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Fun Party Hacks: 15 Fantastic Ideas for your Party

There’s something about a good party that means you’re reminiscing for years to come. When you’re a host, you want your guests to have a good time. Even better still is to create a party that is memorable for all of the right reasons. Here are 13 great party hacks that are fun whatever the occasion.

1. Keep drinks bottles cool with frozen water balloons. When they’ve melted, the fun starts! You might need to gently remind guests to check that they’re completely defrosted before launching them though!

2. If you have a punch or a bowl full of fruit salad, use a block of ice to keep it cool. You can fill a lunch box container with water and freeze it the day before. By using a block of ice, you won’t be watering down your punch or fruit salad as it will melt more slowly.

3. Use an empty jar to make whipped cream. Simply pour the cream in about half full and shake until you get the consistency you want. Then you can easily store in the fridge for use later!

4. If you’re grilling kebab skewers, use two skewers for each kebab. Why? Because when you turn them over, it stops a piece of meat or vegetables from rotating and not getting cooked on a different side.

5. Have a dedicated area or box with sunscreen and bug spray. Your guests will really appreciate the thoughtfulness.

6. Tie down your bottle opener. Not because you think someone is going to steal it, but because it means you’ll always be able to find it and so will your guests!

7. If there are lots of guests, save washing up (and running out of glasses) by encouraging them to label their glasses when they get them. This also helps save the environment if you’re using plastic glasses and cups.

8. Freeze fruit to add to drinks instead of ice cubes. This is great for kids and adults alike!

9. If your party is still going after dark, use empty wine or beer bottles as candle holders.

10. Make a playlist in advance. If you don’t know what type of music your guests are into then make it a good mix of all styles. If you have an online music streaming account, let your guests access it and choose their own music too.

11. Set up some activities to entertain your guests. This could be as simple as a set of playing cards or giant Jenga to beer pong.

12. Make sure you enjoy yourself too. Plan everything in advance and give ‘jobs’ to some guests that won’t mind helping out so that you’re not doing everything. That way, you can actually enjoy the party too! It’s probably not a good idea to get too drunk if you’re the host. After all, you want to make sure everything is OK for your guests!

13. Have a plan to wind down the party when the time’s up and have a couple of guests in on your plan too. You don’t want to be rude and kick out guests when you’ve had enough but something simple like turning down the music and beginning a clean up with bin liners might be a subtle-enough hint.

And there you have it… 13 fantastic party hacks sure to make your party one to remember forever!

6 Reasons Why a Photo Booth should be at YOUR Wedding.

Cherry Blossom Wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden by David Lindner
Cherry Blossom Wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden by David Lindner

If you’re struggling thinking of everything you need for your wedding party, hiring a photo booth can check many boxes off your list. Read on to find the 6 reasons why having a photo booth for your big day is a great idea!

1. Entertainment for guests of all ages

Once the “I Do’s” are shared, weddings tend to be long events for your guests so they’ll need things to do to keep them entertained in between the highlights. A photo booth is a great idea for a wedding with any number and age of guests. Young kids will love being silly in front of the camera and having fun with props, whilst the adults will love trying something a bit different! It’s also a great activity for guests when there’s downtime during the event.

2. Wedding Favors

It’s often tricky to decide on the best wedding favors for your guests. It’s hard to find something that is unique that everyone will appreciate. With a wedding photo booth, your guests can have fun and produce their own souvenir from the event!

3. Guest Book

Guest Book Scrap Book
Guest Book signing

In a similar way to wedding favors, a photo booth can be used as a unique way of creating a guest book. Guests can enter the booth and get 2 copies of their picture – one can be for them to keep and the other can be for them to stick in your guest book next to their message. Not only will you have a memory of who attended your wedding, but you’ll have a souvenir of exactly what they looked like when you got wed! A photo guest book will have you reminiscing about your wonderful wedding day for years to come and will be something to show your grandchildren one day!

4. Memorable

As we’ve already mentioned, a photo booth checks lots of boxes but the most important one is that it creates memories. After all, you want to be able to remember your wedding forever right? A photo booth creates heaps of fun memories. And, if ever the memories do start to fade, you’ve got the photos to look back on!

5. Instant Pictures

Let’s face it, it will be weeks if not months before your official wedding photos are ready! A photo booth gives you instant access to pictures right then and there! With your photo booth prints, you will have something to look at and reminisce with right on the spot!

6. Ice Breaker

Our final reason for hiring a photo booth at your wedding is that it’s a great ice breaker. This is a time in your life when everyone you love and care about is in the same place. When two families join like in a wedding, there are many guests from either side that have never met but who are equally important in your lives. A photo booth is a great way to get your guests to meet and get to know each other a little bit!

Bridesmaids
Your bridesmaids can break the ice with each other while taking fun photos in the booth!


Once you’ve decided that you need a photo booth at your wedding, the hard part starts – which type of photo booth do you go for?!

A Simple Guide to Planning Your Wedding

Most people these days start planning their wedding plenty of time in advance. There are many reasons why you should do this. Often, it’s because venues get booked up quickly, and it’s also to do with how much needs to be organized. Whatever the length of time before your wedding, our essential checklist will cover everything you need in order for your big day to run smoothly. We’ve also added in some different ideas that you may not have thought of!

Lily Pond at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden by David Lindner
Lily Pond at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden by David Lindner
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