Resources

Everyday I get calls from parents asking about where to find the best party supplies. At my shows, a lot of kids come up to me asking about how to get started in magic.

So I thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources for parents and aspiring magicians. I’ll update it whenever I use something that is or has been helpful to me.

I recommend bookmarking this page for your reference and convenience.

Magic Goody Bags

Visit the Magic Shop for easy-to-do magic tricks and party bag ideas.

Party Supplies

Pin The Tail on the Donkey Game Party Supplies was one of my favorite party games growing up, and is still a favorite among kids and parents today.

Party Balloons – Decorator Quality – Qualatex Balloons
I only use Qualatex Balloons in my shows. Other brands pop easily, but Qualatex is the brand that both families and family-entertainers trust for high quality inflatable balloons.

Books

  Mark Wilson’s Complete Course in Magic is one of my all time favorite magic books. If there is a book for an aspiring magician to start reading right now, then this is it. The clear pictures and detailed step-by-step instructions make learning magic (and reading!) so much fun. Learn how to perform magic with cards, coins, rope…. there’s even a section on how to build your own illusions. Highly recommended.

I purchased Magic: The Complete Course (Book & DVD)
because I needed new magic tricks that would be easy and exciting for my students to learn.  (I teach magic in NYC Public Schools as a way to generate enthusiasm about and increase participation in reading programs) Featuring over 500 full-color how-to photographs, easy-to-follow directions and over 100 amazing effects (not to mention a DVD), this book was a joy for me to read. I even brought it into class one day… and the students kept asking me if they could take it home.

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