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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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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

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 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.

“Hitch”

Monday, April 2nd, 2012
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Meet Ben, our intrepid film actor and Top Hat Photo Booth Regional Manager.  Ben is the “Alfred Hitchcock” of the photo booth medium with cameo appreances in all of his Top Hat productions.  Let us know if you can find Ben (or “Hitch” as he is now known) in the event albums here and we’ll give you $50 off your next Top Hat Photo Booth booking.

Prom Special = $795 for 4 Hours, Double Prints, Custom Logo & DVD!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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That’s right, Prom Season is coming up soon! There is no better way to make sure the kids at your school have the best time and capture all the memories than with our AWESOME Photo Booth!

Normally these services are worth $970, but right now we’re offering all the above for just $795!!

No, we didn’t win Prom King or Queen at our prom’s, sadly! But we want you all to have the best time of your lives and feel as special as you all are. You’re in high school, go wild, make those memories that last forever!

Black History Month

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
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We wanted to take this opportunity to show our support for Black History Month. Thank you to all of our diverse clients who have asked us to commemorate some of the most important moments in their lives. We’ve helped people of every size, shape and color celebrate birthdays, communions, anniversaries, weddings and much more. We are proud to do so and look forward to doing so for a very long time to come.

We tip our Top Hats to you and can’t wait to bring smiles and laughter to everyone who enjoys our photo booths. See you soon!

Partner Series: Battery Gardens!

Saturday, February 18th, 2012
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Are you looking for a picturesque Manhattan waterfront venue for your Wedding, Corporate Event, Birthday Party, or Special Event? Look no further than the beautiful Battery Gardens! Top Hat Photo Booths is the official photo booth vendor for this sophisticated establishment. Check out our promo spot on their website under their Preferred Vendors List. With a gorgeous view of the water, there isn’t a finer spot among Battery Park for your next event. Happy planning everyone!

Our Partner Series – SPiN New York!

Thursday, January 19th, 2012
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Yes, she is inviting you to play ping pong – so go for it! As life long fans of this epic sport, it is with great pleasure that I announce that Top Hat Photo Booths is the official photo booth vendor for Susan Sarandon’s awesome club right on 23rd Street: SPiN New York! We’ve helped some great clients celebrate birthdays, Bar-Mitzvahs and more at this wonderful venue, which offers so much more than just the racquet sport of champions! Conveniently located, with excellent in-house catering, a full-service bar, superb sound system and a friendly, fun and professional staff, you should definitely check it out!