TEEN PARTY EXPO: Coming of Age in America

Top Quote Thousands of Teenagers and Their Families Expected at LA Convention Center To Plan their Big Day in the Only Teenage Celebration Expo of its Kind. Sunday, March 25, 2012 Sponsored by MTV, KIIS FM, Auto Club Of Southern California and More. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) March 16, 2012 - GEC Events once again brings the 4th annual TEEN PARTY EXPO, a celebration of cultural diversity at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 25, 2012, from noon to 5:00 p.m.

    Thousands of teenagers and their families are expected to attend this one-of-a-kind event designed as the Ultimate Teen Celebration Showcase for teens that are preparing for their Quinceañera, Sweet 16, Cotillion, Filipino Debut, Bar/Bat Mitzvah and High School Prom.

    "The theme of the TEEN PARTY EXPO is Come Dream, a one-stop shop destination for innovative ideas that can be used by any and all cultures - whether they are planning a super celebration or a backyard party. The expo hopes to celebrate our youth and deliver positive messages of self-esteem, community and family values as well exhibitors offering amazing 1-Day Deals," adds event manager Margarita Rodriguez.

    MTV. Univision, Kababayan LA, Auto Club of Southern California, Friar Tux Shop and WSS are just some of this year's official sponsors with many more taking notice of this landmark event.

    Coming of Age celebrations are celebrated all over the world. This is no different in the US. "We will be transforming the Los Angeles Convention Center into a young, cool and hip environment for an unforgettable day of celebrities, red carpet experiences, live music, electrifying DJ Spin-offs, amazing fashion shows, prizes and a whole lot more," says GEC Events Organizer Oscar Urrutia.

    This year they have teamed up with 102.7 KIIS FM, 96.3 Latino and 97.1 Amp Radio for an amazing prize giveaway. (3) Three lucky winners will have a chance to win a live performance from one of these radio station's well-known in-house DJs. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the lucky winners to truly transform their party into the Ultimate Celebration!

    Within Teen Club Expo, a dance club setting erected inside the expo, MTV will be casting for upcoming television episodes. Teens are invited to dress to impress as this might be an opportunity to have their party featured on an upcoming nationwide television episode.

    Also on the main stage is something new called "TeenSation". The audience will have a chance to help discover the next big teen music act trying to make it big! This year live performers include Octavius J. Johnson, Manuel Romero, Westbound Dance Crew, Jamie Beeman & The Stingers, A+ Dropouts along with an amazing Michael Jackson tribute by REMJ.

    Teen Party Expo is about celebrating our youth and with this end in mind, they have teamed up with two organizations dedicated to enhancing the lives of teens and promoting a positive message to the community.

    PromFit is an online based, personalized fitness program created by O2 MAX Fitness, the student fitness experts. PromFit helps girls get prom ready-the right way by integrating social media, technology and fitness to deliver results. Girls learn about their bodies, dresses that are best suited for them, fitness and healthy eating habits. The Program can also be used to raise funds for school proms.

    DEAFINIT MODELS Management Co. exclusively represents Deaf Models; Men, Women & Children Runway, Fashion, Fitness, Catalog, Petite & Plus-Size. They represent Models nationwide and internationally that have booked Print, Magazine, Commercials, Music Video, Fashion Shows & Photo-shoots with notable Designers and Fashion Photographers. A very special 13-year old model from Deafinit Models will be featured in this year's Teen Party Expo Fashion Show.

    Today, in the United States, coming-of-age celebrations are big business. Television networks such as MTV and TLC have created My Super Sweet Sixteen, Quiero Mis Quince and Outrageous Kid Parties, three highly rated reality programs chronicle the expense and drama involved in giving teen and preteen parties. With approximately 400,000 Hispanic girls celebrating their fifteenth birthday each year, Hispanic families spend an average of $15,000 to $20,000 for each of these celebrations. Quinceañeras and Sweet 16 celebrations are a $680 billion dollar industry. The Rand Youth Poll found 13- to 19-year-old females spend approximately $64 billion a year, $31 billion of this on beauty and fashion. Over $2.75 billion a year is spent on a wide variety of prom related "necessities" including dresses, tuxedos, accessories, flowers, beauty products and transportation. It is estimated that the average 17-year-old girl spends over $700 on a prom and couples can spend up to $1200 for this one time celebration.

    The TEEN PARTY EXPO will be held Sunday, March 25th from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center located at 1201 S. Figueroa Street. The event is open to the public. Admission is $10.00 at the door. For the latest information visit http://www.TeenPartyExpo.com

    About GEC Events
    GEC Events is an Award Winning environmentally friendly full-service entertainment provider that specializes in creating fun and memorable event concepts. They are the leaders in planning elaborate yet affordable coming of age celebrations. As the creators of the widely successful TEEN PARTY EXPO National Tour, their event showcases products and services for all cultural coming of age celebrations.

    Oscar Urrutia
    818.233.6144 (Mobile)

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