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Green Screen Photos are Next-Level Event Entertainment

Event Green Screen Photo Session

 

Modern-day events require you to provide your guests with a full, interactive experience from start to finish.

We don’t know about you, but that sounds like a lot of work!

However, we have a few tricks up our sleeve that could make your planning a breeze and your event a success.

Go green at your next event with a green screen photo session!

Interactive experience

Who doesn’t want the chance to stand in front of the Hollywood sign in California when currently on the east coast? Green screen photos add a new kind of fun to your event, allowing your guests to be creative and quirky.

Easy party favors

Every successful event has a token that your guests can take with them to remember the night with. That being said, put your guests to work for their memento! A green screen photo session comes with a good time and a photo, of course. Whether they’re pretending to be contestants on American Idol or are having a romantic moment at the head of the Titanic, these photos make for the perfect takeaway.

Document your event

Green Screen Photo BackgroundsAs much as this activity is meant to entertain your guests, you’re also tricking them into doing some of the event work for you: photographing the party!

With a green screen photo session, it ensures that your event—and more importantly, the fun had—is captured throughout the night.

With over 80 backgrounds to choose from, you’re sure to have guests lining up in excitement to take their turn in front of the green screen. Trust Total Entertainment to do it right.

Give us a call at 888-339-9995 today to learn more about booking a green screen photo session for your next event!

Photo Booths are the Next Big Thing to Add to Any Event

So, you’ve got a celebration to plan? Well, we’ve got you covered—bring the fun and make some amazing memories with a photo booth rental!

Why a photo booth? Not only is there a growing demand for them by event attendees, they hold so many benefits for guests and event planners alike.

They’re affordable

Photo Booth Rentals in BostonNo, really, they are.

They didn’t always used to be affordable but thanks to enough demand, they’ve become a cost that many people can add to a celebration without breaking the bank. Depending on the length of time you’d like to rent the photo booth for and the additional features you would like, the cost can vary while still being budget-friendly.

They don’t require any work from you but provide endless amounts of FUN

The endless features available on photo booths range from custom birthday party logos to matching the colors of your wedding. You can also add props if you’d like to keep a theme going and these memories will last for years to come while providing your guests with a ton of fun.

A photographer can’t be everywhere

Event Photo Booth It’s no secret that if you’re planning an event or party, you’ve hired an amazing photographer to create those tangible memories for you and your guests. However, a photographer can’t be everywhere and let’s be honest, some people get “camera shy.” As such, a photo booth rental can offer a space for everyone to feel comfortable and ensure every guest’s experience is documented.

When you’re planning your next milestone birthday celebration, wedding or family reunion, consider the ease and fun of renting a photo booth. We offer many packages to fit an array of needs and we always send a trained technician to help operate the photo booth so all you have to worry about is enjoying the celebration and making memories. Give us a call at 888-339-9995 today to learn more!

Top Elements of a Successful Fundraising Event

If you’re looking to throw a fundraiser for an organization, or charitable cause, it’s of the utmost importance—perhaps more than any other event—that it goes successfully.Ensure your next fundraiser is a success by including these three key elements!

Keep it short

Tips for Planning a FundraiserThis is something you should do with any event, whether it’s a fundraiser or not: put yourself in your guests’ shoes.

Would you get antsy standing through the itinerary that you made?

Is it too long?

Does it never get to the point?

If the answers to these questions are ‘yes,’ then time to switch things up!

Purpose first & donations after

One of the biggest mistakes that fundraisers make is that they immediately ask for donations, without first explaining just what the purpose or mission of the organization or cause actually is. By doing so, you’re making it seem like your fundraiser is just a money grab, and nothing more.

If that happens, your fundraiser is toast.

Show them that their donation means something

We’ve always believed that this is the most important element: show us what you’re going to do with the money you’ve raised. People are much more likely to donate if they see that their money is going towards a concrete goal or building a tangible object.

Plan an event that entertains and brings the fun!

Host Carnival Games at Your FundraiserWe are a one-stop party and entertainment source and we know how to put the ‘fun’ in ‘fundraising!’

Host your fundraiser with a wide array of carnival games that will offer fun for the whole family. With so many interactive games of luck and skill, there will be so much for your guests to do to fill their time and keep them donating!

 

Host a Casino Night FundraiserOr you can host a classy soiree with a casino night. Between slot machines and Blackjack, your guests will experience a night to remember and for a great cause too!

With these elements in mind, you’ll be well on your way to throwing a successful fundraiser for the cause that you’re passionately pursuing.

Keep your guests entertained at your next fundraiser with the help of Total Entertainment! Call us at 888-339-9995 today to learn more about our event services and rentals!

Five Simple Event Entertainment Ideas to Wow Your Guests

In 2018, it’s essential for every event to present their guests with a non-stop, interactive experience that will indulge both their short attention spans and their need to be consistently entertained. Whether it’s a corporate outing, a child’s birthday party, a high school dance, or an elegant fundraiser, your guests will be looking for a total entertainment experience.

Keep the kids entertained or the adults amused with these top entertainment ideas for your next event!

Give the event some color with a face painter

Arts and Entertainment Rentals for Your Next EventFace painting is always a hit among kids and parents alike! Whether it’s a small doodle on the cheek or you’re transformed into a full-blown ethereal fairy, face painting can add excitement to any party.

Fake tattoos are all the rage—especially if you add some glitter

Just like face painting, glitter and airbrush tattoos can give your guests a unique opportunity to revamp their look—in a non-permanent way! These artists usually have a collection of designs to choose from and the whole process takes just a few minutes.

Turn anything into a contest and you have their attention

It’s easy to pique the competitive sides of your guests when there’s something worth vying for. Make your entire event a competition by adding a theme and including a costume contest or plan out several little activities that will keep everyone wanting to win.

Show off your guests’ character with a caricature artist

Book a Caricature Artist for Your Next EventYour event attendees are bound to become entranced with a caricature artist. Bringing out their most prominent features and showing their personality in a caricature is a perfect token for them to take away from your event and remember all of the memories they made.

Get creative with music and get your guests involved

It never hurts to hand the microphone off to your audience, but why not plan for it and incorporate some karaoke? Guests can have fun singing along to their favorite songs and dancing the night away.

Your event doesn’t have to break the bank when it comes to entertainment. At Total Entertainment, we’re your one-stop party and entertainment source. Browse our vast collection of party rentals and give us a call at 888-339-9995 to learn more about our services!

Top Team Building Activities Your Employees Will Actually Enjoy

Your employees work hard during 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., so their time outside of the workplace should definitely be spent relaxing and having fun. What better way to do so than with a corporate event? Through developing camaraderie and building a strong community, everyone will gain something from the experience. But again, it has to be fun!

Here are some activities that your employees will actually enjoy!

Casino Night

Company Casino NightA casino night essentially goes like this: your company can rent game tables—maybe one for roulette, one for poker, and another for blackjack—and tokens are handed out to everyone. In the end, the tokens are exchangeable for either cash prizes, or other rewards. Whether or not you like to gamble, casino night with your fellow employees is a tried-and-true way to laugh, take some risks—and, who knows: maybe even win some money!

Karaoke Night

Company Karaoke NightWhy has karaoke consistently been one of the best team-building activities available? We think it has a lot to do with the fact that everyone is out of their comfort zone—no matter what, you have to sing that song you have saved for the shower. And after a long day of work, it can be rejuvenating to shake out the stress of the day with your favorite guilty pleasure tune.

Bubble Ball Soccer

Company Outing Playing Bubl;e SoccerThis one’s for the more competitive types. It’s called bubble ball soccer, and right now, it’s all the rage in Europe. Why? Because you get dressed up in a big bubble, and play a game of soccer, which is a lot easier (and more fun) than it sounds. Ready to roll?

With corporate events, you want to focus on social activities that are engaging, perfect for your team’s skill set, and, most importantly, fun. For all of your corporate event and party rental needs, call Total Entertainment at 888-339-9995 today!

Event Planning: How to Prepare for Bad Weather

When you’re planning a party for the outdoors, it’s easy to plan for food, entertainment, invitations, etc. However, one thing that’s not so easy to plan for is the weather.

Preparing for bad weather is essential for planning an outdoor event and we know just how you can do it so your party is ready for that potential rain!

Take cover of your electronics

Most parties have an electrical element to it, whether it’s lighting, stereo systems, or some other technical equipment. When planning an outdoor event, make sure you have plenty of tarps and large garbage bags that you can use to cover any non-water-resistant materials and prevent damage.

Take cover of your guests

Planning an Outdoor Party in BostonProtect your guests from the elements by renting a tent. A tent is always a smart idea, even if the weather forecast shows only sunshine. But sometimes people need reprieve from direct sunlight just as much as they need to shield themselves from rain. Tents with no walls are easy for guests to walk in and out of, but in certain cases, you may want to have siding that rolls down in case your rain pairs up with some powerful gusts of wind.

Have an evacuation plan

Should the weather really pick up and become dangerous, have an evacuation plan ready to share with guests so they can take cover and make it to safety quickly.

Have a backup plan

At the end of the day, severe weather happens and it’s important to have a backup plan if you need to move things indoors last minute. Whatever the venue you choose, aim for one with an inside area that you can utilize if need be.

For all of your party needs, rain or shine, call on Total Entertainment! We make it easy for you to plan for any outdoor party by offering the best and most reliable Boston-area tent and party rentals. Call us at 978-777-2050 today to start planning your next party!

Top Event Planning Trends of 2018

Event attendees hold new expectations each year when it comes to the venue, experiences, and activities. Give your guests something to remember by staying attuned to the biggest event planning trends of 2018!

Holistic activities

Event attendees are consistently seeking out new, unique activities to experience. Guests appreciate a wide array of options for spending their time and offering only one simple activity or event is unlikely to capture the interests and passions of each individual person. Offer fun and exciting things to do at your event that go beyond the basics.

Guest experience is one of the most important aspects of your event. Allow guests free time where they can choose between multiple events and activities; this allows attendees to pick and enjoy their favorite forms of entertainment or education.

Play on emotion

Planning a Successful Event in 2018Event attendees in 2018 seek out events that make them feel known and understood. Personal experiences prove successful, where attendees can express who they are and show off their skills and talents. Make your event a must-attend attraction by paying special attention to your guest list and catering the décor, activities, and favors towards your audience.

Events in 2018 require engaging experiences that draw the audience in and play on the five senses. Include multi-sensory areas and hands-on displays, and try integrating scents and mood-setting soundtracks. Attendees will appreciate your efforts to give them this experience and make them feel comfortable.

Imaginative venues

Nontraditional and bold venues create lasting memories for attendees, and in 2018, the bigger, the better. Move beyond the conventional four-wall layout and inspire attendees with fun and unique event layouts that invite interactions and reflect the personality, values, and statements of the event.

Make an impression with your venue by considering extraordinary places for your event’s backdrop, like castles or museums. Customize and transform your venue with special elements like photo booths or inflatables. Keep your event the talk of the year with a versatile venue certain to turn heads.

Find holistic activities, stir up some happy emotions, and make your venue pop with amazing and affordable event rentals from Total Entertainment, your one-stop party shop and entertainment source for keeping up with the 2018 event planning trends! Give us a call at 888-339-9995 today to start planning!

Four Fun Water Activities for a Splashing Good Time This Summer

Inflatable Water Slide

 

Summer means that school’s out and the kids are taking to the outdoors to soak up the sun! What better way to comfortably enjoy the heat than with a few exciting water activities that will keep them cool and refreshed when playing the day away?

Start small with water balloons

Filling up a couple dozen water balloons may be a task, but the results are worth it! Water balloons make a great addition to any backyard party, whether it’s a full-blown water balloon fight, or an organized water balloon toss.

Get soaked with water-guns

Water-guns offer a little less clean up than the water balloons and are easily refilled. Get into a rousing game of water-gun tag or see what team gets soaked first. No matter what, these water-guns will allow your family to be active out in the summer sun, without sweating the heat.

Break out the sprinkler

Who knew something so simple could be so much fun? Set up the sprinkler in the middle of your yard and almost instantaneously, your kids will be jumping through the streaming water for hours on end. Add a twist to this classic activity with a game of Twister!

Go big: inflatable water slide big!

Outdoor Water SlideAn inflatable water slide is perfect for any occasion. It’s easy to entertain however many young ones you have running around your backyard party and is one of the more fun ways to beat the heat. Make your party a hit this summer with a water slide!

For all of your summer party rental needs, look to Total Entertainment, Boston’s one-stop party source for every occasion! We have tents to shade your guests, a full catering service, and most importantly, a plethora of inflatable water slides to choose from. Give us a call at 978-777-2050 to start planning your summer activities!

Designing a Successful Layout for Your Next Event

Event attendees deserve a comfortable seating arrangement that helps conversation flow and encourages focus and attention. Choosing a successful layout for your next event depends on your event purpose, activities, venue, and guests!

What’s the purpose of your event?

Hosting a networking conference or a company retreat requires different layouts from hosting a new employee orientation or higher-level board meeting. The type of event you need to conduct instructs you on which layout you need for success.

Classroom-style layouts that include rows of tables with chairs pointed towards a central presentation area would allow new employees to take notes, while a cocktail style layout with high tables placed around the room provides networking conference attendees a chance to mingle.

Take into account your guests

The number of event attendees also encourages one layout over another. Remember that some layouts require extra space while others waste space and thus prove impractical for large groups.

Banquet layouts allow you to place tables efficiently and use them at maximum capacity with seating around the entire table. Similarly, cabaret layouts include round tables, but they only make use of half of the tables so no one has their backs to the central presentation area. Such a setup may not work with larger groups.

Consider your venue

Conference Speaker Talking to a Room of PeopleEvent venue already booked? Consider the space offered by the venue before choosing your layout. Take note of any heavy furniture or other items that venues may not be willing to move and factor these things into your event spacing.

Does the venue offer multiple rooms for different events throughout the day? How much furniture is available to you? If you need a stage for presentations, does the venue include one? Visualize your event occurring in the venue and plot out the uses for specific areas in your layout.

Did you leave room for activities?

Another factor to keep in mind when designing your layout is the event’s activities. Consider where guests will be most comfortable and successful during the activities you’ve prepared. If a day full of presentations is in store, a theater style layout offers rows of chairs facing a central point. Boardroom layouts prove perfect for breakout sessions, where everyone sits around one large table and faces inwards.

Thinking through your event activities will help you land on a successful layout. Time and manpower permitting, consider switching up the layout throughout the day during longer events to match activities.

Need some help picking the perfect layout? Let Total Entertainment make your next event memorable and stress-free; we offer full-service event planning along with a large array of event rentals to choose from. Give us a call at 978-777-2050 today!

How to Throw the Ultimate Fourth of July Party

With the start of summer, the Fourth of July is right around the corner. Whether you’re planning a small get-together or a block party, there are a few essential things you’ll need in order to throw the ultimate Fourth of July celebration.

Pick a good theme – patriotic, of course!

A party to celebrate the Fourth makes it easy on you when it comes to theme. You can include red, white and blue everything into your decorations, tasty treats, and refreshing drinks! It won’t be difficult to achieve the look you want when all of your guests show up in their patriotic attire.

Add some sparkle to your Fourth and provide a plethora of entertainment

Fourth of July Outdoor Party IdeasIt’s only right to celebrate the Fourth with some sparklers and firecrackers! Be sure to keep a close eye on children with these celebratory items and if you plan on putting on your own display of fireworks, remember to keep your audience a safe distance away. Better yet, leave it to the professionals and take the group to a public firework show in the neighborhood.

The fireworks don’t start until the sun sets for the day, so what do you have planned for the rest of the time? We suggest having an array of lawn games that guests of all ages could enjoy or kick it up a notch and rent some carnival games that will guarantee a good time for your party-goers.

Consider adding a waterslide to your party that will have your guests beating the heat in no time. Just be sure to warn them on the invitation that they’ll need their bathing suits and towels!

A July party calls for July heat, so make sure your guests stay cool

Your patriotic celebration could turn south if you’re not properly prepared for the hot summer sun. In a previous blog post, we mentioned a few ways to keep your guests cool during your outdoor party this summer; some items you’ll need are sunscreen, cold beverages, and some shade!

Create your own shade with one our tents at Total Entertainment! We just added a few patriotic tents to our line-up that will be perfect for your Fourth of July festivities. Give us a call at 978-777-2050 or toll-free at 888-339-9995 today to learn more about our tents and various party rentals!