Back in march we had the opportunity to be a part of one of the best surprise parties ever! It was a surprise birthday party for a young man turning 40. From the second we received the phone call we knew it would be a special event. Our customer reached out with a idea that he could make this day special and set it apart from all the rest. He informed us that his brother had survived cancer, several strokes and is now fighting M.S. He said when his brother was much younger the doctors didn't think he would make it past the age of 25. So 40 was huge! He had a plan for the decorations and music but was working on a budget. Him and his wife had already booked the american legion hall in Milford Michigan and was looking for the right entertainment. The birthday party photo booth rental was going to be the icing on the cake!
Surprise Birthday Party Planning
So, creating the list of things you need can be pretty easy. The best way to pick a theme for any party is think of who the party is for. In this case the birthday boy was a musician. A guitarist to be exact! So they decorated for their rock star. Everything from the guitar shaped centerpieces on the tables to the back stage passes they had printed for him were a perfect fit. They created a blown up picture of him superimposed on a guitar world magazine cover.
Even a guitar shaped paddle for birthday spankings! And of course guitar themed custom photo strips for the photo booth.
So Why The American Legion In Milford, Michigan
I think one of the best locations for a birthday party is a legion hall. The volunteers are pretty easy going and always helpful. They are usually relaxed about set up times. Most of the buildings you won't have a problem getting equipment in and out of either. The post in Milford has a ramp so even the photo booth was easy for us to get in and out. Also for a birthday party, the legion halls are easy to fit in a tight budget. There is a post in almost every city or nearby. The bonus is you’re supporting your community of veterans as well! Let's face it, part of a great party is getting as many people as you can to show up.
So The Surprise Birthday Party Is Set And Everyone Is On Board
If you are going to catch a fish or heck even get your dog to stop chasing the mailman and come back, you have to dangle the right bait. What i mean by this is, know who you are trying to surprise. I'm not saying you need a 5 paragraph order ( my husband is a USMC veteran ) but you have to lure them in for the big surprise. In this case our customer knew that his brother loved to help his friends and always put them first. So, he had a friend lure him in by saying that he needed some help printing shirts for a birthday gig at the local american legion. That was his buddy's side hustle and the birthday boys wife played along. Hook, line and sinker!
The Birthday Party Was A Hit!
He never realized he was helping out for his own party! The American Legion hall in Milford Michigan was packed with family and life long friends! Waiting there patiently with their smartphones in hand. When he walked through that legion hall door and everyone screamed, “SURPRISE!” He almost fell over from the excitement! His face was priceless and he definitely never saw it coming. Tears of joy in his eyes, he realized how loved he really was. As great as the smart phones were for pictures the real memories were in the photo booth!
The Photo Booth Captures All The Fun!
The best memories in Milford were at that american legion hall that night! Friends and family piled into the photo booth with the birthday boy. Fun props and silly poses, still-framed forever! That night and birthday party will live on, not only in the memories of everyone at the party but, also in the moments frozen in time with each photo booth session.The Custom photo-Strips, The Album full of hilarious pictures and The endless Fun!
A special thanks to the family and friends that allowed us to be a part of such a great event. From every one of us here at Party Grandeur Photo Booth Rentals, we are happy to have been a part of your memories.
And May They Last Forever!