Members of the Resnick clan have managed the family business for a century, growing the original hardware store into a garden center and party-rental warehouse. Always emphasizing customer service, three generations of Resnicks have built up a loyal clientele, learning the names and spirit animals of shop regulars. The rental side of the company provides clients with memorable props such as popcorn machines, frozen drink makers, a tiki bar, kids games, and mic-equipped podiums amplify wedding toasts and stump speeches for the office of city comptroller. For weddings and formal events, Resnick's can deliver upscale décor and furnishings, including romantic archways, white linens, and fountains for champagne or punch.
Take a large inventory of mobile electronics, add technicians with automotive and electronic savvy, and you've got Fabulous Auto Alarms, where cars are transformed into high-tech and sleek-looking machines.?Here, technicians well versed in installations?equip cars with gadgetry that make things louder, sleeker, and more convenient. For example, they install car stereos and all the trappings that turn vehicles into?mobile?amphitheaters. They also install remote starters to make life easier for drivers, plus alarm systems to ensure that the electronics are safe and secured. And then there are cosmetic upgrades; Fabulous Auto offers window tints and fog lights that give cars enough swagger to own the roads and make traffic light cameras want to keep the photos for themselves.??
Ball pits and roller coasters one day, music and dancing the next day, and picture time with Sponge Man another day. With the themed play dates at Kids Rule, kids experience something new each day. The entertainment center also beckons parties with its 30 snow machines, 30 bubble machines, and confetti cannons, as well as a music-responsive LED dance floor. Younger kids can ride roller coasters and trains, and older kids can slip into large inflated spheres for a game of human bumper balls, build a stuffed animal, or turn friends into abstract art with a paintball battle.
Envision Video Services saves recorded relics from the dustbin of multimedia history with its media digitization services. Envision's ambience archivists crack open the contents of a range of outdated films and formats, including VHS, Betamax, and Hi8 tape, preserving contents on future-friendly DVDs and CDs. Rediscover heaps of home movies with video digitization, freeing memories of birthdays, holidays, and Mr. Belvedere tributes from captivity within antiquated storage systems (single tape conversions start at $19.95). Older self-cinematographers can unspool rusty reels with Envision's film digitization, allowing new generations to peek into historical family vacations or discover full-color proof of LBJ's secret life as a sideshow contortionist (starting at $49.90, plus $0.16 per foot).
World of Wings strives to teach children the value of life and introduce them to the wonders of the natural world through its butterfly atrium and museum. Paths wind through an oasis of waterfalls, tropical plants, chirping birds, and nectar flowers, which provide food for the hundreds of Lepidoptera fluttering inside the glass enclosure. Knowledgeable staffers are on-hand to explain to visitors why butterflies exhibit certain behaviors, such as puddling (butterflies drink from muddy puddles when they need minerals and there's no San Pellegrino around).
In the museum, guests can visit with amphibians and reptiles, observe the process of preserving delicate insects, and peek in the butterfly nursery. Staffers move winged beauties from the nursery into the atrium once a day, letting new butterflies experience their first flight in full view of visitors. For fun with slightly less science, kids can scale a climbing wall, go nuts in a bounce room, visit the ocean-like bubble room, and have their eyes tricked in the illusion room.
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.