3 Ways to Make Your Event More Interactive

Creating the best event for your audience is sometimes a big feat. With varying people, personalities, and ages, events can sometimes be a daunting task. There are a few essential tips that help an event go from drab to fab although, and this means for all participants. The Orlando event planning experts at Fun Planners know exactly what every attendee wants and needs, here are a few tips to curating an event that’s worthwhile.

Encourage Creativity
Deciding what activities will be the most entertaining and interactive is the most important, and most fun part of the job. Begin by picturing what kind of event you want in your mind. Does your event include bouncy castles? Does it include karaoke? What is one way to make your attendees never want to leave? These questions will put you in a great position to curate the perfect event. Remember, it’s important to keep in mind that the key to every successful event, is a little bit of a creativity.

Focus on Memories
What’s going to be even better than being at the event, is remembering it for the years to come. Creating something worthwhile for your attendees is the biggest challenge when event planning. You want something that will stay in their mind. Sometimes, this includes the biggest and the showiest events. On the other hand, sometimes it can even include really beneficial team bonding with coworkers. The path you take is up to you in the end, and by keeping in mind your audience and the setting, you will be sure to create the best path for your future event!

Souvenirs
Although it’s important to make lasting memories, tangible souvenirs never hurt either. Think of what your audience will enjoy the most. Whether it’s a gift bag for everyone at the end full of candies, gift cards, and more or even a photobooth at your event for everyone to try out and print their pictures to keep forever. Choosing what lasting gifts your audience will receive mostly depends on the type of event you’re throwing.

Here at Fun Planners, we always reinforce the idea that knowing your audience is a critical step in creating the best and the biggest event. From creativity to memories, and souvenirs, our tips and tricks are sure to help your journey through Orlando event planning. If you want to learn more tips, feel free to read our blog. Are you planning an event this year? Contact us today for a free quote!

The Evolution of Event Photography

Photography became possible because of the daguerreotype process, invented by Louis Daguerre and Joseph Niepce. Joseph Niepce did not live to see the completion of his project. He died in 1833, and 6 long years later Louis Daguerre perfected the daguerreotype process.

Once the daguerreotype was created, the first form of event photography–wedding photography–began. Due to the necessity of a prolonged exposure time, the process of capturing wedding memories was strenuous. Couples were required to stand perfectly still for 5 – 10 minutes to ensure one good picture. Many people attribute the serious looks on people’s faces in their wedding photos as a reflection of society’s mindset, when in actuality, holding a smile for a photograph was extremely uncomfortable.

With the evolutions of film and then digital photography, capturing the essence of an event became much more enjoyable for both the photographers and their subjects. Event photography is still adapting and evolving. Orlando-based event planning companies like Fun Planners offer a collaboration of photography and videography to create memorable and fun souvenirs for event attendees. Here are a few unique ways to highlight your event experience with some cutting-edge event photography techniques:

  • Green Screen Photography – Green Screen Photos use digitally enhanced backgrounds that allow you to travel the world without leaving Orlando.  Event planning specialists and photographers can superimpose event guests into backgrounds matching the theme of the event.

  • Digital Photo Booths – Who doesn’t love a photo booth? Traditional portraits are still an option but now these digital photo booths come with a variety of unique printing options. You can choose to have your photos printed on a 3D cube, or graphic photo stips.

  • Boogie Heads – This new form of dance video uses chroma-key(green screen) technology that takes your head and puts it on an animated boogie-body. Dance, sing and laugh while your co-workers, family, friends or even a perfect stranger lip-sync and boogie to the greatest pop songs of yesterday and today.

Traditional photography and videography are an important detail to remember for Orlando event planning specialists, but now unconventional forms of capturing memories are also available to further enhance your experience. Whether you want to be transported to distant lands or put your head on an animated boogie-body, Fun Planners has all the event photography elements necessary. Fun Planners specializes in special events, corporate events, fundraisers and much more. We guarantee your guests will be 100% satisfied with our services. To learn more about what Fun Planners can offer you, call us today at 1-866-511-4FUN or visit our website at: http://www.funplanners.com/

 

What can a Celebrity Impersonator do for Your Casino Party?

A celebrity impersonator is a person who dresses, and behaves like a living or deceased celebrity. The first step in seeking a celebrity impersonator for your Florida casino party is seeking someone with a physical resemblance to your intended star. This resemblance is a stepping stone for the impersonation, as the persona of the celebrity is reached by mimicking language, speech patterns, dress and behavior.

Celebrity impersonators can liven up any event. Here’s a short list explaining why celebrity impersonators should be a top priority at your next casino party in Florida:

  • They are often unexpected – The shock and awe of seeing renowned celebrities or characters being impersonated is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. It’s uncanny how well a professional celebrity impersonator can portray their celebrity persona. The addition of celebrity impersonators creates a fun atmosphere where people are encouraged to relax and enjoy themselves.

  • They are the center of attention – When they arrive, they’re sure to draw in ALL of your guests. An impersonator’s charisma will fill any room with an air of excitement and laughter. Your guests will love playing along with the impersonator’s high-energy performance.

  • Celebrity impersonators are perfect for promotional purposes – Celebrity impersonators are also a fantastic marketing tool if your event is promoting a product or service. Pairing the appropriate impersonated celebrity with the promoted commodity is not always easy, but when done correctly it is extremely  memorable.

  • Impersonators offer a personalized experience – No matter what your vision, the opportunities are endless. A professional celebrity impersonator will create an experience that your guests will be talking about for years to come.

  • Celebrity entertainment value – Many impersonators have trained in theater, stand up comedy or vocals. While live bands are expected, celebrity impersonators bring an unexpected touch to the entertainment.  If you are hosting a casino party in Florida, you could look into bringing Elvis’ soulful crooning to the event, or maybe even Britney Spears’ pop act, as she is Vegas’ newest resident.

  • A photo opportunity you’ll never get with the real thing-  If you happen to meet your favorite celebrity on the street, what is the likelihood that they’ll stop and have a fun photoshoot with you? Impersonators love interacting, and staging the greatest cover worthy photos with your guests.

Finding the perfect impersonator to enhance your Florida casino party isn’t always easy. At Fun Planners we are dedicated to providing exceptional special events, corporate parties, fundraisers, themed parties and much more. We can help provide you with world class entertainers and celebrity impersonators. Call us today at 1-866-511-4FUN to learn more about our services and what we can offer your next event.

 

Photo Graffiti Wall

The Photo Graffiti Wall excites guests and gives them the ability to express their own artistic creation on a larger than life canvas.  A picture of the guest or guests is taken then applied to an infinite variety of back grounds such as brick walls, beaches or any image supplied by the client. Customization including logos and tag lines can also be placed over the Virtual Graffiti Wall image.

An HD resolution projection system puts the image onto a large 6’ x 8’ screen and the Photo Graffiti Wall comes to life!! Guests use a realistic spray paint cans to color the photo image using multiple spray brushes, paint splatter, and virtual spray paint stencils. After the guests have finished creating their “artwork” they receive a printed copy onsite. It can also be emailed or uploaded to social media.


Primary features:

  • Digital spray paint cans allow users to try their hand at painting on a virtual brick wall, photograph, or other sort of event theme-related backdrop
  • HD resolution projection system that employs the latest short-throw technology allows for a 6×8 foot Digital Graffiti Wall to only need 6 feet of depth off a wall.
  • Multiple spray brushes, paint splatter, and virtual spray paint stencils are all available for the user.
  • The integrated photo printing system allows each creation to be quickly printed and given to the guest via a professional photo printing system.

Fun Planners is known as one of the premier Orlando event rental companies and Orlando event planning and is dedicated to providing exceptional special events, arcade rentals, company picnics, corporate meetings and parties, fundraisers, themed parties, casino nights and much more in Orlando and throughout Florida. We create turnkey, impressive environments through professional means; a stress free and full service production that produces exciting, entertaining events and ensures gleeful clients and fulfilled expectations.

Family Fun Day

We recently put on a huge Family Fun Day Company Picnic at the beautiful Pines at Windermere Park. The Family Fun Day included plenty of activities for both adults and children to enjoy. The families could hardly contain their excitement as they entered the park and saw all our large inflatables, carnival booths, dunk tank, rock wall bungee jump combo and so much more!

Guest were able to escape the heat at The Pines at Windermere Park by retreating to the indoor air-conditioned pavilion to enjoy delicious BBQ catering and an arcade/game room fully equipped with air hockey tables, dance simulators, foosball tables, and more! As the guest entered the room it felt as if they were truly “Under the Big Top” as the entire building was transformed with whimsical red and white fabrics and beautifully decorated tables with carnival themed centerpieces.

Back outside, the parents could sit in the shade provided by the big red and white striped tent and enjoy watching their children win prizes at the Carnival Booths and do triple flips on the Bungee Jump Combo! As the Florida sun shone bright, everyone was able to cool off with delightful ice cream treats and frozen snow cones.

Everyone had the opportunity to commemorate the day by taking a family photo which was printed onsite for the guests to keep!

FUN PLANNERS is dedicated to providing exceptional special events, arcade rentals, company picnics,corporatemeetings and parties, fundraisers, themed parties, casino nights and much more in Orlando and throughout Florida. We create turnkey, impressive environment through professional means; a stress free and full service production that produces exciting, entertaining events and ensures gleeful clients and fulfilled expectations.

Virtual Sports Simulators

Planning a sports themed event this summer, but the Florida heat is making it difficult to enjoy the outdoors?  Fun Planners has a wide variety of Virtual Sports Simulators which will allow you to play the sports indoors and beat the heat!

Play 18 holes of golf on our Virtual Golf Simulator.  Our NEW Virtual Sports Simulator has five sports in one and can easily switch between the different games.  Practice your free-throw with Virtual Basketball.  Perfect your pitch with Virtual Baseball.  Prove your slap-shot skills with Hockey.  Complete a game winning field goal in Football.  Or kick the ball past the world class goal keeper in a head to head shoot out!  Fun Planners can even incorporate your company or event logo into the game graphics!

Fun Planners is Central Florida’s number one event planning company. For more information on our Virtual Sports Simulators, please call 407-880-3521 to speak to one of our event specialists.

Choosing the Theme and Entertainment for Your Event

Planning a fundraising event can be pretty stressful, especially if you’re the one in charge! One way to make sure your event is a total success is by having a theme and quality entertainment. Fun Planners can give you both, no doubt.

Why does my event need a theme? Having a theme for an event is an easy way to unify the diverse groups of people that will be attending said event. Themes provide familiarity in a room full of people you may not know, and they’re a lot of fun too. Dressing to theme isn’t necessary, although you should definitely encourage it. Having a theme also helps you when it comes to decorating your event space. A theme gives the event a clean, organized feel and makes attendees feel immersed in the world your event is attempting to create for them…just for that night anyway! Casino nights and poker tournaments are among some of the common and extremely fun themes that are appropriate for most fundraisers. Casino gaming not only keeps everyone entertained for long periods of time, but also provides additional opportunities for sponsorships and revenues from guests. Poker Tournaments attract all sorts of crowds at fundraisers. They are a great way to get guests to meet each-other and converse, while playing a fun game. Fun Planners produces the most professional tournaments, impressing the seasoned players yet still catering to the novice.

Entertainment is a must at any event. Whether it’s big or small, an event will be more successful if there are enough elements that will amaze the guests. Acrobatic performers, caricature artists and illusionists are among the most common entertainers at events. The entertainment can also tie into your theme. If you’re having a casino night, turn it into Vegas night and have some Vegas Show Girls and Fire Performers. Most planners use the hired entertainment to blend the night’s theme into one spectacular experience.

If you are looking to turn your next Orlando event into an unforgettable occasion, give Fun Planners a call at 407-880-3251.

St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner—are you ready for the festivities?

Saint Patrick’s Day, or perhaps more commonly known as St. Patty’s Day, is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated all across the globe on March 17th of every year. This holiday commemorates Saint Patrick, perhaps the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. St. Patty’s Day was made an official holiday in the early 17th century, and has gradually become less of a religious holiday and more of a celebration of Irish culture in general.

Today, St. Patrick’s Day is quite possibly the most widely celebrated saints’ day in the world. Even though it is not a legal holiday anywhere in the United States, St. Patrick’s Day is still widely recognized and celebrated throughout the country. Celebrations include prominent displays of the color green, feasts, numerous parades, and, of course, copious consumption of alcohol.

So now you know the history behind the holiday, but how are you going to celebrate? Fun Planners is dedicated to making your Orlando special event a success. We do the hard work to make your Orlando themed event WOW your crowd, so that means no stress for you! Are you across the country? Check out our online party supply store for all of your Saint Patrick’s Day accessories. To schedule your next event, call us today at (407)880-3521 or toll-free at 1-866-511-4FUN.

NBA All-Star Weekend

Did you miss the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) All-Star Weekend in Orlando in 1992 and immediately regret it? Well, this year your chance to partake in this exciting event is back! The NBA All-Star Weekend has returned to Orlando and the majority of events will be occurring at the Amway Center in Downtown Orlando. With a variety of happenings throughout the Orlando area this weekend, Fun Planners will keep you up to date.

The first major event will occur tonight with the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game. Following this game will be the Rising Stars Challenge, interestingly once called the “Rookie Game”. This event puts first and second year players head-to-head for an intense competition.

Saturday also brings a wide variety of events. At 2:00 P.M. the 2012 NBA D-League All-Star Game will begin; this event is one of the most widely talked-about games of the weekend. Saturday night will bring the All-Star Saturday Night, and will contain four separate events: the Haier Shooting Stars, the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, and the Sprite Slam Dunk.

Sunday is quite possibly the most important day of the weekend; at 7:30 P.M., the 61st NBA All-Star Game will begin. This game contains the best players within the Eastern Conference against the best players in the Western Conference.

If you weren’t able to get tickets, don’t worry! With Fun Planners you can plan the perfect themed party, no matter how far from Downtown Orlando you may be. Don’t hesitate—call us today at (407)880-3521 or toll-free at 1-866-511-4FUN to plan the perfect Orlando event!

Pac-Man Battle Royale

We have a new arcade game – Pac-Man Battle Royale! Pac-Man Battle Royale is the first four player competitive Pac-Man arcade game. The original Pac-Man game concept has been given a cannibalistic twist- eliminate your opponents by eating them and the last Pac-Man standing wins the round! When players eat a power pellet, they power-up by doubling in size and increasing in speed. Once powered up, they are now able to eat non powered-up blue players and ghosts. Players of the same size simply bounce off each other. Players can also be eliminated by running into ghosts if there aren’t any powered up players. Eating a piece of fruit or all of the pellets resets the maze with a fresh new set of power pellets. At the end of the game, statistics are displayed for each players such as “Won Most Rounds” and “Ate Most Pac-Man”, etc. The game is simple, competitive, and highly addictive.

Download a free one round demo for your iOS mobile device from iTunes.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pac-man-battle-royale/id404706110?mt=8

Fun Planners has a large assortment of Game Room and arcade game equipment to fit any style of corporate event. Our Orlando Event Planning Company has enough games to make an arcade entirely fit a theme such as ocean, hunting, futuristic, classic billiards room, or golf. Call our expert event planners today to learn more about our arcade rentals and receive a full list of available games!