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Real Event: Arabian Nights Quinceanera and Bollywood Sweet 16



Here at GigMasters, we absolutely love themed events and it seems as though our clients do as well. When planning a themed event, it’s important to know that the right entertainment can bring any theme to life. That’s why two parents (from two very different parts of the country), turned to GigMasters for entertainment when they were planning special birthday celebrations for their daughters.

Mom Marlene really pulled out all of the stops for her daughter Chrystal’s Quinceanera celebration. For this special occasion, she booked the beautiful Costa Mesa Country Club in California. The event had an Arabian Nights theme and guests had a formal red and black dress code. The red and black color scheme was also incorporated into the table settings. But, Chrystal certainly wasn’t going to blend into the décor. The birthday girl made a grand entrance on a “magic carpet” that her father and uncles carried. The party also featured two models in genie-like costumes to pose for pictures with the guests. There was also a fabulous cake designed to look like Arabian style pillows.


But what really brought the party theme together was the entertainment, GigMasters belly dancers, Meliza & the Jewels that Raq. “The belly dancers were an obvious choice for entertainment. My daughter and ALL of our guests loved Meliza & the Jewels that Raq,” Marlene shared. The belly dancers kept the party going with their performance. Mid show they even brought in some interesting dance partners - snakes. The performers (and snakes) even took the time to take pictures with guests. It was a very unique touch for this special event. The same evening, another milestone birthday celebration was taking place in Ohio. This amazing Indian-themed Sweet 16 drew upon the birthday girl’s culture for a show-stopping celebration. The dress code for the event was traditional Indian attire, and because this fantastic party was a surprise, there was a special sari on hand for the birthday girl to change into for the evening. The venue featured brightly colored tablecloths, themed centerpieces, and even a photo booth. Guests celebrated with a DJ, Indian cuisine, and a cupcake tower.


GigMasters member Martha, from A Face Painting Mom was on hand with her teenage daughter to provide henna, glitter art, and airbrushed tattoos for the guests. “Henna is a zone kind of art,” said Martha. “Once I start to work on a piece, it just flows. Because this was a nice sized party, not too big, I was able to do a good sized henna art piece on most of the guests.” Martha described the party as a big hit with guests singing, dancing, and visiting her for body art. “Some of them were covered in tattoos and henna by the time they left the party.”
What do you think of these birthday celebrations? Have you ever hosted an extravagant theme party? Let us know in the comments below.