There are many types of magicians and magic, so in this post, I (that’s me, Dan Hudson Magician) will explain what’s what and who’s who. 

A Close Up Magician or a Mix and Mingle Magician

Suppose you’re looking for party entertainment ideas for an adult’s party, like a BBQ or corporate event. 

Probably, guests are milling around in a garden or eating canapes in a hall or reception area.

If there’s a chance they’ll be standing around, then Mix and Mingle/Close-Up Magic is a great option. 

As your close-up magician, I love to mix with guests and bring groups together to meet each other and share the fun.

I perform card tricks, money tricks and even tricks with mobile phones. There may even be some mind-reading. 

I am not your everyday magician; I am an entertainer who performs magic rather than a magician who entertains.

My magic is strong, and I will undoubtedly leave your guests spellbound; most importantly, I want to entertain them thoroughly. 

Video of Mix and Mingle and Table Magic

A Show Magician

If you want something for guests to watch during a dinner party, birthday party or corporate event, then a small show is a good option.  

My show is tailored to all setups and occasions and constantly changes, so if you’ve seen me perform once, you will be entertained differently.   

The show is fast-paced and full of audience participation and even includes the first magic effect I remember seeing as a child – an illusion of the torn newspaper.

I remember seeing The Great Suprendo (Geoffrey Durham) perform this on Crackerjack in 1982.

Don’t worry; no one is made to look silly during the show – unless they ask for it. Wink.

A Public, Magic Theatre Show

I am fortunate to hold a stage show – Dan Hudon’s Evening of Magic Theatre Show at The Mill at Sonning Theatre

The show has been running since 2013, three or four times each year. You could bring your friends for an adult evening of magical entertainment. It is actually suitable for children too. 

The show is often sold out, so book a ticket early to save disappointment.

Mind Reading Magic and Mentalism

Mind reading magic and mentalism is when a magician or mind reader reads your thoughts, convinces you to do things, and even puts ideas into your head.  

Probably the most well-known UK mentalist is Derren Brown. 

You can see an example of Dan Hudson Magician doing some mind reading.

Magic Theatre Showreel

Private Party – Mixture of Magic

If you prefer a mixture of strolling magic, table magic and cabaret, it won’t be a problem.

As a full-time magician, I have performed at many corporate and private events for birthday and Christmas parties; I can certainly offer something entertaining for your adult party. 

How about I perform close-up magic as everyone arrives, bringing all your guests, colleagues and family together and then popping round the tables during the food courses?  

Ten minutes of magic can be entertaining before speeches or awards, leaving your guests stunned and smiling.