Because people do the funniest things when they think no one's watching...

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!


Do you take…? I do!


The sun is shining again here in sunny Hawkes Bay which means two things… BBQ’s and the start of “the wedding season” and of course along with that comes the perfect opportunity for some Photo Booth Fun.

Hawkes Bay has some of the best wedding venues in the country, I may be a bit biased because I live there (being a local is a real bonus!) but some call it “The Wedding Capital of New Zealand” and with great food, great wine, amazing locations and awesome people right across Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and beyond it’s no wonder. And of course the one thing that makes a wedding perfect is having a Photo Booth Fun photo booth right there.

Here’s a couple having some Photo Booth Fun on their wedding day at The Old Church from last wedding season. Thanks Meredith Lord Photography for these great shots!PBF 3PBF 1 PBF 2

We have some great packages perfect for weddings click the prices link up there and see for your self.

Call or email us NOW to “Check the date before it’s too late!”. I look forward to seeing you there… at your wedding in the sunny Wedding Capital - Hawkes Bay

Tony

Hawkes Bay Manager


We love to support your charity events


Our awesome photo booths are a must have addition to add fun to your wedding, expo event, awards night, office Xmas party, school ball, store opening, birthday party – pretty much anytime anyone wants to get their booth on!  And here in the 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, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Canterbury or Otago click here to contact us and let us know what you have coming up.

fundraiserSeriously, we love supporting local events all over New Zealand, recently we’ve helped out The Special Children’s Xmas Party, Air Rescue Trust open day, Bellyful, The Mad Hatters Ball, Canteen, The World Environment Day Bash, Life Flight Trust open day, Children’s day, GLO Festival fundraiser and the Hamilton West Tigers junior league fundraiser, just to name a few!


The gift that keeps on giving….


You have had a fantastic time in one of the Photo Booth Fun booths creating some fun and crazy memories you walk out grab your photo strips and have a bit of a laugh… so now what?  Is the fun over? Of course not! That funky little photo strip you hold in your hand is just beginning it’s journey with you! You head home and look around for the perfect way to keep it save… sure you could put it in a draw to ensure it doesn’t crinkle but where is the fun in that! No that little strip deserves to be on display so you can look at it and smile every time you think about your time in the booth at what was sure to have been an amazing event.

Walk into our Taranaki managers home and you can’t help but see photo strips…well…everywhere! Just the way they like it! Talk about an easy way to decorate your living room – who needs expensive wall paper when you have a few Photo Booth Fun photo strips to work with!

Check out just two of the ways Rebecca and Jordan display their photo strips…

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Others go with the classic Fridge Display – always a favorite….

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And if it is your event an album is a must! Hannah and Sean have sent us this image of their album packed full with photo strips! Wedding guests took one photo strip home and put the other into Hannah and Sean’s album along with a creative message – now that is way more interesting than your standard wedding guest book!

 

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So get creative people and get those photo strips on display – it really is a great way to decorate your home!


Planning your big day ….?


Recently got engaged?  Been engaged for ages and ready to take the next step?  If you have a wedding or the horizon, then you need to put Sunday 28th September in your diary today!

The Grand Wedding Show, at Sky City, is just around the corner.  It is the perfect place to come and get your entire wedding planned in one day, with all suppliers under the one roof.  From cake makers, to honeymoon ideas – you will find everything you need to plan your big day.

The Photo Booth Fun Auckland team will be there – at our usual stand (stand number 27).  Come along and say hi, and of course take a moment to try out one of our booths and talk to us about your big day.

Hope to see you there!

 


Not just for the Birds!


We’re spoiled for choice in the Waikato with great function venues and spaces set in beautiful rural areas.  One of our favourite urban venues however, is set right in the heart of Hamilton at the city WINTEC campus.

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With multiple room choices including The transparent-roofed Atrium and the Long Room over-looking the PWC courtyard, WINTEC House offers unique inner-city spaces for your function.  A mix of original building and modern architectural features, you can’t go wrong celebrating in this all-weather space.

Photobooth Fun have attended many a function here and we love it’s easy access, excellent parking facilities and dedicated event planning team.  So if you’re looking for something funky and functional – contact the team at WINTEC House http://www.wintec.ac.nz/venues/Pages/index.aspx