Sunday, August 26, 2012

2012 Troy NY Summer Block Party on Stowe Ave

The Troy, NY community in and around Stowe Ave in Troy, NY celebrated yet another great annual summer block party this past Saturday,August, 11, 2012 including Mayor Lou Rosamilia and DJ Kenny Casanova.
First off as always, a free BBQ was provided to all including hotdogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, sno-cones, sausage & peppers, and watermellon. Mayor Lou Rosamilia even joined in the fun at the grill. He cooked and served the community members of Stowe Avenue all they could eat.

There was so much more than just food going on at this block party that there really was a little bit of something for everyone. Families and fun were the predominate forces for this bright sunny day of celebration.

Having had some ring announcer experience for professional wrestling, including two times at the Times Union Arena in Albany NY with The WWE, I had the pleasure of being named the special emcee for a new feauture this year; championship sumo matches. The inflatible sumo costume challenge was good fun with the participants making their ways to the circle of competition accompanied with theme music and a ridiculous professional ring announcer providing live commentary to boot.

Additionally, there was this year's installment of the traditional "No Hands Needed Mega Meatball Eating Contest." There was also a tag team water balloon tossing contest.

In the end, the yearly summer block party on Stowe Ave was a great success. A splendid time was had by all.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fingerprint Wedding Guest Book

A Fingerprint Guest Book is a great alternative.
Over the weekend, I was the DJ at a fun wedding in Clifton Park, New York and saw something I just had to share with you all again. At the Clifton Park Elks, who, by the way, is a great venue for medium-sized weddings, I saw a nifty alternative to the traditional boring wedding guestbook, perfect for those who like to be creative and different.

This wedding guest book alternative option is the creation of a "Wedding Tree" by each one of your guests, who provide the leaves for this collaboration. In this idea, you allow friends and family to leave their fingerprint in ink, in the place of a leaf as proof of attendance.

In the end, no lame book of names, but rather a finished product of a wonderful collaborative piece of artwork.

This is an easy fun activity and can probably be whipped together for under $10!

Simply enough, just lay out a nice table with a bare tree already drawn out on a poster board. Next to it, add different color ink blotters, maybe like bingo markers, so that a guest "leaves" their special mark in style. Also, leave pens out so that your friends and family can sign their addition to the tree.

At the end of the wedding reception, you will have a great frameable keepsake to remember the fun you had at your wedding.
1. Provide ink blotters, pens, and a poster.

2. Guests fingerprint & sign.
3. Different color options is a must!