Adults, we like magic, sure. But kids? Man, they looooove magic. If you want to bring a little wonder to your child’s next party, hiring a magician may just do the trick. NYC is home to all kinds, from funny to fantastic, balloon-twisting to animal-toting. All will work with you to customize a show to thrill your little magician and his or her friends. Click through this guide and watch that party-planning anxiety vanish into thin air!

Matais Letelier

Matais Letelier is a busy guy.  Not only does he do plenty of magic shows, himself, he’s also the founder of nymagiciansforchildren.com, where you can find out about and book other performers on this list like Joshy K, Seth Dale and Gary the Great.  Going through their site means you get plenty of choices, not just of magicians, but different packages from low-key, budget-friendly basic to premium, which can include things like a live bunny, sound system, magic workshop and magic books for the kids. Whether you want to have a magician for a baby’s baptism, a toddler’s birthday party, a quinceañera or a college graduation, they have a package for it. They even offer shows in Spanish and Portugese.  

Recommended ages: All

Specialties: Range of packages, Spanish & Portguese, audience participation, live animals

Price: $250 & up

Online: magicianmatias.com, nymagiciansforchildren.com

Do you have a favorite NYC magician? Tell us about it in the comments below! 

— Gretchen Kunz