Friday, October 14, 2011


Not sure where to register?

Why not start a gift registery with a local travel agency?
You CAN take that perfect Honeymoon!!!

 CK Tours offers this unique registry.
Contact CK Tours and they can help you set up your registry.

CK Tours & Cruises is a full service travel agency specializing in individual and group travel, cruises, Destination Weddings and tours to Alaska, Hawaii and Europe.   We combine more than a decade’s worth of personal travel experience and knowledge with trusted companies from around the world to provide you with expert advice that saves you time and energy while providing incredible value for your dollar.   At CK Tours, we take pride in developing and maintaining long-term relationships with our customers.  Knowing the tastes and preferences of our customers allows us to provide personalized service not found in larger travel agencies.  What’s more, it gives our customers piece of mind knowing that someone familiar to them will pick up the phone when they call.

You’re planning the trip of a lifetime.  Use CK Tours & Cruises to get you there and back again.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Imagine providing your guests with Vegas style entertainment during your cocktail hour. You can take your time getting all those perfect pictures knowing your guests are being entertained. Yes, Jam On Sound can help you!

Here are some additional creative ideas:

1. It would be smart to have lounge seating, so those who are not minglers can have a place to sit and talk. this also adds a sense of calm to the party.
2. Photo booth rentals are fun, so if it is in the budget, it would be a really cute idea!
3. Have trivia about the happy couple to see which guests know most about them.
4. Have small favors to give to guests. it will give them something to talk about.
5. Disperse the food on several tables thorughout the room. it will encourage mingling and keep any one table from being too crowded with people.
As long have you have light snacks and a bar, plus people,
the cocktail hour will run smoothly, even without any extra flair. Most people
love just talking to their friends with a drink in hand.
6.  If kids are coming, it would be smart to hire a few teenage babysitters to sit in a seperate room from the party, maybe with some toys and coloring books.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Music Video/Live Feed:

You can add energy and visual entertainment to your special event with video play and or live feed projection.

Imagine your grand entrance, or blowing out your birthday candles projected live on screen for all your guests to see.

You will also be able to enjoy your favorite music along with the videos making the event all that much more spectacular and unique.

Contact JOSP for Availability and Pricing: 610-370-9010 or

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


The possibilities for a themed wedding are only limited by your imagination.
Here are just a few theme wedding ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

African safari – Make the wilds of Africa part of your themed wedding. Have animal print tablecloths, guests in safari attire, African food and music, safari themed centerpieces and favors.

Alice in Wonderland – Bring elements of this Lewis Carroll fairytale into your themed wedding. Why not have a tea party? Use Alice in Wonderland character cut outs such as the White Rabbit, and the Cheshire Cat in your décor. Have the groom dress as the Mad Hatter.

Aquatic - Since beach weddings are so popular this is one of the most common themed wedding ideas. Even if you aren’t getting married at the beach or on a boat you can still use elements of the sea in your wedding.

Baseball – Some baseball enthusiasts love the sport so much that they tie the knot on a baseball diamond. If you don’t want to go that far, you can still use baseball as your wedding theme by incorporating this sport into your wedding. Give baseball shaped chocolates as favors, and have your wedding cake made in the shape of a bat and ball. You could even dress the part, and encourage guests to do the same.

Bees – Have these busy little insects as your theme by using the bee motif in your décor. Serve baklava for dessert, and give jars of honey as gifts. Also have your wedding cake made in the shape of a bumblebee.

Butterfly – Are you a butterfly enthusiast? Use the butterfly motif in all aspects of your themed wedding – from the stationery to the wedding cake. If you’re wedding is outdoors, some real ones might even show up!

Carnival - Still a kid inside? Fun theme wedding ideas are to rent carnival games, cotton candy machines, snow cone makers, and other fun items to give your wedding the feeling of a carnival. One thing is for sure: kids will love it.

Cars – Are you and your partner car buffs? Why not make cars part of your wedding theme? Arrive in your favorite car (this might be a ’69 Mustang rather than a traditional limousine). Use model cars in your décor and have the wedding cake made in the shape of a car.

Chocolate- This is one of the yummier theme wedding ideas. If you’re crazy about chocolate (who isn’t), why not use it as your theme? Use rich chocolate browns when decorating. Dark brown candles could be used as centerpieces – so could bowls or baskets filled with fancy chocolates. Also use chocolate place cards – and chocolate favors, and have several chocolate desserts, including a chocolate wedding cake. What about a chocolate fountain?

Cinderella – Although you might have a hard time finding a carriage in the shape of a pumpkin to bring you to your wedding, you can still be Cinderella for the day by taking other elements of this hugely popular fairy tale and incorporating them into your wedding. (Actually you can find a carriage in the shape of a pumpkin – but it’s a cake topper.) Decorate with magic wands, crowns and miniature castles.

Daisies – It’s simple to base the theme of your wedding on this lovely flower. Use daisies in all of your bouquets and centerpieces, and also place candy daisies on top of your wedding cake. Find invitations that include this flower and use pressed daisies on your place cards. Give seed packets of daisies as favors.

Golf - If you and your partner love to spend time on the golf course, why not make it part of your theme? Have the wedding at a golf and country club. Give golf balls (with your names and wedding date) as favors. Have your wedding cake created in the shape of a mini-golf course.

Gothic – Is black your favorite color? Are you crazy about Dracula movies and Ann Rice books? Why not have a gothic wedding? Gothic style weddings aren’t that uncommon. They usually involve plenty of black and they definitely don’t adhere to tradition. A gothic wedding can take place anywhere – from a graveyard to an old mansion.

Mickey Mouse – If you are having your wedding at Disney World, then bringing this popular cartoon character into your wedding will be a breeze. If you’re having the wedding elsewhere, simply use the Mickey Mouse motif in your décor. You could even have someone dress the part and show up during the reception. Don’t forget to have the DJ play the Mickey Mouse theme song during the reception.

Motorcycles - What about arriving to your wedding on a Harley? If you were a real motorcycle enthusiast this wouldn’t seem like an outlandish idea. And if all your friends were bikers too, a procession through town, with everyone – including the bride and groom – would only seem natural. Other ways to incorporate the biker theme into a wedding is to use the Harley Davidson theme colors of orange and black and either have your wedding cake made in the shape of a motorcycle, or use a motorcycle cake topper.

Roses – A rose theme wedding is perfect for the summertime when roses are in full plan. Incorporate the rose theme into your wedding by having a ‘rose ceremony’ during your wedding ceremony. Have the wedding in a rose garden, and use roses in all of your bouquets and centerpieces. Use roses made of icing to decorate your wedding cake. Give single roses as favors.

Zoo – Okay, it might sound like the most outlandish of the theme wedding ideas, but if you love wild animals, why not have a zoo theme. Lions and tigers and bears – not to mention snakes, leopards and lizards. Imagine having these creatures as part of your wedding? Some zoos open their doors to couples wanting to getting married there. Couples can use animal motifs in their décor, including animal print tablecloths, and chair covers. Tropical plants can be used as centerpieces, and vines can be placed along the walls. Stationery with paw prints can be used, and a wedding cake can be made in the shape of a zoo animal.

Happy planning!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Candy bars are a
HOT TREND this season ...
Think of the delight of your guests when they see all these delicious treats. Great for ANY special event.

Here's the key to a successful candy bar.

Aesthetic Equation

Whether you want to match your event colors or your style ... Candy comes in many varities & flavors, from customized chocolates to your favorite retro candies. Choose 5 to 10 different types of candies and buy 15 to 20 pounds of each.

Fashion a feast for the eyes

Choose the perfect containers ... Whether crystal or glass.
Clear containers are the best to show off of the contents &
the mouth should be wide enough for a scoop.
To make the look "pop" raise some of your containers on a rack or milk crate.

Don't forget the take away

There are many unique options to
personalize your take away bags or containers.
Personilze with a custom tag or label. 
Keep the costs down, buy take out containers or bags that you can find at your local Dollar store.

It's a trend people are enjoying right NOW ...
Why not be a part of it?

Sunday, May 29, 2011


UNIQUE IDEA: Add some BALLOON TWISTING FUN to your next event!

Need a unique idea to "entertain" your guests at your next event?
 Why not add balloon twisting!

Balloons are not just for kids ... They entertain guest of all ages.
People never grown tired of the charming designs professional balloon twisters create. From customary dogs and teddy bears to elaborate, full-size brides and grooms, crowds of all ages are simply enthralled when watching a balloon twister at work. Obviously perfect for children's events, balloon twisting is also a fun addition to bachelor and bachelorette parties, casino functions, community events, fairs, festivals and more. A balloon twister draws a crowd and keeps them entertained for extended periods of time.

Visit the MISS BALLOON HEART website to see complete details of all she has to offer.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Klinger's on Carsonia is a piece of local history.

According to their website, before it was Klinger's on Carsonia, this building was known as Maxie’s Carsonia Inn, a tribute to the former Carsonia Inn (1898-1914) at the 145-acre Carsonia Park. Carsonia Park was the place to go in Berks County from 1896-1950 to enjoy fun and entertainment with your family and friends - live music, ballroom dancing, roller coasters, bumper cars, and swimming in the massive pool highlight a myriad of ways you could have spent your free time at the park. Many of the park’s attributes are long gone, but the neighborhood’s desire for fun and friendship remains. While spending your time with us, please take a minute to enjoy the history on our walls and drift away to the past.

Klinger's on Carsonia has a vast menu that starts with tasty appetizers and ends with delicious desserts. Come out and sample all their wonderful menu items.

JOSP is featured at Klingers:
Wednesday - 80's INVASION (EVERY OTHER)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Black Light Show:
The black light shows offer an alternative to the traditional lighting effects. These lights cause all white surfaces to illuminate while dark surfaces become invisible for an effect that will give your event that stand out quality!

·Hands Up Party:
Features the black light effects system
50 white gloves

·Shine On Me Party:
Features the black light effects system
50 white gloves
1 dozen white hats
2 dozen white maracas
100 glow necklaces/bracelets

·Black Out Extreme Jam Party:
Features 2 black light effects systems
100 white gloves
2 dozen white hats
4 dozen white maracas
200 glow necklaces/bracelets
Black light paint

Great for birthdays, fundraisers, school functions & much. much more...
Contact JOSP (610-370-9010) to discuss options & pricing.

Monday, May 23, 2011


All things old are new again ...

This is never more true than with this seasons "fascinating" bridal trend. The fascinator has allowed brides to take a traditional veil and add a uniquely vintage touch to their look. Fascinators are typically made of feathers and flowers. However, they can be customized to achieve your perfect look. Not only can the bride wear this vintage look but, so can the bridesmaids. Check out this new trend  ...

This Wedding Season consider a fascinator to dress up your
simple special event fashions.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Join JOSP every Tuesday night at THE WORLD FAMOUS PIKE CAFE 
Check their EVENTS PAGE for additional weekly events.

Trivia Night Specials
$1.75 Miller Lite & Molsen Drafts
$7.00 Miller Lite & Molsen Pitchers
$0.25 Cent Steamed Clams

The Pike Cafe is a great place to get together with friends, enjoy a great meal, watch the game, or sample their large variety of microbrews, imports and domestics. The Pike Cafe has ample parking located directly across the street.

The Pike Cafe was voted BEST WINGS by Berks County Living Best of Berks 2010. Come give them a try! Wing Madness is every Monday & Wednesday (5:ooPM-11:ooPM).

Wing Flavors:
*NEW* - Tough Guy Wing Sauce(Eat at your own risk)
Naked, Hot, Mild, Honey Mustard, BBQ, Sweet and Sour, Parmesan, Peppercorn,
Montreal, Asian Sesame, Ginger, Ranch, Garlic, Beach Butterbay,
Teriyaki, Cajun, Spicy Honey BBQ, Sante Fe

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


BACHELOR PARTY: Casino Night Jam

JOSP will help you plan your next Casino Themed Bachelor party!!!

Our Casino Nights will bring the style of Las Vegas to your Bachelor Party. Your guests will be able to indulge in everything from Blackjack, Craps, Texas Hold’Em and everything else in between. Our Casino Night entertainment includes, but is not limited to the following:

All Casino Tables/Covers and gaming materials.
Professionally dressed dealers
Play money and poker chips
Select prizes for winners
Casino themed decorations and lights

 Pricing based on size of event!


Looking for a unique experience?
Then you need to contact Executive Wedding Planner, Heather Pasko.

Heather has 10+ years of experience in the event planning industry. Heather's attention to detail has been celebrated in the The Knot Magazine.. Heather and her team work to make your dreams a reality. Lovely Events & Occasions offers full service planning or a la carte services.

The Lovely Events & Occasions Design Gallery is located at 713 Penn Avenue, West Reading.

The gallery features 30+ vendors from the area. Find everything you need for your event all in one location. 

Lovely Events & Occasions sponsors monthly events at their Design Gallery. Past events have included: A Mother's Day Tea, Buff Bride, and a Sweet Indulgences event. Find L.E.O . on FACEBOOK for complete details.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011



A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. 
 ~ Eudora Welty

Photo booths have taken the special events scene by storm over the past few years, becoming one of the hottest trends.  Without doubt, the added option of a photo booth can not only be fun for your guests but can leave you with a set of candid images to reminisce over for many years to come.

JOSP has capitalized on this new trend and recently added a photo booth upgrade. What a great addition to any special event. Skip the party favors the guest take home a photo of themselves to enjoy! It's a WIN:WIN.

Contact JOSP for complete details and availability at 610-370-9010.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Every Thursday night JOSP entertains at Paolo's with CHALLENGE the PUB TRIVIA.

Their new patio is a great spot to enjoy time with friends or family while playing JOSPs fun, free, and interactive game. Top 3 teams take home prizes.

Paolo's has daily specials that make a "night out" affordable. Who doesn't love, All You Can Eat Pizza & Wings for only $8.95???

VISIT their Website to view more great DAILY SPECIALS: 


As JOSP starts our "new" blogging journey there is information that we would like to share with you.

We all know that Berks County is a centrally located community within driving distance to many great and exciting places: New York City, Washington, and the beaches of NJ, Maryland, and Delaware to name a few. But, there is a lot going on right here in Berks!

Berks is filled with local talent that wants to work with you. JOSP is one of those local talents who loves to "entertain". We love it so much that we have dedicated our business to providing you entertainment 7 days a week.

Of course, this blog will be dedicated to showcasing our business but, we are also very excited to showcase other members of our community.

We hope that you will join us often on this journey. Be sure to check back often.

Thank you for joining us,

Monday, May 9, 2011


Challenge the Pub Trivia is a great way to get everyone together for a fun night of interactive group trivia. This can be incorporated into any type of function. Challenge the Pub Trivia is a perfect fit for your next fund-raiser, corporate function, or even just a time together with friends and family. Impress your guests with our Challenge the Pub  Trivia Jam, which includes the following:

Game takes about 2 hours to play
Can accommodate up to 15 teams
Every team provided with game packet
Answer sheets
Cheat Sheet score card
Scrap paper
Life Line Specialty Cards
Includes 4 rounds of trivia
Halftime Hunt scavenger hunt for additional points
Select prizes for winning teams

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