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The Christmas countdown is on


Did you know that there is only 41 more sleeps till Christmas?  Thats right – its not really that far away is it?  The Photo Booth Fun Auckland crew LOVE Christmas and we are on the countdown.

However there is still alot to do between now and the 25th December!  Not only do we need to hit the shops to kick start the Christmas shopping, there is also lots and lots of Christmas parties that we have to attend (with a photo booth in tow of course!).  Our prop boxes will soon be filled with santa hats, reindeer ears and tinsel.
 

Our calender is already looking pretty full between now and Christmas, however we do still have some dates available.  So, if you are on the social committee at work or have been put in charge of organising an end of year team get-together, give us a ring today.  We will do our absolute best to fit you in – cos lets face it, no Christmas party is complete without a photo booth!

Let the countdown begin …

Jacs & Dee
Auckland managers

Happy 150th Hamilton City!


Hamilton, City of the Future aka The Tron, celebrates it’s 150th Anniversary on 22nd November.  The council has $1.50 bus fares all day so no need to worry about parking, just jump a bus and head to the city.

There is a huge party from 3.00pm – 9.00pm with loads of fun events for the family and culminating in a spectacular fireworks display.

Photobooth Fun will be there collecting gold coins for a chosen charity, so make sure you come on down and get a family snap.

For the super-keen, there is a mass Time Warp dance and party down at the Riff Raff statue on Victoria Street from 10.00pm-11.00pm.


Why so scared – its just a bit of fun!


 

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People often seem to be a bit shy of having their photo taken. More than just shy, scared sometimes.

Even in the age of the selfie there are plenty of people who seem nervous going into the booth for the first time.

With the horrors of Halloween behind us its time to look at something else to be unafraid of…the humble photobooth.

Photobooths are supposed to be about fun, not getting things just right and it takes the pressure off finding that perfect angle. Its difficult to achieve airbrushed perfection when you’re crammed into a booth with 7 other of your mates, several of whom are wearing sombreros. So its perfect for the photo phobic – everyone looks silly but everyone is having a great time.

So jump on into the booth, whether you think you take a great pic or not.

Its not something that goes bump in the night, its something that giggles or downright screams with laughter!


Photo Booth Fun where age is just a number…..


Meet Brian and Clara – they have been married 60 years, they are 81 and 85 years old, and live happily in Taranaki. For their Diamond Wedding Anniversary there was one thing they wanted at their celebratory dinner … that’s right a Photo Booth Fun photo booth!

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Never too Old!

Not only did they have A LOT of fun posing for the camera but they took the opportunity to get some new photos for the wall while they were at it! You see here at PBF you get to keep a USB full of all your hi-res booth photos, perfect for framing, popping in an album or if that’s not your thing there is always the option of blackmail with some of those more … “special” photos!

You are never too old to have fun and you are certainly never too old to get all propped up and smile for the camera in one of our booths. Sure you could opt to have a low key afternoon tea with scones and jam  to celebrate special occasions as you get that little bit older OR you could do what Brian and Clara did and ignore the stereotypes of getting older an get one of our booths and a friendly operator along! Our Booths are perfect for all occasions,ages and events…so next time are thinking of throwing a little shindig or family get together make sure you give us a call!


Kick your party off with a bang!


Halloween is just a few days away, and Guy Fawkes is next Wednesday 5th November – if you’re hosting a themed party why not hire a photo booth to instantly capture all of your costumed glory!

Looking for some cool costume idea’s?  Check out these inspirational photo’s…

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Freddy Kruger Pug!  Classic :)  Have a safe and fun Halloween and Guy Fawkes everyone!


Prop Art…


SOME PEOPLE just know how to rock the props. And of course, some just shouldn’t go anywhere near them lol

The Hawkes Bay Team would like to share some examples from a recent wedding in Hastings of prop success that makes you go oh…Photobooth cute bunny earsAnd a fail that make you go d’oh!Photobooth hat propPirates that make you go AAARRRR!IMG_0278And glasses that make you go Aaaahhhh????Photo booth glasses propsAnd prop rockers that really add colour to your life…IMG_0244In fact if you’re going to prop then rock or speak to the handPhoto booth propsOf course whether you prop or don’t prop is up to you, but there are so many possibilities to make Unique Prop Art why wouldn’t you add some props to your Photo Booth Fun?!

Whether it’s a Wedding, Christmas Party, Conference or a Party of any kind… Come join the Hawkes Bay Team for some Prop Culture in Napier, Hasitngs or the Wider Hawkes Bay Area soon. We look forward to laughing at, I mean, with you soon :)

Tony

Hawkes Bay Regional Manager


Photo Booth Fun meets the All Blacks!


One of the best things about Photo Booth Fun has to be the people we get the opportunity to work with. Over the years we been lucky enough to work with some fantastic people and organisations.  Back in January this year we were involved in a very COOL project with Coke and the All Blacks – we are avid rugby fans up here in Auckland, so were stoked to be a part of this one.   Check out the result below – 100% pure awesomeness!!


Planning your work Christmas Function? Give us a Call!


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We know it’s only October but there’s no better time to start planning your Christmas work function.  To avoid disappointment, start locking in your first choice of venue and entertainment.

The Photobooth Fun team are standing by to take your call…our photos will record all those great costumes, our in-house graphics guru (aka Thumbs-Up Santa) will customise a unique photo strip for your company and our friendly operators will make sure everyone has a heap of fun on the night.

Call us now…our calendars are filling fast!


Wedding Tasters at the Atrium


Over the last month, the Christchurch team had the pleasure of bringing our booth to a series of special wedding tasters at The Atrium in Hagley Park.

Events like these are a great way for people to get ideas and plan for their big day and for us, it’s always fun to meet happy couples and get them in for a turn in the booth. Once again, there was a lot of silliness in the booth and laughs were the order of the day.

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It’d been a long time since I’d been to The Atrium and it’s looking fantastic. It’s in a beautiful setting and has great views out to the park. And the team managing it all, Victoria Foods, are also excellent caterers! Trudy and Gael did a great job organising the tasters events and it’d definitely be worth your while getting in touch with them if you’re planning your wedding.

I can’t wait to have the booth back at the Atrium again soon!

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Gael from Victoria Foods with the wonderful Jack from Vintage Car Tours

 

Michaela

Manager – Chch/S.I


MC or not MC? Is that the question?


 

Wellington Manager Greg has been a professional MC for conferences and events for over 24 years. With Wedding season upon us Greg has some suggestions for getting the most out of your MC:GE on stage

Weddings are a curious gathering of people. Unless its a super small affair there’s a big chance that the only thing that most people have in common is one half of the happy couple or the other. So the formalities in the wedding reception can be a tough balancing act. Everyone likes a few great stories about the bride, groom or both but the speeches can’t go on too long or it just sucks the life out of the evening – people want to get down to the eating, drinking, dancing and photo boothing.

So your MC is an important person – they can really help tie all the speeches together or they can just make everything worse. Here’s a few quick tips for finding the right person and how to get the most out of them:

  1. Pick your MC early – its an important role and can be as important as the rest of the bridal party in making sure things go well
  2. Make sure that he or she knows who else is speaking and can get in touch with them well in advance. That way your MC has a chance to find out what people are talking about and can gently make sure they’re doing a bit of prep. Knowing who is talking and what they are talking about allows for a better and more personal introduction. Its even a great idea for them to know how long each speaker will be. It just means that people will feel like there is a time limit and not go rambling on!
  3. Its not about the MC! They are the glue that holds things together and keeps things moving but we want to hear from the parents, the happy couple and the bride and groom. Often people pick an MC who’s “a bit of an extrovert” and they can spoil things by taking up more time with their own stories. I’ve even seen one wedding MC steal one of the father of the bride’s jokes
  4. Make sure they know everything that is happening well in advance – introduce them to your planner, the photobooth operator or the venue. Then they can run and announce things without you constantly having to tell them new things
  5. Your MC is like the sober driver of the evening – they don’t get on it until the formalities are done. That way you can rely on them to keep things on the straight and narrow.
  6. Unexpected things can occur if you throw open to the floor to say something – so be prepared for that! Think about your guests and whether that is wise. If Aunty Lynne always likes a drink and to sing off-key maybe don’t open it up for anyone to talk!

If you’ve got an MC who is staying on top of those little things then the speeches at your wedding and the rest of the formalities can be a really memorable part of the evening and not an endurance test of politeness!