Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Brazilian and Swing Dancers for San Francisco Bay Area parties

An exciting way to "jazz-up" parties is through professional dancers. Dancers can be used to kick-off a party, getting partygoers up and on the dance floor. Dancers are also used as a floor show, especially for Latin and Brazilian themes. Dance troupes add that colorful touch, with costuming from the Swing era, and for Carnavale themes.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Entertainers as a Meet and Greet, and leading a Procession

Performers can creatively be used to "Meet and Greet," and as a way to lead groups from one location to another.
Here are examples: A Pipe and drum trio at Stanford University (Palo Alto) and heralding trumpets for a V.I.P. party at The Palace Hotel (San Francisco).

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Speakeasy theme entertainment at Northern California Country Club

One of the best ways to plan a party is around a theme. As an active member of Meeting Planners International, we recommend theme parties.
The most popular themes are Las Vegas nights, Speakeasy/Roaring 20's, Disco and Saturday Night Fever, A Night at the Sands, with Frank, Dean, and Sammy; and, Rock and Roll through the decades.
An example: When a company had their vendor food show at the Crow Canyon CountryClub (Danville), their theme was Speakeasy/Roaring 20's. A gangster and his gun mole greeted the guests, and a speakeasy singer specializing in songs from the 20's through the 40's, and her piano player, provide the music.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Harpists in the San Francisco Bay Area

Harpists can be used for events, from model home openings, wedding receptions, Irish themes, Christmas themes, and cocktail receptions.
Harps come in different sizes and shapes, from the elegant opera harp to the smaller celtic harp. They play all styles of music, depending on the event and the ambiance needed at the event.
There are even Mariachi, that use harpists, in addition to different size guitars, and trumpets.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Make plans for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo will be here on May the 5th. This is the biggest day for Mariachi ensembles for country clubs, private parties, and restaurants. Make plans now, before the better groups are booked.

Spring and Summer is the time for children's entertainment

Spring and Summer is the time for children's entertainment for festivals, street faires, and picnics. For the younger crowd, puppet shows, storytellers, and musical groups are popular. For festivals, Stilt Walkers, juggling acts, and magicians, are also popular.
There are several novelty acts, including a hula hooper who twirls 22 hula hoops, and rollerblades. Facepainters and balloon artists are also the most requested.

For additional information, call Celebrity Gems (510) 581-5964

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Dean and Frank Lookalike Tribute Show

Our most requested act in 2007 was our Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Tribute Show. This duo was booked to outstanding reviews at events from Monterey to St. Helena and from Pleasant Hill to the San Jose Museum of Modern Art.Here's Dean and Frank shown at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

Rock and Roll through the Decades

Keith Johnson and his back up band got everyone up and dancing for a company award program. He and is female vocalist went on the dance floor with hand held microphones and the partygoers enjoyed singing their favorite songs from the 50's to the present century! Keith did a tribute to Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Chuck Berry and Bill Haley from Bill Haley and the Comets fame. This all took place at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, CA.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Comedians make good MC's for San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and San Jose events

For a 150 person event at the Diablo Country Club in Diablo, CA, our client decided on using a comedian as an MC instead of someone from their human resources department. Book a comedian when the goal is to entertain in addition to making announcements. We arrange comedians and an Austin Powers who also MC's shows, throughout the SAn Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, and Sacramento.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Violinists, jazz trio, and dj were a hit at wedding reception!

For a wedding reception at the Lafayette Park Hotel, an added special touch was a violin duo, a jazz trio, and a DJ, all working as a team to make this a memorable event. The bride, groom, and guests will have lasting memories of their very special occasion.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Out of town Gift Baskets

While staying at the Pleasanton Hilton, 14 out of town guests were treated to gift baskets made by Barbara from Celebrity Gems. The baskets incorporated the weekend "beach theme" with a shell printed box and a wishing well filled with tiramisu cookies. Other California items included, pistachios, Jelly Belly's, Ghirardelli chocolates and chocolate cable cars.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Elvis, Las Vegas Show Girls, Magician and Caricaturists Galore

For a 250 person morale party at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, guests were treated to a fun filled afternoon. Entertainers included an Elvis impersonator, an Austin Powers lookalike, Las Vegas showgirls, 2 caricaturists, a Salsa band, and a magician.

Memory Party Album

For a private party on Saturday night, at the Pleasanton Senior Center, Celebrity Gems facilitated the making of a memory album for the honored guest. Pictures were taken and printed during the evening, and guests used their creativity to create a lasting memory. We also had a comedian and DJ on hand to make the party a huge success.

Hand Balancers and Chinese Acrobats, make a hit for San Francisco Bar Mitzvah

At a recent Bar Mitzvah, at the Lafayette Community Center, Celebrity Gems arranged for these 2 hand balancers to WOW the crowd with their strength and flexibility. On several occasions, they hit the ceiling with their combined height of over 11' high! Hand Balancers and Chinese Acrobats are available for events in San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, and Sacramento,