Sunday, March 29, 2009
Our DJ played a full array of Hebrew and Israeli horas, plus traditional Rock and Roll hits at a Bar Mitzvah at the Pleasanton Marriott Hotel. A husband and wife team made key chains, dog tags, and a customized license frame for the Bar Mitzvah boy. Family members, friends, and guests thus left the celebration with fond memories and party favors.
A magician at a San Francisco Bay Area Bar Mitzvah at the Pleasanton Marriott Hotel, added that fun touch. A pianist provided background music-Broadway show tunes, popular, standards, Latin. In addition to lavish hors d'oevres and a beverage bar, the San Francisco magician "linked rings," and performed slight of hand scarf, coin, and magic tricks.
For a San Francisco Bay Area Bar Mitzvah at the Pleasanton Marriott Hotel, guests were treated to an astronomy theme. Tables were decorated with real telescopes, celestial balloons and star and globe chocolates. Placecards were color coded for the different planets. Guests were entertained by a Harry Potter style white bearded magician. They were greeted by a pianist during the cocktail hour. Everyone danced, had customized key chains made and the Bar Mitzvah boy was given his own personalized license plate. The moon cake was a perfect sweet ending to the party. All party planning and "day of" service was provided by Barbara Heimowitz, co-owner of Celebrity Gems.
Our Michael Jackson impersonator was a huge hit for a "coming of age" party in Sacramento. We also arranged a DJ for this 350 person party, and the Michael Jackson impersonator was the "surprise rock star." Michael Jackson, AKA Bryant, performed a 15-minute high-energy dance show, and as an ice-breaker, got everyone up and on the dance floor. He's ideal to "kick-off" a corporate event, and for a bar or bat mitzvah. He also has a "Legends Show" with a Britney Spears dancer and impersonator.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
"Long Live Ireland" and "Kids Club" at Stoneridge Shopping Center, Pleasanton, a San Francisco suburb.
The San Francisco Bay Area's renown The Puppet Company, a family favorite at Children's Fairyland (Oakland) performed "Irish Tales," to the delight of all ages.
"The Kidgets Club" is an idea to attract families, for a two hour show, appropriate for children age two to age eight. Parents receive discount coupons to visit select merchants, after the show.
"Erin Go Braugh" and Long Live Ireland, at the Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton, for a "Kids Club" family event. Designed for pre-schoolers and their parents, this Mall arranges "Kidgits Club," with two hours of children entertainment. The moms and dads receive discount coupons, with the hope that they then shop, and support the merchants. Our children's singer dressed as an Irish "Mother Goose" in honor of St. Patrick's Day. In addition to singing, she played a small Irish harp, played the guitar, and used a dancing Irish stick puppet. Here's Marylee, and her adoring audience.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
For a corporate party at the Newark Fremont Hilton, our dance band got most people up and on the dance floor. We booked this same band last year, with a karaoke DJ. Their party planner was impressed that it was this band, and not the DJ, who was "instrumental" in getting her audience dancing. Their female vocalist, armed with a hand-held mic, began her set on the dance floor, singing classic rock and roll hits. She then went to each table, and personally led her audience from their chairs, up and on the dance floor. This band's repertoire includes big band Sinatra and Tony Bennett music, disco, to current hits from the 21st century.