Top 10 Distractions
Top 10 show distractions and how to avoid them
So it’s the day of the party and almost showtime – the invites have been sent, the stage is set, and you’ve done everything in your power to ensure that the day go off without a hitch…
Or have you? Below are the Top 10 Distractions most commonly overlooked by the otherwise astute party planner…we have outlined them one-by-one so you can keep a lookout to make sure these distractions don’t disrupt your show come the day of your event!
We love them, they love us – and to many, they are considered “family” – but Fifi and Fido can be a lot less cute if they’re making an unwelcome entrance while your guests are trying to enjoy the show. With that in mind, it is always a good idea to temporarily put pets outside or in another room when the show is about to begin.
Many birthday boys or girls might have a younger sibling, relative, or friend that may get a bit too excited about participating and begin to wander. A best practice is to have younger audience members sit with an adult to alleviate any tripping hazards and allow for the rest of the audience to enjoy the show!
While your playroom or toy chest may not be too far from the performance area, it is important to put away all toys before the show begins. This allows the children to have their hands (and minds) free of anything that could keep them from actively participating. On that note, any party favors relative to your theme (hats, wands, etc.) should be distributed after the show has concluded.
What’s a great party without some music? We all love music – and you may have even hired a DJ to provide some sick beats to complement your event – but it’s important that when the show is about to begin, you briefly hit the “pause” button to get everyone dialed in. Don’t worry, though, you can kick the volume back up once the show has concluded to keep the party going!
Let’s be honest with each other, we live in Texas…and we Texans LOVE it when the “big game” is on; that being said, when it comes time for the Kyle Kazoo Show to start, the big game has to go into an unofficial official’s timeout…but only until the show is over! If all else fails, it’s always a good idea to try and schedule the show BEFORE kickoff/tipoff/first pitch, etc.
We all have that one friend who loves being “fashionably late” to the party. With that in mind, it’s always a good idea to schedule the Kyle Kazoo Show at least 30-60 minutes after guests are told to arrive. This way you alleviate the possibility of any latecomers interrupting the show!
It’s no secret that a lot of people like to have a good portion of their party outdoors – and there’s most certainly nothing wrong with that – however, when it comes time for the Kyle Kazoo Show to begin, let’s temporarily bring the party inside. Having the show outdoors can pose various hazards: from wind to rain to even the occasional SQUIRREL – and let’s face it, we all know how fickle the weather can be…as the old saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather in Houston, just wait five minutes!”
*please note that I do not perform outdoors during peak summer months (June/July/August)*
If you’ve booked additional party entertainment such as a face painter, balloon artist, bounce house, DJ, etc., it’s important to schedule those elements during a time that does not coincide with the show (after the show is usually best) – this way, you don’t create a conflict of interest for your party guests and overpay for entertainment that could overlap.
While it may be a common misnomer that magicians are “just for the kids”, the Kyle Kazoo show is a show that is equally entertaining for kids as well as adults. That being said, sometimes adults may find “show time” as their opportune time to socialize – this creates an incredibly distracting environment for audience members that otherwise would be fully engaged in the performance. It’s always a good idea to hold your older guests accountable and politely ask that they pay attention during the entire show.
Any food or drink item is by far the #1 distraction that could derail a quality performance. While it may seem like a good idea for your younger audience members to enjoy a snack or beverage while they watch the show, if they can’t clap because their hands are full or can’t laugh because their mouths are full (which, let’s be honest, could also pose a choking hazard), they won’t be able to enjoy the show to its fullest extent – not to mention spilling hazards! With all of this in mind, always be sure to schedule your show before or after any meals are planning to be served…and especially before cake!
Kyle made our birthday party extra special. Although it was a children’s birthday party, it was very entertaining to the adults also. His show appealed to all ages. He did a great job keeping order and entertaining the kids. His tricks definitely had a “Wow” factor. When he was leaving our home, my 6-year-old son said “He was amazing and the best ever”. We would highly recommend him to others.
– Stephanie S. Houston, TX
Kyle came to our preschool to entertain our children on Halloween. He was so flexible in working with us and adapting to the varied ages of the children. Both children and adults found him thoroughly entertaining. Can’t wait to figure out another time we can have him come!
– Kimberly B. The Oaks Preschool