Children

Children and parties–what do you want them to experience, and how do you want to experience them?

Chattahoochee Nature Center & Weddings

Chattahoochee Nature Center & Weddings

What does the Chattahoochee Nature Center have to do with weddings? Many couples choose the ‘Center’ because of it is so close to nature and such a beautiful place.

Others choose it because of the freedom they get to make their wedding about them. The Center lets you bring your own vendors! That, along with its reasonable prices, make it hard to pass up. For other couples, it’s the warm, welcoming, and incredibly diverse staff that make the Center so special.

It’s hard to believe that you smack dab in the heart of Roswell–the birds, trees, flowers always make me feel like I’ve landed on a magical oasis.

Between the restaurants, galleries, shops, music, and theater in the downtown square, your guests might be hard-pressed to want to go to downtown Atlanta.

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is an amazing environment to host just about any kind of event–Mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate retreats. It is truly a venue that lets you do you.

We love the fact that we’re able to interact with people in a safe environment. Add our Contact-Free Entertainer Booth to your next event if you want to see some people swooning with joy!

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Handicap Parking

Changing Minds and Hearts

DisabilitySensitivity Training

Changing Minds and Hearts

Disability Awareness

Changing minds and hearts through doing sounds hard. Is it really? While you read this, think about the time and effort that went into the steps leading up to the final action.

One Family’s Experience

A family I know has a severely disabled adult child who lives in a care facility. In front of the facility is a handicap parking space which is clearly marked. The family is dependent on the parking space to get their daughter to- and from her home and in- and out of their vehicle safely. 

A car that didn’t have a handicap parking permit repeatedly parked in the space. 

One Step at a Time

The family left a note for the car owner. The car was there again the next time. Then, they notified the authorities and had the car ticketed. It didn’t change anything—the car was there again when they went to use the space. Then they had the vehicle booted–same results. Finally, they had the car towed, several times. It was to no avail— the car continued to be parked in the handicap space. The family researched the vehicle owners address.

The next time they picked up their daughter, they went for a walk with her in her wheelchair to the vehicle owner’s home. There, they pressed the buzzer for the apartment. The person answered and they asked if he had a moment to chat. He invited them up to his fourth floor walk up. They replied that they couldn’t because of the wheelchair and asked if he could come down. He said, “Yes,” and came downstairs.

Help People Understand

They explained where their daughter lived and asked him if he’d go on a walk with them. He agreed. After a little while they asked him if he could push the wheelchair, which he did. They also needed to feed their daughter and give her something to drink – all which was not as easy as it sounds. While they walked, they explained to him why they needed access to that parking spot – to be able to get their daughter in and out of their vehicle safely. They asked him if he would not park there. He has never parked in that space again. 

What Does This Have To Do with Handy Entertainment?

We create and produce entertainment that makes a difference. We have a pretty good understanding of disabilities, but are always learning. We love to help people find their passion and to create jobs where they excel.

Most important of all–if you’re having an event and want to make it truly accessible, give us a call.

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GWBC Open for Business

GWBC Open for Business

GWBC Open for Business sponsored by the The Greater Women’s Business Council, presents Open for Business.

Lee Kantor of Business Radio X interviews Jan Levie, CEO and Creative Director of Handy Entertainment, an event production and entertainment company based in Atlanta, Georgia.

In it, Jan discusses how working with event professionals saves clients time and money.

Event producers work with vendors all the time. Use their expertise and don’t be fooled into choosing the low cost leader! You want your event to shine. Our trusted partners are quality vendors who are known for their knowledge, quality inventory and service, staff, fairness, and responsiveness–the keys to creating flawless and successful events.

Vetting vendors by using those people and companies who are known and respected for the quality of their work will save you substantial time and money.

Your event should resonate with you and your guests. Helping you identify what your  event truly wants to achieve will also save you time and money.

To increase brand recognition, build loyalty, or increase revenue, use a marketing or ad agency, a PR firm, or let us help you reach those goals with simple and effective event entertainment!

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GWBC Open for Business-Girl enjoying Lip Print Analysis

How to read lips

How to Read Lips

Sigh. We’re slammed. Grateful, happy, but super busy. For those of you who want to do Lip Print Analysis (lip reading) at your upcoming event, and you weren’t able to book us, you’re going to have to put in some elbow grease—and get some lipstick!

How to do Lip Print Analysis for your next event

The most important thing is that you welcome people and help them feel at ease. I mean, how weird is it to get a Lip Print Analysis? 

[Answer: Not at all.]

What you’ll need:

Equipment-

Get paper, vellum, linen, porcelain—get a material that will hold and show a lip print.

We hand make cards for our clients’ events. Nobody expects you to do that, right?

Your lipstick should be creamy and have pigment. Chanel is my go-to, I love MAC and Dior, but for the right shade and consistency, I am willing to try other brands. Oh, and did I say NARS??

Ask me about how much I spend on lipstick annually. Not pretty!

Applicators—use something nice that fits your theme.

Lipsticks—why not give each guest their own lipstick (that is what a wonderful corporate client did recently!), or make samples for each one.

Makeup remover—very useful, especially if the guy doesn’t think the color suits him. In this day and age, you will want to have individually packaged makeup removers.

A mirror—‘nuff said. Make sure it is clean and bonus points if it is a magnifying mirror.

Design:

Lighting. You want to see. Your guests want to see. Check that your lighting is ample and illuminates their application process AND let’s you be able to see their print!

Go design and make, buy, or rent a costume that fits your theme, as well as props.

Woo-hoo (you know you want to know😊):

Nitty-gritty truth—embrace your inner intuitive, mystic, fortune-telling self—what is the first impression you have of the print? Are there symbols in-, above-, around-, or under the print?

In general (there are always outliers) the upper lip denotes your analytic side, while the lower one is all about emotional life. How the lips come together (or not) at the corners, the size of the opening between them, the clarity the small lines, dots and bumps, where they fall and how they relate to the whole print will show tension, joy, disputes, important conversations, the whole gamut of a personality. Which lip is dominant?

Is the print blurry? That may indicate someone pressured, or inattentive, anxious, or just in a hurry. Does part of the print seem weak or missing? Which part? What does that relate to? Are there images embedded in it?

Compare that to a delicate, detailed print with what appears to be thousands of finely etched lines. This can show a great sense of organization, or a tendency to compartmentalize, or even someone who distances themself by using their fastidious nature.

What a lip print analysis is all about:

Your job is to uplift, enlighten, educate, and bring joy. If you can’t do that, then go do the dishes or something else. 

We never see negative. Truly, really, and whole-heartedly, there is a greater good in each person, in each moment, and your job is to find that good and share it with the giver.

Maybe there is a tendency that needs to be nurtured, or a something they can do to get out of their own way. Maybe an unrecognized skill, or talent. 

No matter what, you can always find that seed of greatness, their potential, their commitment, loving nature, 

Oh, and you can only see what someone permits you to see—that means if someone doesn’t want a reading, you won’t be able to give them a reading. Interesting, right?

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