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Erin go Bragh!

Saturday, February 15th, 2014
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Here are a few facts about St Patrick’s Day to amaze your friends with on St Patrick’s Day:

  • St Patrick (387 – 461 AD) is the patron Saint of Ireland although he was born in Roman-Briton (now England).  His birth name was Maewyn Succat.
  • There are 33.7 million U.S. residents who are of Irish ancestry. That number is almost nine times the population of Ireland itself.
  • 19 Presidents of the United States proudly claim Irish heritage—including our first President, George Washington.
  • The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was in Boston in 1737.  The largest parade in the US, held since 1762, is in New York City, and draws more than one million spectators each year.  The first parade in Dublin wasn’t until 1931.  In 1948 President Truman became the first president to attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
  • 15 million cards are exchanged on St. Patrick’s Day and 13 million pints of Guinness are consumed.

Don’t forget to reserve your Top Hat Photo Booth including the amazing green screen with iconic Irish backgrounds for unmatched entertainment at your St Patrick’s Day party.

Top Hat Photo Booths Indianapolis & Snappening

Saturday, February 8th, 2014
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2014 Snappy Bridal Package

from Snappening.com

  2014-Snappy-Bridal-SNAPHUNT-PAGEHave you visited Snappening.com to enter the 2014 Snappy Bridal Package?    If not, you only have a few more days to enter for a chance to WIN OVER $15,000 IN PRIZES!!  Imagine how awesome your wedding would be if you won this package.  There are many top notch vendors that have donated all kinds of items for you to have the perfect wedding.

DON’T MISS OUT, CLICK HERE  BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!
 
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Top Hat Photo Booths  | Lockhart Dentistry  |  Pink Poppy Ink  La Dolce Salon & Spa  |  Just Pop In  |  JP Parker Flowers  |  Prairie Guest House  |  Pipers Premier Caterers  |  Ooh La La Events  |  Elbow Room Pub  |  Unique Heart Productions  |  Business Cents Custom Penny  |  Bello Romance Photography  |  Muzik & Memories  |  Hoosier Momma  |  Midwest Sports Complex  |  Sun King Brewing Company  |  Traders Point Creamery  |  The Bureau  |  Indianapolis Art Center  |  The Tower by Sahm’s  |  Jonathan Byrd’s  |  Fitness by Design  |  Howl at the Moon  |  Lorenzo’s Ristorante  |  Elite Management Services  |  Truly Yours Bridal  |  Rock Bottom Brewery  |  Perfect Wedding Guide  |  The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis  |  The Indianapolis Zoo  |  molly connor photography  |  Lucy’s Bridal  |  Indianapolis Bride Expo  |  Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field  |  Party Time Rental  |  The Red Room  |  Eventfull Planning  |  Antique Limo  |  FARMbloomington  |  Omni Severin Hotel  |  Rhythm Discovery Center

Celebrating St Valentine’s Day

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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The celebration of St Valentine’s Day can be traced to the ancient Roman holiday of the Lupercal.  Celebrated at the ides of February, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

It is believed that in 498 AD Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St Valentine’s Day in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan festival.  Valentine was a priest who had served during the third century in Rome.  When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.

Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.  Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.

The most notorious St Valentine’s Day was 1929 when 6 people associated with Bugs Moran and 1 bystander were gunned down by members of Al Capone’s gang dressed as policemen.  Bugs Moran himself was on his way to the garage where the “massacre” occurred when he saw the “policemen” enter and managed to escape.

Today about 1 billion Valentine’s Day Cards, 110 million roses, mostly red, and 36 million boxes of chocolates are sold each year.  Those in the know, however, will rent a Top Hat Photo Booth for a truly memorable holiday.

 

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Tired of the cold already?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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Weather forecast for New York, Boston and Washington DC:

Bitterly cold. Snow showers this morning becoming more scattered later. Dangerous wind chills as low as -30F. High around 0F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 100%.

Enough already!  Let us bring some hot destinations to your next party with a Top Hat Photo Booth rental.  You name it, we’ve got it, all in the comfort and fun of a photo booth!

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Great Wall of China

Tropical Beaches

Tropical Beaches

 

 

Foreign Cities

Foreign Cities

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Times Square

Safari

African Safari

Go Green at Your Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
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One of our favorite things for a holiday party is the photo booth with a green screen.  The choices for digital backgrounds are virtually unlimited and can be matched with any holiday theme.  The photo booth can then apply the background at random sequentially or the guests can choose them for each shot.  The results are incredible images and roaring laughter.  A word of warning though – Don’t wear a green sweater or you may end up like this gentleman – Santa’s watching, naughty or nice!

 

 

Disappearing in front of Santa

Disappearing in front of Santa

Photo Booths & Weddings

Friday, March 8th, 2013
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From Contributing Blogger Sofia Angeli:

 

You see them in most events these days.  And they’re often there to add fun to the occasions.   They’ve actually become a trend for parties, especially wedding receptions. Photo booths have definitely come a long way from the early kiosks that were mainly there to provide instant ID photos and, at times, fun to kids and kids-at-heart.  But how did the photo booth reach its new status of becoming almost a staple in weddings today?

A bit of history

The curtained photo booth that most people remember today is attributed to Russian Anatol Josepho.  The one standing on Broadway, New York City, USA in 1925 is said to be the first of the many photo booths to come later.

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In those days, digital cameras were never thought of and it took days for regular consumers to have their photos printed out.  But this novelty machine generated photo prints in about 10 minutes.  For those who needed to have their faces on ID cards, necessary documents, application forms, etc., it was a very welcome convenience.  And for those who wanted a new kind of entertainment or fun souvenir, well, it was also a very welcome convenience.

Photo sticker booths

The Japanese introduced a version of the photo booth that made the machine more entertaining than it was before.  In the 1990s, the photo sticker booth came about in Japan and also became a trend in South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and other Asian countries. It was also introduced in Australia, Europe and North America.

This opened up the people’s minds to the idea of the photo booth being used mainly for fun and souvenir purposes.   For a minimal amount, you can have your solo or group photo taken and have them printed on sticker paper.  You can also pick the design or background that you want.

The main reason why most adults didn’t fully embrace this purikura, the Japanese shortened word for “print club,” is that it features mostly animé designs that are quite juvenile for the tastes of many.  Customers of these Japanese photo sticker booths are mostly teenagers.

Photo booths and engagement rings

Then came someone who had this ingenious idea of using the enclosed photo booth as the venue for his marriage proposal.  Now, it’s become a logical choice for those who’d like to ask someone to marry them.

As long as you’ve got good timing, the photo booth will provide you an image capture series of the surprise, happiness and, possibly, tears when you popped the question and presented the ring to her.  And it provides a good amount of privacy, too.

Wedding fun and favours

As mentioned earlier, the photo booth is now a famous entertainment alternative in wedding celebrations.  Most photo booth rentals can now even offer you a selection of outputs – usually black-and-white prints, stickers and full-colour photos.

You can use them not just for you and your guests to get wacky photos with props and a themed backdrop.  Some photo booth services also offer image albums that can replace the old-school store-bought guest book.  Your guests can write their wishes and notes to you on that album.  You can even hold a contest for the most hilarious pose or any other category that would go with your theme.

Decades ago, you probably won’t see photo booths and weddings in the same sentence.  But now, this image capture machine attracts the second longest queue in a wedding – next to the buffet.

If you’re considering having a photo booth in your own wedding reception, talk to the rental company about your theme and your plans for the party.  Remember how the current photo booth craze came about, and don’t be surprised if they can offer you some ideas you never thought were possible.

 

 

About the author

Sofia Angeli is a PR & communications consultant for companies in various industries. In particular, she brings her writing skills and passion for travel, culture, arts and lifestyle, including wedding planning and  engagement rings, to the online world.

We Do Gala’s and Fundraiser’s!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
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Did you know that Top Hat Photo Booths is not just for weddings?  We do more corporate events, Indianapolis Photo Booth Rental Imagegala’s and fundraisers than any other photo booth rental company around.  WHY?  Well, besides the fact that Top Hat Photo Booths has a well trained staff and top of the line equipment, which is important…But we also offer many benefits that organizations and companies are looking for when renting a photo booth.

First of all, our photo booth is an adult sized, stand up style booth.  That means that it is fun and easy to get a terrific group photo of everyone and you don’t have to sit on each others laps, which is awkward at company events.  Second, we offer the ability to “brand” the photo booth panels, put a custom message on the inside message of the booth and add a custom logo to the photo strips.

Finally, we are now offering our RED CARPET PHOTO BOOTH option in all of our locations such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, Long Island, Washington DC, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Indianapolis and many  more locations.  The Red Carpet photo booth offers the opportunity to have a custom backdrop with any logo you choose.  Guests get to “walk the red carpet” put on some props and get a FUN photo booth picture taken.

We have a couple of Red Carpet Photo Booth options, you can get 1 photo with one 4 x 6 inch print out OR you can get 4 photos and get two customized 2 x 6 photo strips.  Your guests will love it!

Top Hat Photo Booths makes booking easy.  Whether you are looking to rent an Indianapolis photo booth or renting Boston Photo Booth or any other cities.  Contact us via our website at www.tophatphotobooths.com.

How the Fiscal Cliff was Averted

Saturday, January 5th, 2013
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John & Harry

 

‘Twas the night before New Year when all through the House

Both sides were pointing “He is the louse”.

The cliff was for certain that very night

For no one would budge without a dog fight.

 

The Prez was nestled all snug in his bed

While visions of re-election still danced in his head.

Then John in his jacket and Harry his cap

Said “One way to solve this – bring in Top Hat”

 

So into the photo booth they went arm in arm

For once they agreed – “What is the harm”.

One smile at the camera that almost looked real

That’s how it happened – the Fiscal Cliff deal.

 

Well almost.

 

Happy New Year from Top Hat Photo Booths!

Top Hat Photo Booths – When Nothing Less Than Perfect Will Do!

Saturday, August 25th, 2012
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Top Hat Photo Booths, LLC BBB Business Review

 

Top Hat Photo Booths received notification from the Better Business Bureau this week of it’s accreditation with a rating of A-.

Businesses you can trust are BBB accredited! Go with the pro’s!

Top Hat Photo Booths Celebrates it’s 1,000 event!

Saturday, August 25th, 2012
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Top Hat Photo Booths proudly announces that it completed it’s 1,000 event on Saturday August 25, 2012!

                     Here’s to you – our customers who have made the past 2 years such a great success!

                     Over 500,000 photos and strips of good times.