The Fischer Family Celebrates Their 4th Bar Mitzvah with Marcello and the MMP Entertainment Team at Portobello in Oakland, NJ

Zach and all of his friends pose for the traditional group photo after cocktail hour at Portobello

If you had to choose the ideal venue for your Le Chaim finale, you’d want a location that was close to the Temple, had great food and offered excellent service. If you’ve ever been to lunch or dinner at new Portobello Feasts in Oakland, NJ, you already know that those  bases are covered.  But what about their sister property… the original Portobello right next door?  Under new management and featuring some notable renovations, Portobello Banquets deserves your attention once again if you’re planning a Bergen County social or corporate event in the near future.

Time Flies... Zack with his older brother Jared- We did Jared's Bar Mitzvah 9 years earlier at the Westmount Country Club

Over the past nine years, we’ve had the honor of providing the entertainment and event production for the Fischer family.  We did Jared’s Bar Mitzvah first back in ‘02, Samantha’s Bat Mitzvah in’04, then Julie’s Bat Mitzvah after that in ‘06, and this past October, it was time for Zachary to be the guest of honor.

If you’re getting a little stressed out just thinking about what it’s like to have to plan 4 Bar Mitzvahs… relax.  It actually gets easierOnce you find just the right combination of professional vendors and resources, you just keep hiring them back and let them do most the work. On the other hand… having to pay for 4 Bar Mitzvahs, now that’s a different story. 🙂

Zack’s mom and dad, Jeanette and Glen, once again trusted our recommendations for the kids cocktail hour and reception enhancements.  We provided the MMP trifecta for the kids cocktail hour. It included The Interactive Game Show, Paparazzi and DJ Hero.

As you can see from the photos, these activities were very well received by all of the young adult guests as usual.

Jeanette and Glen take it all in and enjoy a romantic dance after dessert

For the reception, the Fisher’s upgraded to our dual plasma multi-media package. We created custom visuals for Zack’s Casino theme, we designed personalized video clips for the dance sets and featured candid photos of all the guests on the screens during dinner and dessert.  As you can see from the photos, Zack and his friends were entertained and kept busy from the moment they walked into Portobello until the moment they walked out, so Jeanette and Glen were very pleased with the return on their additional investment.

Special thanks to Vincent Amen, Portobello’s Director of Catering, for his hospitality and professionalism.   He was instrumental at the site survey when we needed to ensure the necessary spacing for the activities, to review the planning logistics, to confirm the timing of the food courses and verify our power requirements. (just a few of  ways that an Entertainment Director can enhance your over-all experience) Vincent can be reached at 201-337-1383 ext. 4 or Vincent.Amen@PortobelloNj.com.

We’re looking forward to our next collaboration with the Fischer family and Portobello   … which by the way time seems to be flying by lately, will be Jared’s Wedding Reception.  Unreal.   –mp

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Life Is Good! LG Electronics Year-End Celebration

lg-logo.jpgLG Electronics held their End-of-the-Year Celebration at the ‘one and only’ Westmount Country Club, a venue known for its stylish and opulent presentation.

Westmount Country ClubLG’s nearly 700 guests enjoyed an elegant and festive evening in the Westmount’s recently renovated Ballroom and Continental Room.

We provided pianist Sharman Howe for the cocktail hour to add a classy touch to the fashionable décor and gourmet appetizers. Sharman played a nice mix of classic jazz, current hits and holiday classics.

Westmount Country Club, Cocktail HourAmong many, a highlight of the night was watching LG’s CEO, Mr. Ahn, getting Low on the dance floor after dinner. Talk about boosting company morale! Everybody on the dance floor was like, ‘this is the coolest boss you could ask for.”

Mr. AhnAnother highlight was seeing my friend, Nicole, win one of the luxurious door prizes that Santa gave out when he made his annual appearance with Mrs. Claus. Nicole, who referred MMP Entertainment to LG years ago, won a 42 inch LCD t.v. LG stands for “Life’s Good!” It’s easy to see why.

Special thanks to Anthony and Karen from the Westmount for their hospitality and professionalism.

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Happy Guests 1Happy Guests 2Happy Guests 3Just Dance!

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