GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, and Pilot Corporation of America (Pilot Pen) hosted a Pre-Teen Choice Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge and Family Carnival at the Houdini Estate in Los Angeles on August 11 and 12. Celebs in attendance included Christina Milian, Amanda Stanton, Chandler Kinney, Scheana Marie and Byron Scott.
Celebs and their families enjoyed a wide range of carnival games and activities including creating personalized animated Action Flipbooks using green screen technology, and grooved to tunes by DJ Young 1, the youngest mixer for iHeart Media’s Real 92.3 FM. Carnival-goers enjoyed bites and treats from Cali’flour who sampled their cauliflower pizza, Ike’s Place award winning sandwiches and gourmet shakes from The Mug Shakes, while adults were treated to cocktails from Liquid Conclusion.
Guests walked away with exclusive fashion, beauty, and lifestyle gifts such as in-home dog training sessions from LA’s Dog Trainer, handmade body lotions and body spray for tweens and teens from Angels and Tomboys, mini-manicures from Nail Garden, ping pong lessons from Pongstarz, men’s underwear from Pariah, and The Good Chiropractor offered free adjustments sending guests home with a posture protecting chiropractic pillow!
Just in time for the back-to-school season, Pilot Pen was also on hand to showcase their writing instruments helping creative minds write fearlessly and erase doubt. At the lounge, Pilot Pen challenged celebrity role models to share the “fearless phrases” that helped them cast away fear, embrace their creativity and pursue their dreams, while showcasing a range of Pilot’s most innovative writing
“There is so much power in written and spoken words and so many of the Teen Choice Award Nominees we’re celebrating have used their words and deeds to empower and inspire their young fans,” said Ariann Langsam, director of marketing for Pilot Pen. “Through our partnership with the GBK Pre-Teen Choice Awards Lounge, we’re excited to be able to celebrate teens’ favorite celebrity icons, and highlight the creative power of positivity through our incredible line of FriXion erasable pens.”
During the event, guests had the opportunity to support their favorite causes by participating in Pilot’s philanthropic social media campaign, Pilot Purpose. They were invited to share the “fearless phrases” they use to erase doubt and stay confident every day, along with the name of their charity of choice, and share it on their personal social media pages using #PilotPurpose. The celebrity post with the most follower engagement will receive a $5,000 donation to their charity on behalf of Pilot.