Porch Pop-Up Experience: Milestone Celebrations and Entertainment Delivered to Your Door
From birthday car parades to block parties and neighborhood sing-alongs, it’s evident that the human spirit continues to persevere despite the challenging times. While maintaining Safe at Home orders, our communities are continuing to celebrate – celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and once in a life time events like prom and graduation.
So we asked ourselves, how can we as event planning professionals continue to create what we love the most: a magical wonderland that captivates, entertains, and brings our client’s vision to life. How can we enhance these “new” celebrations into special experiences that our guests will remember fondly for years to come.
And so, the idea for the Porch Pop-Up Experience was born.
The premise is simple. We take the key components of any special event – themed décor and captivating entertainment, and tailor it to fit the occasion and our temporary “new normal.” Then, we bring the experience to your doorstep and create a front-yard, porch, garage, driveway or sidewalk-friendly show that transforms a drive-by parade into a show-stopping (or in this case, car-stopping) spectacle.
From flower arrangements and live musical entertainment to themed characters, costumed mascots, and stilt-walking acrobats, the wonderland is created right outside the front window.
Of course all entertainers are trained to maintain their distance and all décor is sanitized, so it’s possible to enter the enchanted front-yard wonderland and immersive yourself in the experience while waving hello to invited guests and neighbors as they pass by, pop out for a photo op, or shout congratulations from their cars.
Our first event included a very special 6th grade graduation party. Classmates stopped by via the car parade, were welcomed to a one-at-a-time photo-op, and got to dance along to a violin accompanied DJ performance.
“Watching the family’s happy smiles, the curiosity of the drive-by guests, and the excitement on the grad’s face was the brightest moment I’ve had since the start of this lock down.” ~ ACE founder Masha Berenboym.
Whether recreating a prom night under the stars or the pomp and circumstance of a graduation, our goal is to produce a personalized event from start to finish. The DJ does not say no to any requests, even if there are a few that are more for mom and dad than the grad. We’ll gladly set up a live-stream to ensure all those unable to be in attendance, can still be a part of the special day. And there’s always enough room for a choreographed sidewalk dance or even a birthday cake pop-up surprise.
The special experience could not have been made possible without our talented partners and co-creators, including:
While we cannot wait to start helping our clients plan their wedding celebrations, red carpet galas, and large-scale soirees, we hope that in the meantime we can still create wonder and magic, delivered to your doorstep.