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DeGroote Formal Party-November 17th, 2017

Here are pictures from the DeGroote MBA Formal held in Burlington Ontario on November 17th, 2017. If you wish to keep the picture please download them as they may be be removed after 30 days.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Caricature event entertainment is a main service by the company for weddings, events, and parties. To book Bruce to draw caricatures at your event visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Protected: Paul and Dana Bartlett Reception-October 29, 2017

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THE VILLAGE CHILDRENS PROGRAMS-Testimonial

Drawing for PA.Day programs can be a great way to give kids some extra fun for the day. Thank you to Village Children for having me out.

Client’s Remarks:

Name or Company: THE VILLAGE CHILDRENS PROGRAMS

Service provided: Live caricature entertainment

How was your booking experience?: Excellent

How was your project/event experience?: Excellent

Additional Comment: The children loved it!
Other locations in our company are looking forward to having you at their next event!

Some pictures from the event:

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions specializes in corporate events weddings and other live caricature entertainment events. You can learn more at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Social and Health Event Testimonial

I have never seen a group of people have so many events. Thank you to the New Credit First Nation Social and Health community for having me out.  Always a fun time.

Client Remarks:

Name or Company: Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Social and Health

Corporate Event

Corporate Event

Service provided: Live caricature entertainment

How was your booking experience?: Excellent

How was your project/event experience?: Excellent

Additional Comment: You do an awesome job! My community loves you.
Thank you for entertaining the families.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Live caricature event services and gift caricatures are a specialty of the company. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

 

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Lining up guests at the art gallery-Wedding Testimonial

Every wedding is different and sometimes it is intimidating when you don’t know the people. This wedding was really cool as they held it in an art gallery with a live band and buffet style dinner. The crowd was great to work with and we even had to extend the time due to demand. All the best to Dave and Sarah for the future and thanks for having me out to draw at your event.

Here is what they had to say:

Dave R has submitted the following review for Gig ID #2798550:

Client Review
Bruce was great! Communication was easy and straightforward, he was there early and set up well before needed. Caricatures were awesome, we had a line up all night, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bruce to anyone!!

Client Ratings
Dave gave you the following star ratings based on your service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):
Professionalism: 5
Quality of service: 5
Ability to handle special requests: 5
Willingness to recommend to a friend: 5
Overall satisfaction: 5

Here are some pictures from the event:

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons for live event such as weddings and corporate functions. You can learn more about specials for weddings and corporate events at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

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Caricature artist helps welcome new university students-Testimonial

The last few years I have help the University of Toronto welcome their new students starting school at their Mississauga campus. This year they had a street party and I was drawing caricatures all night. It is fun to talk to the students and find out how they see their future.

Here is what the client had to say:

Name or Company: UTM Student HousingService provided: Live caricature entertainment

How was your booking experience?: Excellent

How was your project/event experience?: Excellent
Additional Comment: Bruce was great! The students were super excited, it was definitely one of the key parts of our event

Here are a few pictures from the event:

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Live event caricature entertainment for weddings, corporate events, and parties is part of their regular service. To learn more about Bruce Outridge Productions or book them for your next party visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com.

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Planning the Perfect Summer Party

Planning the perfect summer party may seem like an easy thing to do but without proper planning things can go terribly wrong. It’s not as easy as pulling up a picnic table or opening the cooler especially if it is a large party for a special occasion. As a caricature artist I have seen several different scenarios from melting heat to pouring rain, so what should you plan for when holding an outdoor event?

A little planning will go a long way to having a successful event. Plan the important things first, most people think that is the food but that may not be the most important. Location, bathrooms, shade, permits, and other issues all may determine whether it is feasible to have a party in a certain location so think ahead.

Knowing how many people you will have at a party will determine the best location for your event. If having the event in a public area such as a park make sure you determine whether a permit is required by the Municipality. A permit is normally required for any gazebo locations or areas for large gatherings.

Is there covering in the area for the event? If you have ever experienced a summer shower on a beautiful sunny day you will understand the importance for covering. Your guests need to be comfortable and protected from the elements. Even if the weather is nice planning for rain can help you have a successful event. Having covering for any entertainment is also crucial. I remember one event where there was absolutely no shade and my markers were actually melting by sitting in the heat making them unusable. Entertainers will need some shade even if it is a tree.

If you are having a band, DJ, or other program that requires electrical or stable ground make sure that area has covering and can support the additional Patio Partyweight of people and equipment. We don’t want the drummer falling off the stage. Seating, tables, and other important items need to be planned out, but one area many forget to check is the ground all of these items will sit on. An area under a tree may seem like a great spot but if the ground is too uneven it will be hard for anyone to sit underneath it defeating the purpose. Do a ground check making sure people will be able to stand or sit comfortably.

Parking and bathroom facilities are next on the list. Make sure there is ample parking for your guests and bathroom facilities. If you are going to eat good food and drink that has to come out sometime. I am just saying you should do some planning here.

If you are hiring entertainers for summer parties make sure you book early. With kids off school many entertainers are booked with other events. If you want entertainment for a specific time don’t wait until the last minute, you may be disappointed.

I hope these tips help you to have a successful summer event. You possibly have thought about many of these items but it only takes one missed item to ruin a great event. Use a checklist for your event and I am sure it will be a successful one. Here is a free checklist for you. Party Checklist.

Enjoy your summer!

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is a caricature artist offering live event entertainment and studio caricatures for gifts. You can learn more about Bruce and his caricature cartoon work by visiting www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com