Birthday Center Closing 12/22/23
Due to increased costs and rents Abra-Kid-Abra will be closing their Birthday Center in Webster Groves in December. We will still be offering our same great birthday celebrations, classes, camps, and other rollicking entertainment elsewhere. We are going nowhere, but we will be closing our center and moving our offices to a more economical place.
It has been a GREAT decade plus of birthday parties at our center. Thanks to all who have attended. For now, we will bring the same fun, minus the inflatables, to your locations around the region.
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Red Ribbon Week and other School Assemblies
2023 and 2024 allow the return of the Full School Assembly. Here important aspects of a schools community, such as Character Education, STEM reinforcement, and even social responsibilities such as anti-bullying and drug/alcohol awareness can reach all the students at one time. Abra-Kid-Abra is proud to offer fun and exciting assemblies to answer all of these needs and more. Details can be found here: Abra-Kid School Assemblies
The children of Ukraine need our help. Surprisingly our roots go back to Ukraine. Dan Davis, the owner of Abra-Kid-Abra, had a grandmother who left what is now Ukraine in 1904 and arrived in St. Louis just in time for the World’s Fair. More importantly, Abra-Kid-Abra’s first priority is always the safety and fun of children. That is why we suggest all the Abra-Kids out there, of all ages, send a donation to Save the Children–Ukraine.
Magician St. Louis
Looking for a magician in St. Louis? At Abra-Kid-Abra we have been creating laughter and fun with St. Louis magic since 1969. We have worn out quite a few top hats!
Abra-Kid-Abra offer 3 main services:
- Magic shows and related entertainment.
- A magic party place in St. Louis where we host birthday parties and field trips.
- Teaching magic and variety arts to kids.
We have a couple main comedy magic shows, and a lot of magic shows for special occasions. Planning a holiday party? We have a holiday magic show. Cub scout banquet? We have a cub scout magic show. We have almost as many magic shows as there are days in the month! If you’d like to sit through them all, let us know and you’ll win a prize. If you want to see them all, let us know and we’ll make you a great deal!
All of our magic shows are comedy magic shows. We get your guests laughing and having a lot of fun. Sure, we wow them with amazing tricks. But first and foremost, we want to entertain your guests and provide them with a really fun experience.
In addition to magic shows, we offer a variety of other formats to enhance your event: strolling close-up magician, magic party favors, a magic workshop to teach kids magic they can perform, and a street magician format for fairs, festivals, and large events or open houses.
Magic is a great vehicle to engage students’ attention and—while we have it—use different tricks to convey an educational or character message. Accordingly, we have developed several math magician programs, shows to excite kids about reading, and several character assemblies—Heroes Not Bullies, Winners Aren’t Users, and Pillars of Character. We present these programs at schools, libraries, and any other place in need of an educational or character magic show.
Magic-related Other Entertainment
Would you like to have several different entertainers at your event? We can save you time running around and serve as your one stop shop for the following:
Circus is a great compliment to magic. We are proud to offer a lot of circus entertainment choices ranging from a single circus show to an entire circus theme party.
As you’ll see on our party entertainment page, we provide everything from balloon artists and face painters to game shows, money machines,… We can even get Santa Claus to pay you a visit (if you’ve been good!).
What sort of event are you planning? Allow us to suggest entertainment ideas for it. We have ideas online for: picnics, fairs/festivals, summer camps, holiday parties, scouts, and more. Please contact us to discuss entertainment ideas for your event, whether it’s listed here or not.
Holiday Party Entertainment
Cub Scout Entertainment
Looking for a place to hold your child’s birthday party? Our magic party place St. Louis combines two of the most fun activities for kids—inflatables and magic—into one great party! The inflatables get out the kids’ energy, so they sit well for and enjoy the magic show! [Add in a festively decorated party room, animal balloons, goodie bags, and a prize machine as the grand finale, and you have a spectacular birthday party! Note: photos instead: entrance, 2 infl, show, cake rm, ball, goodie bag, prize machine]
Our party place St. Louis is also great for field trips, scout outings, home school events, etc.
We can work our magic at a birthday party at your location too! Your child will feel like a star, and your guests will laugh a lot and have fun! You relax, enjoy the party, and the one stop shopping we can provide—entertainment, goodie bags, invitations, special birthday prize for your child.
Ask also about our princess parties, circus parties, and make a movie parties (for older kids)—available at your location or ours.
Would your child like to acquire new skills?
Learn Balloon Art
Learn Math Magic
Learn Theater & Magic
In addition to having a lot of fun, your child will develop presentation skills and confidence, and learn a brand new skill! Who knows, you could have the next Houdini and not even know it!
We offer a 1-week magic camp throughout the summer at schools and community centers throughout the St. Louis area. We also offer week-long camps in the other performing areas above—circus, comedy, etc. Check out Camp St. Louis page, which includes our camp schedule posted generally from February through August.
Would your child enjoy an after school magic class? How about circus? Math magic? Comedy or balloon art? Check out our After School Class St. Louis page for a listing of this school year’s classes. Contact us to see if we have a class upcoming at your school. If not, let’s get one started!
MO, IL, IN and midwest
Being headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Abra-Kid-Abra does a lot of its magician St. Louis programs in MO, IL and IN. We travel quite a bit to TN and KY, AR and IA, and sometimes KS and OK as well. If you have a different state in mind, please contact us and we are glad to try to work something out. Have wand, will travel!
Looking for a magician for hire in St. Louis, MO or IL? Call or email us about a magician for hire for your next event. You’ll be glad you did!
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St. Louis, MO 63119
“The kids loved your magic and circus shows. I have never seen children laugh that hard before! It was definitely one of the highlights of the summer.”
St. Elizabeth’s Child Care Center
“Your magician was SUCH a big hit with our library program kids. I have not heard them laugh so hard or so often as they did with his performance. We are very satisfied with your group and hope to have you come again!”
–Sarah Hunt, Palmer Library
“Our staff loved the performance. The kids were doubled over, belly-laughing at the performer. He had excellent crowd control over our 300 kids. It was controlled chaos and the students had a wonderful time. His Red Ribbon Week message was good and very age-appropriate for our students.”
Caseyville Elementary School
“We don’t know if he was a magician or a hypnotist. He kept over 100 kids mesmerized, sitting quietly hanging onto his every word. They loved it, and we parents loved it, especially since the wild kids were sitting quietly through out the whole show.”
–Mark Detering, Cub Pack 883
“We loved your program! The campers and parents are still talking about yesterday. I would definitely recommend your program. The entertainer was very funny, managed the group well, was entertaining, and engaging. The campers loved the learning part.”
“I really enjoyed the math magic presentation. Our goal was to get students interested in math and we did. The feedback was very positive.”
–Val Tadaro, Lusher Elementary
“He was fabulous! The kids and teachers loved the magician! He was a true professional from before the actual program began until the rollicking end! He energized and engaged the students, injected just the right amount and tone of references to Reading Week, and best of all sent droves of kids to the Library seeking magic books!”
“Your No to Drugs school assembly was great! Two weeks later and the kids are still talking about it excitedly.”
Prairie Valley Elementary
“Your Pillars of Character Program has a wonderful message. The kids and staff truly enjoyed the Assembly!”
New Baden School District
“It went FANTASTIC. It was so AWESOME. My family was raving about it all weekend long. It was the best decision she ever made. It was the best money I ever spent. Your magician was OUTSTANDING! I can’t tell you how good. IT was A+++++ . The energy in the room was incredible! I felt like I was 5 again.”
“The best birthday party they ever went to. Awesome!!”
“On a scale of one to ten I would give you an eleven! My kids are still talking about you and the magic show.”
“The party was exceptional. Let me tell you why? 1) Your magician was amazing. He was so good with the kids, they had so much fun. His magic show is hilarious, My mom and I were laughing so hard. 2) The inflatables are a great way to start to get energy out. They loved the basketball inflatables, so perfect for that age. They also had fun racing on the obstacle course 3) I didn’t need to do a thing – well bring a cake. I forgot balloons, but who needed them–the room was decorated so festive, it didn’t need a thing. 4) It was very personalized service. I did not want to go to any of those big bounce places. I wanted something somewhat intimate and nice, but not at my house. Your magician knew all the boys names and called them by name.
Thank you so much for providing such a high level of customer satisfaction. That is something that is very hard to find these days.”
–Nancy Coleman Stranczek
“Word is out that this was an awesome camp!”
–Des Peres mom
“She loved it. We have been enjoying shows every afternoon!”
“My son loved it. He looked forward to it every day and he had so much fun. Now he wants to be a magician when he grows up!”
–parent, College for Kids, Godfrey, IL
“I recommend Abra-Kid-Abra as a community education program. The magicians are very courteous and professional with the staff. They have a wonderful and witty way of communicating with the students as they teach them the mysteries of magic. The children learn something new and have take home items each week to dazzle their families and friends.”
River Bend Elementary
“*My daughter is very quiet & shy. This was a good way for her to practice doing something in front of an audience.”
–Westridge Elementary Parent
“Lightning Calculations (after school class) has helped my daughter with her math significantly and given her confidence.”
–Willow Brook Elementary parent
“In all my years of event planning, I can’t remember this particular audience ever responding so positively to entertainment. As you so very well know, all of you were requested to stay overtime. The entire group of entertainers provided through Abra-Kid-Abra was truly first-rate. Jeff, if you’re always as popular as you were at our event, I’m surprised that you’re ever available and even more surprised that you’re so affordable.”
Saint Louis U Med Center
“The kids and adults at our picnic had a great time! Thanks for providing the caricaturist, face painter, and balloon artist.”
“Abra KId Abra is a PHENOMENAL SANTA all the kids love him and he’s the perfect act for the job-he performed at our facility for a Christmas Camp and as of that event we will only enlist him to be Santa for us no one else can compare to what he does. He made a great day for our event!!!”
We shouldn’t have to say it, but we do…
Abra-Kid-Abra supports and believes Black Lives Matter
Sure, all lives matter, but not all lives, certainly not mine, are under constant assault by the rampant racism in the system. I cannot speak for all our great staff, performers, and associates, but our official policy is Black Lives Matter, and whatever we can do to improve the system, even if its just giving our ears to your voices, Abra will strive to do it. Dan Davis, Owner, Abra-Kid-Abra