Double the fun at DoubleTree!

This week, we’ve got quite the spectacle! Marz and Arianna team up to double rock a Bat Mitzvah at the DoubleTree, Skokie. We pulled out ALL the stops for this one – LED Uplighting, LED Dance Stages, a live drummer, and of course, the all-star Charizma crew! If you want to see what pure joy and non-stop energy looks like, make sure you check out the video – Marz and Arianna make an incredible team, and when you put two deeply passionate people in the same room together and give them a microphone, amazing things happen. This is Charizma, ‘Spontaneous Perfection’ at its finest!

Charizma rocks the Kanter family for a 2nd time!

Marz and the Charizma crew headed out to Ivanhoe Country Club in Mundelein for Hailey Kanters Bat Mitzvah! This was the 2nd party Charizma has done for the Kanter family and it was an absolute blast. Seeing the same faces of friends and family again years later is always a great feeling when joining a family for a special celebration. We started off the night with a little cocktail hour trivia to see how well Hailey’s friends knew her, then we moved it into the main room where we had the music pumping and the uplights shining. We’re not trying to sell you on an uplighting package, but it REALLY does make a huge difference. Having the ability to transform the mood and color of a room with a single click is truly something that will make your event that much more memorable.

For this event, a lot of the friends and family that came from out of town were from the Southern parts of the US so our music choices definitely had to be on point. We played a lot of country favorites and everyone had a great time singing and dancing along – there’s nothing a country crowd likes more than singing, thats for sure! The kids and adults were all super fun – we would do parties with the Kanter family over and over and over again.

We know you have a choice when it comes to entertainment, so we thank you for taking the time to check out Charizma and read our blog – make sure you inquire about our services for your next party, we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Spontaneous Perfection

We have used the term Spontaneous Perfection for a few years now to describe our brand of interactive entertainment.   What does it mean, exactly?

  • A unique approach to Bar/Bat Mitzvah entertainment in Chicago.
  • Kinetic emcees who are ever-present, yet not overbearing.
  • Dynamic, diverse dancers.  Our dancers engage your guests and motivate the energy.
  • DJs with a vast musical depth.  Balanced music programming that reflects your choices and every song choice is customized to each moment in your party.
  • Superior service throughout your planning process.  We are a great resource for ideas & inspiration.
  • Professional, organized, and ultra-hip with unprecedented sophistication.

Check it out, this video gives you a glimpse into the quintessential Charizma vibe.

Charizma Entertainment – Chicago Bar/Bat Mitzvah DJs – Spontaneous Perfection 2013

It’s a Sweet Life.

You can put out the most decadent brownie & the most luscious crème brulee on your sweet table…. but what do all the kids and adults alike clamor for?  CANDY!

I love creating these candy tables for clients!  I’ve done dozens of them, yet each one has it’s own unique touch.  I start by chatting with the bar/bat mitzvah child about their favorites.  I always ask them for 5-7 of their must have favorites & from there we build an abundant display.  I use a mixture of minis, full size and movie theater boxes.  Each candy buffet is customized with thoughtful details, color, and creativity.

A candy buffet is a great element for an interactive dessert & addition to a traditional sweet table .  Or also add some small custom bags for a sweet take-home for each guest!


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tchotchkes on the dance floor

One of the most asked questions at our pre-event meetings for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs is “How much of that stuff do I need for the dance floor?”  The truth is, you don’t need even one hat.  Marz always says, “No one is going to leave your party thinking, ‘I had an amazing time, BUT I didn’t get a glow necklace.'”

That said, some fun dance floor party favors can always add to the fun and the kids do enjoy them.  Our general rule of thumb is about 3 items per kid.  So if you have 70 kids coming, about 200-250 pieces (can’t hurt to have a few extras for the adults!)  Our dancers will typically hand out a glow/LED item during the snowball and hat & glasses during the main dance sets.

Shawn of Charizma Entertainment

What to get?  LED jewelry, K West inspired shades & fedora hats are hot right now.  Our favorite item is the LED foam stick.  Priced at about $1.60 each, this is an awesome item that both kids and adults love to dance with.  For under $200 you can fill your dance floor with high-impact, multi-color lights.  They are super lightweight so no worries about anyone getting hurt during the party rockin’.

We’ve got samples & info on all the latest stuff in our office.  We’ll help you make the best choices for your event. Enjoy!


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