Saturday, October 21, 2017

Adults discover their dream home-Kids request their favorite balloon

Children lined up for pumpkin, Hello Kitty, and Spiderman Balloons at the grand opening of the Wayland Place homes in Livermore. Balloon artist Raulito, dressed in Halloween garb, was the perfect complement to Halloween and a decorative pumpkin patch backdrop. Celebrity Gems arranges balloon artists and face painters in Dublin, Livermore, Walnut Creek, and San Ramon.
Make mine Spiderman
We choose "Hello Kitty"

Caribbean music while Shoppers Stroll

Lively music at Wine Walk

Shoppers sampled wine and gourmet foods and desserts at the second annual Dublin Wine Stroll at the Persimmon Place Shopping Center. A lively and fun Caribbean Steel Band with two Reggae singers added to the festive fundraiser for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Celebrity Gems arranges Caribbean music in Fremont, Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek. #persimmonplace

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Dogs Dress-Up for Halloween

Yappy Hour aat Blackhawk Plaza
Dogs were in their Halloween costumes for "Yappy Hour," a fundraiser for Canine Companions at Blackhawk Plaza in Danville. A caricaturist provided a ready to frame keepsake of Man and Woman's Best Friend with their proud owners. Since this sunny day at Blackhawk Plaza was a puppy and dog day, there were milk bone treats for the dogs and Costco cookies for the adults. Celebrity Gems arranges caricaturists in Danville, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.
The Puppy smiled for her drawing by the caricaturist

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Piece of Germany in Union City

Oom Pa Pa Band and Oktoberfest

Welcome to Oktoberfest, the merry celebration held each year in Munich Bavaria Germany. The dining room at the Masonic Home for Adults in Union City was themed for the month of October and Oktoberfest. There was authentic German food- bratwurst, sauerkraut, and of course beer. And a huge "Welcome to Oktoberfest" banner and below the banner traditional German music- with tuba et al. Celebrity Gems arranges Oktoberfest and German music in Union City, Hayward, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont.

Friday, September 22, 2017

L'Shana Tova

There was a second celebration when a couple was celebrating their 50th Anniversary. With 50 years of togetherness, happiness, and good health, their special occasion occurred on the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah. Their daughter spared no expense. Unorthodox Rabbi Jacob, from Paris, France was the surprise guest. We gathered background information from their daughter including the vow that the wife and husband granted each other 25 wishes, with the wife getting 24, and one, maybe, for the husband. Rabbi Jacob gave the husband and wife top hats with their names inscribed in Hebrew.

Dance the hora with Reb Jacob

Celebrity Gems arranges improvisational actors and actresses including Rabbis, Priests, and Imams in Walnut Creek, San Ramon, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Fast Lane in Palo Alto

Undercover cop Sonny Crockett serves jello shots

The 80's TV Show Miami Vice was known for its illicit drugs, Ferraris, and double-breasted satin suits. Undercover cop Sonny Crockett, wearing his "cool watermelon sunglasses" was a fixture at the hip nightclubs and on the mean streets of Miami. He and his partner busted Columbian drug lords and assorted bad guys. A Sonny Crockett lookalike mingled served jello shots and looked for suspicious party crashers. The partygoers were in safe hands- his Dade County badge and handcuffs were prominently displayed. Celebrity Gems arranges a Sonny Crockett/Don Johnson lookalike in Palo Alto, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and San Ramon.

Country Hoe Down in Union City

The Masonic Home in Union City had an old-fashioned country fair and barbeque for their Harvest Festival and tour of their new facility-Acacia Creek. As a replica to the huge Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton,  there was Country and Western and Bluegrass music, a petting zoo, and games of chance including "Flip the Frog" and the ring bottle toss. Enjoy ice-cream and custard? Rita's Custard and Ice-Cream served their delectable goodies from their brightly decorated food truck.

Traditional bluegrass music with a fiddler and banjo player
A Merry-Go-Round bouncy house and carnival booths.

Celebrity Gems arranges bluegrass and country and western bands and carnival games in Union City, Hayward, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.