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Archive for September, 2010

Autumn in New England: bright colors, bright ideas. Also, ‘good people’ for September 2010.

Wedding Peak
It’s prime wedding season here in New England. From the peaks of the Berkshires to the banks of the Charles River, hotels, function facilities, florists, photographers, bands and DJs, are busy helping couples create beautiful memories.  Future brides and grooms are also busy, locking in their venues and vendors for their 2011 fall dates. To a wedding couple, few things can rival the backdrop of bright yellows, oranges, and reds on their big day. In the spirit of this wedding season, we’ve just produced several wedding videos and released them on our brand new YouTube Channel. We encourage you to check it out and subscribe to be notified of more upcoming videos. http://www.youtube.com/user/DJJohnDudley
 
Halloween – one of our favorite holidays! – is right around the corner, and the stores haven’t been afraid to remind you of that fact (heck, some have been at it since August). We’ve got a cool lineup of unique October events already, from to a large annual Halloween event for the Girls Scouts, to an adult pajama  party fundraiser to benefit the Home Base Program for Returning Veterans at Mass General Hospital . Lots of people would or do love to host a good Halloween party but sometimes resources become a concern. Idea? Book your party on a weeknight to get a discount at your preferred function hall (and probably with your performer too). Another option is hosting an All Hallows (Saints’) Day party in early November – certainly unique! 
 

Fall A’Fairs
This past weekend, we visited ‘The Big E’ in Springfield and had a blast. Circus performers, wild animals, deliciously fatty snacks, Mardi Gras parades, midway games, jugglers and stilt walkers, and more. We’re looking forward to the upcoming annual Topsfield Fair too. Great stuff, for sure. But if you can’t seem to find the time to visit these fun public fairs, bring the atmosphere right to your event. Fair themes are hot right now, especially with corporate crowds and school groups, and we can deliver you a complete carnival midway to satisfy all your ravenous desires for engaging carnival barkers, challenging games, and the most unusual performers.

Whatever you do this season, make sure it’s memorable. Let us help you make your event unique.™

September’s “good people” 

Each month, we will be recognizing a few hard working and very capable professionals that can help you in planning an amazing event.
This month’s “good people” are <insert drumroll here>…
 
Rhonda Dean, Spinelli’s Function Facility, Lynnfield, MA
781-592-6400 ext. 223, Spinelli’s Website

 

617-568-6721, Hilton Logan’s Website 
 

 

Jeanne MacGilvray, Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, MA
617-868-8000, Hotel Marlowe’s Website
(Let them know John Dudley referred you, and say hello for me!)
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At some point in your life, professionally or privately, you will need entertainment for an event. From a simple DJ, to everything eye-catching, engaging, and creative: be sure to keep us in mind, to blow your mind. No event, venue, client, or concept is out of the question.

The concept we believe in: your event unique.

Feel free to drop us a line and learn more about us. (We’d like to learn more about you, too.)

DJ John Dudley Entertainment

Web www.DJJohnDudley.com

Email John@DJJohnDudley.com

Phone (617) 791-1001

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Fall into a Boston fall, win with a New England winter

From sizzling heat waves to a drizzly 65 degrees (and back again?!), the seasons are changing once again here in New England. (Got to love Boston!) Some are looking forward to the return of the school year; some, cider donuts, pumpkin pies and turkey dinners; others, a visit from jolly ole Saint Nick. No matter how you slice it (your proverbial colder-weather pie, that is), we have some great stuff in store.

Work and play

Game show mania corporate group

Game show mania, all-ages excitement

Fall always seems to be a time of renewed commitment to learning and our careers. Of course, we don’t always just have to work ourselves to the bone. Whether we are 4 or 44, here are all sorts of wonderful opportunities to break up and reward our work efforts with entertainment. Schedule a homecoming or other school dance. Use improv comedy games and techniques to liven up a classroom or training session and “team-build.” Host a magician, juggler, or comedian. Other ideas? What about bringing in Trivia Geeks™ to roam your room and test your guests? What about a incorporating a game show into your event? Ever try energizing your group with a pep-rally theme? Take your school, college, or workplace, and challenge them to “60 Second Success!”™…Just ask about this one. Remember: all work and no play make Jack a dull (and unproductive) boy.

Harvest something

Rolling strolling table with customized costume

Deliver dessert to your guests on wheels, decor customized to your event.

Fall is a perfect time for food-related activities and bringing yourself back in touch with the earth. Host a pumpkin-carving contest party; add pie- or cupcake-decorating to your event; or make things silly with hands-free cider donut eating. Physically take your event to a barn or farm (or transform your favorite function room into one), add some plaid décor, some music, and you’ve got yourself a genuine barn-burner. The autumn is usually the last some people will see of their golf course for quite some time, so schedule a season-ending send-off at your local country club and wrap things up right with a highly interactive dueling-piano show. Of course, if nothing else, you can always harvest your love: you really cannot beat a beautiful fall wedding in Boston/New England surrounded by stunning foliage and an atmosphere that really awakens the soul. (Heck, take this chance to renew your vows and host another reception – why not?)

The annual holiday party

Live-size reindeer for greeting or ideas

Welcome guests with a life-sized reindeer -- on which you can actually ride.

Who doesn’t host or attend one of these! Of course, the million dollar question: do you look forward to it, or dread it, all year long? Everyone deserves to experience the former, not the latter. Try something new and exciting. Ever try ice-skating indoors? How about offering rides on a life-sized mechanical reindeer (we’re talking adults or kids here)? Let’s say we not only bring Santa in to take down your guests’ wishes, but we also put up the actual gates to the North Pole at your front door! Elf-story tellers; Olde English carolers; roaming dessert tables navigated by festive folk donning candy cane earrings. The options go on and on. A décor-appropriate Vegas-night casino would be a smash too, and is a much better way to give out presents and prizes than by a boring old raffle or the “merit-system” (completely unreliable, in our experience). And many holiday parties are not complete without a dash of karaoke…

Whatever you do this season, make sure it’s memorable. Let us help you make your event unique.™

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At some point in your life, professionally or privately, you will need entertainment for an event. From a simple DJ, to everything eye-catching, engaging, and creative: be sure to keep us in mind, to blow your mind. No event, venue, client, or concept is out of the question.

The concept we believe in: your event unique.

Feel free to drop us a line and learn more about us. (We’d like to learn more about you, too.)

DJ John Dudley Entertainment

Web www.DJJohnDudley.com

Email John@DJJohnDudley.com

Phone (617) 791-1001

For news, tips, contests and offers, follow us:
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Twitter (TheBostonDJ)
Monthly email blast http://visitor.constantcontact.com/manage/optin/ea?v=001DHL4fuLXGfmHXm0DvPJb_w%3D%3D

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