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Photo Booth Rentals for Parties & Events

Planning an event is often stressful even without thinking about the technical stuff and logistics that go into it. It is your job, as the planner, to ensure the event is as exciting as possible. Whether you are planning a wedding, graduation or Christmas party, one of the grand things you can do is rent a photo booth. Photos are an important part of every party and event. Getting a professional photo booth will help preserve memories of the event and offer the perfect wedding favors.

How to choose the perfect photo booth

While photo booths will be a great addition to your event/party, you must not hire just any photo booth or from just any rental company. There are various considerations you need to make to ensure you have the perfect results. Here are a couple of factors you need to consider when hiring a photo booth.

Size of the booth

Photo booths come in different sizes. You need to know your needs in order to pick the perfect booth for your event. Bigger is always better mostly because it allows for a larger group of people to take photos at the same time. If you know your event will attract a great number of people then you should consider getting a bigger booth. Needless to say, a bigger photo booth will definitely be more expensive than a small one.

Print quality

Nobody wants to take home blurry photos. For the photo booth to hit, you must get one that has a high-quality printer. Most rental companies don’t pay a lot of attention to the print quality. It is your job to test the printer before hiring. Having a high-quality camera is not enough to produce high-quality photos. That is why in addition to considering the camera you need to look at the printer. Getting samples of the work produced by the company is crucial before committing to hiring their booth.

Reputation

What other people have to say about the quality of services offered by the photo booth company matters. Online reviews and discussions with family and friends who have used the service will help you know if you are making a wise decision or not. It is better to learn from others.

Customization

Is it possible to get a customized service that meets your needs? You want your event to be unique. For this to happen you ought to find the right photo booth rental company. Discuss your party or event needs with the rental company and let them confirm if they have the ability to deliver what you need. For example, if you are planning a kids’ birthday then you need a photo booth that is of high quality and easy for kids to use.

While the above list of factors is not exhaustive, it will help you get started in the right direction when hiring a photo booth. The key is to always define your party needs before proceeding with the hiring.

How a photo booth can add fun to a party

Now that you know how to hire a photo booth, why exactly should you hire one? Needless to say, photo booths are making a comeback and for good reasons. Here are the different ways you can use photo booths to add fun to your Christmas parties, proms or any other party or event.

 

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Create the ultimate guestbook

Asking guests to sign a guestbook is tedious and somewhat outdated. When you hire a photo booth, you can get a collection of all the pictures taken at the end of the day. A copy of every taken photo will be kept in the booth. You can then create a guestbook with the fun, crazy and goofy moments your guests immortalized.

Vintage charm

While most of your guests will still take their own photos using their smartphones, a photo booth adds the vintage appeal that draws guests to it. The appeal of holding an actual photo in one’s hand never fails.

Allow guests to be spontaneous

Weddings, birthdays, Christmas parties and promos are times to relax and be spontaneous. Most people are not natural in front of cameras. With the photo booth, your guests will be all alone and will be able to relax and act natural thus taking better-looking photos. The absence of a photographer eliminates the feeling of being supervised. People can thus go wild and use the photo booth props. Photo booths are also great in corporate events where people may be afraid of their boss seeing them in a certain mood when taking photos.

Constant giggles for kids

Kids have the most fun in photo booths. They tend to spend more time around the booths than other guests. Photo booths can thus be used as the ultimate distraction for kids, especially at weddings.

Perfect wedding favors

The simple fact that your guests can take their own photos home means you don’t have to offer other favors. The frames of the photos can be customized to include your name, date, and other wedding visuals. You can build the ultimate souvenir.

Great entertainment

A great photo booth will offer a fun experience as well as entertainment to your guests. The lighting and effects make anyone have fun in the booth. The experience in the booths is unlike any you can ever get with a professional photographer.

Photo booth operators are available

The best thing about getting a photo booth for your event or party is that you get a professional to operate and guard it against the over-enthusiastic guests. The operator will also ensure the booth operates smoothly and help guests have more fun.

These are some of the ways photo booths can contribute to making your party or event special. While you still need to bring in a professional photographer for other photos, photo booths are affordable and a lot of fun. The only thing you need to do is to make sure you hire the best booth and from a reputable rental company.

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Hiring a Reliable and Friendly Face Painter

Over the years, face painting has gained immense popularity. As a result, there are more face painting products available and a lot of face painters to choose from. Today one of the best ways of adding life to an event or party is by hiring a face painter. Adults love face painting too. You can hire a face painter for a corporate event to add a memorable experience. Even so, the hardest part is obviously the step of choosing a face painter.

With so many face painters already flocking the industry, it can be confusing and even hard to choose the best face painter for the job. The good news is there are a few guidelines you can follow to help decide on the best face painter for your event. Here are some of the most important things you should do.

Your budget

You definitely have a rough idea of the budget for your upcoming event but how much does a face painter cost and what will you be getting? If you plan on using a professional face painter that uses FDA approved non-toxic materials and one who is insured, and has all the credentials in place, you should have a reasonable budget for it and make your booking early. Yes, you can negotiate based on the nature of your event but it is always good to have extra money set aside for face painting in order to avoid surprises.

The quote from a face painter generally depends on the distance to your venue from the face painter’s offices, day of the week and the number of guests that have to be face painted. Rarely do face painters charge by the hour.

We always charge per hour.

 

Average speed

Another important consideration you need to make is how fast the face painter works. On average, a face painter will cover 10 faces per hour. With this number in mind, you need to consider how many face painters you will need to complete the number at your party on time. Some agencies will send multiple qualified face painters who are able to complete 50 faces per hour. Prior to hiring a face painter, it is always good to ask about the number of face painters that will be available for your party.

Check the paperwork

While face painting seems simple, it is a very risky business. This is more so when working in close quarters with kids and putting products on their skin. It is paramount that face painters minimize the risk of hazards. The best way of doing this is by making sure the face painter is legit. A legit face painter will carry liability insurance, have an educational background in fine arts and have years of experience in face painting. That way you can be guaranteed of eliminating guesswork which is the root cause of problems in face painting. You also need to make sure the face painters use top-quality equipment with FDA approved non-toxic materials that can be washed off with warm water and soap. and you can write about how it's important that the paints are cleaned in alcohol after each event to reduce any germs being spread. Our paint and brushes are cleaned in alcohol after each event to reduce any germs being spread.

Ask around

The mistake most people make when hiring a face painter is that of taking their word for it. You need to talk to family and friends and inquire about the face painter. What do they know about the company the face painter is coming from? Online reviews and testimonials will also give insight into the face painter.

Hire locally

One thing you need to remember when using the Internet to find a face painter is that the results you get are not always local to you. This is why prior to hiring you need to confirm the location of the face painter. You can check for this information on their website or simply ask them. The reason this is important is because the further away a face painter is coming from, the more expensive it will be to work with them. A face painter coming from far will also result in a waste of time and may disrupt your event. Hire someone that is closest to where the event will be.

Make note of your needs

It is always a great idea to make note of all your face painting needs and preferences before hiring a face painter. With your list in hand, you can ask the face painter if they can deliver. Taking a look at the face painter’s photo gallery of previous projects will give you some idea of what they can do. Established face painters offer up to 50 or more different designs for you to choose from. The designs range from butterflies and superheroes to princesses and animals.

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What will the face painter need from you?

This is a vital question you need to ask a face painter. A professional face painter will bring their own chairs and tables if you don’t have any available. Make a list of all the things the face painter will require from you and make sure the list is acceptable.

Settings of your event

If the event or party will be outdoors you should let the face painter know. The weather can get chilly and sitting outside without proper clothing can be uncomfortable for the face painter.

Don’t force the face painter to work longer than booked

Face painters have their own families to go back to so don’t force them to work longer than you had booked them for. Provided they arrive on time and finish their job allow them to leave when it is time. This is unless the painter agrees to stay longer.

Whether you are planning a children’s birthday party, a picnic, baby shower or wedding or any other event, hiring a face painter can liven up your event or party. Face painting and fun tend to go hand in hand. All you have to do is find reliable face painters in your area and designate a suitable spot for them to work. The aforementioned guidelines will definitely help you get started on the right path in your search for a reliable face painter. Only hire someone you feel comfortable working with.

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How to Hire a Reliable Magician

Hiring a magician for your party or event offers a great way for you to heighten the experience of your guests. This is irrespective of whether you are planning a kids’ birthday party or a corporate event. There is a magician out there to meet your needs. Some of the best things about hiring a magician for an event or party include being able to cover delays without worries, bring guests together, create background noise for other guests, and offer guests something amazing to remember your party or event by. But how exactly do you hire a magician?

It’s good to remember that not every magician has what it takes to add life to your party. How lit the magician ends up being will depend on their specialty. What this means is if you are hiring a magician for a kids’ party then you need one who specializes in kids' parties. Here are crucial considerations you should make when hiring a magician.

Experience

The number of years a magician has been in the business will determine how well the act will go. Years of experience offer the guarantee of the show being entertaining and memorable. This is because doing something a magician has done for years will eliminate room for mistakes. The first question you need to ask a magician is how long he has been performing? You also need to ask about what you can expect the guests to see. As the magician answers these questions you need to check if they are articulate, informative, professional and passionate.

Style

Prior to hiring a magician, you need to first determine the style of the event or party you are getting ready for. This is for the simple fact that you would not hire a kids' magician for a black-tie corporate event. You also don’t want to hire a street magician for your wedding. The goal here is to match the style of the magician with your event or party. You want to bring in a performer that can stroll the room confidently, interacting with the guests and without making the guests uncomfortable. The style of your event is also what will determine if you need an up-close magician, stage magician or a corporate magician.

Entertainment value

A great magic show involves more than ingenious tricks and props. Most of the time it's all about how well the magician interacts with the guests and captures their attention. How well a magician captures the attention of guests will depend on how entertaining the act is. This is why in addition to considering the experience a magician has you have to consider how unique the act is. The best magicians are the ones who add unique comedy and also involve audience participation. The perfect blend of magic and humor is what makes an act both entertaining and memorable.

Doing your research is the key to understanding the entertainment value the magician brings to the table. Start by going through the magician’s website and check out the photo galleries. It is also good to reach out to family and friends to inquire more about the magician. Testimonials and reviews from recent clients will give you more insight into the magician.

 

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Insured

As much as a magic act doesn’t pose much risk to your event or party, it is always a great idea to hire a magician that is insured. More than 50% of the magicians you will find will not be insured. While this is something that is easy to overlook, it is very important that you bring in someone that is insured in order to avoid problems along the way. Always remember that accidents are inevitable. The best thing you can do is mitigate the risk by hiring an insured entertainer. Hiring a magician with no liability insurance is very unwise especially when you consider the magician will be using unsafe props. Hiring a magician that is insured gives you one thing less to worry about during an event or party.

Professionalism

Do you feel comfortable working with the magician? This is a question you need to ask yourself even before you enquire about the rates. If you cannot trust the magician around your kids or guests then it is not worth it hiring him or her. The magician’s level of professionalism is what determines if they are ideal for your event or not. You should start by considering the friendliness of the magician on the phone and face-to-face. You also need to do some research to determine if the magician is trustworthy.

Range of acts

Do you want a magician that only performs balloon animal tricks or one that offers an assortment of acts? You definitely want the latter. A magician that only performs a handful of tricks will end up boring your audience. Prior to hiring you need to ask the magician about what you should expect during the show. The magician should be willing to describe the different types of magic he performs and how long they typically last. It is also good to check if the magician has something special for the special guests. For example, if you are inviting the magician for your kid’s birthday party he should be able to do a special trick for your child. This could be something as simple as a trick that unveils the main birthday gift.

For how long will the magician be on site?

It is always good to know how long the magician will stay after the show. Professional magicians always stay a little longer with the guests after their performance. You also don’t want a magician who will be in a hurry to leave because he has other gigs planned for the day.

Rates

Last but not least you need to know how much the magician will charge. Check if they charge hourly or fixed rates. Comparing their rate with that of other magicians in the region will help determine if he is too expensive.

Never hire a magician for the sake of hiring one. Hire one that will add life to your party. The more research you do on a magician the better.

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What to Expect from a Princess Party

If your child loves princesses, the best thing you can do for her on one of her birthdays is to throw the perfect princess party Toronto. Doing so will certainly make her feel special on her big day. What is even better is the fact that you don’t have to do everything yourself. You can hire a team of professionals to help plan and execute the princess party.

There are many reasons why people go for princess parties today. Some just want to try something different for their child’s birthday parties while others are familiar with the many benefits that come with such parties. The top reasons you may want to throw a princess birthday party include the following:

Make your daughter feel extra special

Girls love dressing up as they have tea parties with their friends. Others love to enact what they watch in their favorite princess-themed TV shows or movies. Considering most little girls love to feel like real princesses, there is no better theme for your daughter’s birthday than a princess themed one. Professionally organized princess parties come complete with your daughter’s favorite princess characters, fun games, and songs. There is no better way to bring her dream to life than with a princess birthday party Toronto.

It's trending

Princess party themes are trending throughout Toronto. If your daughter’s friend had a princess party and she loved it you can be sure she will want one for herself. It is also not as expensive to throw a princess party.

Many professionals to help

As aforementioned, you don’t have to plan everything yourself. There are many professional children entertainers to help. You can sit back and enjoy as your child gets the time of her life.

You can be creative and save money

DIYs can be incorporated into the princess party to help bring the costs down. Professional entertainers also offer affordable packages for you to pick from. What is more, princess parties are easy to customize and also decorate.

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What to expect in a princess party

Princess parties never get old. You just need to make yours special to your child. But what can you expect in a professionally organized Toronto princess birthday party?

Fairy tale theme

The first thing you can expect from a professionally organized princess party is the ultimate fairy tale theme. Experienced entertainers work on every detail to ensure the party is a success. You can count on beautiful decorations which include glitter and magic. The props used are unlike any you can get in the local stores. The princess party theme will be made to match the character you or your child selected.

Characters you love

The kind of event you have depends on the princess characters that are selected. This is because each character will come with a list of activities that keep kids busy throughout the party. A professional will inform you of all the games that will be included in the package. You can make changes if you want so as to get the ultimate experience. Among the characters you can choose for your daughter’s party includes:

Snow white
Cinderella
Tinker Bell
Barbie
Alice from Wonderland
Rapunzel
Sleeping Beauty
Jasmine
Moana
Elana
Airel
Elsa

Each professional entertainer will have a list of characters to choose from. It is a good idea to go through the list with your daughter so that she chooses the princess she will really love. Don’t forget to ask about the list of activities that come with your selected character.

Games, song and dance performances

Picking the right theme and character is not enough in a princess party Toronto. To make the party memorable a professional will include games, songs and dance performances that match the selected character. The character usually comes with special music which is played throughout the party to complete the theme. Some entertainers even offer royal dance lessons where the guests are taught how to dance like their favorite princess characters.

Storytelling

The princess party can be made more memorable with magical storytime. Princess party entertainers know how to invoke kid’s imagination, perform a show with the glitter and magic that brings everything to life. They can also dance like princesses. The shows are usually tailored to put a broad smile on your daughter’s face as well as make the whole experience memorable. Attention to detail is paid to ensure the party proceeds perfectly. Your job as a parent is just to find an experienced professional to organize the party for you.

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Royal oath

There is nothing more exciting in a princess birthday party than letting your little one be deemed a real-life royal princess. This is possible with the right entertainment team. The party can include a royal oath where the birthday girl takes photos with the princess and also gets a wand, crown and is declared a princess.

Other things you can expect in a princess party Toronto include:

  • Hide and seek games
  • Crafting ideas
  • Healthy princess party treats

You don’t have to leave out the boys in a princess party. Boys can wear crowns or carry toy swords. Always ask your party organizer about the activities for the boys and adults who will be attending. The last thing you want is for your other guests to feel ignored.

Your child’s birthday comes just once every year. Why not make it amazing with a princess theme? You can find an organizer to help with everything so that you can also sit back and enjoy the party. The rule of thumb, however, is to always pick an organizer that has a good reputation and one that has lots of experience organizing princess birthday parties in Toronto. To avoid paying more than you should for the service, you should hire a local company. Doing so will not only keep the costs down but also eliminate the issue of delays on the big day. Making sure the company is insured will also give you some peace of mind. It is also good to make sure the princesses will be around throughout the duration of the party.

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Renting a Photo Booth Helps Create Everlasting Memories

Photo booths have gained immense popularity over time. You can incorporate a photo booth in any event ranging from weddings, celebrity events, corporate events, and birthday parties. Why are photo booths so popular? Photo booths offer a fun and affordable way of improving an event. They encourage free interactions among guests and give people something to do during the party and a means of creating everlasting memories.

We can all attest to one fact; everyone loves to take photos in an event. People are always seeking to document where they were and who they were with. People also like to record and portray to the world how much fun they had at a particular event. Photo booths are a good way of ensuring that your guests are having the best time at an event. A photo booth is a great idea not only for social gatherings but also for corporate events. Many people consider corporate events formal. Using photo booths, you can replicate the ambiance of comfort and lightness at a social gathering in your corporate event.

Why is a photo booth so effective in preserving the memories of an event?

Allows guests to capture moments

A photo booth offers guests a fun and easy way to make and to take their own moments from the occasion. At a wedding, the focus is on the bride and the groom. However, you should also offer ways for attending guests to have fun. The guests would also love to take home some good memories of your big day. It is easy to store photo strips, and every time your guests look at photos from your occasion, they will relive the moment all over again. Your guests will feel like they have attended your wedding night all over again every time they look at the captured photos.

The best favors

At a wedding, birthday, or another event, you may offer favors to your guests. In most cases, guests end up losing or forgetting the favors that you had made so much effort to develop. You can save a lot of time and money by providing a photo booth and letting your guests take photos and go with them as favors. The favors will be unique and specialized to each guest, and you can be sure that the guests will treasure the favors forever. Your guests will have the freedom to take as many photos as they desire. The guests will also have the opportunity to choose their favorite photos and leave out the less appealing. You will give guests the chance to take home something that they love.

Preserve the photos of attendees

A photo booth will enable you to retain the photos of your attendees and remain with them long after the occasion is over. You may have hired a photographer, but he/she is likely to focus on the person or persons of the occasion and forget to capture all the guests. With a photo booth, no guest will leave undocumented. For example, at a wedding, the photographer will mainly focus on the bride and the groom. At a birthday party, the photographer will primarily focus on the birthday queen or king. A photo booth is not a replacement of the main photographer or videographer. However, a photo booth supplements the efforts of the main photographer and ensures that every moment is captured.

Appropriate for all ages

It does not matter whether you are hosting small kids for your child's birthday party or if you are hosting adults for your bachelor's party. A photo booth is ideal for people of all ages. A photo booth combines the aspects of class and modernity, making it ideal for all. No matter how old or young your guests are, they will enjoy the nostalgia of a photo booth. Adults will have the chance to be playful and relive their childhood moments while capturing candid shots. Kids will feel like celebrities and enjoy the opportunity of having their own photoshoots.

Creates an opportunity for mingling and networking

In a social or corporate event, not everyone knows each other. The occasion may have many people, and a majority of them may not have met before. The guests will have to fall in line and wait for their chance in the photo booth. In the process, the strangers will start to talk and bond with each other. People who were initially strangers may even take a photo together in the photo booth. Conversations will flow freely, and new relationships will form. Guests will enjoy the shared photo experience. In a corporate event, photo booths offer a good networking opportunity. Professionals can interact and exchange ideas. Friendships and interactions that stem from a single photo booth experience may last for a lifetime.

Great entertainment

We all agree that taking photos is an entertaining experience. Guests can make different faces and take various poses. To make pictures more personalized, guests can make use of backdrops. To make the photo booth come alive, guests can make use of props. There is no better way to make guests remember your occasion than ensuring they have a great time. This is what a photo booth does; it gives your guests a great time. Upon stepping into the photo booth, your guests will feel like kids again.

A photo booth adds a unique touch to any occasion, making it memorable for many years to come!

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Princess birthday parties leave everlasting memories

Princess birthday parties create everlasting memories. Your child is likely to remember that surprise birthday party for many years to come. In addition, well-organized birthday parties go a long way in shaping the personality of your child. A child's birthday party is an important milestone that every parent should take seriously.

The Center for Developing Child and Harvard University points out that a child has the capacity to learn and retain information. The experience of a child as early as in her first year of life lays a good foundation on how these skills develop. If your child's life comprises of events where the child is celebrated, the child will grow with a higher level of self-esteem. So next time you think of throwing a princess birthday party, remember the many benefits the party will bring to your child. Why are princess birthday parties so memorable?

The little girl feels like a real princess

Unlike other celebrations, a princess birthday party focuses on one child at a time. This focus creates a setting where a kid is the center of attention and positive energy. There is no better way to make a child feel special and important in front of their friends. When a professional princess crowns a little girl in front of her friends, the girls feel nothing short of an actual princess. Who does not love the feeling of being important and regarded with royalty? A princess birthday party greatly enhances the self-confidence of your little girl.

Communicating love and care to a child

A well-organized princess birthday party is a way of communicating the love and care you have for your child. You can host a great experience for your child even on a tight budget. You may not have all the expensive components of a princess birthday party. However, the very fact that you attempt will communicate love to your little girl. She will always remember that you love her so much that you chose to make a special occasion just for her. Long after the party, your little girl is likely to narrate the event repeatedly to her friends.

A bonding experience

Parents are welcome to participate in a princess birthday party, and this creates a bonding experience for the child. Give the little girl royal treatment the moment she wakes up. Before even the guests arrive, ensure that you make the child feel special. The climax will be having the professional princess make a grand entrance at the party armed with a special gift for the child of the day. No matter the activities of a princess-themed birthday party, focus on giving your child the spotlight. Make the child shine and experience a memory that she will remember for many years to come.

Appreciation and respect from peers

Your child's peers will treat her with respect during and after the party. To them, the child will be an important princess who was kind enough to invite them to their princess birthday party. As a parent, you will have set an example of treating your kid with respect, and her peers will follow suit. The great treatment from peers will make your little one feel important and appreciated, and this will help boost her self-esteem. Do not be surprised if your daughter remembers her princess birthday party thirty years down the line and appreciates you for it. Most of us can remember every little celebration in our childhood. The same case applies to your little girl; the special event will not fade from her mind.

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Documented memories

During a princess birthday party, you can document the memories into photos. Your little girl will have a special time to be crowned as a princess, and all this will be captured in photos. The girl, together with her peers, will take great shots with the professional princess. Your little girl will have some tangible evidence that reminds her of the great day organized just for her. Every time your kid looks at the birthday photos, she will understand your love and care towards her.

A new page in a child's life

A well-celebrated princess birthday turns a new page in the life of your child. It transforms the imagination wishes of a little child into a true milestone celebrated together with family, friends, and of course, a professional princess. No significant physical change is likely to happen when your girl goes from nine to ten years, for instance. However, there will be a sizeable change in mind. A significant psychological change occurs, especially when you take time to celebrate the annual transition, as your little girl gets older.

Makes your little girl "fit in"

Currently, princess-themed birthday parties are a huge trend. Every other little girl holds a princess birthday party now and then. Why should your little girl be the odd one out? Allow your little girl to fit in well with her peers. When the topic of a princess birthday party comes up in school, your little girl will also have the chance to brag. She too will have some memories of her big day to share with her peers. She too will recount how she felt like a true princess!

On average, kids join college when they are eighteen years. This gives parents only seventeen opportunities to make their child feel special on their birthday. Concerning princess birthday parties, you may only have up to thirteen years to make your little girl feel special. A girl will enjoy a princess party best between the ages of one year and thirteen years. In their teenage years, girls may be interested in other party themes. Therefore, take advantage and throw a princess birthday party for your little princess when she can still enjoy it!

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What is a Photo Booth Rental?

Photo booths have become an increasingly common entertainment scene in Toronto. They’re an ideal choice for anyone looking to add some fun and playfulness to their event, regardless of the nature of the event. From graduation parties to weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, and baby showers, photo booths are a ubiquitous addition to the party scene. Photo booths enhance the atmosphere of a party by providing a space where people can goof off and break the ice while unleashing their inner kids.

High chances are, you’ve come across pictures of your friends on social media in which they seem to be crammed in a tiny room in their party clothes or attended an event where you’ve had to take pictures inside a booth. Or maybe you attended a corporate event where there was a giant mockup of a photo frame through which you could peek and take a photo either with your own phone or with someone else’s assistance. If any of these has happened to you, then you’ve had a photo booth rental experience-either as a spectator or participant.

A photo booth rental is essentially a portable photo studio or a photo vending machine.

The history of the photo booth dates back to 1889 when the first semblance of a photo booth was showcased at World Fair in Paris. This photo booth was coin-operated and reproduced images on a thin metallic sheet. For you to get your photo, you had to wait five minutes. As you can imagine, this was somewhat of luxury back then. Over time, the photo booth was developed and eventually made its way to the shopping malls of the world. Today, photo booths that allow you to get instant passport photos and other prints can be found in numerous shopping complexes in Toronto.

Advancements in technology during the early 2000s led to the popularity of portable photo booths as entertainment options for weddings and other types of celebratory events. As of 2016, Google Trends showed that more people were searching for photo booth rentals than they were for DJ rentals. The popularity of photo booth rentals is expected to continue, in part fueled by the increased use of social media and the selfie culture.

If you’re planning to host guests at your Toronto home for an event such as a bar mitzvah, gender reveal, birthday party, wedding anniversary celebrations or even a graduation party, a photo booth rental is a fun way of bringing the photo studio to the guests at your event. It doesn’t matter if there’s a professional photographer walking around and taking the most candid shots, your guests will still want something that will remind them to let go and be free and have fun. That’s where a photo booth rental comes in.

If you opt for a Toronto photo booth rental, you need to ensure that you make the right choice of a rental company. If you choose a good rental company such as Right Choice Entertainment, you can be assured of an irresistible photo booth rental package that allows you to give your guests a tangible piece of the unique memories that they’ll make at your event. By renting a photo booth, you give your guests room to be goofy, sweet, hilarious, and everything in between.

Thanks to the influence of social media, lots of people enjoy taking photos and sharing the same with their friends. Photo booths make it possible for you to fulfill this desire on the part of your guests.

What are Photo Booth Props?

Photo booth props are the accessories that make a photo booth fun! There are millions of props that you could choose from. At Right Choice Entertainment, we recommend to our clients to choose props that are aligned with the overall theme of the party. Once you have settled on a theme, it’s necessary to start looking for the props while there’s still plenty of time so that you don’t rush the process. If you have a clear picture of what kind of props you want at your party, we ask that you give us a heads up in good time so we can source for the props in a timely fashion. If you don’t know what props would work well with your party, we’ll be happy to advise you on the same.

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When choosing photo booth props for your party in Toronto, it’s important to remember that your props should enhance the photo and not take away from it. There are props that may interact poorly with the lighting in the photo booth, and therefore ruin the quality of the photo.

Typically, it’s best to stick to a smaller number of props. On average, there are going to be about seven to eight people in a photo booth so you really don’t need any more props than that. If you need to give people more options, a maximum of ten props works just fine.

Examples of photo booth props that you can have at your party include wigs, masks, sashes, signs, and hats, among others.

How Much Does a Photo Booth Rental Cost?

Photo booth rentals cost an average of $400 per event, but that number can be higher or lower depending on the package and customizations that you go for. The charges are usually calculated per hour and there’s an established minimum threshold for the number of hours you can rent a photo booth for. This minimum number is determined by the photo booth rental company. Many photo booth rental companies will usually ask that you rent the photo booth for a minimum of two to three hours. If you have an attendance of about 100 guests at your event, three hours should suffice for everyone to use the photo booth.

Besides the number of hours, there are other factors that influence the cost of renting a photo booth. Costs tend to be higher during periods when photo booths are in demand. Weekends and public holidays, for instance, may attract higher rates. Many people are likely to be hosting events on Saturdays, Sundays, prom weekends, and New Years’ Eve, just to name a few. As such, you should expect higher quotes on such days. If you book your photo booth during the weekdays or when it’s offseason, you may be able to enjoy lower rates.

Enclosed photo booths are costlier than an open-air photo booth because there’s a higher initial capital investment on the part of the photo booth rental company. For this reason, some clients will opt to utilize what they have—a tree in their backyard, for instance—and prop it up for a photo booth experience. If you have plenty of room at your venue, you don’t have to opt for an enclosed photo booth. You can choose an open-air booth that utilizes the beautiful scenery and backdrop offered by nature. Such photo booths are often unique and breathtaking and don’t need much to set up.

Photo booths will also cost more depending on the functionalities you expect at your event. If you simply want your guests to have a photo reel of their goofiest shots and nothing else, you’ll pay a standard cost for your photo booth rental. Your costs will go higher if you want to include other specifications. Green screens, videos and projecting the images on a large screen for everyone to see, for instance, will drive up your costs. As far as the capabilities, it’s best to choose something that your guests will be comfortable with. You don’t want to overwhelm your guests by including advanced technology that they cannot deal with. If you have an older audience, for instance, incorporating GIFs in your booth is a waste of time as they may not appreciate this Internet sub-culture.

In the Toronto area, Right Choice Entertainment offers the most competitive rates for photo booth rental, regardless of the extent of your requirements.

Why Should I Rent a Photo Booth?

First of all, the guests of today have gotten accustomed to photo booths and you really don’t want to disappoint anyone as that would be a bad start to an event! Why would you want your guests to be grumpy about not being able to take cute pictures when you can make the same possible without breaking the bank?

Great Vibes!

In all seriousness though, photo booths create a fun and happy vibe and that’s exactly what you want at your event. Parties can be awkward, especially in the beginning when people are warming up to each other. A photo booth creates the opportunity for your guests to break the ice and be themselves around each other. You’ll be surprised at how colleagues who’ve never said a word to each other suddenly find themselves laughing together and just having a good time inside a photo booth. Pictures are worth a thousand words indeed, and photo booths are conversation starters and a place where everyone, young and old, can go for a sneaky pic that will last forever.

Photo Keepsakes

Speaking of lasting forever, photo booths are a great way to provide keepsakes to your guests. A professional photographer will only be able to capture so much at your event before they get exhausted, or their stipulated hours come to an end. Guests may also find it exhausting to keep whipping out their phones to capture their own moments. A photo booth is your best backup as far as ensuring that your guests take home reminders of the fun time they had at your event.

Party Favor

Putting together traditional party favors can be time-consuming and draining, not to mention expensive as well. If you’re constrained for time or money, photo booths make for an excellent party favor. Your guests will be so thrilled that they got to enjoy themselves at your event and carry home photo strips of their greatest moments and memories. What’s more—the fact that photo booths allow for unlimited photos means that your guests can dictate the number of party favors they get to take home. We guarantee that you’ll have guests popping into your photo booth more than once, and it’s not unlikely to find more people queuing for the photo booth than for the food.

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Branding Opportunity

Photo booths offer branding opportunities when used in corporate events. At Right Choice Entertainment, we can customize your photo booth to reflect your brand colors and logo so that your guests take home photo strips that showcase your brand. At the same time, photo booths create an opportunity for brands to inspire user-generated content on social media platforms. Guests have the option of receiving digital copies of their photos via their phones. However, most clients find this option time-consuming and would much rather opt for the high-quality photo strips, with the additional option of having one person distribute the digital copies via a preferred platform such as Instagram.

As a brand, you can run an online campaign during your event and have everyone who takes a photo in your photo booth tag your company in their pictures, complete with your preferred hashtag. Of course, this works best when you make it a contest, complete with a prize to be won.

Budget-Friendly All-in-One Package

A photo booth is one of the greatest additions that you can have in your party, and for several reasons. One, photo booth rates are usually pocket-friendly. You will not break the bank by opting for this route, even if you go for the more high-end customizations.

Second, you give your guests the power and freedom to have a good time. You don’t need to walk around a photo booth asking people if they’re having a good time. The laughter and smiles from the photo booth will tell it all. As long as you have a photo booth at your event, you don’t need much else save for food and drinks!

Third, a photo booth helps your guests to have fun and then provides them with hard evidence of the fun they had, which they can keep for as long as they want. The flowers that you display at your wedding or birthday party will wither and dry up and the food will be forgotten as soon as the guests disperse. The photos, however, will last a lifetime.

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10 Tips for Renting a Photo Booth

At Right Choice Entertainment, we think photo booths are so much fun and that every host should consider having this special addition in their event. We are always committed to helping you find a quality photo booth rental for your celebration. One of the questions we get asked most is about what to look for when renting a photo booth in Toronto. Just by knowing what to look for in a photo booth rental Toronto, you can save yourself some headache and disappointment.

Here’s are a few tips to help you find a photo booth rental that fits your needs.

1. What kind of camera is used in the photo booth?

Photo booths are designed to use different cameras but make sure it’s nothing other than DSLR. Popular camera brands like Nikon and Cannon offer the best print quality and photo taking experience. Our photo booths at Right Choice Entertainment offer portrait studio quality photos. The last thing you want is to give your guests pixelated pictures at your celebration.

2. How long will users wait for the photos to be printed

Photo booths that have the most up to date technology can print high-quality photos within less than 15 seconds. A lot will be going on at the event and your guests probably don’t want to spend their time waiting for the photos to come out. The length of time it will take for the photos to come out will all depend on the type of printer that’s being used.

3. What’s the cost of the photo booth rental

There are hidden fees that you could be subject to when renting a photo booth. You may have to pay for add-ons, mileage and, even taxes which were not included in the initial quote. Save yourself the unpleasant surprises by finding out what the actual cost of renting the photo booth is. Ask them to send you a contract or invoice before you make any payments.

4. Can I see a picture of the photo booth?

It’s really important to see what the photo booth looks like. Look through their website for pictures of the photo booths they have for rent. If you can’t find multiple pictures of the same photo booth that you’re interested in, reach out to the rental company and ask to see more. Avoid the disappointment of getting a startup guy who put something together in his garage and called it a photo booth just to make some quick cash.

5. The print quality

This is one important consideration, which you have to place as a top priority. Guests will only want to take home a quality print. Make sure you get to see an actual print from the photo booth or read reviews of customers who’ve used it before just to be sure that it meets your expectations.

6. How much space will the photo booth occupy

Space is an important consideration because it will affect the user’s comfort and ultimately their experience when using the photo booth. While you don’t want a photo booth that occupies too much space at your event, you need a booth with just enough room for people to strike a pose. You also need to figure out where the photo booth will be set up. You don’t want guests to walk out of the event just to take photos.

7. Does it have digital sharing options

Most photo booth rentals today have both print and digital sharing options. Although many people may want to download a soft copy of their photo and take it home, others want to share it right away on their social platforms. The photo booth should provide this option too. If people can share on their social media pages, it’s a fun way to keep the conversation going outside the event. This is especially important for corporate events where you’re looking for free PR from your guests.

8. Does it have any unique features?

Perhaps you want a photo booth rental that looks weird or unusual to complement the theme of your event. Whatever your needs are, it’s always a good idea to ask if the photo booth has unique features which can complement the celebration. Some photo booths even have green screen technology, which takes the photo session up a notch. Some can even produce gifs, which your guests can share with their friends on social platforms. Also, consider a photo booth that has an easy to use interface. Some photo booth rentals have a touch screen, which the guests can use to customize their photo with a message and an emoji.

9. What kinds of props are offered?

Props have a way of making the photo booth experience a lot more fun. Props can be anything from exciting backdrops to costumes and high tech visuals. They have a way of enhancing the photo clicking experience making it super fun and exciting. Ask the rental company if they can provide some exciting props that your guests will love. Ensure the props are suitable for the type of event and guests who will be using the photo booth.

10. Consider the needs of your guests

Remember, your guests’ needs will ultimately determine the best photo booth to hire. Think of how your guests might like to get their pictures done. If you are aware of your guests’ personal preferences, it helps you to select a photo booth rental company that can offer specialized services. Consider factors such as their age, type of event and how much time they’ll be at the party when making a decision.

As you shop around different photo booth rentals in Toronto, be cautious and hire a company that you can trust to maximize the experience of your guests in the best way possible. If you need a reliable photo booth rental company in Toronto, feel free to reach out to Right Choice Entertainment. We’ll go over all your needs and requirements and help you decide on the best photo booth available for your celebration.

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6 Essential Questions to Ask a Face Painter

Over the last couple of years, face painting at children parties in Toronto has become a common trend. Gone are the times of check-designs created using a cheap store craft paint. Nowadays, artists use cosmetic-grade paints and other related materials. They also create excellent designs that go viral, and that can keep all the little angels attending your child’s birthday party excited.

However, not all artists are created the same, and the quality of artwork depends on the experience and dedication of the face painter. When hiring an artist for your child’s event, there are essential questions you should ask to determine the experience and reliability of the face painter.

 

1. What type of paint do you use?

This is a 'trick question' and should help you know the nature and standard of the paint the painter uses. Make sure that your prospects use a cosmetic-grade paint that has been approved by the relevant authorities. The paint should be hypoallergenic and safe for children. Avoid artists who use acrylic paint, craft paint, and other weird products that are not specially designed for a child’s skin.

 

2. What’s your level of sanitation?

In most cases, the sanitation of face paint is unregulated, and that’s quite scary. Fortunately, the highest standards set in Canada (Alberta) require face painters to sanitize their paint brushes between dips and use a new sponge for each kid. If you realize your prospect doesn’t use a makeup sanitizer or uses a single sponge for multiple kids, it’s time to get a more reliable face painter.

 

3. Are you insured?

Accidents happen everywhere, and your child’s event venue isn’t an exception. A professional face painter must be insured against different accidents. Whether you are holding a small birthday party at your home or you have organized a large children event in Toronto, consider working with an insured artist.

 

4. Do you perform background checks?

If you have opted to hire an artist from an agency, find out if the company performs background checks on their candidates. Most agencies don’t. The last thing you want is to invite a wanted criminal to your child’s event.

 

5. Can I see reviews from your previous clients?

One of the most effective ways of getting to know a company’s reputation is by checking the reviews written by their previous customers. Find out what these customers liked or disliked about the service offered. If you encounter an artist or agency that doesn’t want to share their customer reviews, think twice before hiring them.

 

6. How should the children take the face paint off after the party?

The paint used should be easier to remove. After all, different paint brands are removed differently, and some are easier to wash off than others. A professional face painter should walk you through the paint removal and clean-up procedure.

Hiring the right face painter for your children party can mean the difference between a great party and a boring or messy one. By asking the questions discussed here, you can easily identify a great artist for your child’s next event.

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Choosing the Right Face Painter for your Kids’ Party

Have you been thinking of ways to make your child’s event more exciting? Consider hiring one or more face painters. Face painting offers a new dimension to children’s parties and allows you to create a unique party your little angels and their friends won’t forget easily.

Face painters are basically skilled artists who specialize in the art of painting kids’ faces during parties and other similar events. A professional painter must undertake a particular training and must satisfy all the law requirements to practice their craft when working. Also, the expert can specialize in different types of party themes. They can excellently paint cute cartoon faces, superhero character faces, animal faces, pretty girly designs, and more.

The best part of face painting is that children are allowed to choose the art they want. A great artist will always respect the kids’ choices and paint exactly what they ask within a short time.

 

Understand why children love face painting

There are many reasons your kid will want to have a professional face painter during their parties. These include:

Colourful: Kids love colourful surroundings, and this is the primary reason most kids’ parties showcase a splash of varying colours in terms of food and decorations. It’s also the reason face painting has become a common activity in most children parties held in Toronto.

Artsy: Though some people may disagree, children have a penchant for artistic things. They prefer bright colours and tend to be very open when it comes to appreciating different exciting designs.

Magical: Most kids have great imaginations. Face painting enables them to 'become' a character they adore. This character could be their favourite heroes such as fairly princess, Superman, Batman, and other great characters.

You can incorporate face painting into your children’s entertainment plan. They can choose the designs and characters that impress them.

 

The kids’ safety should always be a priority

One of the main concerns for a parent regarding face drawing party activity is the safety of their children and the nature of the materials being used. Consider hiring an artist who uses only regulated painting products. These products should be as safe as the kids’ skin products that you can find in an upscale cosmetic counter or a supermarket.

The artist should also demonstrate that they use high-quality and thoroughly-cleaned painting materials. They should also take the right precautions when painting the children. It’s equally important for you, the parent, and your child to understand that you should remove the face paint once the party is over and should know how to do this correctly.

 

Interview several artists

Always feel free to call a few reputable face painters and interview them. Ask them to show you photographs of their previous work. Find out how long they have been serving children parties, the nature of the parties they served, and the number of years they have been in business. Remember, hiring a skilled and experienced face painter will make your kids’ party more exciting.

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