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Theme Parties

King and I                      Godfather

"The King and I", as seen on the Rachael Ray Show                  "The Godfather Weekend" event

 TLDTBall Dive

    "The Living Daylights" Bond Concert                             "Thunderball" Scuba Party           

Rich and Leslie enjoy movies, innovative food and exotic cuisine and people. Over the years, their "entertaining hobby" has taken on a life of its own , with Rich and Leslie creating themed parties that closely resemble a Hollywood production. They call their approach "lights, camera, party", taking their media and theatrical experience and applying it to affordable and no hassle party hosting and themed tours. What was a hobby has grown to national television appearances on "The Rachael Ray Show", charity events and private functions.

Here you will find a sampling of movie and Broadway parties we have created for our movie clubs and special event groups. We will be adding more tips, photos and recipes over the next few months. For the privacy of our guests and the originality and creativity of their party ideas, please request to use content within with permission of

Bonding on the River 007 Party PDF Print E-mail

The members of Daytona Beach, Florida's Halifax River Yacht Club sought out Theme Party People's participation and theming for their 2016 Summer soiree, "Bonding on the River".  Turning the Club's main dining room into a 007 world of casino tables, Vesper Martini bar and festooned with posters and electronic wallpaper was just the beginning. Richard and Leslie arrived via the "Disco Volante" yacht and hosted a challenging Bond trivia game and shared Bond travel stories and suggested itineraries with the guests. As a special treat, club member Jean Sankowski performed spot on Shirley Bassey vocals on the theme's Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever.

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Florida James Bond Club Celebrates James Bond Day PDF Print E-mail

The Florida James Bond Club Orlando Section F fan club  observed the 50th anniversary of James Bond with a "James Bond Golden 50th" celebration created by Richard and Leslie Skillman.

Held in Orlando, guests were feted to an evening of Gold...entering the event through a faux "Fort Knox" entrance as an Aston Martin DB9, sat out front on display for photos, courtesy of Orlando Aston Martin.


The guests spent time among a variety of tables of Bond collectable items from the Skillman's collection with most items centered around the evening's film, "Goldfinger".

Event sponsor, Jerry Spoto of  Bollinger, the champagne of choice by 007, presented a  "History of Bond & Bollinger". Jerry shared with the guests a tasting of the 2002 Special Cuvee, and toasted the founding father of James Bond, Ian Fleming and the film production company EON for the legendary franchise they have created. Spoto discussed the film appearances of the bubbly and how Bond and Bollinger began their relationship.


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Citizen Kane Hollywood Premiere PDF Print E-mail

Set:  We have hosted Hollywood premiere parties for different eras and for "Citizen Kane" the setting was a 1941 Hollywood premiere, complete with red carpet, cheering fans and the flashbulbs of hundreds of photographers outside the private showing of what is considered the greatest American film.

So how do we accomplish that? The red carpet material can be purchased from a Party supplies store as red runners, not too expensive and can be used over and over. I mounted disco style strobe lights to a PVC pipe and plugged them into a motion sensor set to "Test". The sensor was a simple outdoor light unit purchased at a hardware store. The effect was very effective, for as guest walked up the red carpet, their movement would trigger the various strobe lights, truly resembling the flash of many cameras. It was easy to create a CD with crowd cheers, applause and general crowd noise to add to the effect that the guests were the  "stars" of the evening!

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