Month: October 2019

The Top Five Places to Eat in Fairborn

Whether you’re a Fairborn resident or just passing through, there are some great places to eat out here. We’ve used lots of online resources including Trip Advisor reviews,

Google reviews, and each restaurant’s menus to come up with our Top 5 Places to Eat in Fairborn guide. Our Top 5 are all great eateries with lots of menu choices including options for dietary requirements.

There is something for every taste on this list too!

  • First Watch – a great breakfast or lunch spot

Situated on Colonel Glenn Highway, First Watch is certainly deserving of the number one spot for restaurants in Fairborn.This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5/5 on Trip Advisor.

First Watch open bright and early every day to serve you. Their menu is detailed and offers seasonal specialties too. What’s great about their website is that you can look up all of the nutritional information about each dish.

This details the calories, amount of protein, fat, and sugar. It even details how many of the calories are from fat! So, if you’re health-conscious and trying to keep in shape, First Watch is a great place to plan your breakfast.

  • Texas Roadhouse – great steaks

Just down the road from our number one spot is the Texas Roadhouse. This has excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and has an average rating of 4/5.

Texas Roadhouse is mainly a steak restaurant but they do have a special gluten-free menu, which is always handy. As well as offering great food, Texas Roadhouse has a great drinks menu.

You’re really spoilt for choice!

  • Spinoza’s – pizzas, craft ale, and live music

Slightly further afield in Beavercreek is Spinoza’s. This pizza restaurant has a Trip Advisor rating of 4.5/5. Spinoza’s not only has great pizza but they have great craft ale accompanied by live music on weekends.

What’s not to like! Just looking at their website and the pizza menu makes your mouth water!

  • Yaffa Grill – Middle-eastern delights with great dairy-free and gluten-free options

If you’re into middle-eastern and Mediterranean food, you’ll love Yaffa Grill. This Fairborn restaurant. This is a reasonably priced place to eat too so if you like your falafel, baba ganoush, and houmous, you’re in for a treat!

The buffet has great reviews on Trip Advisor, with many praising their dairy-free and gluten-free selections.

  • Giovanni’s Pizzeria e Ristorante Italiano – a family-run business that is over 65 years old

Down on West Main Street is Giovanni’s Pizzeria e Ristorante Italiano. This Italian restaurant has been in operation since 1953!

It is a family-run restaurant with a strong Italian heritage. This reasonably priced restaurant has a great menu. What’s more, you can really personalize your pizzas here and get extra of what you love or hold the stuff you don’t!

The specials change on a monthly basis too so there is always something new to try. If you’re looking for outside catering, why not look into using Giovanni’s?

Unlike many companies that offer catering services, Giovanni’s is really open about its catering prices. There are lots of options available and they can all be found on this section of the website.

Photo Booths: Expectation Vs. Reality

Planning your wedding is a complicated and time-consuming task. There are so many different strands to think about including guest entertainment, photographs, and wedding favors.

If you’ve decided to hire a photo booth (and, let’s face it, you cover all 3 of those things with one!), then read on to find out what you can expect out of your photo booth experience.

Photo Booths For Weddings

The photo booth market is an ever-expanding market. Many traditional photographers are adding to their repertoire by branching out in the photo booth industry.

After all, photo booths are a big business as far as weddings go. There are, however, so many different options to choose from! Whatever type of photo booth you decide to go for, there are many things you can expect.

Expectation No. 1: Fun for the whole family
Reality:
Absolutely!

You hire a photo booth because you want to entertain your guests among other things. We guarantee that a photo booth is fun for all the family!

From toddlers to octogenarians, the photo booth is a great, fun-filled experience for anyone. The great thing about a photo booth is that there are so many different types of photos you can take.

You can have a sensible pose with your Great Aunt Elizabeth or a silly gurning pose with your seven-year-old nephew! There is so much fun to be had!

Expectation No. 2: Too expensive
Reality:
Incorrect

Obviously, the price depends on what you want from your photo booth but, when you think of what you get out of a photo booth, they’re actually really great value for money!

What’s more, you can double up the photo booth experience as favors for your guests or you can make it a part of your wedding guest book!

All in all, therefore, photo booths are a great value!

Expectation No. 3: Guests will get bored after a while
Reality:
Incorrect

There may be times when the line is longer than others but there will always be guests coming back for more! You’ll find a few key guests by the end of the evening that just can’t tear themselves away!

Once the ice is broken and people start flocking in, there will be a steady stream of guests taking snaps until the bar closes and it is time to go home!

Expectation No. 4: You need loads of different props
Reality:
Not really

While props are great, you actually don’t need that many!

A few funny hats, some oversize glasses, and a chalkboard are great inclusions in your prop box.

There are, of course, many props that make great photos: streamers, party poppers, and glitter confetti are three examples but, if you’re wanting to keep costs down, have props that can be reused by all guests.

Conclusion

Whatever type of photo booth you choose and whatever your expectations, you really won’t be disappointed with the experience and the service.

Photo booths are so much fun, you’ll be thinking about when you can next hire one!

5 Unusual Photo Booth Ideas

Mugshot Backdrop and Signs

Photo booths are a must-have for most modern weddings these days so if you like the idea of a photo booth but don’t want to go mainstream, it’s a good idea to do a photo booth that is a little bit quirky but a lot of fun!
Photo booths have loads of added benefits alongside entertainment.

They can provide you with guestbook photo entries, favors, and wedding souvenirs. Let’s look at some more unusual ideas to your classic photo booth.

Whether you’re a police officer or just want a laugh, a photo booth with a mugshot template is a hilarious take on a traditional photo booth.

Your guests can stand in front of the typical mugshot ruler backdrop and hold a board that can be customized for their “crime”. It’s great fun seeing what fake crimes your guests come up with!

From crimes of fashion to crimes in dancing, this will have people up and laughing all night long.

Personalized Instagram Frame

These are fairly easy to make. Your guests can have fun holding up the Instagram frame (and then will probably post the photo on Instagram too!).

Chalkboard Backdrop

Chalkboards are all the rage at the minute and a chalkboard backdrop is a great look for any wedding or party.

You can personalize it with your names and wedding hashtag so that people can post, share, and look up photos of your happy day on social media sites.

Sit-on Moon and Stars

If you’re the creative arty type, get your hands dirty and make a backdrop that involves a cut-out moon and stars. Imagine how great your pictures could look with your guests sitting on a crescent moon!

DIY Selfie Station

If you love the idea of a photo booth but simply can’t afford one, you can still give your guests a great experience with a DIY Selfie Station.

Clear space on your iPad, put it on a stand with instructions and provide some basic props and you’ll have great memories of the evening!

A Photo Booth Without The Booth

Another idea for those on a tight budget is a photo booth idea with a different. In fact, this is so different in that it’s not really a photo booth at all. For this idea, you can still provide props and a backdrop, although you can do it even without these.

The idea is that you provide a wireless photo printer and provide instructions for your guests to take photos to send to the printer.

You could use these as guestbook photos, wedding favors or just to make a fun photo collage that you can keep adding to as the party goes on!

Unusual Ideas

Photo booths are great but if you want a more unusual version of a photo booth, why not discuss your plans with friends and family and get even more creative ideas!

Whatever sort of photo booth you decide to go for, we’re sure that you’ll have a great time with lots of great photos as a result!

Bella Amore on Enchanted Acres

The beautiful Bella Amore on Enchanted Acres is a luxurious wedding venue in northern Ohio with gorgeous, lush land and an almost Italian-style architecture and feel.

Here, you can get married in nature, amongst the trees, and beside your loved ones. Then, enjoy celebrating in the stone “barn” located nearby the ceremony.

The venue is brand new, opened last June of 2018 and since they’ve opened, wedding couples are filling the reservation list. 

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