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34 Fun Magic Trick Theme Party Ideas

Magic Trick Theme Party

Updated on: Feb 10, 2024

Let all of your guests be magicians for the day with these great tricks for hosting a magic trick theme party. Throw a mystical birthday bash your little magicians will never forget with our super fun and magical party tips! We can not only help with general party ideas, but we also offer resources like a budget worksheet to help you stay within your budget and a checklist to help you stay organized!

Magic Trick Theme Party Decorations

1. Magical Sign

Place a sign at the entrance of the party that looks like a sign at a theater. The sign can say something such as, "Are You Ready to Have a Magical Time?" or something similar to that.

2. Table Centerpieces

Get creative with the tables! Place the different types of items associated with magic, such as a black top hat, a magic wand, a deck of cards, and a pair of white gloves in the center of each guest table. Or purchase a magic trick party-styled centerpiece to fit the theme.

3. Backdrop

A way to make the room really come to life is by adding a themed backdrop to your walls. These are great for pictures to really capture the moment of the party.

4. Table Covers

A nice magician-themed table cloth can help spice up the decorations of your party. To fit your theme, we suggest a playing card style mat or a specific magic trick-styled one.

5. Door Banners

Paper door banners can be easily taped onto your door to really pull together your decorations. It is a simple yet effective way of greeting and reminding your guests why the theme is great.

Magic Trick Theme Party Favors

6. Magician Gloves

Give your guests some magician gloves so they can really feel like illusionists when performing magic tricks! If you have a costume shop nearby, you may be able to find gloves as an accessory to a magician costume!

7. Beans

Grab a small tin and fill it with jelly beans. Hand it out to your guests and tell them that they are magic beans, but leave it up to them to decide what type of magic they do. Or you can look to purchase a magic bean set from Etsy like the image down below!

8. Stuffed Rabbits

Go to your local kid store and see if they sell stuffed bunny rabbits. If so, grab some for your guests! They can pull them out of hats like real magicians!

9. Cards

Hand your guests a deck of cards for an inexpensive way that they can practice their own magic tricks at home!

10. Top Hat

Give them a gift to go with their stuffed rabbits – a top hat! This is a staple of any magician outfit and can be bought cheap at most costume stores!

11. Wands

All magicians need to have magic wands so that their tricks will work! Go to your local party store and buy some magic wands to give to your guests as prizes. If you’re looking to save some money, make the magic wands yourself!

12. Cape

Another thing that all illusionists need is a cape! Many magicians throw their capes to cover a trick just before they reveal the big finish. You can either go to your local costume shop to buy capes or you can make them yourself! It might save you money if you just go to a fabric shop and ask them to cut out specific measurements.

13. Tricks

If you’re lucky enougha to live near a magic shop, see if they have any small magic tricks! There are lots of gag gifts that are sold at magic shops that you can buy for a good price. If not, look online!

14. Coin Trick Party Favor

A nice and simple trick for beginners is the coin trick device. These simple yet fun devices can deceive anyone and help your guests hone their magic.

15. Magicians handbook

What better way to introduce beginners to magic than to give them a handbook for their studies. This is an easy way for beginners to learn and flourish their passion for magic.

16. Candy Bar

An awesome and fun way to keep your guests happy is through candy, and what better way to do that than with a magic-themed candy bar. These bars are quick and easy party favors to make your guests happy and keep their hunger away while performing magic tricks.

17. Magic Sand

Magic sand is a small and fun party favor that will appeal to younger crowds for your party. It is easy to clean up and can be something that your guests take home with them for future play. You can add it to your party's goody bag or leave them out on your table's centerpieces for free use.

18. Potions

A fun little party favor for your guests that fits the theme of magic can be potions. Potions can either be premade - ordered online or made using fun liquids like soda in empty beakers like the image below.

Magic Trick Theme Party Food

19. Magic Party Cakes

Consider a white rabbit appearing from a magician's hat, a cake in the shape of a magic wand, a magician's hat or white gloves laying on a hat.

20. Magic Wand Food

Make stick pretzels into magic wands. This can be done by dipping one end of the pretzel into chocolate and rolling the other part in white sprinkles. Other foods that resemble magic wands because of their shape are fish sticks, chicken fingers, french fries, and hot dogs!

21. Magical Potion Punch

Create a punch that is colorful and has edible sparkles in it. Tell the kids that this is a magic potion and watch as it brings the party even more to life.

22. Magic Rabbits - Food

First, you have to make sandwiches. Use a bunny-shaped cookie cutter to shape sandwiches into little magic rabbits for a fun spin with the food.

Magic Trick Theme Party Games

23. Magic Shell Game

This game is a classic. The oldest con game to exist! Trick your friends with the easy-to-use game that will keep your guests on their toes.

24. Magician

An obvious activity to have at your magic trick theme party, hire a magician! Magicians can be hired from all over the place. You can go online to look for some or ask some friends. If you’re looking to save some money on your party, try looking up ways to perform magic tricks online and try performing them yourself!

25. Make a Wand

Set aside a table at your party for kids to make their very own wands! You can do this by providing wood dowels for all your guests as well as black or brown paint. Tell the children to paint their wands however they would like and then let them dry. When they are finished drying they can decorate the tops with glitter or white paint.

26. Balloon Trick

A great trick idea for you to perform at your party is the unpoppable balloon trick! All you have to do for this trick is put a piece of scotch tape on an inflated balloon. As long as you put the needle through the part with the tape, it won’t pop! This trick is guaranteed to wow your guests!

27. Taste Test

Take some magic beans (jelly beans) and place them in a jar. Then, give each of your guests a paper and tell them to number the paper from 1-10. Pass around the same flavor jelly bean to each guest and ask him or her to guess what flavor it is. After you have finished with ten different flavors, announce the answers. The guest with the correct answers wins!

28. Card House Building

Each kid gets a deck of cards and a three-minute time limit. Once the game starts, the kids have to start building the card houses. The highest card house building wins the game. Consider making the time limit longer to see how big the card houses can actually be.

29. Sneaky Magician

You will have to choose a kid to be the Sneaky Magician and let him/her sit in a chair blindfolded. Place a special magical item beneath the chair (top hat, wand, magic eight balls, a deck of cards, etc.), which the Sneaky Magician must protect. Only one thief can try to steal from the magician at one time. This game relies on the magician's sense of hearing. The magician must touch the thief before they steal the item, and if they get caught, they become the next Sneaky Magician.

Magic Trick Theme Party Supplies

30. Themed Streamers

Magic-themed streamers can help you liven up your party by hanging them from the ceiling or from tables. It is an easy way to take up space and make the party as lively as possible

31. Balloons

Balloons are a staple for any party. They are a necessity when it comes to party supplies. Magic trick-themed parties should use black, white, and red colored balloons to stay on the theme.

32. Utensils

You will need to provide utensils for your guests if you decide to supply food to them. Similar to balloons, we recommend you purchase black, white, and/or red utensils to stay on theme.

Magic Trick Theme Party: Conclusion

We hope you throw a successful magic trick theme party with these ideas we have provided you! We hope the guests have a magical time at the party. Make sure to check out our blog for more kids' theme party ideas, general birthday party ideas, or other theme party ideas. We also offer other resources like blogs that suggest great gift ideas to give to kids at their party!

Written by Shannyn Apolaro and Christopher J. Dest; Contributors: Chris Legere, Monica Contreras-Vallejos, Mercedes Loescher, Kerri Sullivan, Grace Kwon and Stacie Lowe

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College of the Holy Cross

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Chestnut Hill College

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