Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Myra's Marvelous 65th Birthday Party in Margate City

On Saturday, September 17th, I had the pleasure of providing DJ entertainment at Myra's Marvelous 65th birthday party held at Ventura's Greenhouse Restaurant in Margate City.  Myra learned about Ambient DJ Service while attending a Sweet 16 earlier this year with our DJ Iron Mike.  Mike was unavailable, so DJ Gregg Ambient stepped in.

Margate City is located along the ocean about ten miles south of Atlantic City.  Ventura's is located on the ocean, and immediately across the street from the restaurant (to the south) is this exciting landmark, "Lucy the Elephant."

Lucy the Elephant - Margate City, NJ
Lucy is a very unique piece of architectural history from the Victorian era.  At times, she served as a hotel, tavern, and now a national landmark.  She was the brainchild of James Lafferty, a real estate speculator, who commisioned the 65 foot pachyderm to be built.  He had hoped it would lure people to the properties he hoped to sell along the coast. Construction was done in 1881 by a Philadelphia contractor for the sum of $25,000. 

Myra is an energetic lady who loves to dance!  While we did not meet until the night of the party, after having some great phone conversations, it felt like I was meeting an old friend.  Myra wanted plenty of good fifties and sixties music, as well popular beach music of the era.  Late in the evening, I also played an extended set of current dance music that was well-received!  

To help create a fiesta atmosphere, Myra added various party favors to her package, which we sourced from our preferred supplier, Sherman Specialty!  We enjoy using Sherman Specialty for their high-quality products, great selection, reasonable prices and outstanding customer service.  Specific party favors used for Myra's birthday bash included silk flower leis, strobing glow rings, blinking long stem red roses and Blue Brothers style sunglasses.

After enjoying delicious culinary delights served by the friendly staff at Ventura's (the white pizza was outstanding with a garlicky finish), the dance floor kicked in to a variety of musical styles.  The younger guests enjoyed competing in a hula hoop competition and limbo exhibition.  What a great party!  Thank you Myra for trusting Ambient DJ for your celebration, and we wish you many more years of good health and fun.

Myra gives her grandson a tip during the limbo contest!
Key Tracks

Wildwood Days - Bobby Rydell
Sea Cruise - Johnny Rivers
The Twist - Chubby Checker
The Rubberband Man - The Spinners
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
You Got It - Roy Orbison
Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles (DJ Choice, dedicated to Lucy the Elephant!)
Higher Love - Steve Winwood
Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
Be My Lover (House Mix) - La Bouche
The Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra (closer)

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is an award-winning mobile DJ company that provides customized, family-friendly music and entertainment for all of the milestone celebrations in life!  Visit us on the web at www.ambientdj.com.

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