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May 11, 2015

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10 Fun Sweet Sixteen Party Tips

10 Fun Sweet Sixteen Party Tips

Whether you are frugal or not, you have to have some great sweet sixteen birthday party ideas in order to make the party a success. You also want those ideas to be as unique as possible so that you are not utilizing any ideas that any of your daughter’s friends may have utilized during their party. The last thing a teenage girl wants is to be accused of copying too many ideas from her friends.

So here are some ideas that you can consider for a super fun sweet 16 party:

  • Spa parties are a lot of fun. You can pick up some things from the dollar store and everyone get a mani/pedi, facials, and massages. You can also integrate fun makeup, boas, sunglasses, and various props without breaking the bank. You can even contact a cosmetology school and schedule inexpensive mani/pedis for the girls. Schools look for opportunities such as these to teach their students.
  • Bonfires can be great. They are easy and decorating is usually not needed. This is an affordable way for all of the kids to get together and have a good time. You can set up a table with drinks and snacks and the kids can roast marshmallows and make their own hotdogs.
  • Disney princesses are not necessarily too young for 16 year old girls, so you may want to consider having a Disney princess party. The girls can dress up as their favorite and everything can be Disney themed. This is something that is perfect for the diehard Disney fan.
  • Limo rides can be a great deal of fun for the girls. You can take a ride to the movies or to a sleepover at a nice hotel or public pool for a pool party. There are so many destinations and so much fun that can be had in a limo.
  • The hotel sleepover with adjoining rooms is a lot of fun because of the pool at the hotel and the fact that many hotels have a continental breakfast in the morning that all of the girls can enjoy.
  • If your daughter is into glamour, then you can have a Hollywood party. A movie can be projected on the house or on the fence and everyone can dress up like they are going to a movie premiere.
  • A beach party can be a blast. Invest in some sand, some child sized swimming pools if you don’t have a pool, and put snacks in buckets with shovels.
  • Make it all about the food. Have a party where everyone is able to try different types of food. In fact, everyone can bring something they like and it can be an all out food fest.
  • Make sure you have games that appeal to teenage girls. A mystery game or party can be a great way to do this. Everyone acts out a part.
  • Have the guests write messages to your teen by rolling out butcher paper on a table and giving them art supplies. This can be a lot of fun and make for a great all decoration for your teen.

So there you have some tips and ideas to make your teen’s sweet 16 party a blast and a success.

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March 3, 2015

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Choosing a first dance wedding song

Oh, the first dance. It’s a tried-and-true tradition (even though you obviously don’t have to do it if you don’t want to!), and there can be as much pressure to pick the first song as there is to, you know, actually dance.

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So if you’re trying to find that perfect song, Michael Taylor—who heads Star Talent in New York City (its bands have played for lots of big-name star weddings, including Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones)—has some some important tips to consider.

“Instead of looking through lists of songs, take a step back and think about the type of song you wish to dance to in front of all those guests,” he says. “Do you want it to be romantic or fun? Contemporary or sentimental?” After that, you can start narrowing it down. Here are some of his favorites—categorized!

Romance, romance
“If you want to get caught in the moment as you gaze into each other’s eyes and tune out those 200 guests around you, choose something romantic,” he says. His suggestions:

“When a Man Loves a Woman,” by Percey Sledge
“Stay Together,” by Al Green
“Let’s Get Lost,” by Chet Baker
“Here and Now,” by Luther Vandross
“Get Here,” by Oleta Adams

Right now
“If you’re having a contemporary wedding, you may want to choose from currently popular tunes. That way, your first dance song will almost mark your wedding in time that year and that moment,” he says. Like, for example:

“A Thousand Years,” by Christina Perri
“One and Only,” by Adele
“Love on Top,” by Beyonce
“Everything,” by Michael Buble
“I’m Yours,” by Jason Mraz

Time and place
“There are songs that you associate with the time you first met, a significant moment of your dating life, or even a vacation you enjoyed together,” he says. “Many times the guests won’t know why you picked a particular song for your first dance, but that’s OK—it has meaning to you and that’s what counts. These are some of the recent ones we’ve heard.”

“Jammin,” by Bob Marley, helped a couple remember their Caribbean vacation.
“Save Room,” by John Legend, was a song that was playing when a pair of newlyweds first met.
“You’re My Home,” by Billy Joel, was from a special concert a couple attended together.
“We Found Love,” by Rihanna, was a song a couple picked despite the line “We found love in a hopeless place” (because they met at work!).

Classy and timeless
“If you want to be able to ask a pianist in a hotel bar in Rome to play a song for your 10th wedding anniversary, you may want to pick one of the timeless classics,” he says—these songs will probably alwaysbe in style.

“It Had to Be You,” by Harry Connick Jr.
“At Last,” by Etta James
“All the Things You Are,” by Frank Sinatra
“L-O-V-E,” by Nat King Cole
“The Way You Look Tonight,” by Tony Bennett

Pure fun
“If you’re the type of couple who wants a showstopping fun song to convey your sense of humor and strike a tone of excitement for the reception, there is really no limit here. And what’s best, choreography is optional!”

“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” by Aerosmith
“Hungry Like the Wolf,” by Duran Duran
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” by Frankie Valli
“You’re My Darling Angel,” by Shaggy
“Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Baby,” by Barry White

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January 30, 2015

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Welcome To Our New Blog Page!

I’ve been DJing celebrations, occasions, parties, and events for 20 years now! Wow, that makes me feel old lol! My brother Garrett has been DJing them for almost as long. Between the two of us and the other members of our team, we have many many DJ experiences under our belt but have never really posted about them anywhere.

 

Welcome to our new Blog page!

We will use this page to post about our DJ experiences, as well as tips and tricks for people who are trying to plan their next big event.

This will also be a place for our clients to post about their experiences and give us feedback on how we did.

As always, feel free to call us with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Thank you for your business!

- Wade Gomes