InsideOutBooth makes its name capturing natural images of people, whether they're smiling at a wedding or half-blinking as they do in all photos. A photobooth without the booth structure, the company's open-air photography area lets many people pose together in a single shot. To help things run smoothly, attendants come along for every event and set up, run the booth, and clean up when the party's done. Packages streamline the many additional options available to party hosts, with some adding custom backdrop colors or even green screens to set images against any custom scenes. Red carpet-style set ups, wood or plastic frames for prints, and customized posters commemorating the event can also be added on.
That luminous glow around which everyone is gathered is not a campfire, and no one is telling stories. Still, they're communing just the same as the do battle with and against one another in Entertainment on Wheels' video-game café. A row of wide-screen HD TVs casts that glow, not a jar full of fireflies, and they flicker with images of the exciting multiplayer Xbox and Wii games. Up to 20 players can engage at the same time, competing in games of Mario Kart, matching moves during bouts of Just Dance, or ducking and running in Halo battles. Party planners can reserve the café for birthday celebrations that can include pizza and cupcakes, as well as visits from Mario and Luigi themselves. Beyond the café, the mobile unit travels to party sites to entertain guests with interactive play.
Since bursting from a confetti cannon in 1995, All About Parties has elevated birthdays, weddings, and get-togethers to new levels. Owner Kevin Kiernan and his roster of performers wave their magic wand over bashes and escort customers through the entire party-planning process, from the first dance song to the last exhausted guest to be hauled out by a backhoe. Using the host's vision as a blueprint, All About Parties dispatches emcees, live musicians, and motivational dancers to celebratory scenes. The business also offers a vast array of extra entertainment options, including games, casino tables, and carnival attractions such as dunk tanks and rides.