Discover How to Supercharge Your Child's Next Party with Laughter, Fun, and Entertainment Your Whole Family Will Love!

My name is Tim Cate and for over 14 years I've dedicated my time and talents to making life easier for Moms and Dads all across the Chicagoland area. So how do I do this? By blending comedy, magic, music, and hilarious audience participation into a totally unique, one-of-a-kind, fun, party extravaganza your child, your family, and your entire neighborhood will NEVER forget!

Have a Party Your Kid Will Remember Forever - Guaranteed!

"We felt the show was great! Thanks for making Kyla's birthday party a hit for all ages.
Definitely worth every penny!"

Liz Wietrzak - Rolling Meadows

"Thank you again for making Jimmy's party so wonderful! He truly had a fantastic time, and you really made him feel special! Again, I have never seen 25 kids, ranging from 2 years to 8 years sit so well and be completely entertained! You were just what we were looking for! Thanks again!"

Maureen Ashley - Naperville

"You made my son, Henry's birthday one he will never forget! You were so great with the kids--involving everyone so that not just Henry felt special--they all did! The tricks were amazing and funny! You gave us our monies worth and much more! Thanks."

Liz Ryan - Chicago

"The kids all laughed the whole time, they loved that they got to be a part of the show."

Alyssa Guido - Hinsdale

Don't Wait...

As you might imagine, weekends are extremely busy and fill up fast. I am extremely fortunate to keep very busy doing what I love. Avoid disappointment and contact me as soon as possible to make sure you get the date you want.

You won't have to wait for me to answer the phone or send an email...
Fill out the quick form below & you will get immediate package & pricing information for your child's party.

Not planning a birthday party? Click here to contact me. (This form is only for birthday parties)


When you request my package & pricing information,
I'll send you my 'Birthday Party Guide' for free!

My way of saying thank you for your interest.

What's your name? What's your email address?
This is where I will send the package info & the Birthday Party Guide. What is the bday child’s name? (FIRST NAME ONLY)
If you are celebrating more than one bday, please enter both children’s names. Is this birthday party for a boy, a girl or more than 1 birthday child?

If you would prefer not to provide your email address, I'd be more than happy to speak with you over the phone. You can call me at (708) 297-1724.
However; due to my busy performance schedule, filling out the form above is the fastest way to get the info.

Hi there!  My name is Tim Cate and I specialize in performing magic for children and families.  For over 20 years I have been fortunate enough to do what I love and have performed for thousands of families at birthday parties, and other family functions.

I first became interested in magic when I saw David Copperfield make the Statue of Liberty disappear on TV.  I remember watching the VHS tape over and over again that I almost wore it out.  I stuck with magic and eventually got a job at a magic shop when I was in high school.  Eventually they started booking me out for shows and I have been at it ever since.

Birthday parties are my specialty, and usually my weekend is spent travelling hundreds of miles all across the Chicago-land area, creating lasting memories for children and their parents.  But I love what I do and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I have answered the most asked questions below. If your question is not here, then please feel free to contact me. I promise to get back to you right away!

How much do you charge?

Just fill out this form and I will send you complete, no obligation details of what I offer.

Can I have my show outside?

Yes, but I highly recommend against it.  There are too many things that are out of my control that may result in a “less than perfect” show.  Dirt, wind, rain, wet ground, heat, noise, bugs, neighbor deciding to mow his lawn, etc.  If you need to have your party outside, then by all means do so.  But try to have the entertainment indoors.  I have found by doing this it makes the show seem a little more “special”.

Do I need to provide you with anything?

Just an adequate performing space and an audience ready to have a good time is all I require.  So just put your feet up and enjoy the show!

Do you provide goodie bags?

15 Goodie Bags are provided with the DELUXE show. If you haven’t done so yet, please request more info by clicking here.

Will adults enjoy the show?

ABSOLUTELY!  It is not uncommon for me to look at the back of the room and see more adults watching than kids.  So yes, adults will enjoy the show, and I encourage them to join in and have a good time.

I have never had any live entertainment at my parties before and I am very apprehensive. How do I know your show is any good?

Hiring entertainmentis not something that you will do everyday.  But my show speaks for itself and it is 100% GUARANTEED.  If the kids aren’t laughing, screaming, and having a great time, you don’t pay!

What cities/states do you perform in?

I perform all over the Chicago-land area and Northwest Indiana. But I am prepared to do a bit of traveling if my schedule allows.

How long is your show?

40-45 minutes depending on which package you select.

How much space do you need?

I will work with you on whatever space is available, but the ideal working space for me is 6’ deep x 8’ wide.  And away from any high traffic areas is best.  That way your guests can enjoy the show with limited distractions.

How much time do you need to set up?

I will arrive approximately fifteen minutes prior to show time to allow for load in and set-up.  I might have several shows that day so it is important to start on time.

What ages are suitable for your show?

I adapt the show to the audience, but I have found that most kids 4-9 will enjoy the Birthday Party Magic Show.  For older kids, I suggest my Super Cool Magic Workshop.

How far in advance should I book a show?

As soon as possible.  I’m very fortunate to keep very busy so please don’t risk being disappointed.  Book your date today! Click here to get started now.

Do you require any kind of deposit?

For birthday parties you can pay on the day of the show.  However if there is a fair amount of travel, or you’re booking the show 6 months or more in advance, I may take a deposit.

(708) 297-1724

Chicago, IL

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