This past weekend, we marked Janice Welch's birthday with a party that I'm sure will be talked about for some time to come. Held at the Bluegrass Country Club in Hendersonville, this facility has a superb staff and they handled this event in true professional form. The main ballroom was used, given Janice's guest list of 200+ and it was decked out, complete with a bunch of really fun, pink flamingo balloons. Given the occasion, we pulled out all the stops and added color-changing, up-lighting, dual LED gobo projectors on the ceiling and a spotlight. The evening started off with guests mingling and enjoying the delicious food prepared by the club. Janice's daughter presented a "Your Life" video montage and followed it up with a great "Top 10 List" that was presented by various friends and family. An Elvis impersonator then entertained the crowd to round out the evening's special events.
By the time this was all finished, the crowd let me know they were ready to rock and rock they did........all the way up to midnight! We kept the playlist to mostly Motown material; 60s, 70s and some 80s. Janice's daughter, Stephanie, is a singer for Garage Band Revival and does both a great Patsy Cline and Tina Turner. She got up and wowed the crowd with some karaoke, along with a few other guests (check out the video here). By the end of the evening, I think we were all worn out but plenty of smiles to go around.
Thanks, Janice, for letting me be a part. www.RickRyan.com