Holiday parties are in full swing. Yesterday we enjoyed entertaining Quick Medical at the Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie, WA. It was a laid back 3 hour event that took place in their largest ballroom with approx 100 guests.
To start we played a mix of cocktail and holiday background music, followed by a couple of company executives awarding various departments. As each department was called we created extra energy by playing music bumpers and sound effects.
After the awards we kicked into high gear with karaoke that took us up right until the end. They all had fun and sure enjoyed watching their co-workers cut loose on stage behind the mic!
PRO DJs provides disc jockey, karaoke, Emcee and game/activity services for Mark Lamin’s Bar Mitzvah at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle. On site are two of Puget Sound’s finest entertainers, D.K. Erickson & Dubre Hayes. D.K. Erickson handled the Emcee portion including games and activities while Dubre Hayes kept things moving with music and karaoke.
Every Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah is unique. This time we were asked to play more classic rock and top 40 but no rap and no country. Also volume was a main concern so we were asked to keep things lively but not to loud.
Their package options included a 1,500-watt sound system with included bass speaker, 6 lighting effects, karaoke, game props & 2 DJ’s. With all the fun planned for everyone the 4 and a half hours we performed sure flew by fast!
Learn more about PRO DJs by visiting www.proDJsound.com or calling us toll free at 1-800-9-PRO-DJS.
On 12/21/12 many people thought the world would come to an end. With that in mind there were a lot of parties…just in case Madison Middle School in West Seattle was no exception. They hired PRO DJs for 1 and a half hour of dancing & karaoke!
One of the many aspects we love about being in the mobile DJ business are all the variety of events we are hired for. A great way to start the new year was to be hired for the Celebrity TV wrap up party at the Double Tree hotel in SeaTac, WA. They help aspiring kids from 6 years old to 19 years old break into television & film from acting to commercials. At the conclusion of their convention they hired PRO DJs to end the night with a bang! We provided sound, lights, dancing and karaoke all in 2 hours!
How do you know what will be the right kind of entertainment for your company party? First, ask yourself these questions.
- How many people will attend?
- What is the age range and cultural makeup?
- What day of the week will your event take place?
- Which location are you having your event?
Some company functions don’t need entertainment because it’s a small group with less than 25 people. Hiring professional entertainment of any sort for a function should typically have more than 25 guests to make the financial investment worth while.
If you have a larger group then a good item to consider is the layout of the venue itself. How conducive is it for entertainment? Some may have noise restrictions, others may have many areas and/or nook’s and crannies making it difficult for guests to be part of the entertainment.
If you have a multicultural staff then ask them what their thoughts are. Do they even want entertainment and if so, what would they enjoy? Will one type of entertainment be enough for your party? Some companies provide numerous types of entertainment for guests such as a DJ, Karaoke, Casino, Comedians, Video games, Photo Booths and more.
Timing and flow to your function is also crucial. Even if you have the best entertainment hired for your event, a bad flow can ruin a great party. Think of an agenda or hire a professional event planner to help with this aspect. A professional event planner can coordinate every aspect from beginning to end including dinner and communication with all the vendors you hired. The more each vendor knows about their role and the timing of their role the more smoothly everything will run.
If budget is an issue, it’s always best to hold your function on a non-Saturday. In the entertainment business most of the demand falls on a Saturday so prices will be highest. Most vendors including venues will have reduced pricing for other days of the week to help them keep their calendars full.