Wonder Kids Blog

Wayne Wonder Based in Gloucestershire in the U.K is one of the country's leading children's entertainers and winner of multiple awards across his field.

As a magician and children's entertainer I am constantly on the look out for new ideas, different takes on old ideas and practically anything I can add into my repertoire.  As a by product of this I come across or invent lots of ideas that for one reason or another I can't fit into my shows.  That doesn't mean that they are no good in fact many of them work great for ideas to try at home.  I only realised this after having my daughter and seeing how much she enjoyed them.  That's why I have created this resource, for families to visit take away what they want and try these things at home.  You have everything at your fingertips for great, easy and inexpensive ideas for your little ones at home.  Going out to new experiences and spending time together as a family is important if not crucial to a child's development but that doesn't mean you have to go out and spend lots of money every time, you can create amazing memories just by investing a little bit of time at home with these great ideas.

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Guide to Inviting Guests

This is always a great thing to talk to your child about, they are either going to say they only want three friends or a hundred, I don't think there is going to be much middle ground.  Many entertainers impose limits on the number of children you can have so that is something to bear in mind if you are planning on having a professional entertainer at the party.  

This is because they know from experience that 20-30 kids works really well at parties.  Personally I don't set any limits in fact I actually set a minimum number at 15, so as long as you have more than 15 I'm happy.  You see many parents seem to think that having less children at a party actually makes it easier to keep them entertained but BELIEVE me it is the exact opposite.  

If you have less than 15 children it feels more like a few friends gathered around rather than a real party atmosphere with the noise and energy you would expect from a party and a good entertainer absolutely feeds off of that energy, if their is no energy the show is never as good.  Also children's confidence very much builds with numbers so less than 15 children makes the kids feel very self conscious and they are not going to communicate back to the entertainer nearly as much as a bigger audience would.  This leads me onto the main problem with less than 15 kids which is you will need to make sure you have loads of activities planned.  For example, for me in a 60 minute game show I would play maybe 5 or 6 games so thats about one game every ten minutes.  With less than 15 kids this easily goes up to about 8 games.

Why set an upper limit?  I'm not sure, personally I love big parties, as long as the kids can fit into the venue and are not packed in like sardines, then big parties always seem to go down a storm for me and I make sure that my show is big enough for everyone to get involved with.  Please do take a look below at my past blog posts for my FREE party guest list that you can print off which should help you to organise all the kids coming.

All Boys vs All Girls 

Here's a good thing to discuss with your little ones.  Most kids would have a preference, personally I don't mind either way, as long as I know before hand so I can prep my show accordingly.  I know some entertainers will not do all boy parties which I think is a great shame as I have had some brilliant parties with an all boy audience, the energy is crazy!  Ideally having a few more girls than boys really makes a huge difference in lowering that boisterousness that can get out of control with too many boys.

So to recap, ideally you should try to get more than 15 kids but less than 35 and have a good mix of boys and girls.  I hope you have found this post useful and make sure you come back soon for more great tips and advice.  You are currently on my Wonder Kids Blog so don't leave just yet, take your time and have a look around using the search bar at the top of the page or by scrolling down a little more. There are great games and craft activities you can do at parties and great inexpensive ways to keep the kids amused during those rainy days too.


Wayne Wonder is one of the UK's leading family entertainers, a multi award winning magician and balloon artist, he's also a published poet and father of one.  As well as a few TV credits to his name Wayne has performed in three different countries.  Wayne Wonder's Kids Club was only launched in 2014 and since then has changed dramatically.  If you have found this blog helpful/interesting then please do let us know in the comments below.  Please do share these posts on your favourite social media too.