They’re more like thank you notes, really. Take a look and perhaps if I end up entertaining your child and their friends, you’ll want to write something here too.
Thank you so much – it was a wonderful party! Everyone loved you and we all agreed how brilliant you are handling the children and getting the balance between entertaining and maintaining control.
Lots of us are teachers so we were extra impressed!
- Ruth Mooney, Great Yeldham, February 2018
Magic Iain has provided the entertainment for both my daughters’ birthday parties (age 4 and 6yrs) and I would not hesitate to recommend him. He has an amazing ability to get all the children involved and feeling included from the start.
He has perfected a great combination of games and magic and is able to pitch it according to the age group brilliantly.
The “best party ever” was what my youngest daughter said afterwards and that is high praise indeed!
- Penny Sibthorpe, Dedham, February 2018
Just wanted to say thank you again for an amazing party this afternoon! Kids all had a great time, especially Lucy who was amazed by it all and keeps saying “but how did he do it!!!”
We’ve had wonderful feedback from all the parents about how easily you kept 25 little ones engaged and entertained! They all thought you were very funny and I’m sure they will be talking about you for some time to come.
- Claire and Carl Moore, Langham, January 2018
I loved watching my daughter’s reaction to your show… She laughed so hard ‘til no sound came out! She loved it, so happy to have you perform at both my children’s 5th parties.
I always highly recommend you and everyone always comments on how good you are with the children. Thank you so much 😊
- Carla Blake-Marshalleck, Ipswich, January 2018
Thank you for providing such brilliant entertainment at Jessica’s party. She had such a fantastic time and all her friends were chatting about it at school this morning.
Thank you for making my daughter’s special day so memorable.
- Claire Eley, Colchester, January 2018
Amelia really did have a ball, so thank you for making it so much fun! I’ve had endless messages to say how fab you were and that everyone enjoyed it so much.
- Kate Penn, Copford, May 2017
Thank you for giving my boy the best 5th birthday party he could have wished for. He wasn’t at all shy with you and that’s all down to you making him feel so comfortable as soon as you turned up. Thank you for that. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and he has said a couple of times the past few days that he misses Magic Iain with a very sad face. He loved your show and the picture attached says it all.
You had Oliver and his friends’ attention from the off and they all had a great time. The parents there all said how good you were too and some have asked for your details already. Oh and my husband said you were worth every single penny which is a compliment indeed.
- Jackie Richards, Hoddesdon, April 2017
Thank you again so much for the party today. Aurelia was so excited for you to be at her party, and said you – and her favourite bunny trick – were the best part of her day.
A lot of other parents said they had never seen their children sit still at a party for so long, they were mesmerised! Thanks for all the hard work, you made the party so much easier for Adrian and I.
- Nikola Spicer, Langham, April 2017
The children (and us) thought it was a super show, fun and so entertaining. You totally had the children transfixed. Thank you, it really made it a party to remember which is what I was hoping for as there probably won’t be too many more of these as my lot are getting so big.
I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for an entertainer.
- Hannah Clarke, Fornham St Martin, April 2017
I just wanted to say thank you once again for providing the entertainment for Bowyn’s party this afternoon. He absolutely loved it and is still talking about the Magic tricks! Both myself and Jemma were so impressed with how you kept the children engaged constantly and ensured they all had a great time.
We will definitely be recommending you to our friends for any parties they may have for their children.
- Craig & Jemma, Acton, April 2017
Thank you SO much for making Isla’s party so much fun. She and all her friends had such a great time. I couldn’t believe how confident she was at joining in – it made my day seeing her do that!
Iain, you are so talented at what you do – you really do have the magic and all the parents thought you were fantastic! My only regret is not having you for the full two hours – you should have seen the shambles I made of pass the parcel!
Thank you again Iain – I will certainly be recommending you.
- Charlie Cocks, Earls Colne, March 2017
Fantastic 5th birthday party for our son 🎉🎂..huge thanks to the talented @magiciain for making Oliver feel so special-brilliant show….
— Alex Howe (@alexhowe1982) March 5, 2017
We can’t thank Iain enough for such a brilliant party. We hired him for our daughter’s 5th birthday party in a local Hall. As soon as he arrived he was interacting with my 5 year old and 22 month old and making them laugh, even though he had to set up before everyone else got there.
There were over 20 children and they all thoroughly enjoyed it – and so did the adults!
You always worry when picking an entertainer and if they are actually going to be as good as they seem, you will not be disappointed with Magic Iain, he is brilliant and we will definitely be hiring him again when our son is bigger and ready for parties. Thanks Iain!
- Kirsty Deakin-Faux, Great Dunmow, January 2017
A big thank you for making my granddaughter’s 4th birthday so magical! She and her friends had a wonderful time, your music and games were brilliant and your magic show had them all engaged and involved throughout.
Very professional and friendly, and would have no hesitation in recommending you. Already given your details to other mums at the party. Thanks again.
- Chrissy Beck, St Ives, January 2017
“Thank you so much for the great party. George said it was the best party ever!”
- Marie Butler, Aldham, December 2016
“We all had a great time – best party we’ve had in our 9 years of partying for children!I’m sure, from the response of many of the parents, you’ll be back in St. Albans very soon. Thanks again!”
- Louanna Alcoe, St Albans, November 2016
All the children had a such wonderful time with you and I had lots of comments from mums and dads saying how brill you were, especially at keeping them all so engaged! Faye absolutely adored having you there and is very impressed that she has magic powers that are able to stop music, she has been showing us again today…may be magic that wears out soon though?! Haha. She honestly thinks you’re the funniest person in the world!
Thank you again for coming, will always recommend you to anyone and everyone! Totally fantastic!
- Fran Speary, Gosfield, October 2016
I just wanted to thank you again for Saturday. Emily absolutely loved all your games and in particular the magic show, which she has raved about every day since. She thinks your wand was “very cheeky” for not going back in its case when you wanted it to, ha ha!You were so welcoming to the children and we were very impressed by how you remembered all their names! You took on board what we’d said about Emily not necessarily wanting to come up to the front and you interacted with her extremely well.We have had many compliments from other parents at the party and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves so a huge thank you!
- Caroline Burt, Histon, Cambs, October 2016
Wilfred loved his party and I have had lots of compliments about you so thank you very much. You made the whole party so much more enjoyable (and relaxing) for us. More importantly the children really enjoyed themselves and that was entirely down to you.
- Sarah Wakeley, Wherstead, September 2016
- Nicola Edmead, Bury St Edmunds, September 2016
Harry had an amazing time and I would for sure recommend you to my family and friends.
- Silveta Bunting, Rivenhall, July 2016
Charlie had such a lovely time! He spent the rest of the weekend trying to magic the colours from his clothes into one of his colouring books using the inflatable wand. He’s going to keep practising
The PayPal links you sent and your clear and helpful emails made it so easy to sort things out in between the multitude of other jobs that needed doing…!!
- Jenny Davies, Harwich, July 2016
You were brilliant and Grace has already told her friends you are coming to her next party! Everyone has been talking about you in the playground and I’ve had several requests for your details so I reckon I’ll probably be seeing you at another party soon – the purple square is now legend!Thanks again, you definitely delivered
- Natalie Keogh, Woodbridge, July 2016
After having a personal recommendation through a local Facebook group that Magic Iain is the best by far, we chose him for my son’s 6th birthday party. He kept 26 children of different age groups entertained for 2 hrs and the parents had room to relax. I had comments from other parents on how he kept the children’s attention all this time. I would highly recommend him.
- Marwa Nassar, Colchester, July 2016
I hired Magic Iain after seeing him at a party my son attended – I thought he was brilliant and had to hire for my party! I’m so glad I did, as my son and all his friends loved his show, as well as all the parents, who kept complimenting and saying how brilliant it was. Would really recommend for any kids party.
- Sophie Stockwell, Colchester, June 2016
Thank you for such an amazing party. Katie, Thomas and all the kids thought you were brilliant – I’ve never seen them laugh so much.All of the parents have given us fantastic feedback about the party too!
- Victoria Logan, Acton Suffolk, May 2016
Magic Iain really is that! Magic. He took all the hard work and worry out of Sonny’s 4th birthday party. He had the kids completely engaged and enjoying themselves from the very moment the party started – and the parents were also thoroughly entertained throughout! Highly recommended 😀
- Victoria Logan, Acton Suffolk, May 2016
- Ria Perera, Brentwood, March 2016
“Magic Iain was a total professional, and made our 5 year old son’s birthday a memorable one. Iain was completely focused on the Birthday Boy from the moment he arrived making him feel very special and at ease.
- Ria Perera, Brentwood, March 2016
Iain held the attention of 30 five year olds including their parents for an hour, he was funny, remembered a lot of the children’s names as the show went on which was a great touch and the magic was excellent.
We had parents asking us “where did you find Iain?” and telling us how much they and their children enjoyed the show.
We highly recommend Iain for your child’s party”
- Raj & Fay, Nowton, February 2016
“From the moment I got in touch with you, it was easy and straight forward! I found you very prompt, friendly and professional, having you as the entertainer took all the stress away and enabled me to focus on enjoying my Finley’s birthday.
- Raj & Fay, Nowton, February 2016
You were attentive to all the children and even worked your magic so the shy ones joined in too. It was such a joy to see them all cracking up and having so much fun…….children and parents alike!!
At bed time whilst discussing his day, Finley smiled and said the magician was really cool mummy.
A few examples of comments from the parents:
We need him at home.
Thank you very much for playing Finley’s favourite tracks and for being you…. Worth every penny!”
- Claire Colling, Colchester, January 2016
“Emily really really enjoyed her party, you did a brilliant job. Emily and George are still shouting Hocus Pocus Diplodocus at me on a daily basis (!!)
– Caroline Canham, Brightlingsea, December 2015
– Cathy McKenzie, Colchester, December 2015
– Mandy Griffiths, Chelmsford, November 2015
“Magic Iain helped make 5 boys’ 5th birthday party very special, thank you. Over 40 kids under 6 and all were kept highly entertained and captivated for over 45 minutes! Thank you.”
– Gemma Hakins, Wivenhoe, November 2015 (from my Facebook page)
“Can I just say biggest thank you possible for an absolutely brilliant party on Sunday. All the children had a great time, your show and games were brilliant, and the way you involved our birthday girl and made her feel special and relaxed was incredible.”
– Katrin Bome, Broomfield, October 2015
“Thanks for a fantastic show on Sunday! Good fun for everyone. The kids had a great time.”
– Mark Bennett, Whittlesford, October 2015
“Such a great party this afternoon . Thank you Iain for a truly Magical 6th Birthday party xx”
– Laura King, West Mersea, October 2015
“…it was absolutely wonderful and we’ve had nothing but thanks and praise for your efforts from parents since. My only regret was not sitting down for longer to enjoy the show as much as the children were able to.
People are stopping me in the playground asking where I heard about you…”
– Susan Dickinson, Worlingworth, September 2015
“Thank you for the fabulous show yesterday at Ashton’s party. The comments coming back from parents have been great!”
– Vicky Brigden, Bury St Edmunds, July 2015
“Thank you for making Daniel’s party fantastic. Lots of the parents have spoken to me (some who were there and some who were not), saying what a brilliant time their children had had. You were amazing with the children :-)”
– Debbie, James, Matthew and Daniel Ellis, Dovercourt, May 2015
“It truly was a magical day for Angelina and all the children. Thank you again, I know that everyone had a fab time.”
– Cathy Allinson, Ipswich, May 2015
“Wanted to say a huge thank you to a very talented entertainer and all round lovely person! 35 cheeky 6 year olds belly laughing and hanging off your every word! Thank you so much for a really fun and truly memorable party!”
– Jemma Shortland, Colchester, April 2015
“Would just like to say a massive thank you for doing Oscar and Lola’s 5th birthday party today. Would highly recommend you! Thanks again.”
– Katy Flinn, Great Bentley, April 2015
“Thanks again for Leia’s fantastic party. Everyone really enjoyed it, you have so much patience with the kids. One mum just emailed this message so thought I would forward it on…
‘I just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of Edward for Leia’s lovely party last week. Edward had such a lovely time. The entertainer was brilliant.’
– Caroline Dolby-Bingham, Sutton, April 2015
“Emily and Jake had a fab 5th Birthday Party today with Magic Iain. Here is a video clip of Emily doing a magic trick with Magic Iain. Her reaction to all the little bunnies coming out of her hands says it all!!! Thanks for making the day so special!”
– Chris Walsh, Braintree, March 2015
“The party was amazing and you did such a fantastic job! The children really had lots of fun and it’s been the talk of the school! I can’t thank you enough for making Kiera’s birthday entertaining and lots of fun!”
– Nicki Broad, Bury St Edmunds, March 2015
“The kids had a ball. There was another party on Sunday and the mothers were still talking about your show and wondering how you did the colouring in book trick 🙂 Everyone loved the show – Thank you!”
– Colleen Owens, Brightlingsea, March 2015
“Thanks again for the brilliant party on Sunday. Everyone has been raving about you! Lucy loved every minute and you made it a completely stress free afternoon for me :)”
– Caroline Arbuckle, Birch, February 2015
“Thank you for a fabulous party Connor had a brilliant time and everyone loved it amazing job xx”
– Sarah Spooner, Fingringhoe, February 2015
“Just wanted to leave a note to say how pleased we are that we hired you for Darcy’s party last week, you had the children (and adults!!) thoroughly entertained – a real talent keeping everyone so engaged and laughing so much.
I will be recommending you to everyone. Darcy had such a wonderful time thank you so much for making her party fantastic and we will be seeing you again!!”
– Stacey Theedom, Halstead, January 2015
“Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did at Monty’s party yesterday. All the children had a great time, especially Monty, and all the parents commented on how fantastic you were.
We were all so impressed at how you kept 35 children so entertained!
To quote Monty…‘it was the best birthday ever’. Thanks again.”
– Cherie Ames-Tull, Gosfield, January 2015
“Thank you for a terrific party, Willow is still thrilled about the rabbits! All the kids and adults enjoyed the show making Willow’s special day a real success.”
– Liz Kingsford, Birch, December 2014
“Thank you so much for Jamie’s party today. From the first phone call I made to the end of the party your communication has been fantastic and made the planning of the party less stressful for me.
I can’t thank you enough for keeping all those children under control even the lively ones. The magic show was amazing and I would definitely recommend you to anyone.
My daughter now wants you at her birthday next year so I will probably see you again.
Thanks again so much you made it so easy for me.”
– Michelle Emery, Colchester, December 2014
Evie’s 5th Birthday Party
“Magic Iain, we just wanted to say thank you so much for the superb entertainment you provided at Evie’s party today. 40 children were fixated and in fits of laughter throughout your show….. the adults thoroughly enjoyed it too! Your services have been demanded by many of the children for their birthday parties. Thank you x”
– Kelly Everett, West Bergholt, November 2014
“You are actually magic! The tricks were amazing and funny and you captured the attention of all 20 four year olds. You understood their sense of humour perfectly and had them in stitches throughout. You went over and beyond what we could have ever expected and we are so grateful to you for making Leo’s party so special and memorable for him and all that attended. See you next year!”
– The Fairhalls, Tiptree, November 2014
“Just wanted to say thanks very much for Saturday. Sam hugely enjoyed his magic show and you did a cracking job of keeping them entertained.”
– Simon & Diane Cook, West Mersea, October 2014
“My son had an absolute ball, as did all of his friends. Having done my fair share of children’s parties, I felt like such a fraud when the parents thanked me at the end – I hadn’t lost my voice through trying to keep them in order, or been up at midnight the night before wrapping pass the parcel so it didn’t feel like I’d done anything! In fact, all I did was provide the food – and I even had enough time to cook the pizzas during the party, AND chat to the other parents.
I particularly appreciate the way you don’t patronise the children (they may be young but they’re not stupid) and throw in enough jokes aimed at grown ups to keep us entertained too.
It was all totally civilised and stress-free, worth every penny! I would happily recommend you to other parents (in fact, I already have!).”
– Mary Osborne, Tiptree, September 2014
“Thank you so much! The children had an amazing time. I have had several messages from the parents saying how much they had all enjoyed it. One little boy went home and re enacted the whole show for his dad apparently!
Henry had a brilliant time, thank you for making his year.
I’m sure we’ll be seeing you at more parties round here soon.”
– Lydia Wynne-Jones, Dovercourt, July 2014
“Hi Iain, thank you so much for making Millie’s birthday party such fun!! The children loved your magic tricks!”
– Carly Brown, Halstead, June 2014
“Nevermind entertaining the kids at Luca’s birthday party today, the adults at the back were in hysterics!! Brilliant :D”
– Carla Edwards, Earls Colne, June 2014
“Thank you so much for performing your magic at Joshua’s Birthday Party today. He absolutely loved it and all the kids really enjoyed it. Thanks again you were great!”
– Gemma Cranfield, Colchester, May 2014
“We were at Teddy & Lyla’s party today. Erin, Isabella & William absolutely loved it. Well done, I would absolutely recommend you!”
– Michelle Morris, St Osyth, April 2014
“Thank you so much for today. Macey had such a wonderful time and I know all of the other children did too. I don’t know how I would have managed without you. You are a true star.”
– Jennie Fearn-Havis, Halstead, April 2014
“Thank you for amazing entertainment at Hadley and Caleb’s 5th birthday on Saturday”
– Bek Spellman, Frinton-on-Sea, March 2014
“Thank you so much for entertaining our kids on the 25th Jan, they all had such a wonderful time, as did many of the parents!! I do not think we could have asked for more, simply wonderful :-)”
– Line & Michelle, Lawford, February 2014
“I was so impressed that you managed to hold the avid attention of 35 five year olds for so long. All the kids had a great time and thought you were very funny!
I also had a lot of comments from parents at how good you were and the best act they had seen at a party for a long time.
Thanks again, I really appreciate you making Alexander’s party go so smoothly whilst adding so much laughter!”
– Hayley Hallworth, Langenhoe, December 2013
“Hi Iain, just wanted to thank you for Samuel’s party today! You did an awesome job and we are really grateful. They are a hard group to keep entertained! All the mums were very impressed!”
– Jo & Dave Heather, Sible Hedingham, November 2013
“Just to say a big thank you for Charlie’s fantastic party on the 12th! He and all his friends had such a fun time, they enjoyed every second of your show! All the parents were so impressed with your show and many of the children have said they want “Magic Iain parties”!! Thank you again.”
– Becky Rainer, Braintree, October 2013
“Many thanks for a fantastic show. Archie had the ‘best time ever’ (his words)! He has been watching the video of it over and over and keeps laughing out loud as he watches it!”
– Amber Tebbutt, Colchester, September 2013
“Thank you very much for entertaining everyone at Douglas’ party on Wednesday so well. They all had a great time and it made the afternoon much easier for us knowing that they were all enjoying themselves while we sorted the food and drinks behind the scenes.”
– Emma Howie, Layer Marney, August 2013
“A big thank you for last Saturday, Demaris and all his friends really enjoyed your show. He’s been trying to do magic at home!”
– Susan Saib, Pattiswick, July 2013
“Thank you so much for today and making Anya’s party a success. Everyone had such a great time & it took so much pressure off me. Anya’s favourite bit was the magician. Thank you.”
– Emmy Applegate, Sudbury, April 2013
“Thank you so much for Eva’s party yesterday, you were fantastic! Eva had a great time and all the kids loved you, lots of lovely comments from mums and dads about how brilliant you were and what a lovely party it was. Thank you for making Eva’s day and my life less stressful!!”
– Lynette Wiffen, Birch, April 2013
“Thanks so much for yesterday. All the children thought you were amazing; Lyra’s face was a picture throughout. Her favourite bit was “the lots of rabbits!” I have had nothing but rave reviews from the grown-ups, too!”
– Martin James, Sudbury, March 2013
“Hi Iain, just wanted to say a massive thank you for today, the children loved it and you’ve really made an impression on a lot of them”
– Gemma Walsh, Kelvedon, February 2013
“Magic Iain had the children eating out of the palm of his hand from the moment he walked through the door.
It was great to hand over to him, allowing us to relax and enjoy our daughters birthday seeing all the children laughing at Charlie the chimp and dancing to all the party favourites.
We are sure the adults enjoyed the magic show just as much as the children.
Magic Iain exceeded our expectations and we would most certainly use/recommend Iain again in the future, such a great entertainer.”
– Liam & Liz, Stanway, for Megan’s 5th Birthday, January 2013
“Was at the Dad’s Club today my little boy Kian couldnt stop telling everyone at home how he had to throw an invisible bit of cloth to you and how you made it show up in your hands brill thanks.”
– Gareth Bowen, taken from my Facebook page, January 2012
“Magic Iain came to entertain over 70 children at our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Children from the age of 4 up to 11 were captivated by his tricks and were entertained from beginning to end. They loved the audience participation aspect of the show and were spellbound by the magic. He was funny and extremely entertaining. Magic Iain also made a balloon animal for every child, which they all loved and enjoyed watching him make for them! I would recommend him without hesitation.”
– Miss Halls, Year 5/6 Teacher, Kendall School, Colchester, July 2011
“We wanted to thank you for coming to our fun day. Your presence there was really well received by all the parents and children who attended the event. With over 430 people, and nearly half of those children, we certainly kept you busy, and you never failed to amaze us with your balloon creations. The kids loved your jovial and lovely attitude and persona which made the children come back to you again and again to challenge you with another creation!
“It made the day all the more special, and there were a lot of very happy children who came home, tired, happy and wearing or carrying something you had made for them. Even some of the staff who helped on the day were able to pick up a creation or two from you, which was generous and made having you there all the more pleasurable! This is the second time you have attended one of our events, and we have loved having you there”
– Angela Cluley, Emerson, Leicester, July 2011
“We invited Magic Iain to be our entertainer for our Christmas Party last year. It was lovely to see the children laughing and having such a lovely time. It really was very magical and I will definitely be recommending him to others. I would certainly want him to come back again next year.”
– Emma Watson, Deputy Manager, Holmwood House Nursery, January 2011