Party Fest 2015 gave vendors an opportunity to showcase the new products they have to offer. From green screen photo booths to caricature artists, the room was filled with both traditional and new forms of entertainment. There is no excuse to have a dull, boring event anymore with all the options that are offered to our clients!
In an age where most of our pictures are taken on our phone and hardly ever printed out, many clients are looking for photo booths. If you have the budget, I would highly recommend some of the newer, high tech photo booths, which can create a buzz at your event. If your budget doesn’t allow it, a traditional photo booth will do the trick! At the end of the day, your attendees will still love striking a pose!
The first photo booth I saw was one where you would go up to the touchscreen and pick a character. The character I chose was a girl that looked like she came from “Jersey Shore” (the owner said that was his favorite character which is why I picked her). A video was then played with your character telling you to do six different poses. Mine included a photo of me fist bumping, crossing my arms and making silly faces.
The next photo booth I went to was actually inside of an older but very pretty Volkswagen. They said because of its size, they sometimes take it indoors too! This is something I had never seen before and I loved the vibe that it created.
Digital Graffiti, who knew such thing existed? There is a green screen where you can take a picture and with the magical graffiti can, you can make a design on the background. This would be a great option for younger crowds.
Flipbooks are something that are making a comeback. About 50 flipbooks can be printed per hour, which is incredibly fast for the quality that you’re getting. They can also customize the cover, adding your logo or a picture to fit your theme. Flipbooks can illustrate your event.
If pictures aren’t really your thing, you can bring in a “Slow motion Video Lounge.” In the video lounge, you have a crew recording you dancing, jumping or doing any other playful movements. 15 minutes after, a video is emailed to you. Music is added to your video and it is now in slow motion. You can then share this on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media outlets you use. I love that each video is unique to you; the crew puts in a lot of work to make your video stand out.
If you do not take yourself too serious, your photo can be twisted and turned into an animated version of you. Although I enjoyed watching the artists “twist” other people’s photo, I left with a print of a very scary and creepy looking me. It definitely brought a crowd together though.
Vogue Fashion Sketches were very pretty drawings of you. The artist pays close attention to detail and I like the small hints of color that are added to the black and white drawing.
Although I had seen the butt sketch artists and caricature artists before, I think they are worth mentioning. These artists have been in the business for a very long time yet they never disappoint with their drawings. I have started my collection of caricature drawings and it is fun to see how other people see you (and draw you).
Lip Print Ready was probably one of my favorite new things that I have seen. A small lipstick is given to you to kiss a small piece of paper and they then read it. They go over your personality, home, and relationships. Although I am pretty hesitant about these things because they can be so vague, it was so much fun and mine was actually pretty accurate. However, I do think that the only drawback is that it has a limited audience, I think of this as entertainment for a bachelorette party, girl’s night, or baby shower (but I think that’s their target audience anyway).
If you want to indulge your sense of smell, you can mix different combinations of fragrances to make your own lotion or cologne. Partygoers leave with a…