!!!

Children's Party

While this might start off as sounding like a nag, I hope that you will also find it will help you if you are running your own children’s party.

At the heart of what I do is one simple aim…

That is to offer my clients the Very Best Service I Can.

With that in mind, I want you to feel that you have received Great Value For Money.

That the Children feel that they have Had A Great Time.

And that your guests feel that You Got It Right!

To achieve my aim, I ask you to look out for any possible distractions.

Distractions grab the children’s attention when I’m presenting a Magic Show or Running A Party. And if there are too many distractions, they can spoil your party. So here are some things to look out for.

BALLOONS ON THE FLOOR

I’ve mentioned this before, but children love to play football and rugby with balloons. They also like to burst them! If I’m presenting a Magic Show, I will ask for the balloons to be moved to the back of the room until after the show.

Maybe keep the balloons up on the walls until the end of the party and give them out at the home time.

BALLOONS ON HANDS

Sometimes, helium filled balloons are tied to the children’s hands. When the children run around the balloons drag behind and the strings tangle or become a choking hazard. Please, please, please don’t let any grown-ups tie balloons to the children at the party.

FOOD & DRINK

Imagine this choice, cake or magician? You know what a child is going to prefer. Cake wins every time!

Please can I ask that the party food and drinks are kept out of reach until after the Magic Show or in a Two Hour Party, until the mid-party break. On very hot days, it’s a very good idea for the children to have a quick drink before the Magic Show. And for After School Parties, have a drink and biscuit ready for the children when they arrive.

This might make me sound like a real meanie, but please make sure the other children’s parents keep to the rule.

TOYS – PLAY EQUIPMENT

If you are holding your party in your home or garden, or if the venue you are using has a Pre-School, there might be play equipment or toys in the corner of the room. Please keep these tucked away or covered up. Some children, especially if they are younger, will find them irresistible.

GROWN-UPS

At the risk of being very, very controversial, I would say that Grown-Ups can be the biggest distraction at your Children’s Party.

They do like to talk while the Magic Show is going on and as I raise the volume of my sound equipment to be heard, they raise the volume of their conversation. As a result, the children struggle to hear me and therefore their attention can start to wander.  At the beginning of the Magic Show, I will politely ask the grown-ups to not talk through the show.  Maybe you can help me by gently reminding any talkers so keep the noise down.

Another thing that can help me, is to put grown-ups’ chairs across the room, facing where I will be performing the Magic Show. They tend to talk less and watch the show (which is entertaining for them too!)

LITTLE DOTS

Toddlers are very sweet and can be quite comical when they wander around. I would love to know what they are thinking when they explore new places. They can be quite a distraction. To be honest, this isn’t my worry about Little Dots. My concern is that I have a lot of cables, heavy equipment and I do jump around a lot! If there are any younger siblings at your party, please can you keep them safe.

That’s my list of distractions. As a Professional Entertainer with a lot of experience, I can deal with them and I will still do everything I can to overcome them and provide the Best Service I Can.

I’m sorry if it sounded like nagging, but if you are running your own party, take these into account and you might have an easier time of it.

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A Christmas Party is A Christmas Party

… AND A BIRTHDAY PARTY IS A BIRTHDAY PARTY

Just a few words about Birthday Parties in December

If your Child’s Birthday falls in December, there is a very good chance that they will get Birthday/Christmas presents. You know, one present which covers the two occasions. And sometimes, it seems a bit unfair that the Birthday Boy or Girl’s special day is overshadowed by the 25th of December.

So I would like to make it known that when you book me for a Birthday Party in December, your Children’s Party will not have Christmas Music, or Christmas Magic Tricks and I won’t be dressed as a Christmas Character.

Their Special Day will  be their Special Day – Not a Christmas Leftover!

 

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End of Season Celebrations

It’s The Party Season Finale

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The Football Season is coming to an end (And who’d have thought that Leicester would be Premier League Champions!)

The Cricket Season has just started (It snowed in the first week)

In Horse Racing, The Jump Season ended on April 23rd and the new Season started on April 24th.

But did you know that there is a Birthday Party Season?

It’s basically the same as the School Year, starting in September and finishing in August.

This means that if your child was born in September, their party will be the Curtain Raiser for the season. They will be the eldest in their class and all of their friends younger (some of them could be nearly a year younger).

And so it goes that if your child was born in August, theirs will be the Season Finale, with all of their classmates being older.

I use this ‘Season’ as a way of helping me plan for your Children’s Birthday Party. For instance if your son or daughter is 5 years old and their birthday is in October, most of the guests will be 4 year olds. But if their birthday is in June, most of the guests will already be 5.  So when I prepare my Magic Show for your party, I take this into account and use material that is going to work best for their age.

It’s just something I like to do to make your Child’s Birthday Party the best they’ve had!