We had Fantastic Fred perform at my daughter's 1st birthday party (lunch event). We hired him or 1 hour. He did balloons for the kids and majic for the adults. His wow-ed the adult crowd (including myself) with his majic and the kids (age 2-7) enjoyed the balloons.
The only reason why I am giving 4 stars (instead of 5) is because we had 8 tables and ~ 3 tables did not get to see him perform (I asked a couple of my friends if they liked the majic and they said the magician did not come to their table). I left it up to Fred to decide whether he wanted to do table side majic or perform center stage (since Dan, owner, said they are professionals and would know what was best for the group/event).
To be fair, I think one of my tables "hogged" up Fred's time from the other tables. We hired Fred for one hour and he did stay a little over to do magic for one of the tables and make an extra balloon for one of my guests. Maybe I should've hired him for longer?
For the tables that got to experience Fred tableside, they were very, very, very impressed with Fred. I would definitely hire Fred again for my event.
Since my daughter's first birthday was mostly adults (50 adults) my goal was to make sure they enjoyed their time as well (I didn't want them to get bored at a "kiddy" birthday party). The only thing I would change was that I wish Fred performed "center stage" in front of everyone. He mentioned to the group in the beginning that he does not like to perform while ppl are eating, but in hindsight I wish he performed in front of everyone (while they were eating lunch) for 15 mins, so everyone would've got to enjoy him.
I would definitely hire