Thursday, December 29, 2016

Menorah Candles turn darkness into Light

Chanukah Menorah with Happy Chanukah sweater
Brightly colored Menorah with sparkles
Menorah balloon sculpture-Sixth Day of Chanukah

It was the sixth day of Chanukah and all through the house the Menorah was lit, there were joyous songs, Latkes, and jelly-filled Doughnuts throughout. Castro Valley Chabad hosted the first ever Chanukah party at Palomares Hills. A face painter added to the holiday atmosphere with her dreidel and menorah artistry. #chabadjewishcenterofcastrovalley

Celebrity Gems arranges face painters and balloon artists in Castro Valley, Hayward, Fremont, Walnut Creek, San Mateo, and San Francisco.  

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Frozen characters perform at Danville dance recital

Long lines for photos with Anna and Elsa
"Let it Go"
There were over 600 family, friends, and fans at the Next Step Dance Studio's dance recital at Blackhawk Plaza, Danville. The stars of Frozen, impersonators Anna and Elsa "Let it Go" with a 20-minute opening act. After the children dazzled their audience with dances from Mary Poppins and Peter Pan, the Frozen characters remained for photo ops with their adoring fans.

The event planner described the Frozen show as "Awesome."

Celebrity Gems arranges the Frozon Anna and Elsa show in Danville, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Dublin, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Mateo.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Paparazzi at a star-studded Hollywood celebration

Some companies award their employees with an end of the year bonus check. Other companies express their appreciation with a celebration. A Joan Rivers impersonator and a Papparazi fawned over employees of a San Francisco Bay Area title company by making them "The Hollywood Celebrity" with mock photos and interviews. A jazz, pop, and holiday trio provided ambient background music; two caricaturists with custumized artwork provided cherished keepsakes.
Wow, there's Leonardo DiCaprio
O K  give me your best pose
Pop, Standards, Jazz, and Holiday music
Caricature artists provide keepsakes

Celebrity Gems arranges Paparazzi, jazz trios, and caricaturists in San Jose,  San Mateo, Oakland, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Campout at Palo Alto parking lot

December in Northern California means cold and rainy weather. A Palo Alto law firm had their annual family appreciation on their parking lot with the theme "Cabin, cozy, it's cold outside." Fortunately there was mild weather and fortunately there wasn't rain. A child friendly band took center stage with camping songs, songs about friendship, rainbows, and songs about the different colors. A magician dressed in a heavy woolen sweater performed card and sponge ball tricks.  There were two caricaturists and two face painters dressed for wintertime and snowy weather.

Let's all of us enjoy the outdoors
Wow, her card was hidden in the enclosed envelope 
Caricaturist- dressed for the season
Is that really me?

Celebrity Gems arranges child friendly music, award winning magicians, face painters, and magicians in Palo Alto, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Pizza Toppings with the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Holiday Elf

Special treat at the California Pizza Kitchen

The Sugar Plum Fairy and the Holiday Elf joined Santa for "The Breakfast with Santa" at the California Pizza Kitchen, the Village at Corte Madera.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sugar Plums and Roasted Chestnuts on a Breakfast Pizza

Who would ever imagine that there would be long lines at 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning for "Breakfast with Santa" at a pizza restaurant? The California Pizza Kitchen was the gracious host for this annual family and friends event, by reservation only, at Stoneridge Mall, Pleasanton. An Elf making balloon artist made candy cane balloons and a Juggler in a Santa hat circled the tables. Deep Dish Pizzas were served; not sure if the toppings included sugar plums and chestnuts.
Can I juggle when you wait for your Pizza?
Candy cane dessert after the Chestnut Pizza

Celebrity Gems arranges balloon artists and jugglers in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Dublin, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.