October 2012 archive

Happy Halloween from Royal Photo Booth

Halloween also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31st, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints).

Celebrations include costume parties and trick-or-treating. Halloween is usually celebrated amongst family, friends and, sometimes, co-workers. However, some areas hold large community events. Parties and other events may be planned on October 31 or in the weekends before and after this date. Adults may celebrate by watching horror films, holding costume parties or creating haunted houses or graveyards.

Many children dress up in fancy costumes and visit other homes in the neighborhood. At each house, they demand sweets, snacks or a small gift. If they do not get this, they threaten to do some harm to the inhabitants of the house. This is known as playing ‘trick-or-treat’ and is supposed to happen in a friendly spirit, with no nasty or mean tricks being carried out. However, if your children take part, it is important to accompany them and to check their ‘treats’ to make sure they are safe to eat or play with.

Some families carve lanterns with ‘scary’ faces out of pumpkins or decorate their homes and gardens in Halloween style. These were traditionally intended to ward off evil spirits. If you are at home on Halloween, it is a good idea to have a bowl of small presents or sweets to offer to anyone who knocks on your door. This will help you to please the little spirits in your neighborhood! *Information from Wikipedia and timeanddate.com was used to create this article

We recently did a NYC Halloween Party and it was so much fun to see not only the children but adults get into the spirit of Halloween! Royal Photo Booth was able to capture some memorable moments at this event! Please enjoy our Halloween Photo Booth Pictures. Be safe Trick-or-Treating Lil Monsters!!!

 

Vendor Spotlight: Simone of Lil Tux N Tiaras

We search high and low to feature Event Professionals that are unique and awesome! We never thought about having sitters at an event for the guests who bring their little ones along. Low and behold there is such a service that caters to the Tri-State Area. Check out our interview with the lovely Simone of Lil Tux N Tiaras.

Where did the idea/history for your business come from?

My business idea came to me after having to pick up my kids from two different babysitters a few years ago after a party. My husband and I were exhausted, and I said in passing “Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have the kids at these events and have an onsite sitter”? And so I began my research then. I have owned and operated a Daycare Center for over 5 years, so I was somewhat familiar of what was involved.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part is seeing everyone have a good time at their event. The parents are ALWAYS so very impressed and appreciative, and the kids have fun also)

What types of events to you do? Do you have a favorite event in particular?

LTNT mainly does Weddings, and Wedding related events. However we do get called for Adult Birthday parties a lot and Corporate meetings a lot.

How do you keep the children at the events entertained?

Depending on what the event host has requested, we always have ample arts and crafts, games, and dance music on hand. We can also offer a Teddy Bear stuffing station, Face painting, Spa and Tea parties…the list goes on.

What are your top tips to clients watching their budgets closely?

I recommend hiring an event sitter, and sticking with a basic package of entertainment. Also, I think keeping the children’s menu very basic, pizza or chicken fingers. Kids like familiar things, and they will be so preoccupied, they will want to eat something fun, and quick; so don’t spend too much energy or money on the kids food.

How do you ensure the safety of the children you are watching?

LTNT enters the room 30 minutes before our events and childproofs the room as much as possible. I try to keep a 1:7 sitter/child ratio, to make sure we can keep a close eye on EVERY child. Our products are those used in local schools and Daycare centers, so they are NAEYC approved.

What important questions should people ask an event sitter before hiring them?

What is the sitter/child ratio? Are the sitters CPR/First Aid Cert.? Is the Event Sitter Co. insured?

How do we reserve a Lil’ Tux N’ Tiara’s Event Sitter?

Reservations can be made via our Website http://www.liltuxntiaraseventsitters.com; By phone 516-993-5839; by email: info@liltuxntiaraseventsitters.com. A signed contract and deposit is required to hold the event date.

When you aren’t doing this, what are you doing?

I DO IT ALL! I am a mother of 2  and a wife. I volunteer with the Girl Scouts of America, and am the Events Coordinator for The Elmont Cardinals Sports Club; and as stated before, I own and operate Watch This Child Grow Child Care & Learning Center.

Tell us something we don’t know about Lil’ Tux N’ Tiara’s Event Sitters

Lil Tux N Tiara’s Event Sitters, truly enjoys what we do! I hand pick sitters that are either Moms or Early Childhood Education students. Our motto is: ” We Entertain The Kids So Your Guests Don’t Have To”

 

Lil Tux N Tiaras Event Sitters began in 2009 is based is Queen, New York. We have been published in several blogs such as Valley Stream Mom, Black Bride, Some Me Time to name a few. We love to offer our services to many community outreach events and Baby Expos as well. We can be found and followed on TwitterFacebook and Wedding Wire.

Spice Up Your Holiday Party this Year with Royal Photo Booth

The Holidays are right around the corner! If you’re the lucky one chosen to organize this year’s holiday party, then you have lots of planning to do! With the help of Royal Photo Booth, you can kick this year’s party up a notch!

We know you will be working hard to put the finishing touches on the office holiday party. Last minute details often include all sorts of items from final head counts to decor to food. One thing we are noticing is that the organizer is paying more attention to the entertainment they choose. We understand it is more important than ever to get as much VALUE as possible from budgets that may not be as large as in the past. With this in mind, party planners are turning to New York Photo Booth company, Royal Photo Booth.

A NY photo booth rental from yours truly provides a 3-in-1 solution for Photography, a UNIQUE Entertainment experience, AND Instant Party Favors! It’s just as much FUN for children and seniors as it is for young adults. We are one of the few photo booths in the Tri-State area that specialize in using Green Screen technology, where you have hundreds of awesome backgrounds to choose from. Did we also mention we can fit 10 people in our booth?!? All party goers LOVE piling into the photo booth rental and showing off their wild side! Even the most conservative office types tend to let loose and have some fun once they step into our booth! Trust us, this will be a MEMORABLE event!

Best of all, every photo booth rental includes unlimited pictures, so guests can have a BLAST without anyone having to worry about going over budget! Companies from all fields have entrusted their guests’ smiles to Royal Photo Booth including NYU, Columbia, NY Junior League, Sheraton, Philippine Consulate and many many more.

For more information on how to rent a photo booth for an event just give us a call or send us an Email. Week-day reservations are still available along with extremely limited week-end openings. Don’t forget we can include a corporate logo or create something totally customized. It’s all up to you! A photo booth rental can also be a great marketing tool year round, those interested should again CONTACT US for availability.

We service the entire NY-Metro Area as well as Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Don’t wait until the last minute…book your Royal Photo Booth TODAY! Click HERE to Get A Quote or Call 646-363-6749.

NY Wedding Recap: Alexandra & Steven

We met our bride last year at Bosco’s Bridal Fashion Show & Expo. She stepped into our booth and instantly fell in LOVE with us & booked us a couple of months later. We are so happy to have provided our Green Screen Photo Booth at their wedding which was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, NY. Guests were able to be themselves and take home the pictures to look back on this memorable day for years to come!

The DJ/MC for the evening was Will Barrientos of Creative Image Services and he and his team definitely had the dance floor jumping all night long! The groom and 2 of his groomsmen had a dance routine for the bride and two of her sisters, which was so awesome to watch.

The photo booth lines were non-stop and everyone had a BLAST! See how much FUN the guests had with our short YouTube video below!

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NY Wedding Recap: Sandra & Andre

NY Wedding Photo BoothOur photo booth was a HIT at this past weekend’s wedding,  where we helped celebrate Sandra & Andre’s special day. The theme of their wedding was a Masquerade theme and each guests was provided beautiful masks!

Their wedding was held at Douglaston Manor in Douglaston, NY. Set atop a scenic hillside, reminiscent of a European countryside, it is juxtaposed against the panoramic view of the New York City skyline. Nested within the Country Club setting of the beautiful manicured Douglaston Golf Course, the Douglaston Manor provides a unique setting for any Wedding.

We worked with some great vendors who helped make this wedding unforgettable! The DJs for the evening were Anthony and Victor of That’s Entertainment. The Videographers were Marlon and Earl of Mearl Films Production Company. The photographer was Angela of Milestone Images.

Royal Photo Booth is DEFINITELY A MUST HAVE for any wedding! Check some of our favorite pictures from the wedding!

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