Sunday, August 31, 2008
Guests at a Bat Mitzvah, at the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, California, decorated their own page in a memory album, for the 13 year old girl at her lifecycle event. Celebrity Gems staff took digital photos that were printed onsite and later placed in the album for the girl to cherish. A duplicate photo was placed in an imprinted photo jacket.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Since our society is becoming increasingly aware of recycling and preserving our environment, Sybase, a Northern California Company based in Dublin, hosted a recycling day for their employees, their significant others, and children. There were solar panel and water conservation booths. A petting zoo with pot bellied pigs, a mule, and a goat, was a first time experience for some children to see and pet live animals. There were facepainters and balloon artists, galore.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
For a "back to school" event at Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton, a Northern California shopping center, children were treated to a multi-talented performer who captivated his audience. In addition to juggling notebooks and pencils, Jeremy taught origami, used large origami cut-outs in his show, juggled a crystal ball, rode a unicycle, and juggled three huge plastic balls.
Friday, August 15, 2008
For a preferred customer party for a Livermore, California wine labeling company, guests on the "invite list" were given the red carpet treatment, with valets parking cars. Livermore is in the East Bay, and is a suburb of San Francisco. As guests entered, they were greeted by our Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, and Marilyn Monroe. Professional photographers snapped photos of the guests and celebrities, standing in front of a "star laden" black backdrop. Checkers Catering and Events, San Francisco Bay Area, considered a top catering company for food and presentation, provided the finger foods, passed hors d'oevres, and the decadent dessert stations.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
There was a huge crowd of over 200 people for the Elvis Tribute Show, for the 50th Anniversary of the Alameda Towne Center, a shopping center across the Bay, from San Francisco. Elvis "The King" attracted a young and energetic crowd, who were "mesmermized" in front of the stage, for his one hour show. He later drew long lines, for autographs and photo-ops.
Our Elvis Presley impersonator sang Elvis' solid gold hits from the 50's and beyond, for the 50th Annivesary celebration of the Alameda Towne Center in Alamada, across the Bay, from San Francisco. His one-hour show, with Elvis in his sparkling gold jacket and dark pants, was a lively tribute to Elvis' hits from the 50's, when this shopping center first opened. Elvis also sang the hits from his many movies, "Blue Hawaii," and "Viva Las Vegas."
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Since we're in a political year, with local propositions and a presidential race, we often receive inquiries for Governor Arnold. Our Governor Arnold, AKA "The Terminator" is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he's in demand as a "kick-off" for associations and conventions. He also makes surprise appearances for attorney parties, and for birthdays. He customizes his act by doing research on legal issues, and by getting inside information when there is a birthday. He's extremely funny and improvisational. For an award program for a large commercial builder at the Ritz Carlton (San Francisco), I arranged a limo and two body guards, who accompanied him to the ballroom.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Looking for a creative way to sell raffle tickets at a fundraiser? Consider using costume characters to attract attention, and to work the crowd. Most fundraisers have silent auctions, and raffle items. Let the costumed characters sell the raffle tickets, thus allowing the partygoers to bid on the items in the silent auction.
At the huge "Help is on the Way," event at the Palace of Fine Arts (San Francisco), performers dressed as "Gatsby Girls" worked the crowd, selling raffle tickets. Our Austin Powers also sold tickets, to the delight of the partygoers.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
"The Rat Pack" theme, with Sammy Davis, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Joey Bishop, was one of the most popular shows at the Sands Hotel (Las Vegas). Enter "Rat Pack" in the search engine of Youtube.com Dean Martin and Joey Bishop made a surprise guest appearance for the AIDs benefit, "Blame it on the Movies" at the Palace of Fine Arts (San Francisco).
You can "Blame it on the movies," with our Harry Potter magician, AKA Dumledore, performing close-up (strolling magic) for over 900 people, for "Help is on the Way." Dumledore stands out from the crowd, with his long, natural, white flowing beard, floor length cape, and wizard costume. His linking rings and slight of hand card tricks, gathered a huge crowd, to the delight of the donors, for "Help is on the Way," a huge fundraiser for five AIDS related agencies.
Joining our Austin Powers impersonator at a San Francisco fundraiser,
Our Don Adams impersonator, with his shoe acting as his phone, provided detective work for the "Blame it on the Movies" theme, for the Richmond/Ermet Aids foundation at the Palace of Fine Arts, in San Francisco. This impersonator brought fond memories for the popular television show "Get Smart," which was a spoof of the James Bond movies.
Our Austin Powers impersonator was one the impersonators for a San Francisco based fundraiser- "Blame it on the Movies," hosted by the Richmond/Ermet Aids Foundation, at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. Here's impersonator Austin, who often "works the room," with San Francisco impersonator Marilyn Monroe. A Charlie Chaplin impersonator joined them, as a meet and greet by the front entrance.
Our Marilyn Monroe lookalike gave that V.I.P. treatment to donors and partygoers at the annual "Help is on the Way" fundraiser at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. This star-studded affair featured nationally acclaimed singers Paula West, Kimberly Locke, and American Idol superstar Vonzell Solomon. Bauer's Limousene provided the luxurious transportation, and our Marilyn Monroe lookalike served as the "meet and greet" hostess.