“We had CT Party Studios for our 8th grade graduation dance. The kids had a great time. There was dancing an some games to play to keep them going too. The display was great too. We all enjoyed it.” – Cindy Jacksin, Franklin Elementary School
We had ourselves another great time performing DJ Entertainment services for about 30 students and some teachers at the Franklin Fire House. We wanted to really show how no party is too small, so we pulled out all the stops. Below you can see pictures of the extensive thought put into decorations and lighting. We played games such as coke & pepsi, backwards crab crawl, great egg race, scavenger hunt and more. This was because the party coordinator warned us that every year the kids just stand around at their party. so we did something different and kept the kids going all night!
The theme was “Movie NIght”. So they had a mock concession stand with popcorn, candy, soda and nachos.
They screened “Titanic” in the corner as part of the whole “Movies” theme.
We also had a green screen where the kids could get their faces transposed onto the body’s of several famous actors.
Check ou the video below of our scanning spotlights we used to add to the feel of a “movie premiere” night. We kept this going while the kids were coming in and eating a buffet meal prepared for them.
The most important thing about this party to take away is that proper planning can go a long way. The teachers involved in planning had the fear that the kids would stand around not having a great time, as in previous years. So during our entertainment consultations we helped strategize a lot of these great ideas that were put in place. We worked with the planner and gave some great ideas which were used. Also, the proper preparation of games and contests helped make sure the party was a huge success and we received numerous compliments and thank you’s at the end of the night.
This busy Cinco De Mayo weekend began with a fun first communion celebration at the Holiday Inn in Norwich, CT. We provided DJ services, with DJ Mike, and party coordination by Carlos. We wanted to use this post to take some time to showcase some of the types of entertainment we offer beyond playing music. When entertaining young children, and even teenagers, it is important to be able to fill the gaps between dancing and special events. While most of the time children of all ages enjoy dancing to the most popular and recognizable tunes, it is common to find that they need more than songs to be fully entertained at a party. We have a game guide with over 50 games at our disposal, here we have just a few that we used in our short time at this party. Many guests commented on the ability of the games to keep kids engaged and interactive with our entertainers. Take a peek at our videos and pics of this weekend’s event and feel free to use these ideas at your next party.
The Great Egg Race
This race consists of colored plastic spoons with a plastic easter egg balanced in it. The object is to keep the egg on the spoon while racing around cones at the opposite end of the dance floor. If the egg drops, it splits open and out rolls a rubber “fuzzy ball”. You must pick up the fuzzy ball and put the egg back together before continuing. This games gets hilarious and crazy when the kids start scattering about into other teams’ lanes trying to retreive their fuzzy balls. The kids requested several “rematches” of this game.Check out the video below.
Coke & Pepsi
This a very popular game of Tag style race. The kids are grouped into teams of 2. The teams seperate across to opposite sides of the dance floor and take a knee. One side is designated coke and the other pepsi. When Pepsi is called the kids on the Coke side run to their Pepsi teamates and slap them five and return to their side. The last back is out, although we don’t really end up singling anyone out usually. It is then repeated the other way, and done at random. We throw in other things like when we say “Sprite” both teamates meet in the middle and slap hands and return. This games gets them moving and their blood flowing. Check out the video below.
Cup Stack Race
This is another racing game with 15 cups stack at one end of the dance floor. 1 by 1 they run to the cups, grab one and start building a pyramid. The object is to run and stack cups as quickly as possible without knocking your stack over. The lightweight foam cups make this challenging. We have some pictures below of this game
The Cotton Eye Joe
What kid party would be complete without the “Cotton Eye Joe”? We wanted to include this video to serve as a refresher for you for your next line dancing venture. Enjoy!