Thanks for the advice. I am definitely not planning on this trick for my son's party...
I've just been contemplating coming back and doing shows more often and reading Ginn's book made me think about picking this one up. Not cheap tho... got a quote of $150 from Abbotts.
Re: Hiring another magician... probably not a bad idea but I promised his mother, my parents, and him for many years, that I would do a show for him @ his 5th birthday.... so now I'm on the hook.
I've found my Run Monster Run (with the Cookie Monster before Hank Lee got a cease and desist by Children's Television Workshop / Sesame Street), Jo-Anne Duck, Instant Art, and a number of other fun thangs in my basement. Other than being a bit nervous, I think it'll go well.
I'll keep y'all posted. :)