“I want everyone to be happy”
The driving force behind Blijwin is Edwin Rasser. The born artist, presenter and entertainer is mostly known for his work as a children’s DJ. His recognisable feature is his bellowing laughter. He enjoys working with children a lot. “I love the interaction. Children are honest in their reactions: they’ll always let me know if I’m playing the right music and if it’s good enough. Children are very straightforward: by gauging their reactions I can immediately adapt to the atmosphere. I believe a party is only a success when I’ve been able to engage all children there.
Parties for children aged 4 – 13
Edwin started out with parties for the 8th grade (Dutch system) because he sadly never had an 8th grade party himself. Currently he has larger audiences and throws parties for children from the ages 4 to 13 (primary school children). However, he enjoys parties with only 10 children just as much as larger events on camping sites or festivals. “Smaller groups are more personal and it allows me to interact with the group more efficiently.”
Direct and honest contact with the children
Edwin is an idealist. His mission? A happier world. For almost ten years he’s been traveling through the land as a children’s DJ to give them the time of their lives – from living rooms to gyms, from camping sites to outdoor pools. “Things that make children smile make me smile as well. I’m – in a manner of speaking – also still standing in line for the roller coaster. That’s why I can connect to children easily.” Edwin also enjoys working with people with physical or intellectual disabilities: “Often those assignments are the most wonderful ones”.
Creative and supportive
Edwin would love to help you organise your party. “I can help you with anything and will answer all your question regarding children’s parties. I’m only satisfied when my clients are, and I’ll give you my 200%.” Edwin likes to share ideas and in his solutions he’s always creative: he enjoys the crazy, unexpected things. He’s always genuine when he communicates and he likes to pursue perfection in his parties, questioning whether things can be improved even more.
Entertainment in 4 languages
Edwin has lots of entertaining experience in France, and is able to communicate in 4 languages – Dutch, English, French and German. Hosting parties in a different language, or multiple ones, is something he’s done before and truly enjoys doing. Of course, mistakes can happen, but he catches on quickly and it’s often ground for giggles, a joke or a game.
Open, happy, spontaneous, perfectionistic, customer-focused, cooperative, entertaining in Dutch, English, French or German.
- Lives in Leiden (Near The Hague and Amsterdam)
- Born in 1989 (Leiden)
- Dj since 2003
- Founded Blijwin in 2015
How does it work?
1. Contacting us
You contact Edwin from Blijwin. He’ll tell you everything about the possibilities and rates. He can also inform you about the availability of a certain date or period.
The location is arranged by the client. This could be your own place or a rented facility (a hall, restaurant, community building or sports club).
3. Food and drinks
The food and drinks are also to be provided by client. After all, you know best what the children like and dislike. However, if we may give you some advice: keep it simple. Would you like to eat cake with the children? Please discuss the best time to do so with the DJ.
The DJ arrives 30-60 minutes in advance of the party in order to set up all equipment. He also makes sure to spend some time with the birthday boy/girl, so that he has a good idea of who they are and what they like.
5. The party begins
It’s finally time: all friends are coming in and Blijwin plays the best music and combines it with fun games. None of the kids are left standing still. Have you planned a break for the cake or gifts? Blijwin will make sure it starts at the right time. Blijwin can also oversee this break if that’s more convenient for you.
6. The party’s already over
The time flies during the disco. Everyone smiles and dances and before you know it, it’s already time. Blijwin ensures that all kids go home with a small prize. Some of your guests may stay over for dinner, but that’s entirely up to you, of course.