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How to Throw the Best Corporate Holiday Party

Holiday parties, especially in New York City,  can extend well beyond a night of fun and laughter—their benefits can help employees feel good about themselves, each other, and the work they do. Whether a business or an organization, a Christmas or Holiday Party is always a time of celebration and spending time together in a casual environment.

At a holiday party, there is not only fun and excitement, but also great food and lots of laughs.

Hiring entertainment

One important element of a Christmas/Holiday party that many party planners include when planning the event is great entertainment. Hiring entertainment for a holiday party has greatly increased over the years due to the many benefits that come with having such entertainment at the party.

First thing you’ll want your party to be social and entertaining for all guests. Whether it is a comedian, magician, or photo booth, quality entertainment helps people relax and it gives them a break from life’s daily stresses. Providing your employees with a experience is a great way to show them they are appreciated.

One great thing about having photo booth entertainment at a holiday party will ensure no one will be bored and leave early. You won’t see anyone twiddling their thumbs, using their mobile devices, or rolling their eyes in boredom. The guests will be involved and having fun.

Having Higher Management Present

Corporate holiday parties offer employees one of the best chances to interact with top management. Employees probably don’t get a chance to meet people in higher management. An office party is a good opportunity for employees to get to know their colleagues and superiors in a more relaxed setting. So be sure higher management will be present and open to being social with other employees so they will get to know them on a personal level and get a great chance to network with others in the organization and forge new relationships.

Just Have Fun

Parties need not be extravagant to be effective; even modest holiday parties can boost employee morale. Office parties and specifically holiday events are organized to show gratitude and support for the hard work the employees put in throughout the year. They are a way for you to show real appreciation for your employees.

When you have a holiday event, both you and your employees get a chance to break the ice and interact in a social atmosphere. Your staff feels important and bonds well with both you and their colleagues.

This goes a long way toward improving employee morale and forging a winning team.

Corporate holiday parties are a great opportunity for you and your employees to let your hair down, have some fun and get to know each other better – and this can lead to higher productivity.

I invite you to contact us today for a consultation on how we can best serve your next social, corporate event entertainment  needs. Please email and follow us on Instagram:


WCFF Gala & Awards Event in NYC

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival Gala and Awards Ceremony was definitely an evening to remember at a glorious venue of a bygone era, 583 Park Avenue. An evening of exquisite cuisine, the finest champagne, beer, wines, mixed drinks and sake. The evening was one of the premiere conservation galas in the country of 2014. Leaders from the fashion industry, Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, along with a who’s who among Manhattan society and global leaders within the Wildlife Conservation industry attended

* Lifetime Achievement awards will be presented to: Dr. Birute Galdikas, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Patricia C. Wright, His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Sultan, and Nan Hauser.

We were very honored to be a part of this event and have our Royal Photo Booth there with fun props – lemurs, orangutans and whales oh my! Here’s some of our favorite photo booth pictures of this premiere New York City event.

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Caskers Celebration 2014

Royal Photo Booth was present for the third annual Caskers Craft Spirits Celebration that took place Tuesday, October 14th at Houston Hall in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

The Caskers Craft Spirits Celebration brought together some of the best craft distilleries from across the country and distilled them together into a grand tastings event. During the Celebration, guests sampled unlimited craft spirits from over 20 distilleries, including Boyd & Blair, Warwick Distillery, Spring44, Ilegal Mezcal, Greenhook Ginsmiths and 35 Maple Street. In addition to the tastings, guests enjoyed signature cocktails from the distilleries, as well as hors d’oeuvres.

Below are some of our favorite photo booth pictures from the event!

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Artvesta Wine & Cake Tasting – October 2014

Calling all event planners and brides-to-be!

Come join us for an intimate evening of delicious cake samples from Me Too Cakes, wine tasting and meet amazing, hand-picked vendors in the wedding industry including us, Royal Photo Booth — an award-winning photo booth company in New York City. Please scroll down for more info and registration.

October 15th, 2014 | 6:30-9:30PM

Artvesta and Royal Photo Booth








Artvesta Studio has eliminated all that stress and has hand picked wedding vendors that come highly recommended in the industry. They will devote their time to discuss your wedding details with no rush or pressure. This intimate affair is not to be missed! Click HERE for an exclusive link for my guests for free admission.

Tatiana_valerie2 Tatiana Valerie is an award-winning wedding photographer and Artvesta Studio owner. I call my photography style guided photo-journalism — I preserve the natural candidness of the scene by guiding my clients into the right situation that gives a great starting point for the further natural flow that accentuates their positive sides. This way I make sure that the resulting images look not only natural but beautiful and flawless. My work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Weddings Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, InStyle and other print and online publications.
PowerBeats PowerBeats Productions is founded by two brothers Christian and Miguel that have been in the business for 15 years providing their professional work to different Entertainment companies in the New York Area and now they have team up and created PowerBeats Productions! With a different approach to the entertainment services and that is “ Dj Entertainment Focused On You”
FLO1 Flo New York is proudly located in the heart of NYC’s 28th Street flower district. We have established a close connection within our floral community and a dedication to creating flawless, luminous and original design. We provide floral arrangements or entire event planning for your corporate or social engagement. Our passion for decor will notably enhance your business meeting, birthday party, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or any themed event.
Amy_Cakes Amy Kathuria, Me Too Cakes: Cake making philosophy: I believe the cake should taste as good as it looks. I bake from scratch, using great ingredients and real fruit purees. All natural, no artificial taste. When I meet the couple, I like to design a cake that brings out their personality and unique style.
Royal Photo Booth NY Weddings Royal Photo Booth, is an award-winning photo booth company based out of New York City. Royal Photo Booth is so much more than a photobooth. It is an experience that your guests will remember for years to come. Because when you look at a Royal Photo Booth photo, you are transported back to that special event, and you can relive the moments you shared with those precious people.
Amy_makeup Amy Klewitz is a New York-based professional hair and makeup artist. She brings many years of her professional experience into wedding industry. “The Best Of Weddings 2013″ by The Knot. Her styles range from clean and natural to edgy and artistic.
Yohaidi Yohaidy Pichardo at Betty’s Catering & Betty’s Total Events. We are an event company specializing in all your event needs. From simple to lavish we are passionate about your affair. Our team of dedicated professionals work with you to achieve your vision. Our services include wedding planning, event design, elegant florals, and much more.
Jillian173 Jillian Fontana is a professional wine consultant who recently moved to New York City from Boston where she was a restaurant sommelier. Her company,Wine Social, produces custom-tailored wine events delivered with style. Weddings, celebrations and corporate wine tastings are just a few of the events for which she consults. She also provides wine consulting for both corporate and private functions in New York City.
Susan3 Pops and Giggles  is a boutique event planning and designing agency based out of New York City, specializing in live gigs and musical selection. Ideal for the modern day budget-savvy client, our goal is to connect you to the right vendors to make your vision into reality- while having the time of your life.

Honeymoon Destination: Hawaii

Hawaii11Aloha! I celebrated my birthday in Oahu last week and let me tell you that Hawaii is a place of relaxation, beauty, and lots of beautiful beaches! There are so many reasons why Hawaii is rated one of the Top Destinations for honeymooners. Like many of you, I researched what I wanted to do, see , and most importantly eat! I thought I’d save you some time and share with you what I found…the hidden gems no one tells you about unless you a local lets you in on the secret.

After you’ve reserved your hotel, timeshare, AirBnb place for your stay, do yourself a favor a rent a car. Try for the best quote on car rentals. I got several quotes from other local companies, and this website always provided the best prices.

Top Picks for Food

  1. Roy’s Waikiki – had my birthday dinner here and it didn’t disappoint. I recommend making reservations online on their website. I recommend the Tasting Menu, where you get appetizer sampler, entree, and dessert. The Macadamia Nut Crusted Monchong as well as the Hawaiian Style Misoyaki Butterfish. For dessert I had the Pineapple Upside down cake which was served with vanilla ice cream.
  2. Boots and Kimos Homestyle Kitchen – best macadamia nut pancakes, try the corn beef hash, pulehu ribs, and fried rice. Good breakfast place to eat before or after Lanikai pillbox hike
  3. Ono Hawaiian Food — best place to try authentic hawaiian food
  4. Aloha General Store —  one of the best tasting shaved ice I’ve ever had! Order this with ice cream at the bottom!
  5. Leonard’s Bakery — best tasting malasadas. Eat them while they are hot!
  6. Liliha Bakery —  best tasting cream puffs

Places to Get Souvenirs for the Best Prices

  1. Hawaii Honeymoon_Royal Photo BoothCostco — if you have a Costco card, you should get your Hawaiian chocolate covered macadamia nuts from here. They sell a 12 pack of variety boxes for $29.99. It ends up being $2.50/box compared to Walmart at $3.36/box or at the ABC Stores for a little more. You can also get your Macadamia Nut fix here along with other yummy treats like small bags of Maui style potato chips.
  2. Don Quiote — you can buy lots of Asian snacks and food (prepared or frozen) here as well souvenirs. My sister went overboard here and had to buy another carry-on to transport the goodies back with her.
  3. Walmart — I know some hate Walmart but they have the best prices on Hawaii souvenirs. I scored beautiful calendars, $3 magnets, key chains and other souvenirs.

Places to Shop

  1. Ala Moana Center –  they have lots of designer brands like Louis Vuitton but also brands like Forever 21 and Old Navy too
  2. Waikele Outlets – its a very small outlet center. They have stores like off Saks Fifth Avenue, Tumi, Solstice Sunglasses.
  3. Swap Meet - Aloha Stadium 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd, Aiea *Only open Wed, Sat, Sun 7am-3pm. Go early in the morning as it gets really hot

Favorite Beach

  1. Lanikai Beach – my favorite beach out of all beaches on Oahu and rated one of the best beaches in the world! You will need a rental car to get there!

Best Circle Island Tour

Hawaii Tours_Royal Photo BoothHawaii Jeep Private Tours – I read tons of reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to spend more money for a more private and not as commercial tour around the island. We hired Hawaii Jeep Tours. They offer a variety of tours but we went ahead with the circle island tour which is from 9am-5pm. I was very pleased to our tour guide Wayde and the various places we visited.

To learn more about planning your honeymoon to Hawaii, visit Honeymoon in Hawaii and Hawaii Tripadvisor.


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