Magic for First Birthday Parties in New York City




Below is an overview the magic show format I usually do for 1st Birthday parties in and around New York City.

I’ll share some information about the show, my background, how I set up the show and how my booking process works. (also a link to book the show, at the bottom)

Please call or email me with any questions.

Magic Show

The show is a fast and funny combination of amazing magic, music, comedy, juggling and audience participation .. and a live bunny rabbit too!

First Birthday Parties are unique in that it’s more of a family party than a children’s party. Most of the time there are more adults than children – and the kids range in ages from toddlers to teens.

That’s why my show works so well – it’s truly a fun Family Magic Show.

In fact, the entire audience becomes part of the show. I encourage the children to volunteer and participate with lots of interactive magic. You’ll want to have a camera ready to catch their reactions of total amazement as they experience the many magical surprises during the performance.

The illusions I perform even fool other magicians – so they’re guaranteed to astound your guests. But a good magic show is more than tricks – it’s about entertainment. That’s why I combine stand-up comedy and improv, along with juggling and even a bit of puppetry to create a one of a kind experience.

And at the end of my act my bunny rabbit appears and does a fun magic trick to close the show. The kids are welcome to come up and pet the bunny, take pictures with him and so on.

Not Just For Kids!

Here’s what my audiences are saying:

“The adults loved you as much as the kids! Great show, very funny, and great magic! Thank you so much:)”

“Never saw anyone captivate a room of 3 year old’s to 75 year old’s like that. Really enjoyed the show … Good stuff!”

“Funny, funny, funny!!!! you kept us laughing throughout the whole show.”

“Amazing..funny..MAGICAL!!!! The kids and parents all loved you!!”

About Me

I’m Brian McGovern, a full-time professional magician with decades of experience. I grew up in Brooklyn and I’ve lived in Belle Harbor (Rockaway Beach) for over 30 years with my wife and four kids, two dogs and more than one bunny rabbit and the occasional rescue pup.

I did my first magic trick when I was six years-old (it wasn’t that good but my mom said it was). I started performing magic at parties when I was in high school and later went on to do comedy clubs, theaters and festivals.

I perform all over NY, NJ and CT.

Five Star Reviews

You can read all my reviews here and on Yelp. Here are a few just about my birthday party show:

“Brian performed at our son’s 5th Birthday … and literally made the party magical! We had over 50 guests (27 kids!) and he captured everyone’s attention the entire time. I’ve gotten emails and texts thanking us for such a great party, all with compliments to Brian and his engaging show. Layered humor made it appropriate for all ages! Highly recommend!” -Naomi Mersky

“Brian performed his magic show for our family Adoption Celebration and was an absolute hit! The age range of the kids was 3 – 12 years old and he entertained them all as well as the adults.

The show is funny, fast paced and very inclusive. Brian was extremely professional, responsive and reliable – confirming when the event was booked as well as the day before the event.

I highly recommend him and hope we have an opportunity to hire him again and/or attend an event where he is performing! Thanks Brian!” – Kathleen Kincaide

“Brian performed at my son’s 5th birthday party and the kids and adults were thoroughly entertained. Brian has great improvisational skills, which is key when you are dealing with kids! We found him to be entertaining, funny, and witty. For us what we really liked was that he played to the kids’ developmental ages, which was helpful since all kids are different and react differently We would highly recommend Brian!” – Shilpa Kanani


The show is really easy to set up. Just give me a corner of a room where there are no distractions and enough light. I have my own table and I can be ready to start the show the minute I walk in. If you’re having a DJ, I usually plug into their amp – if not I bring my own sound system, if the size of the party requires it.


It’s best to time the magic show to start after the main course and leave at least 30 minutes after the show for birthday cake, desserts and coffee. I do not perform while the guests are eating.

Booking Process

The fee for my one-hour show is $350. If you’d like balloon sculptures, I will be there for 90 minutes and the total fee is $450. Just add a note to the form (link below) if you’d like to include balloons.

To book the show, please click on the link below where you can make a $100 deposit and give me all the details. I’ll email you a confirmation and a receipt when it is received.

Click here to BOOK NOW

About a week before the show I’ll check in with you to see if you have any questions. On the day of the party, I will text you when I am on the way.

Please give me a call to discuss anything. The show sells out every weekend so if you’d like to book it, do so now.