With their exotic look and beverages, tiki bars evoke faraway tropical paradises. Constructed from authentic bamboo and thatch, the rental tiki bars from Tiki Photo 2 Go bring that sense of bliss to events throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Members of Tiki Photo 2 Go’s bartending team—many of whom draw on more than 10 years of experience—craft tropical drinks as guests lounge around the bar donning hats and leis upon request.
More props such as boas, masks, and oversized sunglasses await visitors at one of Tiki Photo 2 Go’s photo booths. The company’s 5'x5' and 10'x10' booths accommodate up to 8 and 20 guests, respectively, who strike poses for a series of four shots displayed on a monitor inside the booth. A high-speed printer dispenses unlimited pairs of sepia, black-and-white, or color prints within seconds—one for guests to include in their scrapbook and one to stuff in a stranger's. The strips can be customized with a personalized logo, message, or colors that match the colors and theme of your event.
Joker Photobooths' attendants haul their booths to pump up the festivities at weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and graduation parties across the east coast. Each booth is outfitted with a camera that snaps high-resolution images (more than 10 megapixels) as subjects strike poses. Logos and captions add a personalized touch to photos, which are assembled as classic 2 x 6 inch photo strips. The booth can be customized to suit various color schemes, welcoming up to four guests at a time to pose before one of 11 backgrounds. During each event, Joker Photobooths' staff will assemble photo albums that contain a copy of every photo taken at the event.
Allendale's seasoned skillet wielders sizzle up a menu of breakfast dishes and, according to New Jersey Monthly magazine, some of the best soups, salads, and sandwiches in the state. Awaken sluggish appetites with a selection from the bevy of breakfast spreads, such as the Truck Driver ($7.95)— two eggs, toast, and pancakes, with a choice of bacon, sausage, ham, or CB radio—or the homemade corned-beef hash ($8.25). Or quell the moans of afternoon stomach gnomes with a hearty helping of Kyle’s Famous pulled pork—slow-roasted succulence marinated in a signature barbecue sauce and enswathed between the soft ends of a roll slathered with its pre-fame friend, coleslaw ($7.95). Served on a wide variety of breads, rolls, and wraps, Allendale Eats! sandwiches are made with Boar’s Head brand meats and cheeses, including the Virginia ham ($5.45) and eggplant parmigiana hero ($6.95). Like a vegetable chef's washing machine, Allendale Eats! rotates soup flavors, offering up classics such as chicken noodle ($2.95 for a small cup) and distinctive delicacies such as potato leek, and crab and corn chowder ($3.95 each for a small cup). For junior noshers, a children’s menu slings out a slew of mini meals, such as a chocolate-chip pancake served with bacon and orange juice ($4.95), and the grilled-cheese sandwich served with a cookie and a drink ($4.95). A new, ever-changing dinner menu adds nightly pasta, entree, and dessert specials to the mix.
Fresh from its 2009 remodel, the Lakeside Grille at Ramsey Golf and Country Club combines the classic tastes of comfort fare with more fanciful fare. Chef Arthur Toufayan, the mastermind behind the eclectic menu, cut his teeth in the upscale New York kitchens of Aureole and Union Square Café before taking the reins at Lakeside Grille. His culinary philosophy- pivots on fresh, seasonal ingredients, and he applies it deftly to dishes such as homestyle fish ‘n’ chips and pan-seared calf’s liver.More than 30-vintages on the wine list complement meals, and pour forth from the bar, which glows with light from freshly born TVs. The bar area is populated by high-topped tables that accommodate teenage growth spurts that only affect the legs, whereas the abutting dining room’s wood-burning fireplaces crackle and pop cozily. Patrons entering and exiting through the club’s atrium can also drink in unparalleled views of the lush golf green.
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.