Christmas Party Planning

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  1. Jim Sentry

    Jim Sentry Stunt Coordinator

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    This year will be the 10th anniversary of our Christmas Party and I want to do something new.

    Each Year we hire a Bartender, have someone play Santa and give out inexpensive gifts, and do Karaeoke.

    We generally have 45-55 people so its too many for games.

    I think I would like to hire a piano player/vocalist to sing/play some songs.

    Any ideas where to get someone to do this and what they should be paid. Our party starts at 8 and last year the last guests left at 4-5 AM.
     
  2. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    For how long? I wouldn't expect one act to last through a 9-hour party. Anything more than 3 or 4 hours of performance and they're probably spent. You'll definitely need to give them time for breaks and such.
     
  3. Jim Sentry

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    4 hours with breaks would be fine. Plus they will have all they can eat/drink.
     
  4. Bryan X

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    That could turn out interesting! [​IMG]
     
  5. Kirk Gunn

    Kirk Gunn Screenwriter

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    Our HOA hired a piano player for a community function - 50/hr ! He was good, but played too much easy listening stuff. After a few rounds, I persuaded him to let go with some blues-boogie-woogie...
     
  6. Jim Sentry

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    I was hoping for 25hr, I don't want a superstar, its onle 45-50 people in an 800 sq ft space.
     
  7. Jim Sentry

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    Any more ideas. Has anyone hired a performer for a small party.
     
  8. ToddS

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    Rent a moon bounce. At my nephews birthday party the adults had more fun than the kids.
     
  9. Colton

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    This year play DIRTY SANTA:

    Instead of gifts that people would want - all gifts would be of something tasteless or useless. This is how it works. One person opens his gift and it is a garden gnome. He can decide to keep it or exchange it with whatever unknown gift the next person opens. If the next gift is a package of tighty whiteys - he gives the garden gnome to that person and takes the underwear. The new person with the garden gnome can decide to keep it or trade it for the next unopened gift. This continues until all gifts have been opened. Very fun game.

    - Colton
     
  10. andrew markworthy

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    Can I just put in a plea for the introverted and those with a musical ear? Karaoke is torture.
     
  11. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

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    (I had to google "moon bounce" because I had never heard that term before.)

    Nothing says "Christmas cheer" like this Vin Diesel moon bounce:

    [​IMG]
     

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