Make Your Next Company Picnic an Event to Remember

Make Your Next Company Picnic an Event to RememberSummer is in full swing, and that means businesses all over the country are hosting company picnics to build camaraderie and celebrate another successful year of work. These parties are great opportunities for business owners to express gratitude to their employees and give everyone a chance to cut loose for the day. But to ensure everyone has a good time at your next company picnic, you need the right supplies for the occasion.

Fortunately, we’ve got everything you need to make sure your company picnic goes off without a hitch.

Outdoor parties can get pretty hot and sunny this time of year. Give your guests a place to cool off in the shade with a pop-up tent. We can even help you set it up and take it down when you’re done.  While you’re at it, add some tables and chairs so people can have a place to kick back and relax. If it’s going to get especially hot, we carry portable evaporative air coolers to keep everyone comfortable all day long.

Of course it wouldn’t be a picnic without food.

We also offer full service catering with a wide variety of menu items to choose from. From barbecue to Italian dishes and chocolate fountains, you can have a little something for everyone at your next picnic. You can even rent a portable bar to give your guests additional drink options.

Finally, treat your guests to some entertainment options with carnival games, table games and maybe even a DJ to provide a soundtrack for your party. With the affordable rentals at Total Entertainment, you can treat your employees to a truly memorable company picnic. Give us a call today or contact us online to learn more.

Get Together With Friends for a Game of Bubble Ball Soccer

Get Together With Friends for a Game of Bubble Ball Soccer

The days are warm and sunny, the kids are home from school and friends are visiting from out of town. Summer vacation is in full swing, so why not get outside and play a game of pickup soccer at a local park? This is a great opportunity to get some fresh air, exercise and engage in a little friendly competition with your friends. But if traditional soccer isn’t your cup of tea, we’ve got a fun, exciting alternative for you try as well!

It’s called Bubble Ball Soccer, and it’s taking the country by storm.

In this popular new soccer game, players wear giant inflatable balls that allow them to bump, bounce and roll their way across the field. This unique style of play makes for a lot of laughs and some truly memorable moments that you simply won’t find in other soccer matches. All you have to do is strap yourself into the inflatable bubble ball and start playing!

Thanks to their padded harnesses and cushioned inflatable design, these bubble balls are safe and fun for people of all ages. As soon as you get knocked down, you can bounce right back and get back in the game in your bubble ball. It might not be the most graceful sport, but it sure is a lot of fun to play!

Right now, we’re offering special pricing on bubble ball rentals to give our customers a chance to try this exciting new sport. Give us a call today at our toll-free number to learn more.

Host Your Own Outdoor Summer Movie Night

Host Your Own Outdoor Summer Movie NightWith plenty of summer blockbusters on the horizon, this is the perfect time of year to get together with friends and family for a movie night. Better yet, what if you could take advantage of the nice weather and take your movie night outside? With our movie night packages, you can treat your guests to a drive-in style experience at the outdoor venue of your choice!

Just choose from one of our large-format movie screens, and we’ll bring the cinema to you.

In addition to the screen, we’ll also bring a powerful 1500 watt stereo sound system and a 4000 lumen HD projector with DVD player. This way, you can enjoy all your favorite flicks with crisp visuals and theater-quality audio. In addition to the audio/visual setup, you’ll also receive a professional movie attendant and 25 percent off popcorn makers and other food machines.

These movie night packages are great for college campuses, community events or even a party right in your own back yard. Our screens come in a number of different sizes and configurations to accommodate the unique dimensions of your space.

At Total Entertainment, we have everything you need to make your summer movie night a reality.

Want to learn more about our movie night package or any of the other carnival games, inflatables and other outdoor-friendly party rentals we offer? Browse our inventory online or give us a call today at our toll-free number to learn more. We can’t wait to bring your party to life!

Cool Off This Summer With a Water Ride

Cool Off This Summer With a Water RideThrowing a birthday party for a child in the summertime can be a difficult task. Unless you have a pool in your backyard, kids might struggle to cope with the intense heat of a summer day. But fortunately, there’s another easy way to help all the kids at the party beat the heat so that everyone has a good time. You can set up water slides and other water-related activities on your property and help them cool off.

The great part about setting up a water slide in your yard is that it won’t just be for the kids.

Unlike some of the other attractions that you can rent for a child’s birthday party, most water slides can accommodate kids and adults, so you won’t have to worry about leaving anyone out. Of course, you can also opt for a smaller water slide that will be better suited for young kids if your child is still little. But regardless of which size slide you choose to go with, incorporating a water slide into your child’s party is definitely the way to go. It will ensure that everyone enjoys themselves and stays cool all day long.

Water slides aren’t the only option for kids’ birthday parties, either.

There are also dunk tanks that would be perfect for a party. The kids who show up will have a blast as they try to dunk all of the adults in attendance, and some of them might even work up the courage to try the dunk tank out for themselves. It’ll provide all of the kids with a unique experience and keep the adults at the party entertained, too.

If you’re planning a party this summer and are interested in renting a water slide or dunk tank, Total Entertainment can provide you with everything you need. We carry a large selection of inflatables, games and more to make your next big party the event of the season. Contact us at 978-777-2050 today to learn more.

Start Considering Wedding Rentals

Start Considering Wedding RentalsPlanning a wedding can be overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be if you rent what you need to  make your big day your best day.

Total Entertainment is your one-stop shop for many of your wedding rentals, from a professional DJ to romantic lighting.

Tent Rentals

Having an outdoor wedding or ceremony? Total Entertainment can provide a tent for your event that will keep everything covered. Sometimes, Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate and it’s important to have a tent available in the event of rain. We have classic white tents which are both elegant and practical.

Table and Chair Rentals

Once you have a tent picked out and a rough estimate of the amount of people attending, you’ll need some tables and chairs for those guests. We have table and chair rentals available ranging from a classic white fold out chair to small bistro tables for a cocktail hour.

Lighting Rentals

Whether you are having an indoor or outdoor wedding, lighting plays a major role in the overall atmosphere. Lighting can help set the mood, a must at a wedding ceremony. Lighting can also change the way pictures turn out as well, which is also a priority of a wedding. From strobe lights to soft string lights, we have lights for all wedding themes.

Entertainment Rentals

Now that that’s taken care of, it’s time to start planning some entertainment for your guests. Here at Total Entertainment, we offer a wide range of musical rental options, from professional DJ’s professional sound equipment. We also have a variety of photo rentals, consider renting one to give guests a favor that they can cherish for a lifetime.

For more info on Total Entertainment’s services and to book your wedding rentals, call us today at 978-777-2050.

Hosting a Healthy Birthday Party for Kids

Hosting a Healthy Birthday Party for KidsThrowing a child’s birthday party usually means supplying bowls of candy, cupcakes stacked with frosting, and a bright orange, ice cream punch to wash it all down.

However, a successful party does not to be based around sugar. If you want to plan a healthy birthday party for your little one, all it takes is a bit of planning and commitment. Throwing a healthy birthday party is easy if you stick to two things: keep the snacks healthy and keep the kids moving.

Forget the Salty Snacks

Offer some healthy munchies in place of chips and pretzels. Consider only putting out a vegetable and fruit tray with a Greek yogurt dip. If vegetables and fruits are the only thing out, children will grab a handful. If they are next to a salty snack, they won’t look twice at the produce. If you are planning to serve dinner, do a mini taco bar, packed with fresh tomatoes, corn, guacamole, and so forth, and let children serve themselves. Children love to feel independent and they’ll jump at the chance to “cook” their own dinner.

Do Your Own Drinks

Most kids are probably searching for soda or punch at a birthday party, but most parents would prefer to avoid both. Instead, make homemade lemonade where you can control the amount of sweetener going into it. You can also make homemade smoothies in different flavors. Word of advice, strawberry and banana is usually a hit with kids. Give them fun names, such as “strawberry shortcake smoothie” which can typically entice children to give them a shot. You can also serve water with fresh slices of lemon and lime to give it a bit of flavor.

Serving the Sweets

You can’t throw a birthday party without cake, but there are plenty of online recipes for cakes that can be made with healthier ingredients. For example, you can swap butter for avocado. If you want to skip the cake and think the kids will survive without it, there are other options of sweets that can be served as dessert. Consider serving chocolate covered fruits, homemade fruit and yogurt popsicles, or a cake made entirely from fruit.

Make Them Move

If you want to encourage a healthy birthday party, an important part of that is encouraging the children to get moving! Consider renting a bounce house from Total Entertainment which will keep kids jumping for hours, burning off energy and calories. We have a variety of bounce houses, obstacle courses, and water inflatables that will keep children entertained. We also have a variety of DJ rentals available which can get both adults and children moving in minutes.

Call Total Entertainment today to book your next birthday bounce house or expert DJ.

Importance of Taking Photographs

Importance of Taking PhotographsPhotographs capture a moment in time, a feeling, an emotion to cherish for years to come. Photographs are irreplaceable and are considered a highly prized possession. So, it’s natural that investing in photography for your event is a vital part of the planning process.

After spending months, if not years, planning an event and hundreds to thousands of dollars making sure your vision comes to life, don’t let the day pass without documenting the event with photos. These mementos will allow your event to live on long after the event is over.

Plus, in today’s society, guests tend to expect event photography to be included. Not only does it encourage engagement during the event, but after as well as people tend to look for event photos online.

It really comes down to one fact. Photographs mean a great deal to people. They become cherished mementos passed down through generations and act as historical documentation appearing in history books and museums. So, it’s important to fulfill this need at your next event. Of course, there are some elements you can downgrade or exclude in your planning, but photography is not one of them.

Here are some ways to incorporate photos in your next event:

Photo Booth

Not only is a photo booth a fun and engaging activity for your guests, but the photo strip also makes a nice favor for your guests to go home with. Strips are customizable. Photo booths are great additions to any event whether it be a community event, birthday, high school reunion or wedding.

Event Photography

Special events like weddings and anniversaries should be remembered for years to come. An event photographer can make that happen capturing photos from the event, both poised and casual. These mementos will live on long after the event is over.

Green Screen Photos

With more than 8Importance of Taking Photographs0 backgrounds to choose from, green screen photos allow guests to let their hair down and get silly by transporting them to other worlds. Backgrounds include walking on Abbey Road and riding a dolphin. No matter which background your guests choose, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

For more information on photo options for your event, visit Total Entertainment.

Children and Face Painting: The Perfect Pair

Children and Face Painting: The Perfect PairWhen a child sees a face painter at a carnival, festival, or fair, you can see their eyes start to sparkle. It is so much fun for a child to pick out a butterfly, a monster truck, a flower, or a tiger, and get it painted onto their tiny cheek.

Children love face painting for many reasons and we have highlighted a few below.

Encourage Creativity

When kids get their faces painted, their imaginations come to life—they can recreate their favorite cartoon character or animal with just a few swipes of the painter’s brush! There’s nothing quite like getting to see yourself wearing your favorite superhero’s signature colors and pretending to fly for the rest of the night. A face painting can provide a whole day of creative fun for your kid to enjoy.

Encouraged Individuality

Unfortunately, school can often be hard for kids that are big on self-expression. But when you have your face painted, you have every reason to let your individuality fly! Encourage your child to make their own unique choice about what they want the face painter to do; they’ll enjoy expressing themselves without limitations. Face painting is a great opportunity for a child to be a child, which they are often rarely able to do.

Encourage Care-free Fun

What’s more fun: an afternoon of screen time or actual active, care-free fun? A kid whose face is painted will be inspired to play pretend for the rest of the afternoon, whether they spend time claiming trees as a monkey or finding their way to the hidden castle. It’s a great way to encourage some imagination, and get your kids focused on something other than the television.

If you’re planning a child-themed event, click here to learn more about Total Entertainment’s face painter’s services.

How to Host an Easter Egg Hunt

If you’re in charge of the EastHow to Host an Easter Egg Hunt er egg hunt for your school, church, neighborhood, or otherwise, it’s important to make sure that it is both well-planned and entertaining.

Planning an Easter egg hunt can be a difficult task, especially if you’re planning for a large crowd. The hunt itself can’t be too challenging for younger children but also can’t be too easy for older children. It’s important to cater the event towards your entire audience and make it a memorable experience for all.

Please Go Plastic

You might be convinced that the only way to host an Easter egg hunt is to hide hard-boiled eggs but we highly encourage you to hide plastic eggs. Although it might be considered “traditional” to hide hard boiled eggs, doing so can be a major risk. Children, regardless of age, tend to throw eggs around carelessly. With cracked shells and split eggs, hard-boiled eggs can quickly get messy. Plastic eggs are just as colorful and vibrant and they don’t leave messes or smells behind. You can fill them with candies or coins to make them a bit more exciting.

Offer Other Activities

For teens, or even ten years old and up, Easter egg hunts can get dull quickly. Even if you put in a tremendous amount of effort to find the best hiding places possible, older children might not appreciate them. Consider offering other activities to keep older children, and even adults, entertained while the little ones hunt. We have a variety of carnival games available for rent that will help to entertain people that might not be interested in hunting for eggs. We also have face painters available that can paint flowers, eggs, butterflies, and much more.

Provide Tasty Treats

If you’re going to be hosting a decent sized hunt, it’s important to provide snacks for attendees. Whether you are hosting an inside or outside event, you can provide small snacks such as cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats for guests. If you want to provide some healthier options, consider serving vegetables or fruits that are easy for big and little hands to grab. Some popular choices also include jellybeans, mini chocolate eggs, fruit popsicles, and fresh finger sandwiches.

Total Entertainment can help you start planning your upcoming Easter egg hunt to make sure that all of your guests leave “hoppy!”

Great Themes for Spring Parties

Great Themes for Spring Parties  We are so excited that spring is getting closer. After being inside the majority of the winter, we can’t wait to get out and celebrate spring. Now that it is starting to get warmer outside, celebrate with a spring or summer outdoor party, just because! We have compiled a list of some of our favorite spring party ideas!

Outdoor Palooza for the Kids

The kids have spent the winter cooped up inside, running in circles in the living and glued to their technology. Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to remind them how much fun it can be to play outside and encourage them to get out! Consider hosting an outdoor party for the neighbor kids or close friends to get people outside, trust us, they’ll thank you for it!

Our bounce house and moonwalk rentals are perfect for these types of parties when the theme is focused on getting up off the couch and getting moving! Kids can burn plenty of energy jumping around in a bounce house and they will surely be the highlight of your party. Children will anxiously wait in line for their chance to bounce and play among some of their favorite characters, including the crews from Toy Story, Shrek, and Frozen.

Laugh Factory Night for the Parents

If the kids are all tuckered out from all the bouncing, the parents have a chance to celebrate warmer weather. Consider hosting a comedy-themed party for your friends to give them a chance at some spring sunshine and good times.

There’s really no better way to shake off a winter-induced dreary state of mind than with some good cocktails and endless laughter. Our comedians and entertainers are perfect for a laugh-themed party! Say hello to spring by hosting an outdoor comedy event where you can enjoy the company of good friends while experiencing some great laughs.

Old Fashioned Carnival Games

When we think about spring and summer, we often imagine an old fashioned carnival! Rent our carnival games, great for people of all ages outside, and have your friends over for some dunk tank, duck pond, balloon toss, mini golf, ring toss and more! And don’t forget to rent some food trucks—carnival snacks are the best part of carnivals! We’re talking about funnel cake, hot dogs, and more.

There’s no doubt about it, spring is in the air! Celebrate the season with rentals from Total Entertainment.