Extra Funny Magician & Balloon Artist for kids and families for Portland & all of Oregon. NOT AVAILABLE FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES. A perfect choice for company picnics, festivals, fairs, open houses, weddings(for the kids), holiday events, theme parties, etc. PLEASE NOTE: My hourly rate, and my rate for stage shows, is very reasonable, but I have a $350 minimum.
Multi-Talented Professional Children's Entertainer Dan Freed (AKA The Amazing Spaghetti) can do any or all of these activities:
Comedy Magic for children of all ages such as a top notch full length comedy magic show or strolling close-up magic. It's very funny, age appropriate & interactive.
Balloon Twisting: A real balloon artist entertainer, he makes it very funny and silly, full of slapstick and high energy.
Caricature Artist: Yes, he is also a professional caricaturist and can draw quick party caricatures for each guest.
Face Painting: Face painting is fun for everyone.
Game Leader: Company picnic style games.
Unsolicited quotes from very happy clients:
"You were a big hit with the kids. Thank you so much for helping to make the day so enjoyable for the kids and families there." -Sally D.
"The kids loved it all" -Melissa B.
"What a fantastic thing you do!!....He was just perfect and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone! Thank you so much! "
"I have been to other magic shows and none of them were as much fun as you provided for our party".
The Amazing Spaghetti (That's me - Dan Freed) has been bringing the laughter and fun to thousands of family oriented events since 1994. The one thing kids, parents and clients say about me above all else is that I'm really funny.
My method of getting those laughs - Comedy Magic Shows for kids and families, Close-up Strolling Magic for kids and families, Silly Slapstick, Balloon Twisting, Quick Caricature Drawings, Face Painting & Game Leading. Most likely I'm the only kids entertainment specialist in Oregon that can combine all those activities into one event. Of course, for many events I am asked to do only one kind of activity, such as only balloon twisting for a festival, or only caricatures for a company picnic. It's up to you.
Think about the clowns you have seen around town...were they actually funny? Sure, the clowns were nice, and did a few activities, but did they get the kids laughing throughout the event? How about the last balloon artist you saw, was he funny, or did he just stand there and make balloons while the kids waited in line with a bored look on their face? A good entertainer is supposed to be entertaining!
Company Picnics: What I'll do at your picnic just depends on what you would like. It also depends on how many guests are there, and whether you have other entertainers or caricature artists there. For smaller picnics with about 20 kids, if you have me for 3 hours I might get time for 3 or 4 activities. For large events, I may just concentrate on 1 or 2 activities such as a magic show plus balloon art. Caricatures are great for adults as well as children and is a very popular idea. I often try to take about 10 minutes to do parachute games because it's such a great activity for picnics. I can easily and quickly move from activity to activity. I also do game leading.
Festivals: It just depends on what you think will work out best, but the most common thing I've been doing lately is balloon twisting for several hours, then 1 or 2 Comedy Magic & Silly Stuff stage shows.
Stage Shows: For any event, I can do a really funny, high energy interactive magic show for children of all ages. The show is geared towards the age group of the kids there, but adults and teens will enjoy it also. The show can be 15-45 minutes long. It's not just magic, I may do comedy skits and other wild stuff, including getting inside of a giant weather balloon! I can perform in any kind of area, indoors or out, it doesn't need to be a stage. I've performed for up to 2000 people at a time.
More Quotes from clients:
"Very flexible and had a great performance."
-Mikayle A, Shelton McMurphy Historical House
“Our overall experience was that Dan was terrific. His magic was funny and entertaining, his balloon tricks were great.....I would recommend Dan for any event. Fun!”
"Dan was professional, on time, and funny! He even did a couple of balloons for a child who wanted another one after his time was up. He was just perfect and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone! Thank you so much!"
- Denise L.
"Dan is a very talented guy. We will definitely use him again. Thanks."
- Mary D.
Partial Clients List:
U of O, Dick's Sporting Goods, The Limited, McDonalds, Pacific Source Health, Oregon University, Comcast, Bank One, Consolidated, City of Eugene, Sweet Home Harvest Festival, Sublimity Harvest Festival, Holt Intl., Canyonville Arts Festival, ArtBeats, US Marines, etc.
In addition to Portland, The Amazing Spaghetti - Funny Family Entertainer will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose
and many other locations in and around the Portland area.
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