GBK and Pilot Pen Pre-Teen Choice Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge & Family Carnival - A Magical Day at the Houdini Estate

Leading up to the Teen Choice Awards celebrities and their families were treated to two amazing days at the stunning Houdini Estate in Los Angeles on August 11th and 12th. The GBK and Pilot Pen Pre-Teen Choice Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge & Family Carnival took over the estate for two fun-filled days prior to the awards.

Christina Milian shows off her #PilotPurpose Fearless Phrase at the Pilot Pen & GBK Pre-Teen Choice Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge, encouraging fans to be stronger than fear (Courtesy Pilot Pen)

Pilot Pen asked celebrity role models to share the “fearless phrases” that helped them cast away fear, embrace their creativity and pursue their dreams using the FriXion line of erasable pens and markers. To help teens that may be struggling, Pilot Pen is encouraging parents, students and celebrities to help erase bullying – something many have faced –through their ‘Erase Bullying for Good’ campaign. In addition, Pilot Pen encouraged guests to post on social media using #PilotPurpose and whatever charity had the most mentions would receive a $5,000 donation. For more information, visit: Pilot Pen

Well-known plastic surgeon and Botched star, Dr. Paul Nassif shows off Pilot Pen's FriXion Colors erasable marker pen for fixing botched writing at Pilot Pen & GBK Pre-Teen Choice Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge (Courtesy Pilot Pen)

The event also helped raised money for Common Threads, which helps cultivate a healthier lifestyle and celebrates diversity through food. For more information, visit Common Threads

DJ Young 1, who performed for President Obama at the White House, was spinning tunes all day and keep guests entertained with her high energy performance. DJ Young 1 was also gifting guests one hour of complimentary spin time. For more information, visit: DJ Young 1

DJ Young 1

The Good Chiropractor, Dr. Ken Gee, was not only adjusting guests with his chiropractic skills, but he was also gifting his "Good Roll" pillow. The world's best adjustable, posture protecting, poison/free pillow is a must have for sleeping, laying on the couch or for travel. For more information,visit: The Good Roll

The Good Chiropractor,

Cali’Flour Foods was sampling their delicious cauliflower crust pizzas (with only 180 calories in the entire crust) and gifting a year supply to each guest. For more information, visit: Cali'Flour Foods

Amanda Stanton with Cali'Flour Foods

Cali' Flour

B Opulent was gifting some of their handcrafted and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces to guests. Always a favorite line among celebrities looking for that special piece to set them apart. For more information visit: B Opulent

Pariah was giving guests a sneak peek ath their line of boxer briefs that will be avaliable on September 15th. Pariah donates $5 from every pair sold to support men's health initiatives. For more information, visit: Pariah

It was hard to drag guests away from Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, who were letting guests enjoy their amazing subs that included unique versions such as the turkey and sundried tomato version. Ike was also gifting $1,000 gift certificates so guests would be able to try everything on the lengthy and tasty menu at Ike’s. For more information on Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, visit: Ike's

Ike's Sandwiches

Art Naturals was gifting their state-of-the-art electric cool mist oil diffuser. You can use the Art Naturals 100% pure essential oils to change the mood of your room. For more information, visit: Art Naturals

LA’s Dog Trainer does more than train dogs, if you can think of an animal, she has probably trained it. But for the dog lovers in attendance, LA’s Dog Trainer was gifting free admission to the precision timing/clicker workshop that will allow you to have a better relationship with your dog. LA’s Dog Trainer offers a wide range of services to train your dog depending upon your needs. For more information, visit: LA’s Dog Trainer

LA's Dog Trainer

Action Flipbooks set up their station to allow everyone in attendance to make their own action flipbook. A huge hit with everyone, this was a really quick process and the books were ready to take home in just a few minutes. For more information on Action Flipbooks, visit:

Angel and Tomboys is fresh off a visit to the Shark Tank on ABC and they were gifting their fragranced body lotions and sprays created by kidprenuers Madison and Mallory. For more information, visit: Angel and Tomboys

Angel and Tomboys

Guests were treated to amazing cocktails from Liquid Conclusion.

Liquid Conclusion.

The Mug Shakes were treating guests to their decadent and one-of-a-kind shakes as well as gifting $50 gift cards to experience more of their shakes. For more information, visit: The Mug Shakes

The Mug Shakes

Westside Nannies was making sure that parents and kids both could enjoy the festivities as the Westside Nannies provided childcare so parents could mingle and enjoy all that the gift lounge had to offer. For more information, visit: Westside Nannies

Guests were pampered by Nail Garden, which was providing manicures and a polish to guests. For more information, visit: Nail Garden

Ooh La La catering was using the kitchen at the Houdini Estate to create some wonderful desserts that guests were loving! Ooh La La provides catering as well as offers cooking classes; For more information, visit: Ooh La La

Guests also were able to play ping-pong courtesy of Pong Stars to go along with treats from Pop-Pa's Popcorn and Sparkling Ice.

My Rebellious Roses was gifting clothing that included Bypias and the Cotton Natural Line that is made from 100% organic cotton from Peru. For more information, visit: My Rebellious Roses


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

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