David Wilkinson. Black Knight Disco

Christening Parties

As a children’s entertainer and Dj I get many requests to provide the entertainment for Christenings.
First of all a standard disco does not work on a Sunday afternoon. Parents do not want to dance in an afternoon, Grandma and Auntie will say the music is too loud and we cannot talk. It will probably be lighter in an afternoon, so the whole atmosphere is not conducive to a “Disco” party. What do I do for a Christening? Usually a christening is a gathering of family members and friends. They may not have met for a long time or do not know each other. As a family event there are usually a number of children, who can get very bored and is probably the reason you are looking for some entertainment. The children may, like their parents not know many of the guests or other children in the function. They certainly do not know me. I am a stranger! Please note. I am not a baby sitter. Children below school age need parentel involvement to understand what they are allowed or not allowed to do and how to join in. I bring a small disco sound and lighting system which includes radio microphones. This is used to provide background music, usually based on the charts of the previous 5 to 10 years. This allows everyone to converse with out the room being too quiet. I then start blowing up some long balloons used for balloon Modelling. The children are probably running around, but see what I am doing so are inquisitive. I make them simple swords for boys and Tinker-bell wands for girls.
Quite a queue can build up depending on the number attending. This happens more if I have graduated onto more complex balloons like Spiders, Aliens, Dogs, Cats etc. that use more than 2 balloons. At some point, often an hour into the event I now have the confidence of the children so I can use the radio microphones and sound system to play simple party games and party dances. At this point it is essential that parents supervise their children helping them join in with games and party dances (especially under 5’s). While I provide medals as prizes, children like traditional games like pass the parcel. The parcel and aditional prizes are supplied by the person who booked the party. By the time 2hrs have passed including the balloon modelling children will start to loose their concentration. At this point if the party is longer (Often booked for 3 hours) the disco system is fired up and a selection of disco favourites like Abba, Journey, Queen, Tight fit etc. can be played. It is highly unusual if anybody will start dancing, but by now occasionally Aunties, and possibly Grandma’s may have a boogie to a couple of tunes. Prices Prices are based on a 15 mile radius of Durham. Further afield a transport charge is appropriate to cover fuel and travelling time. Prices are based on our small disco that we use for children’s parties. A 2hr party £125 An extra hour + £25 Balloon Modelling +£25 Therefore a 3hr party for a Christening would be £175 (subject to distance form Durham) Please telephone me to discuss your requirements. I have face painters available which you can add to your party if you wish.
David Wilkinson. Black Knight Disco and Noo Noo’s Children’s Parties
As a children’s entertainer and Dj I get many requests to provide the entertainment for Christenings.
First of all a standard disco does not work on a Sunday afternoon. Parents do not want to dance in an afternoon, Grandma and Auntie will say the music is too loud and we cannot talk. It will probably be lighter in an afternoon, so the whole atmosphere is not conducive to a “Disco” party. What do I do for a Christening? Usually a christening is a gathering of family members and friends. They may not have met for a long time or do not know each other. As a family event there are usually a number of children, who can get very bored and is probably the reason you are looking for some entertainment. The children may, like their parents not know many of the guests or other children in the function. They certainly do not know me. I am a stranger! Please note. I am not a baby sitter. Children below school age need parentel involvement to understand what they are allowed or not allowed to do and how to join in. I bring a small disco sound and lighting system which includes radio microphones. This is used to provide background music, usually based on the charts of the previous 5 to 10 years. This allows everyone to converse with out the room being too quiet. I then start blowing up some long balloons used for balloon Modelling. The children are probably running around, but see what I am doing so are inquisitive. I make them simple swords for boys and Tinker-bell wands for girls.
Christenings
Quite a queue can build up depending on the number attending. This happens more if I have graduated onto more complex balloons like Spiders, Aliens, Dogs, Cats etc. that use more than 2 balloons. At some point, often an hour into the event I now have the confidence of the children so I can use the radio microphones and sound system to play simple party games and party dances. At this point it is essential that parents supervise their children helping them join in with games and party dances (especially under 5’s). While I provide medals as prizes, children like traditional games like pass the parcel. The parcel and aditional prizes are supplied by the person who booked the party. By the time 2hrs have passed including the balloon modelling children will start to loose their concentration. At this point if the party is longer (Often booked for 3 hours) the disco system is fired up and a selection of disco favourites like Abba, Journey, Queen, Tight fit etc. can be played. It is highly unusual if anybody will start dancing, but by now occasionally Aunties, and possibly Grandma’s may have a boogie to a couple of tunes. Prices Prices are based on a 15 mile radius of Durham. Further afield a transport charge is appropriate to cover fuel and travelling time. Prices are based on our small disco that we use for children’s parties. A 2hr party £125 An extra hour + £25 Balloon Modelling +£25 Therefore a 3hr party for a Christening would be £175 (subject to distance form Durham) Please telephone me to discuss your requirements. I have face painters available which you can add to your party if you wish.