60′s Theme Birthday Party in Orange

60′s Theme Birthday Party in Orange

A fabulous 60′s theme Birthday Party was produced by Essence Entertainment last Sunday in Orange.

125 guests were treated to a groovy affair that was totally decked out with 60′s theme decor, food and entertainment.  Even all of the guests were dressed up in their mod 60′s theme rags.  Peace signs, tie die and fringe was the name of the game!

60's theme birthday party

Birthday Girl Valerie

60′s theme Birthday Girl Valerie especially enjoyed the groovy happening!  The 2,400 photos taken at the event showed Valerie having a blast in every shot!

60's theme party

Judy with Jeff and Eric




Many excellent vendors worked together to create such a boss event.  Designed and produced by Judy Kuri of Essence Entertainment, the participating vendors all contributed to the party’s success.

Birthday Party 60's theme

DJ Eric

DJ/MC Eric Miles held things together with his 60′s theme music and karaoke – many performers took hold of the microphone and enhanced the birthday party with their singing!

Jeff Abbitt, Abbitt the Average, provided Comedy, Juggling and Close Up Magic.  He’s a big ham and was another one of those people who were having a great time in every photo.

Birthday Party 60's theme

Jeff Abbit the Average

Catering was brought in by Spectacular Catering – complete with cupcakes covered in peace signs. 60's theme party


Birthday 60's theme

Ice Luge



One of Valerie’s favorite parts was the Ice Luge serving martini’s, created and served by Carving Ice.

All of the props and decor were brought in by BTB – Best of the Best Event Productions and Party Rentals.  They provided just the right effect for this 60′s theme birthday party.

High-end portable restrooms were provided by Royal Restrooms Inc.

Even a Flash Mob came in and did their thing – so much fun!

Birthday party 60's theme

“Otis Day”

The highlight of the 60′s theme birthday party however is when “Otis Day” (Dewayne Jessie) of “Otis Day and the Knights” arrived to wish Valerie a Happy Birthday.  The Otis Day and the Knights band was originally created as a fictional band to perform in the movie “National Lampoon’s Animal House”.  The band is best known of course for their versions of “Shout” and “Shama Lama Ding Dong”.  Both songs were actually sung by Lloyd Williams, but were lip synched in the film by Otis Day, played in the movie by Dewayne Jessie.theme party 60's party 60's theme 60's theme party




Otis entertained all of the guests with his terrific 60′s theme renditions, and Valerie and her friends had a ball dancing and singing along.

Newport Beach Marriott Wedding Menu Tasting

Newport Beach Marriott Wedding Menu Tasting

The Newport Beach Marriott Hotel hosted a Group Wedding Menu Tasting in their Grand Pacific Ballroom on Friday, March 14, 2014.

The event was attended by 15 existing or prospective wedding couples and their families.  They arrived at 6:00pm, eagerly awaiting the evening’s wedding menu tasting.

Newport Beach Marriott Menu Tasting

Pianist Daniel Barnard

The Guests were welcomed with a lovely Cocktail Party in the Foyer and Patio in front of the Pacific Ballroom.  Pianist Danial Barnard entertained them with his delightful music.   Daniel has been performing for Essence Entertainment clients for over 10 years.  He specializes in Classical, Jazz and Pop repertoire, perfect for Cocktail Parties, intimate Dinners, Wedding Ceremonies, Luncheons, and various Corporate events.

Wedding Menu Tasting Newport Beach Marriott

DJ Tim Coy

As the Guests entered the Grand Pacific Ballroom, they were greeted by the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel Staff headed by Alisa Walsh and Amber Palmer.     Essence Entertainment‘s DJ Tim Coy created the ideal atmosphere throughout the evening with his wide variety – yet always appropriate – selection of music.  The volume was high enough to create the right energy, yet continually allowed for comfortable conversation.

Newport Beach Marriott Wedding Menu Tasting

Dennis Morrison and DJ Tim

Essence Entertainment was invited to provide all of the entertainment for the evening.  In addition, two of Essence Entertainment’s finest were there and available to answer any questions the Wedding Couples might have during the Newport Beach Marriott Wedding Menu Tasting.  Robin Kelly, Dir. of Marketing & Accounts, was accompanied by Dennis Morrison, Executive Account Manager.  They graciously hosted the Essence Entertainment Booth and were a great help to the Wedding Couples in attendance.

Many other wonderful Wedding Vendors participated, providing products and services as well as useful information for weddings.  Two preferred Wedding Coordinators were especially helpful with overall planning information:  Candice Sanders, Events By Candice, and Sara Holland, At Your Door Events.   Be sure to chat with these ladies if you are about to begin planning for your Wedding or Event!

The highlight of the evening was the delectable Newport Beach Marriott Wedding Menu provided by the Newport Beach Marriott‘s Chef, Adrien Sbrana.  Chef Adrien and his staff provided mouthwatering menu selections, including Sea Bass, Filet Mignon and Chicken dishes.  Along with Soup, Salad, and Dessert items, the Wedding Couples got an excellent idea of what options are available to them on their special day!

Marriott Newport Beach wedding menu tasting

All in all, the evening was a resounding success!  The Guests so enjoyed the evening that they stayed much longer than anticipated, reveling in delicious food, great conversation, helpful information gathering and wonderful music.  The Newport Beach Marriott Wedding Menu Tasting was the place to be Friday night!