GBK along with BOP & Tiger Beat, the industry’s leading teen entertainment magazines, honored the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards Nominees and Presenters at their annual Gift Lounge held on March 29th and 30th. The event was held at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills and also supported three charities, the American Cancer Society, Model Citizen Fund, LLC and Dream Center.
The event was filled with gifts that would put a smile on any kids face and in addition there were plenty of tasty treats on hand to make sure that even adults left satisfied. As tempting as it looked, I did not see anyone take a bite out of the Cake Press Wall created by Bread Basket Cake Company with edible logos created by Ticings®. Before taking a look at all of the companies that were on hand, attendees were able to enjoy some Kobe Beef Sliders and pair those with some fruity liquid nitrogen drinks. Watching those get prepared was almost as fun as drinking them.
The treats continued with a candy and fruit snack buffet provided by Welch’s® Fruit Snacks. So many sweet choices; Juicefulls™ Juice-filled Fruit Snacks, Sun Maid® Milk Chocolate Raisins, My M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies just to get you started, it was hard to pull the kids away from here. Then everyone was able to walk away with some Sabra Hummus to snack on later. Sabra provided each guest with a custom cooler bag filled with Sabra Hummus and a Sabra Grab N’ Go Snack that contains hummus and pretzels. Sabra products are all natural, gluten free and Kosher and you can also find Sabra salsa, veggie dips and guacamole.
Toy State, an innovator and industry leader in the manufacture of licensed and highly-stylized lights and sound toy vehicles, gifted DUB DJz custom vehicles with dual mixing decks, not only great to look at, but so creative every kid will want to get their hands on these cars. SPIN MASTER, a multi-category children’s entertainment company, gifted their Appfinity AppBlaster. Once you pick this up, there is no putting it down. Using dual triggers, trigger-tap technology and augmented reality applications, the AppBlaster turns any environment into a virtual gaming experience and connects securely with your iPhone/iPod Touch, this really takes what looks like a typical toy to an extreme level of fun. MGA Entertainment, known for their award-winning brands such as Little Tikes®, Lalaloopsy™, Bratz®, and Moxie Girls™ gifted their Bratz dolls – one packed doll of choice and an invitation to receive the new Bratz True Hope dolls when they arrive in stores in June.
To help make sure all the little celebs get their beauty sleep, MyPillow, was giving away “the world's most comfortable pillow.” The pillow promotes health, comfort and durability and MyPillow is one of the top 10 fastest growing companies in the USA.
For those who were looking for the latest in technology, Ematic, a superior technology company featuring groundbreaking innovations in portable media, was providing guests with a chance to try Tablet PCs and MP3 Video players.
There was a number of products to make sure everyone would look their best on the red carpet. RevitaLash ADVANCED, was on site gifting their eyelash conditioner that lengthens and thickens eyelashes, Hair by RevitaLash and RevitaLash Mascara and Perfect Primer. imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails were a huge hit as they showed how simple it is to have fabulous looking nails without of effort. Sweet Dream Girlz provided a natural product line of face, body and hair products made especially for girls.
Other great gifts included clothing from American Apparel; jewelry from RockaBella Jewels; artistic decals for iPhones, iPads and MacBooks by MacSlaps; gift packs from Moshi Monsters™; beverages provided by Peace Tea and Hubert's Lemonade and bracelets from Zorbitz, Inc.
Bios Life Slim was showing everyone an innovative program to help maintain a healthy weight and lifestye. They are the only all natural, clinically proven, patented weight loss product on the market today, and has been shown to have a huge impact on overall health, wellness, and fitness
And of course BOP and Tiger Beat were each giving out the latest editions of their magazines to make sure everyone gets a peak at the latest teen celebrity news. To visit BOP and Tiger Beat online, visit: www.bopandtigerbeat.com
The American Cancer Society - combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, about 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org
Dream Center – For the past 17 years, The Dream Center has been combating the issues that afflict Los Angeles communities, rescuing people from poverty, homelessness, hunger and substance abuse, and it is now leading the fight against human trafficking by opening the nation’s largest shelter for victims of human trafficking. For more information about Dream Center, please visit www.dreamcenter.org
Model Citizen Fund, LLC - A charity that fills backpacks with 150 emergency supply items for the homeless. For more information on Model Citizen Fund, please visit www.modelcitizenfund.com
GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to: www.gbkproductions.com