Can you believe it is only 100 days until that jolly fella swaps his board shorts and surf board for a thick red coat and an enormous red sack crammed full of goodies!
And that means it’s time to book your work Xmas party – venue check, catering check, drinks double check… photo booth?! Don’t miss out! Last year we saw three big trends emerge:
The number of booth bookings for Xmas party’s increased dramatically
As did the number of props bookings
And the number of Thursday and Friday night functions – we even appeared at a few Wednesday night Xmas parties and some mid week through the day bookings too
We were happily swamped with Xmas party bookings and did our very best to co-ordinate multiple events on the more popular days and nights too – pheewee! So this year, we have a few special bonuses in store for all of those workplace heroines (and heroes) whose task it is to create that special Xmas social event!
Yes we are taking bookings now, and reserving your date is super easy – simply fill in your date and time on our Bookings and Enquiries form and Suze our admin superstar will contact you to finalise details. PLUS!! Any business Xmas party bookings between the 17th November and 24th December will receive special rates, with BONUS upgrades for any Xmas party bookings on a workday/night.
And if you’re in any doubt about the fun of a booth at a work event – we had a ball at the recent Warehouse Stationery Waikato/BOP regional ball last Saturday night – with a dress up theme and a booth everyone had a fun night to remember… and the bonus props were off the hook!
So, if you enjoyed your booth booking last year, contact Suze NOW to reserve your date, and if you didn’t – but you think a booth might be a good idea… don’t spend too long thinking about it!
Most of us know that no wedding is complete without a photo booth! We attend hundreds of weddings around the country each year, and it always warms our hearts to get great feedback about our booths and services. Back in February we had the pleasure of joining Alexa and Dayle at their stunning wedding at Abbeville Estate, and what an honour for them to have their special day featured exclusively in issue ten of Hello May Magazine (on sale now). Its a beautiful magazine with a special mention of Photo Booth Fun on page 46.
And on that note, if you are planning a wedding yourself, you should get yourself along to the Grand Wedding Show on Sunday 27th September. Its being held at the SkyCity Convention Centre from 9am – 4pm. Everything you need to help plan your day is under one roof – it really is an expo not to be missed. And, of course, some of your friendly Photo Booth Fun crew will be there too, so come along and have some fun in one of our booths. Hope to see you there!
One of the things that I do, as the Wellington manager, is look back over the pictures taken in our booth from time to time. One of the things I’ve noticed recently is a lot of photos of teams of people, costumed the same, having a great time. That’s because Wellington businesses are catching on to the idea that Photo Booths aren’t just entirely “a little bit of fun” – they can have a purpose too.
When it comes to organising a team-building day having a photo booth in the mix can be a great way for the teams involved to document what’s going on in their own way without the “intrusion” of a regular photographer who can make some people feel self-conscious. A booth can either be there for teams to use at their whim or it can be built right in to the challenges. For example, if there was a wearable art challenge as part of a team build day part of the challenge could involve a photo shoot in a booth. Or a team could be instructed to tell a simple story through the four photos that make up a strip from the photo booth. There are a tonne of different ways that a booth could be integrated into your day and then it could be kept on for an entirely different reason if there is an evening function, especially if partners are involved.
We’ve got plenty of experience in how to make a photo booth a fun part of any sort of event you are organising so don’t hesitate to get in touch and pick our brains for ideas!
Well it’s not long to go before the All Blacks take on the rugby world!
On a recent Air New Zealand flight they unveiled their new Men in Black flight safety video – featuring some of the 2015 All Blacks squad (of course) Richie and Dan, with a rapping Israel Dagg and Stan Walker – click on the image to check it out!
Reminded me of when our Auckland manager Jacqui and our PBF admin superstar Suze had the chance to film a Coke photo booth commercial with the AB’s last year – as you can imagine they had quite a bit of fun ;)
So roll on September and gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the All Blacks!!
Here we are, mid-way through August and hopefully nearing the end of winter (and what a cold winter it has been!!). Its been a very busy few months for the Auckland crew – mostly with mid-winter Christmas parties and school balls (mixed in with a few weddings and birthday parties!).
Back at the end of July we also had the pleasure in being part of a very special family day for a fabulous charity called Upside Downs. It was held at Jump in Albany for young people with Down Syndrome, and their families. Everyone had a blast on the trampolines and also relished the chance to get some great family photos in our booth. A great day was had by all and it was so nice that we were invited to be part of it.
And next month will see us back at the Grand Wedding Expo at the Sky City Convention Centre. We will be in our usual stand at this expo – so mark 27th September in your diaries and we look forward to seeing you there!
And last but by no means least, we thought we would share with you our most favourite venue from recent weeks – the aviation hall at Motat. How cool does our booth look amongst all of these old planes … ? Very cool we think!!
We love the fact that our photo booths have a curtain that you can hide behind and get all crazy… but the fun doesn’t have to stop there!
For the more adventurous posers out there the curtain can be flung back to reveal all – posing with an audience can be just as fun! While a blank wall can be nice, a bit of DIY can take you booth experience up a notch – if you can fancy up the wall behind you or even find a fun and interesting wall you can give your guests the option to stay behind the curtain or have photos with a unique back drop or both! – You can even add something to the existing curtain to make it your own – like Sam did for his Indian themed 50th, goodbye black curtain and hello blue sari.
On one of our all time faves…. Rosie sure knows how to make a stunning backdrop
This idea really got us thinking so off we went to search for some fun and different ideas that could inspire a curtain alternative …. remember you can keep the curtain on while still having a fabulous background on standby … we love what we found….have a look at these beauties and let your imagination go, we would love to see what you come up with!
There is no substitute for trying something out in person and talking to someone live to help you make your decisions and wedding expos are a great way to do that. Luckily for Wellingtonians we will be in attendance at the Capital City Wedding Expo on Sunday 23 August.
We’ll have one of our awesome booths there, a box of props to play with and plenty of samples to take a look at on the day. Greg, our Regional Manager, will be there to field all questions and he’ll also have the diary there to check whether we can help you out on your special day. Greg has lots of cool ideas about things you can do with your booth as well so you can really get the most bang for your buck out of the booth. Speaking of bang for your buck we often run a special deal for people who visit us on the day as well so come along and sign up to be part of that.
We’ve also had people come, take a photo in the booth and use that strip to announce their engagement too so there’s added incentive to come along and check us out. See you there!
Here at Photo Booth Fun we think our product is an excellent way for businesses and charities to gain exposure and to get themselves talked about in a positive light. Many corporate and charitable organisations greatly benefit from the inclusion of one of our booths and operators at any function or event that they may be involved with.
With our mandate to create lastingmemories and our excellent designers ability to add your branding and relevant information to one of our custom photo strips, we are able to increase the chances of your organisation being talked about when people display or show off their unique photo strips as they reminisce about that fantastic time they had at your company’s event.
Here are a few examples to demonstrate what we are talking about.
We would love to have the opportunity to collaborate with your company or charitable organisation and help you to potentially gain valuable exposure and make your mark on guests or clients in a meaningful and fun way! We are confident we can excel in contributing to making any event a resounding success!
Our awesome photo booths are a must have to add fun to your wedding, expo event, awards night, office Christmas party, school ball, store opening, birthday party – pretty much anytime you want to add some fun you just need to get your booth on!
And here in Hawkes Bay, we love to support local community and charity events too. So if you have a fund raiser coming up in the Bay, or one of our other regions – Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Wellington, Canterbury or Otagoclick here to contact us and let us know what you have coming up and if we’re available to help we’ll be there!
NZME Special Children’s Extravaganza Napier 2015
Seriously, we love supporting local events all over New Zealand, big or small. Last weekend in Hawkes Bay we helped out at The Special Children’s Extravaganza, (with 600+ kids that would be in the big category) And recently around NZ we’ve help out Air Rescue Trust, Bellyful, Canteen, Life Flight Trust, Pink Ribbon events, Christmas at the Park, CCF and many local school and club fundraiser events just to name a few! So next weekend we’re helping a local kindy (and that would fit in the small category) with their fundraiser because we just love to help.
We are flying through school ball season, and what a great year it has been! Having been in this business for some time now, we are lucky enough to attend balls for the same school year after year. And we are constantly amazed by the creativeness and classiness of each event – they really do get better and better year on year.
And of course, a photo booth is always such a HUGE hit at these balls ….. proof of this being in the queue which can be seen trailing from the booth all night long. Lets face it – everyone loves a good selfie (especially students) – so our booth is always going to be one of the most popular additions to the night. We often overhear students saying things like “this is the best night of my life” or “this is the best photo booth ever”!
If you have already had one of our booths at your school ball this year, don’t forget to jump on to our website to see your photos on the online gallery (if this was booked as part of the package) – its a great way to re-live one of the best nights of the year!
For those of you who still have your school ball coming up – we look forward to joining you for another fab night!