When you hire a kid’s party magician you are assured that all children will be kept thoroughly entertained for the whole duration of the party. There is no need to hire a special venue such as a play barn, no need for additional equipment for games and activities, and you pay a once off cost for entertainment for the whole party. This means that it is likely to cost less and that it is easier to keep track of what you are paying for and stay within your budget.


Here are some other ways that you can keep costs down at your child’s birthday party:


1. Keep snacks to a minimum

The younger the children, the less they will eat, so there is no need to spend a fortune on snacks. Birthday cake and a couple of bowls of chips or sweets are more than enough to keep young children happy.


2. Have a party magician come to your home

Hosting a party in your home (or a local park that you can use free of charge) is an enormous saving, and the great thing is that you can provide fantastic entertainment with a kid’s birthday party magician. Apart from saving on venue hire, you also have more control over the time of the party and will feel more comfortable in a location that is familiar.


3. Partner with another mum

Is your child’s birthday in the same month as one of their friends? Why not collaborate with another mum and host a combined party. You can share the costs, as well as the stress. Plus, your child might really enjoy sharing their special day with their bestie!


4. Don’t go overboard with entertainment

While children need entertainment at a party to give them structure and activity, there’s no need to go overboard. Besides the extra cost, too much stimulation can lead to irritated, frustrated and misbehaving kids! Rather hire a party magician – a couple of hours of entertainment from a professional performer such as Fred in the Shed is just enough to keep kids happy and engaged.


5. Make your own cakes, decor and party packs

Buying party decorations and having cakes and snacks made my a professional baker really isn’t necessary if you’re trying to keep costs down. At the end of the day, your child won’t remember how perfect the decorations were, but rather how much fun they had. Look on Pinterest for inspiration on DIY party decor, and if you’re good in the kitchen to consider making your own cake. It needn’t be complicated – it just needs to taste good!



Fred in the Shed is an experienced children’s party entertainer, and his superb magic shows keep kids of all ages absolutely enthralled. Fred blends comedy, games, balloon modelling and more with fantastic magical illusions that both kids and grown-ups find astounding.

You can contact Fred by phoning 07966 036 928, emailing fred@fredintheshed.co.uk or via the contact form for an obligation free quote. Fred and Friends look forward to hearing from