Things to Remember When Throwing Your Next Florida Casino Night

For the past three years, Las Vegas has worn the crown as the most popular travel destination for American adventurists in the United States. Glitzy shows, blackjack tables, lavish hotels and the promise of unforgettable night life are enough to lure in any traveler. However, in today’s busy world, finding the time and the funds to travel to Las Vegas to try your luck on the card tables can be extremely difficult or outright impossible.

So, what do you do if you can’t go to the Las Vegas casino? Bring the casino to you! Casino parties have become a national party theme phenomena. For hosts who want to divert from the ordinary and push for the extraordinary, throw a Las Vegas casino-themed party. When planning your next Florida casino night, don’t be a minimalist, do it right! Here are some important things to remember when planning your next casino party.

  • Staff your party with the real deal. Hire experienced dealers to run the tables. The last thing any Las Vegas casino enthusiast wants to deal with is an inexperienced or clueless dealer. While some guests may find it amusing to play dealer, the event will be much more authentic if you hire an event company or professional dealers.

  • Go big or go home. If you’re going to commit to the real Vegas experience at your Florida casino night, make sure you have all the appropriate equipment, such as craps tables and roulette wheels. Give your guests some options and try to offer a minimum of three or four different games to chose from.

  • Experiment with themes. To authenticate the experience, consider theming your party to match popular themed Las Vegas casinos. You have the option to establish one central theme or to divide your gambling rooms into separate theme zones. When choosing a theme, make sure to go all out with staff wardrobe and decor.

  • Help your community. A Florida casino night is a great way to raise money for a good cause. Partner with a local charity and help make a difference within your community. Charge admission and allot each guest a certain amount of gaming chips, or allow free entrance but make guests buy in to get their chips. Rather than taking home the big pot at the end of the night, the ultimate winner will get bragging rights and the knowledge that their winnings went to a good cause. You could also offer prizes for certain winners so they have something tangible to compete for.

  • Set a strict budget. With the amount of detail and glamour they bring, Florida casino parties are not cheap. Deciding what you are willing to spend while in the planning stages will save on unexpected rental bills. Prioritize what your party needs and what can be excluded.

 Hosting a Florida casino night will help Las Vegas lovers get a taste of the real deal.  Leave the planning to the experts–partner with Fun Planners for all you see above and more! We have the experienced staff, the games and the ability to theme your event to fit even your wildest dreams. Contact us, your Florida casino party experts, at 1-866-511-4FUN, or visit our website 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.

 

4 Reasons Why You Should Plan a Team Building Event

Many businesses fail in creating a close knit, high efficiency team, and they often take for granted the benefits of creating strong interpersonal relationships within their company. Team building activities are an exciting way to get your co-workers involved while reaching goals and having fun. Why not call your Orlando event planner and arrange a team building event that’s fun for everyone?

1. Team building events are meant to build relationships with the people you work with! Not only do strong relationships improve encouragement, but that encouragement leads to better productivity and achievements. You’re more likely to work hard if that work is recognized in a positive light!

2. Uniting your team to reach a specific goal is one of the goals of team building. This helps create common commitments to reach the goals of the team and to understand that everyone needs one another to reach those goals.

3. Reduce or eliminate conflicts within the office by establishing a team building event! Not only will it reduce stress around the office, but it can give others the opportunity to unite on projects and brainstorm as a team.

4. Team building is also an opportunity to build morale, which leads to higher productivity. Morale helps employees take pride in the work they do, and they will be more likely to go the extra mile instead of doing the minimum amount of work required.

Your Orlando event planner can create the perfect setting for your next team building event to help create a positive atmosphere in your office. Fun Planners is your one stop for everything you need to make your Orlando corporate events a success. Call us today at 407-880-3521 to learn more about the services that we offer!

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.

Celebrate the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!

Are you addicted to soap operas? Do you enjoy watching your favorite chefs create amazing dishes? Do you often find yourself channeling your inner lawyer during courtroom programs? Do you wake up every day with coffee and talk shows? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, Fun Planners has another question: why not throw a Daytime Emmy Awards Show party for you and your closest friends?

The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards will be presented on June 23rd at the Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills at 8:00 PM EST. These awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 AM-6:00 PM during the 2011 calendar year.

At Fun Planners, we understand that you probably won’t be able to fly out to Los Angeles to attend the gala and event, so we will bring the party to your through our online party store! From headgear to noisemakers, we have all the accessories you will need!

Customize your decorations with solid color tableware in practically any color you could imagine. Go classic and timeless with early 1920’s style headbands, hats, and other accessories. Why not add a personalized banner? Our online party store has endless themes to customize your decorations. As always, don’t forget the gifts and favors!

With Fun Planners’ online party store, you can make any party a success!  Or, if you want to avoid the stress of party planning, Fun Planners has all the tools and skills necessary to make your event the talk of the town. To learn more about our Orlando party planning services, fill out our online contact form or give us a call today at (407)880-3521.

Cool Off with a Budget-Friendly Summer Party

The last day of school is right around the corner, which means that the planning for countless summer parties will begin! We understand that the planning process is not only stressful, but can become quite costly extremely quickly. Consider following these tips to make your next party budget-friendly.

Instead of buying party invitations from your local party supply store, try adding a personal touch with scrapbook paper! Scrapbook paper can be found at craft stores such as JoAnn’s or Michaels. You can be even more economical and use this scrapbook paper to create personalized banners, or even placemats at the table.

If you have a membership card to wholesale stores such as BJs, Sam’s Club, or Costco, try going there for all of your food-related supplies. Don’t forget the burgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, and drinks! Or, you can save even more money by using food items that you already have in your pantry and fridge. Try utilizing spices you don’t typically use by putting them in salads or other side dishes. Canned foods also work wonderfully—you can use that can of garbanzo beans to add a unique item to your appetizer platter!

It’s a summer party, so cool down with some frozen treats! Popsicles, frozen fruits, and flavored ice cubes are inexpensive and are incredibly fun.

There are countless ways to make your summer party enjoyable, all while being friendly to your wallet. Remember, have fun with it!

To make your summer party even more stress-free, have the professionals at Fun Planners do all of the work for you! To learn more about the party planning services we offer, give us a call today at (407)880-3521.

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!

Have a Hollywood Party in Honor of the 54th Grammy Awards!

On February 12, 2012 The Grammy Awards will be broadcast in high definition on CBS all the way from Los Angeles. Two-time Grammy winner LL COOL J will host the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, making it the first time in seven years that the music industry’s leading event has an official host. Some of the performers and current Grammy nominees include Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift.

The night of the annual Grammy Awards is considered “Music’s Biggest Night”. So, make it YOUR biggest night by throwing a Hollywood party in honor of the 54th Grammy Awards! Dress up like a celebrity, get your picture taken on the red carpet, and have drinks in the VIP section. A Hollywood party can be a great way to get together with your friends and co-workers to celebrate music and just have fun.

Fun Planners can create a “Hollywood” for your Grammy Awards party. We offer a variety of entertainment and party supplies that will have your party guests feeling like they are true Hollywood stars! Give our Orlando event planning company a call at 407-880-3521 to get started planning your Hollywood party!