This past weekend I had a couple of Christmas parties. Yes, it is that time of year again. No weddings this weekend for a change. It was pretty fun.
The first one that I DJ’ed for The NYS Parole Christmas / Holiday Party. This fun little group of great people met up at the Appletini’s Banquet Room in Albany, NY, off of Central Avenue.
We started off with a mixture of lounge music and Christmas music while the guests ate, then gave away a number of door prizes.
DOOR PRIZES – Giving away door prizes is one of my most favorite activities as a DeeJay. I love to interact with the guests and this is a great way for me to hit people with some ridiculous jokes – which is one of my specialties. Seeing how this party was full of state workers, it was an easy topic for me to hit upon, with jokes about unions and taking too many breaks – etc… People love to laugh at themselves.
The party organizer, Maria, did a great job and had a lot of cool prizes. Like some of the union parties I do, she had taken extra collected money and bought up a bunch of small gift certificates (like $5 – $20) from Target, Home Depot, Panera and Dunkin’ Donuts.
NAME THAT TUNE WITH THE DJ – At one point we turned it into a Name That Tune – Music Trivia contest, where I played TV Theme songs and the first person to stand and give our judge the correct answer would win. This was super fun. Some of the songs included St. Elsewhere, Wonderwoman, Dynasty, The Greatest American Hero, and The A-Team.