A brightly colored bouquet of flowers, a pair of dueling superheroes, a palm tree shading jungle animals—and all from nothing but inflated balloons. The skilled team at Twila's Twisters transform air-filled spheres and tubes into brightly colored creatures, hats, and decorations, bringing a note of playful artistry to all types of special events. Twila and friends have recently added a face-painting artist to the team, giving partygoers the chance to look like a tiger, a clown, or a person who tripped while carrying Picasso's palette.
Bottums Up Beverages sets up shop just about anywhere to create a full-service bar with a selection of more than 100 alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for events big and small. TABC-certified bartenders stand at your service for hours on end doling out frozen drinks from margarita machines, cocktails with guest-supplied liquor, and alcohol-free drinks for kids and dogs wearing overcoats. Not just limited to drinks, Bottoms Up Beverages also provides manpower by way of servers, security guards, and photographers included in larger-party packages.
Berryhill Baja Grill continues an 84-year-old culinary tradition begun by Walter Berryhill, who sold his handmade tamales around Houston with nothing but a pushcart, a tortilla press, and his personal recipe. Today, the grill’s tamales pack savory cornmeal and fillings such as beef, pork, and spinach within cornhusks recently liberated from overcrowded cornucopias. Elsewhere on the menu, fish tacos combine tempura-battered fish, special sauce, and cilantro in a hearty corn tortilla, and pollo platters smother grilled chicken breast with affection in the form of poblano peppers and mushrooms—the hugs and joint tax returns of the food world.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio's retinue of step-savvy instructors transforms clunky feet into sashaying instruments through a quartet of private and group dance classes. During the 45-minute private lessons, students and their optional partners learn basic footwork while building the confidence necessary to take a spin on the dance floor or backflip into a corporate rival's cubicle. Covering the basics of Latin, ballroom, swing, and country-western dancing, individual lessons cater to a student’s specific needs before letting them loose during the 45-minute group classes. Accompanied by 8–30 other amateur rug cutters, these communal dance lessons bolster partnership, timing, and rhythm, and keep feet agile enough to maneuver the punch-bowl stampedes of modern dance floors.
Save the Moment's attendants ensure lasting memories by delivering, setting up, and tending to photo booths that dispense an unlimited number of photo strips per party. In addition, they organize tables of hats, boas, and other props for guests to use; they'll even bring along a generator to power booths if there’s no electric outlet or windmill nearby.
Inside the booths, a touchscreen monitor guides partygoers through the posing process before spitting out photo strips with graphics and logos customized for the event. Afterward, Save the Moment arranges all the images into scrapbooks, uploads them to the Internet, or prints them out onto bookmarks and magnets.