Cool, slick and super stylish, Olly “G” is Magic 4 Children’s latest children’s entertainer in Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester. Here’s a peep behind the scenes – get to know this cool, calm and collected guy a bit better. And why is he called Olly “G” after all? Find out by reading more…
Why did you become a children’s party entertainer?
For the last 5 years, I have been working as a Primary School teacher and a Drama leader so I knew how much fun working with children is! Eventually I decided that I wanted to keep working with kids, but in a much more fun environment. Giving a child the best birthday party is much better than giving them homework!
What is your favourite thing about being a children’s party entertainer?
My favourite thing is certainly having fun and a laugh with the children at the party. It’s so great to go into a party not knowing anyone, and then two hours later see them all cracking jokes, dancing around and being silly.
What or who was your biggest influence for your Olly “G” character?
Olly “G” came from my natural style and the clothing I wore during my training to become a children’s entertainer. People commented that it made me look a little like Olly Murs (blush) and that inspired the name Olly.
And to add just the right amount of corny, the “G” came from the X-Factor contestant Honey G… Remember her? “I say ‘Honey’, you say ‘G’!” Hahaha! You see how catchy that is?
“I say ‘Olly’, you say ‘G’!”
What is the funniest/most memorable thing that has happened whilst you have been entertaining at a party?
What is your favourite party game?
Without a doubt my favourite game is DANGER PASS THE PARCEL! Especially the little challenges we have to do when we find stickers on the wrapping paper.
What is your favourite party food?
Party Ring Biscuits are a must! I’d never say no to cake either! Also, while I’ve never had them myself, I’ve seen some amazing fruit kabab sticks recently – they looked amazing.
When you are not entertaining at a children’s birthday party, how does Olly “G” like to relax?
I still teach drama throughout the week in schools and in evening classes. I even get up on stage quite a bit myself. When I’m not being dramatic, I’m a huge movie lover and a night out at the cinema makes me happy.
What is your top tip for a successful birthday party?
My biggest tip would be to take the time to watch and enjoy your child at their party. It can be so easy to get distracted by guests, food, balloons and all sorts, but the best thing about having a birthday party is watching your child have the best time. Enjoy it and relax!