The MerFriends is a professional troupe of believable mermaids, mermen, and pirates who are available, swimming or dry, for a variety of events. We also provide all of JM Barrie's original NeverLand ch...Read moreThe MerFriends is a professional troupe of believable mermaids, mermen, and pirates who are available, swimming or dry, for a variety of events. We also provide all of JM Barrie's original NeverLand characters as well as certified lifeguards for private pool events.
Professional. Believable. Safe.
The MerFriends formed as a way for local professional mers to work together so to establish and build the Dallas-Fort Worth mer-market. Most members of the troupe have a background in the performing arts and came with extensive training for stage and film. Several of them are also experienced event entertainers, appearing as various fantasy, story, and heroic characters for children's birthday parties.
Since forming, the mermaids and mermen have worked together to perfect basic water skills such as flips, twists, bubble shapes, extended breath holds, and underwater modeling poses. They also wrote and choreographed their various shows. The pirates have attended stage combat workshops, learning to adequately handle the very real swords and daggers. Each member of the troupe is CPR, First Aide, and Lifeguard certified. Our commitment is to be Professional, Believable, and Safe which requires ongoing training and practice. The MerFriends have swim practice once a week, inservice training once a quarter, and rehearsals for performances as needed at their home pool, Kirby Creek Natatorium in Grand Prairie.
Cherry on Top is a seasoned full-service event planning, design concept and catering company. We understand you have a choice of who you ultimately hire, so when the decision is made to bring us on boa...Read moreCherry on Top is a seasoned full-service event planning, design concept and catering company. We understand you have a choice of who you ultimately hire, so when the decision is made to bring us on board, we are honored and never take it for granted. We've been in this business since 1983 and have worked with thousands of clients, but each one is unique in its own way, which allows us to keep our creativity sharp and our love for what we do strong! We specialize in producing ideas and concepts that are creatively customized to each client's specific vision. Our eye to detail, is essential as the design concept unfolds and the Crowning Piece, which will ensure we Produce the Event of a Lifetime, is added!
After college, I, Kathy Mills, owner, started in this business working and planning events for the wife of one of the Bass Brothers. My first day on the job, she told me that she'd see me in a couple of months, because she was lending me to Mrs. Eddie Chiles to help plan the upcoming political fundraiser for President Ronald Reagan and VP George Bush. In the beginning, I can still remember being terrified when I walked through her front door, because I was young and I'd never done anything like that before. However, when the planning began, I immediately knew this was the industry I was meant to be in. The feeling I had from that experience was contagious and I've never looked back. I've planned thousands of weddings, black-tie galas and other fundraisers, VIP political receptions, top chef competitions, after performance dinners for artists performing at Bass Hall, reunions, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, etc. I've now been in this industry for 34 years, so I've seen it all and yet every time I'm hired, I still experience that same amount of excitement that I felt years ago. Therefore, if you hire us, I promise you will be in great hands!