Children

Children–what do you want them to experience, and how do you want them to experience it?

Children love parties, their own or someone else’s! Sometimes the party is for them and about them, sometimes they’re included, and sometimes they are barely tolerated.

The three basics are safety, comfort, and age-appropriateness when children are present at a function.

Safety could be as simple as baby gates. It might mean ensuring that no known allergens will be brought in or shared.

Pools and other bodies of water are the single greatest hazard facing small children. Be sure that coverings are on all pools and tubs and LOCKED DOWN. Make sure that there is no way for a child to make it to the lake, creek, ocean, or pond. Alarms, chaperones, sitters, do whatever it takes, but keep them safe!

When it comes to comfort, it gets tricky–some children like loud things, some like a variety of flavors, some like warmth–the list goes on. You’ll want to check that your young guests have their comfort essentials: food, water, or milk, sunscreen, hats, goggles, earplugs, a warm jacket, gloves, bug spray.

Age-appropriate is a tough area to conquer. Start out with what the family thinks is age appropriate and go from there.

If you take care of these three simple things, you will be well-prepared for your next party with- or for children!

Chattahoochee Nature Center & Weddings

Chattahoochee Nature Center & Weddings

What does the Chattahoochee Nature Center have to do with weddings? Many couples choose the ‘Center’ because of it is so close to nature and such a beautiful place.

Others choose it because of the freedom they get to make their wedding about them. The Center lets you bring your own vendors! That, along with its reasonable prices, make it hard to pass up. For other couples, it’s the warm, welcoming, and incredibly diverse staff that make the Center so special.

It’s hard to believe that you smack dab in the heart of Roswell–the birds, trees, flowers always make me feel like I’ve landed on a magical oasis.

Between the restaurants, galleries, shops, music, and theater in the downtown square, your guests might be hard-pressed to want to go to downtown Atlanta.

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is an amazing environment to host just about any kind of event–Mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate retreats. It is truly a venue that lets you do you.

We love the fact that we’re able to interact with people in a safe environment. Add our Contact-Free Entertainer Booth to your next event if you want to see some people swooning with joy!

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GWBC Open for Business

GWBC Open for Business

GWBC Open for Business sponsored by the The Greater Women’s Business Council, presents Open for Business.

Lee Kantor of Business Radio X interviews Jan Levie, CEO and Creative Director of Handy Entertainment, an event production and entertainment company based in Atlanta, Georgia.

In it, Jan discusses how working with event professionals saves clients time and money.

Event producers work with vendors all the time. Use their expertise and don’t be fooled into choosing the low cost leader! You want your event to shine. Our trusted partners are quality vendors who are known for their knowledge, quality inventory and service, staff, fairness, and responsiveness–the keys to creating flawless and successful events.

Vetting vendors by using those people and companies who are known and respected for the quality of their work will save you substantial time and money.

Your event should resonate with you and your guests. Helping you identify what want your event to achieve will also save you time and money.

To increase brand recognition, build loyalty, or increase revenue, use a marketing or ad agency, a PR firm, or let us help you reach those goals with simple and effective event entertainment!

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GWBC Open for Business-Girl enjoying Lip Print Analysis

How to Read Lips

How to Read Lips

Sigh. We’re slammed. Grateful, happy, but super busy. For those of you who want to do Lip Print Analysis (lip reading) at your upcoming event, and you weren’t able to book us, you’re going to have to put in some elbow grease—and get some lipstick!

How to do Lip Print Analysis for your next event

The most important thing is that you welcome people and help them feel at ease. I mean, how weird is it to get a Lip Print Analysis? 

[Answer: Not at all.]

What you’ll need:

Equipment-

Get paper, vellum, linen, porcelain—get a material that will hold and show a lip print.

We hand make cards for our clients’ events. Nobody expects you to do that, right?

Your lipstick should be creamy and have pigment. Chanel is my go-to, I love MAC and Dior, but for the right shade and consistency, I am willing to try other brands. Oh, and did I say NARS??

Ask me about how much I spend on lipstick annually. Not pretty!

Applicators—use something nice that fits your theme.

Lipsticks—why not give each guest their own lipstick (that is what a wonderful corporate client did recently!), or make samples for each one.

Makeup remover—very useful, especially if the guy doesn’t think the color suits him. In this day and age, you will want to have individually packaged makeup removers.

A mirror—‘nuff said. Make sure it is clean and bonus points if it is a magnifying mirror.

Design:

Lighting. You want to see. Your guests want to see. Check that your lighting is ample and illuminates their application process AND let’s you be able to see their print!

Go design and make, buy, or rent a costume that fits your theme, as well as props.

Woo-hoo (you know you want to know😊):

Nitty-gritty truth—embrace your inner intuitive, mystic, fortune-telling self—what is the first impression you have of the print? Are there symbols in-, above-, around-, or under the print?

In general (there are always outliers) the upper lip denotes your analytic side, while the lower one is all about emotional life. How the lips come together (or not) at the corners, the size of the opening between them, the clarity the small lines, dots and bumps, where they fall and how they relate to the whole print will show tension, joy, disputes, important conversations, the whole gamut of a personality. Which lip is dominant?

Is the print blurry? That may indicate someone pressured, or inattentive, anxious, or just in a hurry. Does part of the print seem weak or missing? Which part? What does that relate to? Are there images embedded in it?

Compare that to a delicate, detailed print with what appears to be thousands of finely etched lines. This can show a great sense of organization, or a tendency to compartmentalize, or even someone who distances themself by using their fastidious nature.

What a lip print analysis is all about:

Your job is to uplift, enlighten, educate, and bring joy. If you can’t do that, then go do the dishes or something else. 

We never see negative. Truly, really, and whole-heartedly, there is a greater good in each person, in each moment, and your job is to find that good and share it with the giver.

Maybe there is a tendency that needs to be nurtured, or a something they can do to get out of their own way. Maybe an unrecognized skill, or talent. 

No matter what, you can always find that seed of greatness, their potential, their commitment, loving nature, 

Oh, and you can only see what someone permits you to see—that means if someone doesn’t want a reading, you won’t be able to give them a reading. Interesting, right?

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How to palm read at your own party

How to Palm Read at Your Own Party

How to Palm Read at Your Own Party

How to palm read at your own party is the real guide to giving great readings. Throw on a ‘schmatta.’ (‘Schmatta’ literally means old rag in Yiddish, but refers to some wonderful costume here.) 

Wash your hands with soap and warm water. Wash really well. Dry them with a fresh towel. Completely dry.

Ask to only be of good to all.

Ask people toss their hands (both of them) into the air and hold them at the count of three.

The Most Important Step of How to Palm Read

Watch. Closely. Are you working with a Rule Breaker? Or Maybe a Rule Maker? 

Are they clumsy? Stylistically gifted? What about scared sh*tless? Take their hands as you share this newly gleaned knowledge. You might’ve already spilled the beans, giggling or chortling while they tried to put their hands up in the air.

What do you notice?

Truly, what do you feel, or see or NOTICE first? Is it temperature, weight, color, dryness or sweatiness, smoothness, roughness, delicate shape, flexibility, rigidity, strength, tension? 

Gently feel the person’s hand, push and pull. Notice if the lines of the palms match. Are the hands even? Is the person left or right handed? 

Look for any markings that catch your eye. 

Check out those nails! Functional or for display? Check for lines, creases, pits in the nails. 

Are the nails the same shape, color, and condition? Look at the splay of the fingers when they are relaxed. Eyeball the angle of the thumb to the palm, note which finger seems strongest. Do the fingers curl back slightly, are they touching? When the hands are relaxed and facing up, note if there is concave hollow or an area that protrudes or predominates. A blister, cut, mole, spot—they’re all in. Sometimes you might want to enquire if something is dirt or chocolate.

The question is less about what the traits and circumstances of a person are, and more what they choose to do with them.

What does all of this mean?

The traits embodied in our hands are a distillation of our character, tendencies, and destiny. We create our own destinies in every action, word, raised eyebrow, leap, or snicker. Choose your words wisely. You are here to uplift and inspire.

When you’re done, you should wash your hands in cold water up to the elbows. Let me know how it goes!

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