Three Essentials for a Successful Movie Night Event

There’s nothing better than spending a night with a bowl of popcorn, your favorite movie, and a hundred guests!

Make your next movie night a success with these three essentials!

Bring the movies to you

Movie Night RentalsThere’s no need to get everyone to the theater when you can bring the theater to you!

Gathering around one television set for your weekly movie night with friends might be fine, but when it comes to planning a large event, one small TV screen just won’t cut it.

For a jumbo guest list, you’ll need a jumbo movie screen! An inflatable movie screen will ensure that all guests can watch and enjoy your movie double feature, as if they spent a night at the drive-in, but indoors!

If you’re planning to have your movie night event outdoors, taking in the bit of nice weather we have left before winter comes, then perhaps you’ll want to add a tent to your event. This will offer protection from the elements for your entire event and keep your guests cozy on a brisk fall night.

There’s no movie night without movie-watching snack

It doesn’t matter if you’re watching a horror film or romcom; snacks are essential! Popcorn and cotton candy are staples for any movie night and your guests will be so grateful to have something to much on as they watch the action-packed film from the edge of their seats.

Make your guests feel like stars with custom movie posters!

Custom Movie Night PostersSo, you have your movies and snacks, but there’s still something missing. Oh, that’s right—custom movie posters!

If you want to make your movie night event more memorable for your guests, why not make them the stars?

In just a few short minutes, your guests will be able to craft their own movie poster, taking a photo of them and merging it with an incredible theme. Their name on the poster will be the finishing touch and your guests will instantly be able to share on social media!

For all of your movie night needs, trust in the Team at Total Entertainment. Give us a call at 888-339-9995 today to learn more about our affordable movie night packages and custom movie posters!

How to Bring Your Classic Movie Night to the Outdoors

The weather is heating up and everyone wants to spend time outside after a long winter spent hibernating. However, we don’t want to leave behind those cozy movie nights! Read on to learn how you can enjoy your classic movie night during the summer season.

Think about your setting

An outdoor movie night is the perfect way to have a fun night out while still having the comfort of your own home. Make sure you pick the right spot on your property that is both well-lit for safety, but dim enough for your movie viewing. You can set up an outdoor TV or have a true theater experience with an inflatable movie screen. Regardless of your plan, check the weather and pray for no rain!

Prevent uninvited guests from crashing your party

By uninvited guests, we mean pests! Be sure to take preventative actions to rid your movie spot of bugs by either providing bug spray or lighting citronella candles around the area.

Up your seating game

Just because you’re not lounging on your couch doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your comfort! Make sure your outdoor movie night is fully stocked with comfy chairs, pillows, and cozy blankets for when the sun goes down.

No movie night is complete without snacks!

Half the reason people go to movie theaters is for that heavenly movie theater popcorn and other concession favorites. So in order to have a successful outdoor movie night, delicious snacks need to be in attendance. Get together an array of chips, popsicles, fruit, etc. and make sure there’s something for everyone!

Let Total Entertainment make your outdoor movie night a hit this summer. We have plenty of movie night packages to choose from, all for one low price! For more information about our movie night services, contact us via our contact form or give us a call toll-free at 888-339-9995.

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!

Host a Very Merry Holiday Theme Party

If you are planning to host a holiday party this year, incorporating a unique holiday theme into your party will make your guests rejoice. People often host “winter wonderland” themed parties, and as much as we blue decorations and cutout snowflakes, standard holiday themes are growing tiresome. Instead, we have compiled several unique themes that will secure your spot on the nice list.

Summer In December

Most people are familiar with the expression “Christmas in July” but we think that “Summer in December” has a nice ring to it. Consider hosting a party in the middle Host a Very Merry Holiday Theme Partyof winter that is centered on summer with a holiday focus. For instance, you could purchase a light-up palm tree and hang ornaments from it. You could also consider renting several carnival games that you would typically play in summer months such as a ring toss or a putt-putt course. To get people in a summer state of mind, you can play Christmas music that has a more of a “beach feel” such as the Beach Boys or Colbie Caillat. Santa can also make an appearance on his way home from vacation.

Magical Movie Marathon

People love watching holiday movies and whether they admit it or not, most people set aside time to watch the classics. If you want to give your guests a holiday party to remember, host a merry movie marathon party and show a few holiday themed movies. To bring the movie you’re showing to life, you can put up decorations that directly relate to the movies. If you show “The Christmas Story,” you can purchase the classic leg lamp to plug in while the movie is playing. If you show “Elf” for the children, you can serve all snacks with a side of syrup, at your own risk of course. You can also rent one of our face painters to paint favorite characters onto their cheeks, keeping them entertained during the movie.

Crafting for Christmas

Host a Very Merry Holiday Theme PartyHow great would it be to go to a holiday party and leave with several presents for your loved ones? If you host a party toward the beginning of the season, throw a craft themed party. You and your guests can create small gifts for loved ones such as ornaments, holiday cards, jewelry, etc. If you feel comfortable, ask everyone to pitch in several dollars for supplies and say that you’ll provide the food and drinks. You can also rent several of our art and craft rentals. We offer customized shirt making, frame making, and bead making, just to name a few. Guests will find great joy in checking some of their holiday to-do list off while enjoying a holiday party of their own.

Consider hosting your holiday party using one of these suggested themes to give the gift of creative cheer this holiday season. Contact Total Entertainment to make your holiday party sparkle and shine.

5 Awesome Activities for a Children’s Birthday Party

Birthday parties are an event that children really look forward to. They are a fun opportunity for them to get together with their friends outside of school. They get excited about what to wear, what gifts they will receive, and how many people are coming.

However, any child-aimed event is incomplete without some awesome activities.

It can be difficult for parents to find interesting ideas, so we have provided some below to help you give your child a birthday party to remember.

Bounce Houses

Renting out a bounce house is the easiest way to make your child’s party an abBounce Houses for Childrens Parties solute hit. Children absolutely love bouncing and playing on bounce houses and it will entertain them for the majority of the party. These inflatable structures come in a variety of colors and themes. Total Entertainment has a variety of themes to choose from including Frozen, Toy Story, and Justice League. You can also rent out inflatable obstacle courses as well where you can run races and hold small competitions for prizes.

Soap Boat and Race Track

In order to do this, you will need some rain gutters, soap bars, toothpicks, paper, water, and a hose. Children can make a soap boat using a bar of soap and toothpicks. Place the rain gutter on top of a small table and hang the hose on the top. Turn the tap on and let the children be surprised at how fast the soap bars move down with the water. Time the boats to see who wins the “race!”

Ice Tower Excavation

This is a perfect summer party activity. Freeze a few smaller item toys in ice to create a rainbow ice tower. You can freeze small items from the dollar stores (beaded necklaces, small dolls, or fake coins) in a tower of ice and give a set of tools to the kids – paintbrush, salt, eye droppers and squeeze bottles. Children can work to bring down the icy tower and win the prizes inside.

Foam Paint

Kids love using paints and foam paint can be easily created at home. All you need to create your own foam paint is craft glue, food coloring, and shaving cream. To create your own foam paint, mix equal parts of shaving cream, craft glue, and food coloring to a zip-lock bag. Squeeze the bags tightly so the ingredients mix together. Make a slight cut at one corner of the bag and use it is an icing pipe to let the foam flow.

Movie Nights

Children love the Disney and Pixar classics, and most parents do too. Holding a “movie themed” birthday party is great way to entertain the whole crowd. You can rent a jumMovie Night Rentable Screensbo inflatable movie screen with our movie night package, which is a sure way to entertain the crowd.  We also have popcorn and food machines to rent at a discounted rate to include with this package, because a movie isn’t a movie without a good snack.

All of these activities are guaranteed to impress children and parents alike.

Many of these activities teach children team building skills while allowing them to have unlimited fun. Book Total Entertainment for your child’s birthday party and let us make it the best one yet.

Advice for Hosting an Outdoor Movie Night

outdoor movie nightEveryone loves a good movie night, whether you’re an adult or kid! It gives you something to do with your friends and family that is both affordable and fun. And especially during the warm summer months, what better way to enjoy a movie than out under the stars?

If you want to improve your outdoor movie night experience, or you are hosting your very first outdoor flick, it’s important to have all the essentials. What are they? Keep reading to find out!

Comfortable Clothing

Comfortable clothes are key, of course. It’s important to let your guests know that the movie night extravaganza will be held outdoors. This way, they can dress accordingly, while remaining as comfortable as ever while watching the flick.

Just to be sure that everyone is cozy, we recommend having a couple of extra sweatshirts on hand.

Cozy Seating

Make sure your guests have comfortable places to sit; have plenty of blankets, chairs, and maybe even a couch or two for your backyard movie night setting. If you don’t have enough for everyone, kindly ask your guests to bring some of their own – except a whole couch of course; that might be difficult.

Plenty of Snacks

We know you’re thinking it, so we’re just going to say it! As everyone would agree, snacks are essential, especially if you’re watching more than one movie. Give your guests something to munch on and sip on during the show, whether it be popcorn, chips, cookies, soda, or anything else. If you’re hosting a movie night for your young children, we suggest you stay away from offering too much sugar, opting for some healthy snack options instead.

High-Quality Sound

Ensure your sound system is working properly. If you’ve been wanting to get a new surround sound system lately, let your next movie night be the reason to get one! Incredible sound quality will make your guests feel like they are a part of the movie once they are enveloped in darkness.

We hope our advice knocks your next outdoor movie night out of the park! And if you are looking to take your outdoor cinema night up a notch, visit us online to check out the movie night packages we have to offer. Once you are ready to book your cinematic experience, give us a call at 978-777-2050.

Why Watching a Movie Is Better with Friends

19930352_SAt Total Entertainment, we offer jumbo screen rentals so you can enjoy your favorite films outdoors with dozens of friends, family members, or coworkers. However, if you don’t go to the movie theater often, you may be wondering why you would even want to watch a movie with other people? We’re here to tell you that there are actually many benefits that come along with watching movies in a group. Here are just a few of them.

First of all, the type of movie you are watching can play a large role in how much enjoyment you’ll get out of it in a group setting. For example, watching a comedy is better with lots of people because laughter is infectious. Do you ever notice that you laugh at a movie or TV show more when you’re watching it with friends? You may hear someone else laugh at something, and their laugh rather than the thing itself will cause you to start laughing, which can make even bad comedies enjoyable.

Watching scary or suspenseful movies with others is also great because you get to hear everyone’s reactions and be scared together. When you sit down to watch a horror movie by yourself, it may become so scary that the experience isn’t enjoyable. With a bunch of friends sitting outside in front of a large screen, the experience becomes much more fun than scary.

When you watch movies with other people, you also get the opportunity to discuss the film with them. This can be a great way to spend your time once the credits roll, and you may learn something about the film from someone else that you didn’t pick up on yourself.

These are just a few of the many reasons why movies are better with friends. Contact us today if you would like to rent a jumbo movie screen!

Host a Movie Night with the Help of Total Entertainment

Could your next event benefit from a little Hollywood sparkle? You can bring the magic of the movies to your next graduation, birthday, or other special event with one of Total Entertainment’s comprehensive movie night party rental packages. Total Entertainment has everything you need to enhance your party rental in Cambridge, Medford, or Salem . We offer three different inflatable movie screen sizes to cater to your needs: medium, giant, and jumbo. Each movie screen rental comes with a 1500-watt stereo sound system and 4000-lumen HD projector and DVD player. Total Entertainment’s movie packages also come with your choice of popcorn machine or cotton candy. Our movie night party rental packages are overseen by a professional attendant, so you won’t need to worry about setup, operation, or breakdown. If you don’t want to watch a movie under the stars, you can easily add a tent rental to create a comfortable indoor environment for your private showing.

A movie night rental package could be the perfect ending for your next personal or corporate event. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show as your guests experience an immersive experience they’re sure to love.