How to Host a Summer Party Guide
Summer is here and the temperature is rising.
Flare up the temperature some more by hosting your own awesome summer party.
If you haven’t hosted any summer party in the past, don’t worry.
Here’s a guide that will make it easier for you to throw a cool summer party not only for friends and family, but a party where strangers will be paying admission to get to.
Hire a catering company to drop off or get a food truck to come.
Number one on the list is food. But if you are going to host a large crowd, it might be better off if you would just hire a professional catering company.
Preparing the food yourself will just eat up all your time that is better used in organizing the event itself. Besides, you think you are saving money by cooking the food by yourself, but for large groups, you might be surprised that the cost of hiring caterers is not that far off from the cost of doing it yourself.
Another option, aside from hiring a catering company, is to get a food truck to come to your event. It will be a cool factor thrown into your summer party.
Anticipation is everything. Build an event website to get registration and have a designer create a flyer.
All your efforts will be for naught if you are not able to get people to go to your event. The best way to do that is to market your party extensively.
One way to effectively do it is to build an event website to get registration. The site will also include all the details of your summer party including the date, location, itinerary, and line up of guests and performers.
Use the website as the center of your marketing campaigns. Extensively promote it on social media, go as far as boost your posts through paid ads.
You can also delve into traditional marketing. Have a designer create a cool flyer that also indicates your website. Pass it around town.
Rent an open-air photo booth
I always say that the photo booth is the ultimate rental for any event, summer parties are not an exception.
And you know what’s better than a photo booth? And open-air photobooth. Yup no walls. A photobooth where everyone sees how everyone poses.
It is a fun way to get everybody involved in the event. It’s a souvenir for your guests too.
Hire local DJ with sound system
There will be lull moments during your summer party. A DJ can fill those silent moments with groovy music.
Your DJ can also be one of the performers. Ask your DJ to play a killer set for you.
And once all the performers are done, your DJ can take control and get everyone to dance through the summer heat.
Rent Tables and chairs with table linen
Your party is about summer so it is important that your tables, chairs and other decors reflect that.
Make sure that the linen used on the tables matches the color and theme of your event.
If not, your guests will surely notice that the décor is just an afterthought.
Get a bartender to serve mixed drinks and signature cocktails
What kind of summer party doesn’t have alcohol? Make sure that you rent a bar or have a beverage caterer to take care of the drinks during your summer party.
Coordinate with your beverage caterer about the types of mixed drinks that will be available. You can even concoct your own signature cocktail so that it will be identified to your event.
These are just some simple things you can follow if you want to organize a kickass summer party. It will take some time and effort, but it will be worth it.
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4 Corporate Holiday Event Ideas
Holding corporate holiday events is a fun way to give back to your employees.
These events give you the opportunity to show your appreciation for having them in your company.
However, holding a corporate event does not mean your employees are going to have fun.
If it is just your standard run of the mill event, you might just get some ho-hum reaction from the crowd.
So to make sure your guys are engaged an are having fun, here 4 event ideas to take your corporate holiday to the next level:
A photo booth
The photo booth is the ultimate event rental. Bring it to your holiday event and your employees will surely have fun.
First, they will have fun posing with each other in different wacky poses. Second, they will have a souvenir of the event to take home.
Last, it will be a conversation piece even after they have had their photos taken.
A popcorn machine
A popcorn machine brings nostalgia about the old days when we were brought by our parents to the carnival.
Bring that nostalgia back into your corporate holiday event.
Plus, popcorn is the ultimate filler snack. It is not too heavy that your guests will lose appetite for the main course, and it is not too messy that it can ruin some nice guest getups.
A food truck
Instead of getting a traditional food caterer, make it fun by inviting some of the best food trucks in the area.
Denver, in fact, has some of the most diverse food-truck scene in the US so there would be a lot to choose from.
A beverage bar
The best way to bring out the fun in your employees? Alcohol, of course.
So why don’t you get a beverage bar setup for your employees? Watch them have a few drinks and start loosening up.
Next thing you know, everyone’s dancing on the dance floor.
Just make sure everyone has a designated driver.
These 4 corporate holiday ideas should take your event to the next level. Just remember that it is not about you, but your employees.
Make sure that they will have fun.
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Why Every Event Should have a Photo Booth
If you have not noticed, most events from birthday parties and family gatherings, to wedding and corporate events have one event rental in common.
The photo booth.
Yep, this is the ultimate event rental as it serves so many purposes for your event.
In fact, here are the reasons why every event should have a photo booth.
Your guest will be lining up to get their pictures taken and it will be one of the highlights of the event.
Add on the funny costumes and accessories that most photo booth rentals have and your guest will be taking the time to pose their wackiest.
If you will notice, nobody leaves the photo booth sad. Everybody is smiling.
Want your guests to have something to talk about? Well, the photo booth gives everyone something to talk about.
From the booth’s appearance, to the wacky poses and the fun experiences, up to making fun of the other people’s pictures, people will always have something to discuss about it.
Want to build camaraderie, bring everyone in a photo booth. It is an exercise of friendship and team building.
Team building how? Well, you and dozens of your friends have to figure out how all of you are going to fit into the frame.
Now, tell me that is not an exercise in strategy and cooperation.
Souvenir for guests
This is an instant souvenir that your guests can bring home. And unlike most of the things you can come up with, this is very personal to the guest and something they can cherish.
After all, this is something to remember the event by.
Souvenir for celebrant
And the souvenir is not only for guests. It is for the celebrants as well.
A suggestion, ask your guests to take photos twice. The first print will be for them to take home while the second one is for you to keep. They can even add a note on the prints for you.
It will be a blast looking at all those pictures and reading the notes left by your guests for you.
If the two-print option is not practical for you, you can always ask for a soft copy from your photo booth provider.
This way, you can look at the photos from your computer or mobile phone.
As said above, the photo booth is the ultimate event rental.
No party is complete without it.
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5 Event Rental Items You Should Consider For Your Next Event
Planning to host an event like a wedding, birthday party, or a corporate event?
You are probably already thinking about the big-ticket items that you have to consider like venue, food, and even entertainment.
However, there are simple things that you can add to your event that can have a big impact.
Take a look at some at these 5 event rental items that you should consider for your next event.
A popcorn machine
A popcorn machine gives your event an instant fun way to give your guests some snacks and to distract them as well.
You would think that a popcorn machine is only for carnival, circus, or movie-themed events. You would be wrong.
You’d be surprised at how many events works with a popcorn machine on hand.
It provides nostalgia and it gives people something to snack on while waiting for the event to unfold.
The best part is that it is not too messy that it can ruin formal clothes during formal events.
A photo booth
Another great addition to any event is a photo booth. This is a fun way to get your guests more involved in your event.
Your guests get to have fun doing wacky poses in the booth with each other plus they get an instant souvenir for their trouble.
Best part, you can get a soft copy of all the pictures that you can use for a collage or something else to remember the event.
A jumpy castle obstacle course
You would think that a jumpy castle would only be for children. You would be so wrong.
You will be surprised at how many adults will be excited to bounce up and down like little children on these.
Plus, since it is an obstacle course, there would be some competitive people who would want to take it to the next level.
Next thing you know, you have a Jumpy Castle Obstacle Course race to add to your itinerary.
You may think that any tablecloth for your event will do but your tablecloth will actually help you set the ambiance of your event.
Make sure that your tablecloth matches the motif of your event. If not, it will really be obvious because you will see the contrast between the venue design and your tables immediately.
Also, make sure to use fancy linen. Your guests will quickly notice if you use cheap ones because they will be directly touching the material.
A cool centerpiece
Like your tablecloth, a cool table centerpiece also helps set the mood and ambiance of the event.
Imagine having tables with barren design except for the tablecloth. The table will look too blank.
A cool table centerpiece helps you fill that blank space in the table with something that is desirable to look at.
Plus, it can also be a cool conversation piece for guests, especially if it is really unique.
These are just some of the cool but simple rentals that can elevate your next event.
Do you have other suggestions? Sound off in the comments section!!
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Altrooizem Event by Mile High United Way
We enjoyed donating our photo booth to such a great cause to inspire local philanthropy and kindness hosted by Mile High United Way, the WeWork location was fantastic for the event.
Below is a little more info about the event from the Mile High United Way website.
“This past August, Mile High United Way hosted a brand new event called Altrooizem in collaboration with WeWork- Union Station. The event was created to provide newcomers with tools for inspiration and activation in local philanthropy. The goal was to introduce guests to community issues in a networking format and empower them to create positive change in the community through a Kindness Passport. The passport allows for self-kindness by rewarding our guest with local offers to restaurants and other fun places that make for a sweeter journey.”
Get more information about how you can get involved with Mile High United Way at http://unitedwaydenver.org
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October 2017 Photo Booth Rental Promotion
We can’t believe it’s fall already! Are you ready for some cool weather!
To celebrate the best season of them all we are offering 25% off all photo booth rentals that take place in October! We love our new online booking system so much, the promotion is only good online. Use this promo code: ILUVOCTOVER
You can click here to build your photo booth rental package.
Please give us a call if you run into any issues or need help 720-907-4044.
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Elegant Denver Party Venues
Photo Booth Season and I have been to some amazing places in Colorado. Most recently there have been a couple that have really made an impression.
Moss Denver – Facilitates 200 Seated Guests
Moss Denver is located at 200 Santa Fe Drive at the South end of the Santa Fe Art District. This space facilitates 200 seated guests, provides tables and chairs, and has a full kitchen for any of its preferred caterers. The building itself is an early 1900’s brick and steel industrial building with large windows and steel i-beams. They have amazing backdrops, great natural light and specialize in modern-industrial, rustic or vintage styles.
Parkside Mansion – Facilitates 300-420 Guests
Parkside Mansion is located at 1859 York Street on the western edge directly across from City Park. The mansion facilitates up to 300 guests with an additional 120 on the rooftop patio. This venue provides tables and chairs, and has a full kitchen for any of its preferred caterers. Parkside Mansion was built in 1905 by Colorado Lumber Baron Charles Daniel McPhee and his business partner John J. McGinnity.The mansion currently offers a unique, exclusive and intimate setting. Reminiscent of a bygone era with towering columns, arched leaded glass windows and rich paneled ceilings, Parkside promises to will awe and impress.
Grant Humphrey Mansion – Facilitates 250 Guests
Grant Humphrey Mansion is located at 770 Pennsylvania St. Tucked along scenic Pennsylvania Street across from the landmark Governor’s Park, the Grant-Humphreys Mansion offers blissful couples a cozy and historic estate as the perfect setting to share your vows with family and friends. Positioned in the heart of downtown Denver, this venue features a central location and easy access from nearby highways and airports, making it an ideal choice for brides and grooms with traveling wedding day guests. Constructed with a stately Ballroom, grand staircase, and spacious floral garden, the Grant-Humphreys Mansion proudly presents a variety of elegant indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding and reception. An ideal choice for small or large size guests lists, this venue features ample room to spread out, socialize, and enjoy every moment of your big day to the fullest. If you are picturing an exquisite space to say ‘I do,’ allow the Grant-Humphreys Mansion to make your wedding day dreams a reality.
Space Gallery – Facilitates 300 Guests
Space Gallery is located at 400 Santa Fe Dr at the Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. Whether you are an art lover or simply appreciate the clean lines of modern architecture, the newly-built 4,000 square foot Space Gallery offers a contemporary backdrop for any event. With soaring ceilings, stunning architectural elements, and unexpected adaptability, Space Gallery is truly a unique setting for your special day. The gallery can accommodate up to 300 guests looking to enjoy a sophisticated ambiance with artwork providing an elegant backdrop. Come and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and flexibility of the gallery where you can bring your own caterer and beverages.
Photo Booth Season by Event Resource Center was the perfect addition to all four elegant locations. Not only were guests impressed by the unique venue space, but they were offered an experience that was as magical as it comes. Our photo booths captured moments that will remain with them for years to come.
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Photo Booths for Denver Holiday Parties
Capture the fun and give your employees great souvenirs of this year’s holiday party. If you are looking for unique ideas for your company holiday party look no further, our photo booths not only provide great souvenirs but hours of entertainment as well.
Photo booth for Denver Holiday party
We are currently taking reservations for holiday photo booths in Denver, the Denver Suburbs and metro area all the way to Boulder. Check the availability of a photo booth for your holiday party here or give us a call at 720-907-4044.
Mention or use promo code HOLIDAY17 when booking photo booth rental online and receive 20% off.
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Military Discount for Denver Photo Booth Rentals
As a small gesture of our appreciation for everything you do for this country Event Resource Center would like to offer a military discount for photo booth rentals for any member of the military getting married in Denver metro area.
Please contact us for further details.
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3 Questions To Identify Great Photo Booth Rentals
Not all photo booth rental companies are made equal, many people enter into the photo booth rental business because they think it is easy to build a photo booth in there garage, download a free photo booth software and buy a cheap webcam of ebay with out ever making any significant investments. Just to make a few extra bucks on the weekend. Many people and event organizers have fell victim to the to these nalvelty hobbyist. By the end of this post you will be able to identify these companies to insure you book the right photo booth rental service for your event.
Does The Company Have A Professional Website With Photos & Testimonials?
No question needed here, good reputable companies invest time and money on a great website presents because they know that this is there first impression to get your business. If a company does not have well done website, follow your gut! and move on to the next company.
Thing you should look for to show your on a website of a good company…
- You see lots of good photos (real photos not stock photos)
- They have current testimonials
- They have links to active social media pages
- They have a professional and attractive logo
- The site has an overall good feel
Ask To See Photos & Videos of Past Event?
You want to make sure your photo booth rental is top notch because a four event should come out with hundreds of prints and thousands of digital images, your goal is to make sure this happens and get the best quality. If your photo booth rental company drops the ball you will not get the quality you deserve or the the quantity you want.
Ask your photo booth company to send the following photos …
- Photos of the actual photo booth that will be at your event.
- Copy of 2-3 of the latest photo strips from past event that are similar to yours. for example if you are hiring a wedding photo booth service ask to see photo strips from past weddings.
- Pay attentions to the dates on the strips to confirm when they where done
- Photos of individual photos from the strip
- Gif photos from past events
- Photos of their setup
- Photos of their props
Ask What Comes With The Photo Booth Rental
If your shopping for the best value this is the best question to ask each company, we suggest that you call or email at least 3 photo booth companies and get emailed proposals before making your dection. Its also smart to consider the timeliness of each proposal, if the company takes multiple days to respond, it could be an indicator that they are a disorganized or unprofessional companies, most top rated companies respond to requests for proposals in less than 1 hour, if not immediately.
Here is a list of thing top photo booth companies offer with every rental…
- Unlimited photo prints on site
- Choice of 2-5 backdrops included with package
- Prop Kit that includes: hats, boas, glasses, signs, masks and more
- Photo booth host or attendant to ensure your guest are taking the best photos possible and maintaining the photo booths up time and changing photo paper as needed
- Red carpet to make sure the photo booth area has the best look possible
- An online gallery included at no extra charge for you and your guest to access the photos taken
- Easy social media sharing from the booth
- Text-2-self features so your guest can get an instant digital version of the photo booth strips to there phone
Ask what is Under The Photo Booth Shell
This question will reveal if the company is professional and serious about offering you the best quality printed photo strips and digital images or just looking to make a couple extra dollars on the side by taking advantage of your event. You want to intantly avoid any photo booth company that says they are using a webcam or built in computer camera. The best webcams are not able to compete ageists professional DSLR’s and most likly will produce lower quality images that are a wast of time
You are looking for companies that have the following under the shell
- The camera should be a DSLR.
- Popular photo booth printers
- DNP DS40
- HITI 510
- Mitsubishi CP-K60DW-S
- Brava 21
Recommended Denver Photo Booth Rental Companies
Photo booth season is our first choice for many reasons. They have a great website, they respond to quote request quickly, they give customers a good price and offer lots of features, they use top of the line equipment and they have great customer service. we also include likes to a few other top rates photo booth services.
Try these companies out and let us know what you think in the comment area below, also send us other good photo booth services to add to our list.
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