I was a little nervous while driving down to the Seaview Resort, since we had a good amount of snow/sleet, I was hoping it would not hinder the employees/guests from Oyster Creek from heading to the holiday party. Once I was set up and the guests started to arrive for cocktail hour, I saw my worries were all for not. We had a good size crowd of about 225+ guests, and they came ready to party!
After cocktail hour a few slow dances and dinner, we kicked off the night in a fun way. I started by inviting employees up to the center of the dance floor based on tenure with the Oyster Creek – 30 years, 25 years and so on down to 5 years and then finally everyone.
So at that point all the employees were on the dance floor together, we had people taking pictures giving hugs, it was great. Then we invited all of the non-employees (Guests +1) to make a big circle around the employees. Once everyone was in place I had them introduce themselves, shake hands, give a hug, whatever they wanted to the people on the left and right of them. At this point everyone in the room is on the dance floor so I kicked off the party to “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO. We played through a heavy party set which included “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5, “We Found Love” by Rihanna & Calvin Harris, “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO, “Yeah 3X” by Chris Brown and “You Make Me Feel” by Cobra Starship.
The party continued with a great dance floor fueled by many classic requests like “Living on a Prayer”, “I Will Survive”, “Burning Down the House”, and “Respect”. The guests danced to a few partnered dances with Salsa, Swing, The Hustle, and The Cha-Cha. We also had some Audience Participation dances with the Cha-Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, The Electric Slide (done to “Bad Romance”), and a huge Conga Line (complete with maracas, leis, and sunglasses).
After all this partying, the guests needed a quick break, which is when Marita (Host) and Russell (Management) raffled off a few nice door prices, as well as picked the winners of the Company 50/50 (proceeds went to a cancer treatment charity). We then got the party moving again filling the dance floor with some more new music, a Disco set, a 90’s Hip-Hot Set, and the finale to “The Time (Dirty Bit)” by Black Eyed Peas. The Guests were excited to find out the party was not stopping here but that the Management at Oyster Creek had arraigned for Shuttles to take them the 8 miles to Atlantic City, and much later back to the Seaview where most of them were staying.
It was a great party, the guests were so much fun. Thanks to Marita, Russell, and John from the Oyster Creek for hosting the party and having me DJ. Thanks to Anna from the party for being my dance partner all night. Thanks to the staff at the Seaview for the great food and being so accommodating. I can’t wait to work with you all again!