Saturday, November 16, 2013

Nutcracker Toy Soldier Marching Band leads parade down Castro Valley Boulevard

Toy Soldiers marching band kick off Castro Light Parade

Juggling Elf ponders his next move

The Toy Soldier Marching Band in formation led the Light Parade down Castro Valley Boulevard, Castro Valley. This family friendly band returned for the second year, back by popular demand. Juggler Jeremy strolled down the boulevard on his Unicycle, whistling Brazilian songs and Jingle Bells. Celebrity Gems arranges marching bands and jugglers in Castro Valley, Hayward, Fremont, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento.

American Girl grand opening attracts 1000's at Stanford Shopping Center

American Girl store rivals FAO Schwarz in NYC

Balloon artist sculpts balloons for Crowd control

Kids watch magician turn a large rope into smaller rope

There were 1000's of girls with their parents and grandparents for the American Girl Grand Opening at the Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto. American girl dolls are a cultural phenomena, with girls dressing their dolls to look like themselves and girls taking their new sister doll to the American Girl salon, inside the American Girl store.  A balloon artist, a magician, and a juggler-all dressed in classy attire, were entertaining the girls as they waited in long lines. Celebrity Gems arranges balloon artists, magicians, and jugglers in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo, and Walnut Creek.
Heart balloons are a perfect touch for American Girl dolls

Friday, November 15, 2013

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer goes AWOL from Santa's Sleigh

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer took a much needed rest to scope out the Livery and Mercantile, a Danville CA shopping center. Rudolph, glowing red nose and all, used his GPS to locate the Livery before leading the eight reindeers on Santa's sleigh. The reindeer made himself available by posing for pictures and telling the kids to expect his arrival on Christmas evening. A face painter complemented his surprise visit by face painting Christmas scenes and rainbows.
Please repeat your question

Yes, I'll be leading the way on Santa's sleigh

Award winning face painter

Celebrity Gems arranges costumed characters, Christmas entertainment, and Face Painters in Danville, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Trapeze Artists fly above crowd at Circus theme fundraiser

Trapeze Artists entertain between four course gourmet dinner
Acrobats fly through the air in perfect formation

Trapeze artist swings on the rope high above audience

Rope twirling by huge chandelier

Trapeze and rope artists fly through the air at Night Circus themed fundraiser at the Bankhead Theater,  Livermore. Black and White were the colors and the trapeze artists were the perfect match. There were three acts during the four course gourmet dinner, center stage.  The event planner was ecstatic: 

"Hello Stan,
 Thank you so much.  I cannot tell you enough how fantastic it was to work with you.  You are truly wonderful.  Trapeze Arts, Andrea and Mark, as well as Nanka, were all beyond fantastic.  It was such an amazing event. I can’t thank you enough.  You are the best at what you do.  I appreciated your presence at the event. 

Thanks again for everything."

Celebrity Gems arranges trapeze artists, acrobats, and hand balancers in Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Fremont, and Sacramento

Contortionist twists body and soul at Livermore fundraiser

A contortionist was one of the characters in the best selling book "Night Circus." This was the theme, and black and white were the colors, for the fundraiser at the Bankhead Theater, Livermore. A contortionist took center stage, dressed in black and white, displaying body art, movement, and acrobatics. She was that perfect theatrical circus touch while guests mixed and mingled in the lobby.
Contortionist as Body Art

Contortionist twists body at donor display in lobby

Ribbon Twirling leads the way to gourmet dinner

Celebrity Gems arranges contortionists and acrobatic performers in Livermore, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Fremont, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo, Sacramento, and Hillsborough

Stilt Walkers Tower above crowd in Livermore

Stilt Walkers mix it up with Crowd

Wow, how did you get that tall?

Andrea plays the Accordion with Mark on Stilts as Pied Pipers

Two Stilt Walkers served as greeters, and mixed and mingled, during "The Night at the Circus" fundraiser at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. They typified the circus by rising above the crowd and serving as "ice breakers." Mark and Andrea later were Pied Pipers, leading the crowd to the ballroom stage and a gourmet four course dinner, with Andrea playing her accordion. Celebrity Gems arranges Stilt Walkers in Livermore, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Dublin, San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont, and Oakland.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Dogs put their Trainers through Hoops at Danville Shopping Center

Trained dog and Lana jump through hula hoops

Rescue dog pushes dog behind the wheel in his Smart Car

Dog jumps through hoops and over three audience members

Five trained rescue dogs took center stage at a Dog Circus hosted by the Blackhawk Kids Club, Blackhawk Plaza, Danville.  Lana, the dog trainer, explained how she rescued dogs at shelters and trained them to jump through hoops, catch frisbees, and climb up a ladder and slide down a shoot. There were photo ops and a question and answer session where a five year old asked how long it took to train a frisbee dog.  Celebrity Gems arranges trained dog shows in Danville, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, Fremont, and San Mateo.
Dog leaps through the air and catches frisbees

Friday, November 1, 2013

Count Dracula rises from his Coffin for Halloween show at San Mateo mall

Count Dracula took a huge risk when he decided to entertain at the "Family Halloween Night" at the Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo. Four additional security guards were hired to insure that audience members did not bring garlic or signs of the cross to disrupt his two shows.
A Rubber Duck surprised the blue martian audience member 
Security, Security, there's a werewolf in the house

Children in Halloween costumes and a banana gather around the Count

The Count's audience involvement show included fake water pouring on an audience member and handbells that did not ring. Celebrity Gems arranges Count Dracula, costumed characters, Dickens Christmas Carolers in San Mateo, Hillsborough, Redwood City, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.