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Birthday Party in Napa!

December 16, 2014

If you want to celebrate your Birthday, why not take a few of your closest friends and family to your favorite winery?

That’s just what our client did!

It was actually a surprise party for her husband’s 50th Birthday.  Mike Steffens, Essence Entertainment, custom designed and produced the entire event.

Transportation for event

Transportation for event

The guests were gathered for cocktails at the Monarch Bay Club.  They were then driven by limousine to the Orange County Airport where they boarded their personal aircraft which swiftly flew them up to the Napa Valley.

Welcome to Napa Valley!

Welcome to Napa Valley!










A limousine then delivered the guests to the Opus One Winery.

Opus One Winery

Opus One Winery


Opus One Winery Tour

Opus One Winery Tour

The guests were provided with a private tour of the winery, where they learned a lot about wine making and about Opus One in particular.

Chef Sarah Scott's Book

Chef Sarah Scott’s Book





A lavish dinner was then provided, accompanied by beautiful guitar music.  The Chef, Sarah Scott, designed a meal especially for them, and even made a personal appearance.  She also gifted each guest with an autographed copy of her new book!


A truly exquisite event all around!

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Birthday Party in Orange – 60’s Theme!

April 18, 2014

60’s Theme Birthday Party

A fabulous 60’s theme Birthday Party was produced by Essence Entertainment last Sunday in Orange.

The groovy affair was totally decked out with 60’s Theme decor, food and entertainment.  Even most of the 125 guests dressed the part, wearing mod 60’s theme rags.  Tie die, peace signs, and fringe was the name of the game!

60's theme birthday party

Birthday Girl Valerie

60’s theme Birthday Girl Valerie especially enjoyed the groovy happening!  The 2,400 photos taken at the event showed Valerie having a blast in every shot!

60's theme party

Judy with Jeff and Eric


This boss event was possible due to the many excellent vendors working together.  Designed and produced by Essence Entertainment’s Judy Kuri, all of the participating vendors contributed to the party’s success.


Birthday Party 60's theme

DJ Eric



DJ/MC Eric Miles held things together with his 60’s theme music and karaoke – many performers took hold of the microphone and enhanced the birthday party with their singing!




Comedy, Juggling and Close Up Magic were provided by Jeff Abbitt, Abbitt the Average .  He’s a big ham and was another one of those people who were having a great time in every photo.

Birthday Party 60's theme

Jeff Abbit the Average

Catering was brought in by Spectacular Catering – complete with cupcakes covered in peace signs. 60's theme party


Birthday 60's theme

Ice Luge



The Ice Luge serving martini’s was one of Valerie’s favorite parts, created and served by Carving Ice.


All of the props and decor were brought in by BTB – Best of the Best Event Productions and Party Rentals.  They provided just the right effect for this 60’s theme birthday party.

Even a Flash Mob came in and did their thing – so much fun!

Birthday party 60's theme

“Otis Day”


What was the highlight of the 60’s theme birthday party?   Why, it was when “Otis Day” (Dewayne Jessie) of “Otis Day and the Knights” arrived to wish Valerie a Happy Birthday!  The Otis Day and the Knights band was originally created as a fictional band to perform in the movie “National Lampoon’s Animal House”.  The band is best known of course for their versions of “Shout” and “Shama Lama Ding Dong”.

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Valerie and her friends had a ball dancing and singing along as Otis entertained all of the guests with his terrific 60’s theme renditions.

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