MOBILE DISC JOCKEYS providing high quality entertainment with new music & all the classics! We customize weddings, parties, and corporate events with: premium lighting, photography, karaoke, music videos & more! DJ Kenny Casanova (a highly booked DJ with former WWE ring announcer experience) , DJ Maria (Pop/Country/Rock DJ & dance specialist) & all our DJs offer full-time experience, professional gear, and affordability.
TheDJservice.com – Founding father Kenny Casanova is a high-profile wedding DJ for TheDJservice.com out of Upstate, New York. Kenny’s DJs provide fun interactive musical entertainment to weddings, karaoke birthday parties and just about any event where music is needed.
After ring announcing with WWE wrestling, The Prince of Passion transitioned into becoming one of the best Wedding DJ’s in his area. Winning awards and BEST OF titles from Capital Region Living Magazine and Metroland, DJ Kenny Casanova is well sought-after and is booked solid with multiple gigs every weekend.
Door prizes rock. They create anticipation, excitement, and also increase the amout of guests. It is not unheard of for office parties these days to charge a little bit more for their party admission so that door prizes can be given away, in raffle form, and people are willing to pay it.
My partner in crime, Maria DJ (of MariaDJ.com), she just did a great one for ITT where they gave away a laptop and iPods, and all kinds of cool gadgets! There isn’t always that much left over revenue for super high-end prizes, but with a little planning, door prizes can still happen and they can still be fun.
Last weekend, I was the disc jockey for a real fun party with gift certificates to places like Dunkin Donuts, Home Depot, and Target. People ate them up, on the edge of their seats, waiting for me to read the winning numbers. We also did a Twist, Macarena, Electric slide and Limbo contest with prizes for the best dancers.
There is a fine line, however, between giving out LOTS of door prizes so that everyone gets something, and also watering down the prizes too much so that they are not appreciated.
At a recent office holiday party that I DJ’ed and MC’ed for, they tried something new this year. Rather than giving away 4 or 5 gift certificates at about 20-25 a piece for various locations, they gave away a load of 5 dollar ones.
In the end, people didn’t seem to care as much and weren’t excited, as the give-away was kind of drawn out and with not much pay off.
First off, let me say my sister is nuts! So, when she recently called me and asked if I could draw an Oompa Loompa without a face on a foam board, it didn’t seem like an unusual request from her. I completed the task with ease. Little did I know that she was planning a ridiculously huge theme party for her two kids’ birthdays: WILLY WONKA STYLE!
Willy Wonka? You mean the creepy chocolate guy? That’s right, and it was a huge success!
Below is a valuable link to planning tips for her recent Wonka Birthday party that she threw for her kids – complete with invitations, Wonka Bars, the Contract, Games, Party Supplies, Coloring Pages, Cakes, Pictures, Music, Soundtracks, Golden Tickets, Lickable Wallpaper, Trivia, Wonka Decorations, Thank You Notes, Prizes, Pinatas, Wonka Candy of all kinds. You name it, and it is here!
Rather than to try and write up everything I saw, here is some of what my sister, Kathy Bechand, wrote up about it – with photos:
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DJ Kenny Casanova has won best karaoke titles a number of times. While it is hard to explain what it is, exactly, that makes us “The Best” in the eyes of our patrons, they tell me that it has to do with personality and fast pacing.
Personality. It is something your karaoke DJ either has, or doesn’t have. You cannot learn this. The reason we get booked for a lot of weddings and sweet 16 birthday parties is I have potential customers come to public gigs and test us first. It seems we seem to pass with flying colors. They tell us that we are funny, and fun and keep the party going. We don’t get on the mic and attempt stand up comedy. We know that people want to hear music, not speeches, but a little bit of quick mic work in the appropriate places after or before a strategic song can be classic. We mix our party DJ success with the karaoke.
Timing is everything. No dead air, is important to us. When it happens – I CRINGE! Have you ever been on a dance floor and there is a space between songs? What do the dancers do? They either freeze and stand there like deer in headlights, or go and sit back in their seats. BOTH OF THESE OUTCOMES ARE NOT GOOD! We try our hardest to keep everything moving and leave no room to sleep for the karaoke audience. Admittedly, we end up trying to pick more of the fast songs that singers want to sing first, but do leave room for a couple of slow dances, where necessary.
So that’s it. Book us for your next party and add karaoke! You will love it!