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Family Fun at Caressant Care McLaughlin
Family Celebrations, Lindsay

Family Fun

Family Fun at Carresant Care on July 9, 2016 with this beautiful mild lovely horse with her owner. The horse would put her head down so the little children could pet her. In addition, she calmly let the children and residents have a slow ride in the saddle. Just a beautiful experience for every one!

A word from the Activity Director

Thank you for a wonderful day. Our families, residents, and staff are all talking about the fun day.

Amber Cockburn

Activity Director

Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road, Lindsay, Ontario

Kids Having Fun Looking Up at the Camera
Birthday Parties, Family Celebrations, Family Reunions, Games & Activities, Party Planning Tips

Checkers Entertainment Services Event Tips on a Small Budget

Need Some Help Putting An Event On A Small Budget?

Look no farther. Our tips can help you and  your team!

Rule Number 1  – Keep it Simple

The kids today don’t know how to be simple. It’s up to you to show them how to have fun without electronics and loud noise all the time.

Parade:

Have a parade with homemade musical props. We have square sticks of wood with the lids off juice bottles that make a clatter noise. Be creative: Wooden spoons old pot lids, bells, whistles.

Bubble Station:

We have big wands that make gigantic bubbles. Sometimes you may find them in a dollar store. At events we take at least 10 wands. Kids can come and go and play with bubbles. You will need two buckets.  One bucket is for the bubble wands and one other for bubble juice.

Our Secret Bubble Juice Recipe

  • 3 litres. of water (12 cups)
  • 1 cup dawn dish soap. (Yellow, orange or red works the best)
  • 3 – 4 tbsp glycerine

Make the night before

 

Streamers:

You can purchase streamers on sticks or streamers to fit on fingers. It’s a good idea to have a container that the streamers go back into, otherwise they disappear.  We take 10 streamers.

Music:

It’s very important that you have some summer fun music. But not so loud it blows your ear drums out. People have to talk, laugh and be able to communicate with music in the back ground. Someone in the group may be a musician or have a CD to play music.

Hoola Hoops and Hoopa Balls:

Where there is music people like to hoola hoop or bounce on hoopa balls. It’s a good idea to have a contained area that these props stay. We take 10 hoola hoops and 3 – 5 hoopa balls. Hoola hoops are great to make obstacle course.

Temporary Tattoos 

You will find temporary tattoos at party stores. They are so fun!!

Funky Hair Colouring:

Funky hair colour sprays are affordable. Each can cover 3 – 5 heads. Depending on how much spray you use per head.  We try to keep one colour per head otherwise it gets costly with multi colours.

 Punch Balloons:

Punch Balloons  can be purchased at the affordable party stores. These are just as much fun as sculptured balloons but more durable with the sun and wind in the summer.

“Winner” Ribbons/Bookmarks:

Buy ribbons for the all the children. When they participate in an activity give them a ribbon. In this way everyone goes home a winner.

Loot Bags:

Make your own with special surprises

Races:

  • Age appropriate who can run the fastest.
  • Shoe kicks – see who can kick their shoe the farthest.
  • Leap Frog Race
  • Three legged race
  • Sack race
  • Pie Eating Contest

 

The most important of the event is having fun together!!!!

Birthday Parties - Checkers Entertainment Services, Ontario
Family Celebrations

Birthday Packages

Birthday Parties - Checkers Entertainment Services, Ontario
Checkers Entertainment Services Creates Spectacular Birthday Celebrations

The Bronze Package:

The Bronze Party is 1 hour of fun for up to 9 guests. Our Professional Entertainer will arrive dressed for the party. The entertainer will create giggles, laughs and lots of fun. This party includes face art for all the guests.

The Silver Package:

The Silver Party is 1½ hour of fun for up to 18 guests. Our Professional Entertainer will arrive dressed for the party and ready to present a Fun Filled Show and/ or Games with tattoos.

The Gold Package:

The Gold Party is 1 ¾ – 2 hours of fun for up to 27 guests. Our Professional Entertainer will arrive dressed for the party and ready to present a Fun Filled Show or Games with tattoos and small prizes. Often these parties are presented in a school setting for the whole class to have fun!

The Platinum Package:

The Platinum Party is 2 hours of fun for up to 30+ guests. Our Professional Entertainer will arrive dressed for the party and proceed to meet and greet all the guests. When the guests have arrived there will be a Fun Family Show or Games, tattoos and small prizes.

NEW!! The Works Package:

Minimum 3 hours. Pick the services that are most important for your event and we will create a proposal:

Clowns,   Ponies, Catering, Birthday Cake, Servers, Fun Family Shows, Games, Prizes, Face Painting, Balloons, Magician, Music, Fresh Popcorn, Candy Floss, Sno-Kones, Jugglers, Stilt-walkers, Animal Shows and Displays, Professional Entertainers, Treat Bags, Gifts, Glitter Tattoos, Glitter Hair Extensions, Deluxe Body Tattoos, Themed Characters, Portable Santa’s Sleigh, Seasonal Characters, Caricaturist, Live Animal Show, Set Ups, Tea Parties, Themed Parties, Bubbles

Party Planning Tips - Checkers Entertainment Services, ON
Birthday Parties, Bookie Bell, Family Celebrations, Family Reunions, Games & Activities, Goodies & Yummy Treats

Birthday Party Tips

Planning A Party? Here Are Some Tips From The Checkers Entertainment Team

  • Invite your guests at least one half hour before your entertainer arrives. It’s more fun to be at the party early to create excitement for when the entertainer arrives.
  • Have name tags for all the participants.
  • Turn off all televisions & radios.
  • Make sure your batteries are charged for your camera. Have your camera or telephone handy for unexpected surprises.
  • Keep the adult noise to a minimum. It’s hard for the entertainer and the children to stay focused through talking.

We Recommend That You:

  • First – Have your entertainment.
  • Second – Open the gifts.
  • Last – Have the food last so you won’t have to deal with a small crowd on a sugar buzz. Send them home with a sugar buzz!!!! Your day will be less stressful.

2 Final Reminders:

  • NO SMOKING!!!! Some children and adults are allergic to cigarette smoke.
  • Enjoy The Day – don’t sweat the small stuff, like the mess you can clean up later.

Party Planning Tips - Checkers Entertainment Services, ON

Candy Floss - Checkers Entertainment Services
Birthday Parties, Canada Day, Corporate Events, Customer Appreciation Days, Family Celebrations, Family Reunions, Goodies & Yummy Treats, Grand Openings, Holiday Events

Yummy Carnival Treats

Remember when you could only get fresh candy floss, popcorn and snow cones once a year when the carnival came to town? It was a really yummy treat time for everyone! Now all your guests can have fun-filled memories eating yummy treats at your event.

Fresh Popped Popcorn comes complete with replica of an antique popcorn popper with the cart. Fresh popcorn servings include the popcorn bags, kernels, oil and salt.

Fresh Cotton Candy Floss machine sits on a table. If requested your guests can actually see the floss form through a see through bubble cover. Fresh cotton candy floss includes the specially pre-mixed sugar and the floss sticks.

Cold and Delicious Snow-kones machine creates the snow. The see through container keeps the ice cold. The Snow-Kone machine sits on a cart that will contains the flavours for the Snow Kones.

Candy Floss - Checkers Entertainment Services
Candy Floss Is Always A Hit With Kids Of All Ages
Caricaturist, Community Events, Corporate Events, Customer Appreciation Days, Family Celebrations, First Nations, Grand Openings, Holiday Events, Product Launches, Professional Entertainers, Staff Appreciation Days

CHECKERS CARICATURISTS ARE ALWAYS A HUGE SUCCESS AT ANY EVENT

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Our caricature service promises nothing less then superior professionalism in combination with a fun, artistic spin that everyone will enjoy.

2012 Readers' Select Diamond Award Winner - Favourite Family Entertainment - Checkers Entertainment Services
Awards, Birthday Parties, Family Celebrations, Family Reunions, Professional Entertainers

2012 Readers’ Select Diamond Award Winner

Checkers The Clown was awarded the 2012 Readers’ Select Diamond Award for Favourite Family Entertainer by the readers of Kawartha Lakes This Week.

2012 Readers' Select Diamond Award Winner - Favourite Family Entertainment - Checkers Entertainment Services

Checkers The Clown is very honoured to receive this award. Success comes with loyal fans, clients, friends and family. Thank you to everyone that has supported Checkers.

 

Bookie Bell With Dave Devall
Corporate Events, Creative Art Energizes, Family Celebrations, Fund Raising Events, Grand Openings, Professional Entertainers

I Was Born To Perform

Being an entertainer is a passion from my very soul. Making a living as a professional entertainer has led me on an amazing journey. The key to life is finding out what your passion is. When you find what your passion is, it is like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

I look forward to having our award winning entertainers entertain you, your friends, colleagues, employees and customers.

Bookie Bell

Bookie Bell With Dave Devall
Bookie Bell With Dave Devall
Face Art - Fun For Kids Of All Ages
Birthday Parties, Bookie Bell, Checkers The Clown, Community Events, Corporate Events, Face Painting Artists, Family Celebrations, Games & Activities, Professional Entertainers

We Will Put A Smile On Your Face – Literally!

We take face painting to a new level.

The Checkers Entertainment Services Team consists of the most talented face artists. Trained by award-winning Bookie Bell,  Bookie has traveled extensively to master the most innovative face art techniques by world-renowned artists.

Face Art - Fun For Kids Of All Ages
Face Art - Fun For Kids Of All Ages

We only use FDA approved products to transform children of all ages (and adults too!) into whatever they want to become. A cat, a princess, a frog, a tiger, a super-fan or maybe something more subtle like a flower.

In addition to hand painting designs, we can airbrush them onto faces, arms, neck and feet. The Checkers Team can apply Deluxe Body Jewels, Temporary Tattoos or Glitter.

View some of our designs in this slide show: Face Painting By Checkers Entertainment Team

Checkers The Clown - Games & Face Painting
Balloon Sculptures, Birthday Parties, Checkers The Clown, Clowns, Face Painting Artists, Family Celebrations, Family Reunions, Fund Raising Events, Games & Activities, Magicians, Musicians, Professional Entertainers, Themed Characters

Entertainment Shows

Checkers Entertainment Shows are planned and prepared with clean and professional content.

Your guests will enjoy full audience participation, singing, magic, story telling and much more to ensure every event is successful. We have the Famous Award-Winning Checkers the clown, lots of other profession clowns, magicians, performers, musicians, stilt walkers, jugglers, themed characters, more clowns and much more.

Checkers The Clown - Games & Face Painting
Checkers The Clown

Checkers Fun Games is a “Spectacular Presentation” for all ages. The giggles, belly laughs and surprises are plenty. Our team will organize the games with special antics and props. The games are designed for the theme of the day and volume of people in attendance. We have found that this “Spectacular Presentation” gets the attention of the whole team at corporate events, family reunions, special events or fundraisers. We also have carnival style games to accent this presentation.

Custom “Winner” prize ribbons will be awarded to all participants. This way everyone is a winner!

 Don’t be disappointed, book early!!!

Bookie Bell as Checkers The Clown
Awards, Bookie Bell, Corporate Events, Family Celebrations, Fund Raising Events, Holiday Events, Professional Entertainers, Workshops & Presentations

Rotman Nomination – Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year

A special thank-you to Stu Harrison for announcing my nomination for the Rotman Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.

Bookie Bell as Checkers The Clown
Bookie Bell as Checkers The Clown

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