Though their name hints at their affinity for music, the party mavens at Northeast Music Events organize shindigs from the ground up. Their event planners run down a meticulous pre-event checklist, covering responsibilities ranging from venue selection and vendor payments to décor and day-of-event emergency kits. They also maintain 24/7 contact with party hosts in case the events need to be postponed or quickly switched to a Pound Puppies theme.
Of course, no event is complete without music. That’s where Northeast Music Events’s roster of professional DJs come it. They keep parties banging with continuous music pumped through a 2000-watt club sound system. They also come bearing wireless mics ready to support announcements or a talented MC. To make dance floors really stand out, technicians can also add black-light installations, concert-style 10,000-watt sound systems, light shows and video monitors.
Beyond its work staging traditional photo shoots and portraiture, Garden State Photo Studio's team of event photojournalists is dispatched to special occasions to tell their stories. As celebrations such as weddings, sweet sixteens, and bar mitzvahs unfold, photogs follow the belles of the ball, snapping or videotaping a chronology of candid moments with their professional-grade digital cameras and lighting equipment.
Garden State?s traveling photo booths fuel party-time fun and memory-making. After attendants set up the stationary photographer, party-goers pile in as the booth snaps pictures of the revelry. Instant images are printed onto strips and posted online so that guests can relive the memories later or ask the photo booth accusingly why it took so many pictures of Karen.
What could be better for a kid's birthday party than a fully-stocked arcade? Maybe a laser tag arena. Or maybe a fancy dining hall with gourmet catering. Or maybe all three in the same place. Established in 2005, Space Odyssey USA makes children's dreams come true with thrilling activities for all ages. A futuristic warehouse space lit by cosmic, neon-colored spheres, Space Odyssey USA offers video games old and new, from the adrenaline-pumping racing game Nitro to a competitive take on an old classic in four-player Pacman Battle Royale. And then there's birthday activities such as an indoor train, glow-in-the-dark sports, and elaborate floral arrangements so that older kids can enjoy a touch of class and younger ones can enjoy their favorite activity: counting small objects.
Though it doesn’t have its own zip code, yet, Kidville is a sought-after destination for youngsters. The bustling children’s center pulsates with activities designed to cultivate youngsters’ social and developmental skills, such as classes in music, dance, and cooking. Art classes foster creativity and self-expression, and a play space helps children unleash pent-up energy more effectively than journaling on the living room wall in permanent marker. The fun zone also hosts birthday parties in various themes—including railroad, racecar, fairy princess, and superhero—in which the staff takes care of the details, set-up, and cleanup, allowing parents to join in on the fun.
Further accommodating parents, Kidville offers parenting seminars, nutritious snacks in the café, and kid-friendly garments in the boutique.
Jump Up N Bounce brings the fun of a playground indoors. Atop and inside inflated ladders, tunnels, and bounce houses, kids release pent-up energy while playing with friends and other children. Meanwhile, parents can rest easy and avoid the worries associated with outdoor parks, such as kids falling onto wood chips or answering a troll’s riddles to use the slide. Parties at the play center mirror their outdoor versions, except festivities take place in a private room with colorful tables.
Equipped with high-res Canon digital SLR cameras and flash-portrait studio lighting, Vogue Photo Box’s open-air photo booths snap off top-quality pictures during birthdays, bar mitzvahs, weddings, and other special occasions. Booths offer easy on-screen instructions and print out customized photo strips in black-and-white or color. An onsite attendant sets up and breaks down the booth, and is always ready to assist with any inquiries.