Posts by Matt Saltzer

Dancing on the Clouds

By now you’ve probably seen this magical effect at a wedding, party or perhaps even in a theatrical production.  The “dancing on the clouds” effect uses dry-ice (carbon dioxide) with water to vaporize moisture into a low, floor-hugging effect.  Unlike machines commonly known as fog, smoke or haze generators, a dry-ice machine produces a cloud…

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Dance floor for your party celebration

If you are planning an event to include dancing, you’ll need a space where people can get down.  Depending on the location of your event, that may mean a gravel, wood, carpet, stone, concrete, tile or … perhaps a plastic or glass surface.  Light up dance floors have a plastic or glass top surface and…

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How to have the best wedding reception ever

I recently provided services to a wonderful couple planning their wedding day.  I was involved from the perspective of helping them plan and then providing the DJ entertainment for their wedding reception.  What a event they were planning… A church wedding ceremony followed by an elegant party at a local country club.  One of the…

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Equipment needed for a PowerPoint presentation

First determine where and to how many people the presentation will be delivered.  For a presentation in front of only a few people, you may only need your computer screen and access to the mouse button or space bar to advance the slides.  Think about where and how long the presentation will be.  If the screen is…

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What you need to host a glow party

This article is intended to give you insight on planning your first glow theme party. Glow parties can be a blast, but if you haven’t done this before, I have created some tips here to make your glow party more successful. UV Black Lighting:  Ambient light is bad for the UV black lighting effect.  The…

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Hotel Hershey DJ party

As you might suspect, I have provided DJ entertainment at the Hotel Hershey many times. I’ve been in the Castillian Room as well as the Garden Terrace Ballrooms and even the cottages behind the hotel. Those rooms and the hotel offer so much charm and character but you can bet that when you add fun…

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Packed dance floor at Messiah College

   I recently had the opportunity to provide my interactive digital dance floor for an evening of fun at Messiah College in south central PA.  They had three student DJs competing for the crowd’s favor while the built in lighting and sound systems created atmosphere.  The added light up dance floor was a hit, drawing…

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How to select a wedding DJ at a bridal show

Bridal show season is upon us.  Many Sundays January thru the end of March offer multiple locations for engaged couples to peruse various vendors to get ideas and potentially get great deals.  Some shows even offer a chance to win grand prizes like honeymoons, catering services, diamond necklaces and more.  I’ve found that some people…

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Plan your party in space that’s the right size

Last weekend I provided the entertainment to help celebrate a 50th birthday party.  An event planner hired me, planned out all of the décor items, ordered the cup cakes and invitations.  He took care of sending out, receiving and noting who was coming and any regrets.  The birthday girl booked the hotel banquet room and…

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iPod/Computer vs. Hiring a DJ

I have received calls from a few people considering renting sound equipment so that they can play music from an iPod or computer at their event. Some of them mention how expensive it is to hire a DJ so I thought it might be helpful to list the differences between doing it yourself (DIY) and…

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