Gotcha & A New Photo Booth Record!!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in Birthdays, News | 0 comments

As Gomer Pyle use to say, “surprise, surprise, surprise” and that is what we shouted when Kimmie opened her front door!  She was actually speechless for a few moments – I know hard to imagine for those that know her! Too awesome for words Hubby Frankie kept Kimmie and their girls out of their home from early morning until later in the afternoon so that we could set-up for her surprise birthday party!  Frankie and Jeremy did a great job planning and keeping things secret!  Then there’s me calling and checking in with Frankie saying, “can you talk or is Kimmie there?”  It’s not that easy to try and “hide” from Kimmie’s sharp senses for weeks on end!  I know Frankie had to store party supplies in his car hoping that Kimmie wouldn’t see it. On the day of, Jeremy had to assemble some things and made a couple of trips to pickup all the food.  Lots of ono kine grinds and a “live” sushi bar station by Superb Sushi Hawaii were enjoyed by everyone!  The party favors were Nutella and breadsticks – so yummy and a favorite of many including adorable Kiyana!  I always heard about Nutella and just recently finally tried it and now I’m hooked too! And, of course, to complete the celebration we set up The Booth for some fun memory-making moments!  It was at this event that a NEW record was set in our studio style photo booth.  Check it out below- a record high of 22 people in ONE shot!  I had to recount several times to be sure as I would lose track counting all those “colorful” bodies!  Did you notice the backdrop?  It’s one of our newest in our Specialty line called Heaven & Earth. A special thank you to Natalie, Jason, Pat and Sun for all your help at the party – you guys are always so supportive!  Thank you to everyone that came out to honor and celebrate Kimmie’s birthday!  I know she was touched by each and every one of you there along with those who expressed their love and best wishes. My dearest Kimmie, wishing you ALWAYS . . . LOVE to surround you, WARM memories to cheer you, and HAPPINESS to fill your beautiful heart!! With all my love, Mama Val   Share      ...

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Walter We Made It This Far – 20 More?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Birthdays | 0 comments

Psychologist, investment adviser and author Walter F. Wild, Ph.D. celebrated his 80th birthday in GRAND style all in the comforts of his own home!  As guests arrived, Courtesy Valet was at their service.  There were great photographs of Walter taken from his childhood to the present day displayed for guests to enjoy as they checked in – a nice personal touch!  In addition to the wonderful family members that came to celebrate were some of Walter’s dearest friends from the “Hot and Nifty” Class of ’50 from Punahou School.  The gang from the “Y” and other close friends also came to honor Walter as well. Imagine an already beautiful beachfront setting as a backdrop and enhancing it even more with a canopy of hanging chandeliers and garlands of white lights to illuminate all that sat beneath it from the gorgeous formal table settings which were decked out in black & white satin linens and sashes, the floral and candle decor, to all the special people!  Pretty custom pouches (just for this special occasion) were filled with yummy almondolas as favors from Island Treats Creations added the finishing touch at each place setting. Throughout the party awesome music and singing by Po’okela featuring Christian Yrizarry of Beach 5 and Alika Souza were enjoyed by everyone!  There were also a couple of impromptu surprises.  One by classmate Paul “Koby” Kobayashi who got up on stage and sang Makalapua (Punahou‘s Class of ’50 song) for his buddy Walter and the other by friend Grace Fu who danced a couple of lovely hulas!  Mahalo to Alika Souza and the guys for backing them up with music! Kudos to Chef Alek Sato and Ann Honbo of Elite Catering for the FABULOUS cuisine!!  Enjoyed watching Chef Alek in action as he skillfully carved that HUGE oh so ono suckling pig!  The smoked salmon topped with creme fraiche and caviar served in the cutest mini cones were delish, the beef tenderloin entree (OMG to die for) and the whole steamed snapper were just some of the culinary delights!  The desserts were divine – loved the creme brûlée which is also one of Walter’s favorite desserts.  Mahalo to the Elite Catering staff for providing the great and friendly service!  Bartender, Keith Shimogawa, thanks for keeping us all well hydrated.  Event Coordinator, Merryl Iraha, from Vows In Paradise did an awesome job and pulled off another successful event!! The Booth was super excited to be part of the festivities!  Our signature black and white damask backdrop was selected and we were all “styling” in our custom logo black and white shirts which coordinated perfectly with Walter’s black & white party theme!  And, we had a “wild” time with all those that came through the photo booth!  The grandkids especially were having a ball taking lots of pictures with the various props as evidenced by the numerous pics taken.  With our special Live Slideshow feature, the folks outside were able to view and enjoy all the fun shenanigans going on inside as we projected the photo images taken in the booth (this time) on the caterer’s tent!  The last few group shots taken were with Walter surrounded by his family.  What a wonderful way for Walter to remember his 80th birthday and all the friends and family that came to celebrate! Please visit our Facebook page to view all the photos from the party where you can also tag & comment! It was a great party that honored and celebrated Walter for being such a wonderful person that he truly is! Everything you would expect from a “black tie”...

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Joaquin Celebrates His 1st Birthday!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Birthdays | 0 comments

Joaquin’s lst birthday party celebration attended by hundreds of friends and family was a FUNtastic and memorable one for all! As you entered the Legacy Ballroom at the Hawaii Okinawa Center, guests were not only greeted by the lovely ladies at the reception table but also by a beautiful photo blanket made with adorable snapshots of Joaquin.  I LOVED the sweet touch of the blanket and thought it was so unique, creative and such a “warm” way to welcome everyone!  The entire ballroom looked so festive and happy with a bouquet of blue, yellow, green & white balloons at each table (and there were lots) along with the centerpieces. The Booth got super busy and it was great seeing both familiar and new faces as they dashed in and out throughout the party!  Guests had a blast with our awesome collection of props (with new ones added for the party) which they got so creative and went to town with!  And, oh my goodness there were folks who even wore multiple hats stacked up on top of each other and guys trying to “catch” a wave with the boogie board on da carpet no less!  This was a really fun-loving group of people.  The laughs were non-stop and the photos hilarious and crazy!  We invite you to “LIKE” and visit us on Facebook where you can tag and comment on all the cool & wacky pics. Besides the entertainment provided by The Booth, there were lovely hula dancers, a great balloon and magic show, music, prizes, a wonderful slideshow of Joaquin’s first year, and our on-going “live” slideshow of images of the guests as they took pictures in the photo booth being projected on a huge wall in the ballroom!  Everyone got a free “trip” to Vegas (without leaving town) thanks to our super cool “Vegas Baby!” backdrop – everyone was a winner! Thanks for inviting us to join in on all the fun and festivities at Joaquin’s lst birthday party!  Joaquin we hope you had lots of fun too and we wish you a very happy and special birthday year! With love . . . Aunty Kim and Val   Share      ...

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Kiara’s One Year Birthday Bash

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Birthdays, Blog | 0 comments

Wow, what an owlsome birthday celebration!  Kiara’s owl theme was carried throughout the entire party from the adorable stuffed owl with book centerpieces, balloons, table numbers, personalized name tags for the kid’s backpacks right down to the cute favor boxes waiting to be filled with goodies from the candy buffet!  Fun for everyone – face painting, balloon twisting, magic show and even a live band!  Plus the Hawaiian buffet was onolicious! If you were there, thanks for all the fun and laughs you brought.  We witnessed a lot of creativity in the photo booth with family and friends from the young to the young at heart! Check out some of The Booth’s photos . . . Share...

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Hoot, Hoot Hooray!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Birthdays, News | 0 comments

KIARA just turned ONE and will be celebrating her lst birthday this weekend at the Honolulu Country Club!  Along with family and friends, The Booth will be there too!  The party is going to be a real hoot and we can’t wait!  Please be sure to check back for the party highlights and to see all the fun photos! Share  

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Kiyana’s 4th Birthday Bash

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in Birthdays | 0 comments

Kiyana just recently celebrated her 4th birthday in style with The Booth! With the The Booth making it’s debut on her special day, it was a hit with immediate family and friends. Nobody expected it to be so much fun. The Props were also a hit with Kiyana as she has tried on just about every prop with all the combinations you can think of. Endless colorful boas, crowns, straw hats, blow up microphones and guitars, Angry Bird hats, necklaces and jewelry were one of the many favorites for Kiyana. It was also perfect timing for Kiyana’s celebration as her cousin Korey and auntie Linda flew in from Los Angeles to join in on the fun. The night ended up with lots of photos and prints everywhere in the household. Loads of fun and memories were created that evening. We look forward to celebrating Kiyana’s 5th Birthday with The Booth next year....

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