BIRTHDAYS

Rachel will make your child's birthday party extra special by involving everyone! Your child and guests will have more fun than a barrel full of monkeys!

Rachel will wow them with:
• eye-catching props that will grab the attention of young and old alike.
• fantastic music to make you want to sing and dance.
• laughter and giggles.
• creativity, imagination, and lots of heart.

If you have a special theme, let Rachel know and she will suggest ideas about how she might incorporate it into her performance. At the end of the performance, she will lead everyone to the birthday cake and lead your guests in "Happy Birthday" with her guitar.

Here are just a few ideas for a spectacular time:

  • A birthday parade!

  • Rachel's Mama Hen puppet and her newborn baby chick will capture everyone's imagination. Mama Hen will announce that she has egg shaker instruments for everyone to play.

  • Homemade instruments are excellent for older children. Rachel will teach them to play wooden spoons, let them try a washtub bass, and a one-stringed instrument called a canjo!

  • Rachel will bring her three-layer caterpillar puppet and then turn everyone into a butterfly!

  • It is time for a circus! Rachel will be the Ring Master. She will balance a broom, a toilet plunger, and a peacock feature on her hand and even her nose. Young guests will pretend to be lions and jump through a hula hoop. Rachel will place a masking tape "tightrope" on the floor and invite guests to walk across it. They can toss a ball or do tricks but don't fall!

  • Rachel will bring her big bag of scarves and invite children to create costumes. They will show off their costumes as they walk the runway in a birthday fashion show.

Local prices in Nashville within a 30-minute drive from Bellevue Tennessee:

30-minute performance $175

45-minute performance $200

Includes these areas:
Nashville, Brentwood, Bellevue, Peagram, Fairview, Antioch, East Nashville, Downtown, Ashland City

If you have over 20 guests or the drive is over 30 minutes one way, there will be additional fees. Contact Rachel for a quote. Rachel will bring her guitar, eye-catching props, and a small amplifier. You provide a grounded electrical outlet. If the party is outside, you will provide cover from the sun or rain and an alternative location for the performance if the weather does not cooperate.

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Upcoming Events

Dance Party with Rachel, Summer Reading Concert-cancelled

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North Public Library, 1001 Monroe Street, Nashville

Dance Party with Rachel - Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to rock and roll with family entertainer Rachel Sumner. You will learn to do dances called the twist, the swim, and more! Free. Call (615) 862-5858 for more information.

Imagine Your Story, Summer Reading Challenge Concert

Nashville Public Library's YouTube site, Nashville

Children and their families will be invited to sing, dance, and role-play in this interactive musical concert of original songs inspired by traditional stories. During this fun-filled show, Rachel Sumner will encourage audience members to add their own spin to an old story to make it their own.

PREPARE FOR THE SHOW AT HOME OR SCHOOL Make sure you have room to dance and move around. Also, plan to have paper, pencils, crayons or other drawing materials ready after the show so that you can begin creating your own story from a story you know well.

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