February 15th, 2014
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.
February 8th, 2014
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January 9th, 2014
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.
January 8th, 2014
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!
Great Wall of China
December 11th, 2013
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
October 18th, 2013
While it still may seem pretty early, now is the time that you’ll want to be thinking about making bookings and reservations for your company’s corporate holiday party. Every year it seems as though it’s a tossup of how many employees will actually attend the corporate party, but why is this? Well, loosening the tie and relaxing around people that you work with or for can be a little bit intimidating. That’s why it is extremely important for company owners to step up their game and come up with creative ways to help party guests break the ice and to keep them entertained.
Photo Booths are a great way to do just that. Think about it for a second; while entertainment such as music and Chinese auctions are great, they can be a bit boring; everyone just sort of ends up sitting around, swaying awkwardly to the sounds of a tribute band and trying to come up with something non work-related to talk about. The holiday season is a time where you want to be having fun and enjoying time with friends and trust us when we tell you that there is no greater fun than sharing a few laughs with friends as you act out different scenarios in a photo booth. That’s where you see the true personalities of your coworkers come out!
Keeping with the holiday cheer, booking us for your holiday party this season gets you more than just your typical photo booth. We’ll come fully equipped with all of the Santa Claus, Christmas themed props that you need to get you and your employees feeling jolly! By the time the New Year comes around, the office will still be buzzing about how much fun they had at the event. Plus, as your employees begin getting to know each other more and enjoying each other’s company, the happier they will be to come into work each day! That being said, how could you not book a photo booth for your office Christmas party? Call us today!
(Posted by: Robert Lockhart of Top Hat Photo Booths)
September 24th, 2013
When it comes to providing entertainment at any type of event, it seems as though we’ve seen a number of different fads come and go over the years – especially for weddings. However, one particular trend that has managed to stay afloat is the oh-so-fun and amazing photo booth. Today, it seems as though you can’t even go to a wedding reception without seeing a booth and let’s face it, if there isn’t one, you’re kind of disappointed.
So what is it that makes the photo booth so timeless? Well for one thing, they’re extremely entertaining! Just think about it for a second; who doesn’t get excited over the prospect of climbing into a photo booth and letting loose for a little bit? Some may claim that they have no interest in having their picture taken, but a few verses of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and an undisclosed number of gin and tonics later and they’ll soon be the first ones in line for the camera! Plus when you factor in all of the great props and those booths that are equipped with our advanced green screen technology, it’s a no brainer!
Not only will your guests have a fantastic time, but they’ll also be left with a classic photo booth strip of their photos to take home with them. This is a very simple, maintenance-free wedding favor, and can be paired with a variety of beautiful and fun picture frames if you choose to place a few on each table throughout the reception area. You can even add a message asking guests to take one copy of the photos home with their new frame and to leave the other copy in a guest book for you to get a kick out of later!
Between the laughter coming from behind the curtain of the photo booth and the stories that you get to relive through these multi-tiered photographs, your photo booth will leave absolutely everyone with priceless memories of your special day! Call us today for more information on how you can reserve a photo booth rental for your wedding!
(Posted by: Robert Lockhart of Top Hat Photo Booths)
July 24th, 2013
We all know that a photo booth brings great entertainment to any event but the real fun is in striking the poses for the pictures! Posing in a photo booth allows you and your guests to bring out your wild, less-reserved sides. With the variety of props available, the poses are limitless and allow you to take on whatever personality you want! Posing in a photo booth at your party or celebration is a great way to show fellow photo booth goers that you certainly are not shy! Here are some fun things to try at your next event!
Since our photo booths allow much room for guests, grab as many of your friends as possible and hop in! Like the old saying goes, “the more the merrier!” Seeing the resulting photos of you and your guests in a planned pose or in various, chaotic stances will be sure to leave you laughing with merriment.
As mentioned above, props are a great way to add even more fun while in the booth. For example, switch roles with your wedding date. Gentlemen, put on a wig and grab your purse. Ladies, put on a moustache and some glasses. Hop in the photo booth and strike a funny pose, prom style!
Action shots are also another great thing to try while in the photo booth. Plan to jump in the air at once as the flash goes off or “crash” another friend’s photo. Seeing the horrified look on their faces captured in a photo will be priceless!
However you choose to pose in your photos is entirely up to you. Use your imagination to see what other fun ideas you can come up with and watch them come to life when it is time to look at your photos! Happy posing!
June 24th, 2013
Our country’s Independence Day is just around the corner and July 4th serves as a wonderful day to celebrate our nation’s freedom with family and friends. Of course you will want to incorporate red, white and blue as tribute to the U.S. at your party, but you might be stuck on what else to do.
Decorating your July 4th party should be fun and interesting, rather than difficult. From delicious snacks such as a patriotic assortment of blueberries, strawberries and bananas in the shape of the American flag or late night firecrackers, there are tons of ideas. You can also make July 4th favors for your guests as a memento of a memorable event. One of the best sources for themed party ideas is Pinterest. We have found this Pinterest page, http://pinterest.com/elainebuskirk/4th-of-july-party-ideas, to be particularly great for July 4th ideas. With simple craft products and recipes, your party will definitely be patriotic and most importantly, fun!
Want another great idea to incorporate into your July 4th party? How about a photo booth? A photo booth is perfect for guests to capture the moment, share in the fun of the event, get silly and leave for home with a piece of the entertainment. We have fireworks backdrops and patriotic props for dressing up. The July 4th themed photographs will serve as a memorable keepsake and who wouldn’t want to have some fun with friends and family? To book your photo booth for your upcoming Fourth of July party, be sure to give us a call soon.
May 22nd, 2013
From proms to senior class nights and everything in between, nothing says fun like a photo booth! Nights like these make everyone feel like a celebrity and adding a photo booth to your school event can greatly enhance the celebration! Capture your favorite moments of high school and have a blast while doing it!
Top Hat Photo Booths knows the importance of capturing and sharing these once in a life time memories. Our booths are stand up and full-size, allowing students to grab their entire prom party or best friends and have their photos taken. But photo booths aren’t just for kids – grab the other faculty and staff and hop on in! Photo booths provide enjoyment and excitement for all ages.
These superior photo booths are second to none and are customizable to fit any theme or event. The booth itself is available with different graphics and appearances. Green screen technology and the ability to add captions to your photos will greatly enhance your memorable occasion. Your “Hollywood Red Carpet” or “Evening under the Stars” prom will really come to life. Transform your photos from dull to dazzling and add to the theme of your prom. You will cherish these pictures for years to come.