The team at Tutus and Tennis Shoes specialize in entertaining youngsters with a variety of party options. During royal-themed festivities, the civilian birthday girl and her guests transform into princesses thanks to a costume chest brimming with gowns, tiaras, and pearls. Pop-star costumes replace glamorous gowns during Diva Rock Star parties, whereas co-ed Princesses and Pirates parties allow boys to get in on the fun by donning swashbuckling outfits. Dress-up is just one facet of the themed parties, however. They can also be tailored to include activities such as karaoke, fashion shows, and spa treatments, along with tasty snacks and icy beverages. For maximum convenience, festivities can take place onsite at the decorated party venue or in the comfort of the host’s home.
In addition to parties, the staff also hosts etiquette classes where children learn the art of apologizing, sharing, and table manners. The focus turns to dining during princess-etiquette sessions, where young girls don fancy threads before learning how to correctly use utensils and bestow knighthood with a soup ladle.
The Fun Scientists LLC’s crew of intellectually curious, quirky experimenters enlivens parties for youngsters aged 2–12 with a combination of fitness-based fun and enlightening science demonstrations presented in an entertaining manner. Run by highly trained performers, the science shows’ indoor demonstrations illustrate concepts such as electricity, magnetism, and fire. As a grand finale, staffers wow crowds with dry-ice shows or step outside to make geysers with Mentos, launch water-bottle rockets, or freeze together glasses of water until they form an iceberg. The group’s cotton-candy and popcorn machines supply partygoers with tasty treats, and their bounce houses and bounce-and-slide combos safely sequester energy-filled kids. For children eager to learn more science, The Fun Scientists LLC offers weekly after-school programs during which kids spend an hour on scientific activities built around topics such as DNA and air.
When it comes to media, Michael Escobar is a jack-of-all-trades, so he parlayed his talents into a multimedia company—emphasis on the multi. Much of the time, Michael presides behind the lens of a camera, either snapping photos or recording video, and his footage has racked up its fair share of hits on the Web. When Michael isn't capturing special moments, he doesn't just kick back and relax or walk around wearing a butterfly net on his head so his ideas don't escape. Instead, he keeps his creativity flowing freely by promoting parties, doing graphic design, and spinning tunes as a DJ.
A Technicolor sea of inflated slides, castles, and obstacle courses fills Jump-N-Play's indoor environs. Here, parents can keep a watchful eye on little ones as they slide down towering structures and challenge their imaginary friends to carnival-type games. The inflated play haven sets the stage for both open sessions and parties, during which staff members ply guests with pizza and ice cream. Alternatively, Jump-N-Play rents out its inflatables to festivals, nonprofit organizations, and anyone who wants to turn their yard into an imaginative play land.
As a DJ from Cross-Eyed Entertainment, Que6ix brings a professional sound and light-show experience to weddings, corporate events, and your grandmother's tea parties. He commands a library of more than 400,000 songs at the click of a button, specializing in old- and new-school hip-hop, gospel, R & B.
Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.