"Thx for allowing me to be part of your event, Amanda. Because your party was held in a gymnasium-type facility, I felt it best to use a microphone, magic table, & props only during the show. Only two of the fewer than ten children would participate as magician's assistants. I would have preferred to involve more as costumed assistants; but the other kids chose to remain seated. My motto is, "no pressure".... kids are asked to participate ONLY if they wish. The birthday boy was reluctant to be part of the action, choosing instead to remain in his mother's lap. When I presented him with his DOODLE t-shirt, he threw it on the floor. So, all in all, I feel the pa"