Right now I'm doing birthday parties. I don't do card work in the sense of sleights. (Not even a false shuffle - a cross-cut force is about it!) But I do have an Invisible Deck, giant B'Wave, and In A Flash. I also like to include a couple of other tricks - a signed card turns over in the deck (the only one I use with kids under 10, and I use a Rugrats or other picture deck), Do As I Do, and a prediction where the volunteer does everything.
No, these aren't the only things I have for a show. I do like these, and get good reactions. But I'm switching decks like mad! This is cumbersome, and with kids especially gives the "you're just using a trick deck!" letdown.
In a 45-60 minute show for 10-13 year olds, how many card tricks would you do? All the ones above have totally different plots and endings (except that you're revealing a card).
And how do you keep all the decks straight without making it obvious you're going for a different set-up?