Friday, December 22, 2017

A Magician proved that hands are quicker than eyes

Magician Timothy once again proved the adage "Hands are quicker than eyes." The eagle eyes in his 90-person audience, those audience members who sat in the front row, watched his every move. They still could not figure out how he performed his illusions-they do deserve an "A" for trying.

According to the event planner, "He was outstanding! Those of us sitting close to him were watching very carefully, but none of us were able to figure out his magic. And, he was funny and very entertaining! Thanks again and Merry Christmas."
Teeny rope transforms to long rope
Now you see it, now you don't
Celebrity Gems arranges magician in Concord, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Lego Land in Castro Valley

Seven candles lit on Lego Menorah
Artwork included the Star of David and the Menorah 
Children built the Menorah base with legos

Twas the seventh day of Chanukah and the lego Menorah candles were lit, turning eerie darkness into bright and glowing light. The Castro Valley Chabad Rabbi lit the candles and explained the miracle of the holy temple oil, where the oil lasted eight days instead of one. The celebration of light included a face painter with her own dreidel and Menorah artistry. The children had their building project, designing the lego base for the Menorah. Celebrity Gems arranges face painters and balloon artists in Castro Valley, Walnut Creek, Livermore, and San Ramon.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Festive Menorah Candles light-up Castro Valley Boulevard

There was light instead of darkness for the third night of Chanukah on Castro Valley Boulevard, Castro Valley. Rabbi Shimon Gruzman from the Castro Valley Chabad explained how a small band of Maccabees defeated the Syrian-Greek Army over 2000 years ago, which was the first known battle for religious freedom. There was a joyous celebration with a balloon artist, singing, a spinning dreidel, latkes (potato pancakes) and jelly doughnuts. Firefighters from the Alameda County Fire Department provided the surprise of the evening by gently tossing chocolate Chanukah gelt (coins) from the top of their fire truck. #chabadcastrovalley
Children line-up for their favorite balloon
Menorah candles for the third night of Chanukah 
Fire Fighters gently toss Chanukah candy from their fire truck

Dancing and spinning Dreidel

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

Santa Claus is Coming to Town in 2018

A two-year-old girl asked if Santa will return to her Palo Alto home next year.
This Santa will again deliver cheer in 2018

According to her mother, "The Santa was awesome. Thank you for a wonderful addition to our party. All the kids loved him. Our son was eagerly talking to him. Our daughter wanted to know if he'll return next year. The Santa went above and beyond." Celebrity Gems arranges Santa Claus in Palo Alto, San Jose, Oakland, San Mateo, and Walnut Creek.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Photographer frames his Audience-Celebrity Gems arranges Gatsby theme in Oakland

Our Gatsby photographer set-up a green backdrop; and, partygoers posed for their own framed photo. They then chose their own backdrop: Police Department Mug Shot; Hollywood; 1940's classic Automobile; and, 1930's Bar with Barstools.  #checkerscatering
Couple posed in front of green backdrop
Gatsby Girls chose 1940's classic car

Jump-Jive Swing Band at the Gatsby party-Celebrity Gems arranges Gatsby theme entertainment in Oakland

Jay Gatsby arranged his favorite Speakeasy Band
I'm in Heaven, Dancing Cheek to Cheek 
Cigar Roller made hand-made cigars
Flapper danced the Charleston

Jay Gatsby, the ultimate party planner, handled the many details for his lavish "Invitation Only" 300-person party at the Scottish Rite Auditorium-Casino Gaming Tables, a Cigar Roller, Flapper Girls, Cigar Girls. Daisy Buchanan, a fortune teller, and a nine-piece jump jive swing band. #checkerscatering  Celebrity Gems arranges Gatsby themed entertainment in Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, Hillsborough, and San Mateo.

Gatsby Girls and Cigar Girls mixed and mingled

Let's see, I'll take this one
Cigars, Cigarettes?
Gatsby Girls by the roulette wheel

Cigar Girls and Gatsby Girls mixed and mingled at Jay Gatsby's "Invitation-Only" 300-person party at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, Oakland. #checkerscatering
Celebrity Gems arranges Cigar Girls and Gatsby Girls in Oakland, San Jose, Walnut Creek, San Mateo, and Hillsborough. 

Jay Gatsby invites you to his Party-Celebrity Gems impersonator

Ladies, wear your beaded Gatsby party dress; gents, wear your striped pants with your fedora and two-toned oxfords, you've been invited to Jay Gatsby's glamorous West Egg Mansion. Actually, this 300-person party with the Gatsby theme occurred at the 1930's Scottish Rite Auditorium in Oakland. #checkerscatering
Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby welocme you
Champagne skirt lady greeted partygoers
Partygoers wow Gatsby and Daisy with their stories

Celebrity Gems arranges Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan impersonators for Gatsby themes in Oakland, San Jose, Hillsborough, Walnut Creek, and San Mateo.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday music for early Risers

Dolly Parton made the song Nine to Five  the working man's mantra. For employees in the financial district of San Francisco, their 7:00 a.m. December workday included two Holiday Jazz Trios in adjoining buildings. In addition to classy ambient music, early morning catering included made to order omelets, hash browns, sweet rolls, and freshly brewed coffee provided by Checker's Catering, Livermore.
Holiday music and standards by Christmas Tree
The second trio with holiday music in the adjoining building

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Neighborhood Aglow with Festive Holiday Lights

Main Street Cupertino awash wih Holiday Lights
Picolla Carolers bring joy to the holidays 

Cupertino Main Street transformed into an old-fashioned neighborhood town square with joyous tree lightings, dancing, and singing with school and community participation. The Picolla Carolers added cheer with uplifting traditional and contemporary holiday music. Two interactive Christmas elves circulated in the crowd with small hand-held cymbals and sprinkled fairy dust over the children.