Making an Event Fun

They say it’s always the little things that people notice.  It’s also the little things that can make it fun! The big things are great too!!!


A wild entertainer can make or break your party.  I love Marvelous Mark!  He is not only good looking but really knows how to get people excited. Having a great Emcee can really get your going!

A hot band is always the best. If a Client has a tight budget I say spend it on entertainment!  Your guests won’t remember the decor but they will remember a great band.

I have worked with hundreds of well known talent such as Tony Bennett, Jackie Mason,Joan Rivers, Donna Summers, Chita Rivera and many, many more.   One of my favorite Entertainers is Barry Gibb.  He has performed several times at the Love & Hope Ball that supports the Diabetes Research Institute of which I work with annually.  My favorite performance was when he sang with Olivia Newton John.  Two Icons at one time it was awesome!

If you don’t have the budget for a name performers Look-A-Likes are the next best thing.  Not all are good but the ones that are can be a great alternative.  One of my favorite is “Hot Rod“.  Hot Rod is a Rod Stewart Look-A-Like who not only naturally looks like him but has the same voice.  His show is fabulous!

Fun Items

I co-produced the Special Event Magazine Gala with a fabulous designer Bruce Sutka.  We designed a roaring 20’s theme where we created a high tech jail. The tables were really long seating 50 guests.  The centerpieces were ice sculptures that had jail sentences and items carved into them. Some of the items included playing cards, cigarettes and even nail files.  In keeping with the jail theme we used handcuffs as napkin holders donated by Windy City Novelties.  The Attendees really loved them!  They were handcuffing each other and stayed that way for the rest of the night.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and created great events!

Happy Planning!