Plan Your Parties With a Flair
A pianist tickling the ivories will add a swanky tone to your gala. Try the music department of a local college or university to find a teacher or student who might fit the bill. At the PartyDirectory.com, you can track down a live band or solo artist. Just click on the map for a listing of available musicians in your region.
Caricaturists are a popular choice for creating a keepsake party favor on paper or a T-shirt. In southern Florida, for example, Tony Dee will make Portraitoons on a mousepad or pillowcase.
In Chicagoland, Absolutely Entertainment can book celebrity impersonators to mingle with your guests. Imagine your family and friends brushing shoulders with the Blues Brothers, Marilyn or Elvis.
In the greater Boston area, Party Solutions has more than 50 costumed characters ready to roll. They'll send a Grim Reaper with black balloons and a comical medley of songs to a 50th birthday party. Or let your guests find out what's in their future from a tarot card reader. Clowns, magicians and balloon animal-builders are favorites of the pint-sized set. Just key in your region to track down party entertainers across the country. Or wow the little ones by inviting the University of Southern Maine Chemistry Club to put on one of their explosive demonstrations.
Your guests will forever remember a gala that features unique entertainment. Try the Flying Aces professional Frisbee team.
And last -- but certainly not least -- organ grinder Joe Bush and his pal, George the monkey, are guaranteed to be the life of any gathering. Book them and other acts through Pennsylvania's Rainbow Promotions.