Several locations do not provide a stage, amplification but some sort of entertainment is required. To these venues I recommend the close-up magic programme, which takes place during the welcome drink or even during the whole party itself. The magician uses small objects (cards, coins, ropes and rubber bands) to engage smaller groups rather than the whole audience. A lot of humour, interaction and huge laughs. It is a very good means to connect your guests and for informal communication to develop.