Teen Vogue's sweet sixteen

If you grew up like us, when you think of turning 16 you may instantly relate to this song or think of this show. #nostalgia

But honestly, if we were to turn 16 again, we would want a party exactly like this one!

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Teen Vogue held their sweet 16 party in ode to inspiring, relating to, and educating teens for the last (almost) two decades! The party was held at The Line downtown Austin in the dreamiest pink space. Everything from the carpet, walls and decor to all the treats and drinks were in shades of pink! We’d be lying if we told you our inner 16 year old self was not in Heaven. Teen Vogue collaborated with Lightbox Jewelry to display their lab-grown jewels and take a pic wearing their pieces using their mirror.

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For the collab, our client wanted to have our backdrop flow with Lightbox Jewelry’s theme colors of blue, pink and white. We decided on a tinsel backdrop because of it’s flirty and fun vibe and paired it with our selfie station. Unlimited boomerangs and selfies? Yes please. We cut the tinsel at an angle so you could get all three colors in each selfie. So many fun photos were taken with our selfie station, but also of our backdrop! You can even see our backdrop on Teen Vogue’s official website here.

Congratulations on the milestone, Teen Vogue!

If you’re interested in an unique installation for your next event, contact our sales team today! kati@ohhappydaybooth.com

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Bumble BFF at Upstairs at Caroline

Uhhhh did we just become best friends?

Our team spent Saturday afternoon with the Bumble crew celebrating National Best Friend Day! The Austin-native app threw the brunch after party at Upstairs at Caroline to spread awareness about its launch and encourage the community to go out and meet new friends! Current BFF’s or friends that wanted to meet others on the infamous app were all in attendance. There were giveaways like Bumble endorsed hats, fans, stickers and sunscreen (because Texas), a Kendra Scott giveaway, Packed Party gifts, and if the attendees showed their Bumble BFF profile they received a drink on the house! Does this sound like the best way to spend your Saturday? That’s because it is.

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Bumble decided on roaming photography for the event because it allows our team to interact with the attendees and get a diverse amount of shots. Roaming photography is perfect for events like this, where your guests are focusing on mingling and interacting with each other and we can maximize the space and time.

For the overlay, we used Bumble BFF’s infamous blue and the brand’s honeycomb hive. We added the fun holiday at the bottom left corner and Bumble BFF’s logo in the top right!

Thank you for having us, Bumble, we’d always swipe right on a Saturday like this!

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Art Dinner at Laguna Gloria

Can we have this night on repeat please?

 The Contemporary Austin planned and hosted the Fifth Annual Art Dinner in celebration at Laguna Gloria, one of the dreamiest venues in Austin. Although we may be bias, check out video of the venue here. There were exhibitions by world-renowned artists to display their sculptures and contemporary work, honoring their creativity.

 The guests were dressed to the nines in their vibrant elegant attire, as requested by The Contemporary Austin. Every detail from the place setting at dinner to guests broaches and cufflinks were awe-worthy. We wanted to keep the vibrant elegance, and our photo booth was paired with a streamer backdrop provided by The Color Condition and a velvet loveseat. Our set up proves you don’t have to stand for a photo op if you can pair it with well-designed furniture! We added the Art Dinner sponsors along with the logo to the image overlay, which is one of the many perks we offer for sponsors! You can read more about the power of sponsorship on our blog here.

 We had the best time with the guests at Laguna Gloria and we’re already looking forward to next year’s dinner. Congratulations to all the recognized artists!

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Why You Need a Balloon Installation at Your Next Event

You had no idea you would need balloons in your life this bad, trust us.

We’ve seen a huge trend in adding balloon installations to photo booths and events and we would be lying if we told you we didn’t absolutely love it. The eye catching design and the “how the heck did they do that?” response from event attendees keeps our creative wheels spinning. Each time we do a new install, we’re pushing our creative limits and we keep asking ourselves, “how did we live without balloon installations before?”. However, if you’re not like us and you’re unsure if you want to add a balloon installation to your next event, here are seven reasons why our installs are exactly what you need at your next event.

We created an installation for a birthday party!

We created an installation for a birthday party!

1.     It is unique at any event. An installation will make your event POP (pun intended). It’s not a typical backdrop or installation at an event, it is dramatic and totally wow-worthy. If you’re looking for attendees to stop and gawk at something unique during your event, a balloon installation will guarantee it. You can check out our unique balloon installation at Austin’s Under 40 gala here as well.

We created a balloon installation inside and outside the boutique for Kara Sanchez’s grand opening.

We created a balloon installation inside and outside the boutique for Kara Sanchez’s grand opening.

2.     It can have multiple uses. At an event in March, we had a client use the balloon installation as a backdrop for photos at their party, and about halfway through the event, they moved the installation to the front door to attract more clientele to come into the venue and keep the party going! So you could say a balloon install will have your party lasting longer and drive more business. You’re welcome.

We created an install for the She Inspires event, hosted by  Erin Condren .

We created an install for the She Inspires event, hosted by Erin Condren.

3.     We can create your dream install. Creating your dream install starts from listening to your theme and what you want at your event. From there we discuss with our designer to match your vision. If you have an idea but it’s hard to describe, we recommend starting with Pinterest (Seriously, how did we live without Pinterest for so long?) and send us images that are your inspiration for your event. We’ll have several proofs to make sure it is cohesive with your inspo, so you’ll know exactly what the installation will look like. Want a whimsical install but unsure what to add to the balloons? We’ll pair your install with some greenery and calligraphic balloons. Looking for a feminine, fresh install for your girlfriend’s bridal shower? Let us add some floral accents to your install. You need an install to pop for your upcoming grand opening? We love adding streamers to our installs to create a unique finish!

4.     Budget friendly. Whether you have a large budget or a small budget, we can create an installation that fits within your bottom line. It may require some creative, outside the box design that you’ve never thought of, but that’s our specialty. We’ll also do our best to save you as much money as possible without sacrificing quality.

We created a rainbow balloon installation for @TheVenueATX’s St. Patrick’s Day Party.

We created a rainbow balloon installation for @TheVenueATX’s St. Patrick’s Day Party.

5.     Balloons match any themed event. Balloons are a staple at most celebrations, including birthday parties, weddings, gender reveal parties, baby and wedding showers, graduations, grand openings, the list goes on! A balloon installation will go with any event you host. Don’t believe us? Check out all of the different events here and of course where we’ve incorporated different balloon installations in the photos in this post!

Our head balloon designer hard at work!

Our head balloon designer hard at work!

6.     It’s Instagram worthy. Because a balloon installation is so unique, you can guarantee that everyone will want to take photos of it but also in front of it. If you’re looking for your event to get a lot of documentation (and brand exposure as corporate client), creating opportunities for your guests to take photos is a must, and a balloon installation is a no-brainer!

This installation was for an employee appreciation event hosted by @AlamoDrafthouse.

This installation was for an employee appreciation event hosted by @AlamoDrafthouse.

All of our installations are handcrafted and designed by our team in house. We price each individual install per client because of the uniqueness of each request. If you’re interested to learn more or have questions about adding a balloon installation to your next event, contact our sales team today kati@ohhappydaybooth.com.

We created a balloon installation inside and outside the boutique for Kara Sanchez’s grand opening.

We created a balloon installation inside and outside the boutique for Kara Sanchez’s grand opening.

Emily & Trevor's Wedding at Union on 8th

A dance off, a photo booth, and dog cut outs, oh my! If you’re looking for the perfect photo booth prop, look no further. Long gone are the days of feather boas and oversized glasses, because there’s a new trend alert: dog props. Emily and Trevor had cut outs of the dogs as an added prop and honestly, We’re. Here. For. It.

It might’ve been raining for most of the November night but it didn’t slow down the party inside. Although the props were more unique, the guests and couple made it a night not to forget. Dance offs and champagne accents paired with the most energetic couple we’ve ever worked with, and you’ve got a perfect evening! We tied the deep blues and fuchsia shaded bouquet into the theme with our champagne sequin backdrop and we couldn’t love a color combo any more. Between the groom’s reception tuxedo jacket and our backdrop, there was just the right amount of sparkle.

 Congratulations to Emily and Trevor!

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Feathers & Frosting Cake Tasting Event

Cake for breakfast? Sign us the heck up.

We’ve done two cake tasting events for Danae at Feathers and Frosting, and without fail we always leave with a car seat full of cake on the drive home (most of which won’t make it past the end of the week). We were so excited to be a part of this event and work alongside such amazing vendors. We knew we wanted to use the white brick wall as the photo booth backdrop for our selfie station set up. We’re big supporters fo a sleek and simple aesthetic. Between photos and boomerangs, the boomerangs were the crowd favorite, and guests decided to use the faux cakes as props!

Vendor team:

Cake: Feathers and Frosting

Design & Styling: Melody’s Joy

Venue & Rentals: 10th Collection

Florals: Wildly Cultivated

Coffee: Creature Coffee Co.

Photo Booth: Oh Happy Day Booth

Stationary: Angela Davidson Design

Photos: Brittany Jean Photography

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Rising Tide Society Meeting | Austin Photo Booth Rental

We had such a fun time at the Austin chapter of Tuesdays Together a couple weeks ago! Tuesdays Together is part of The Rising Tide Society, which consists of tons of amazing small business owners and employees. We've been a part of the local chapter for a while now, and there is something so special about getting to finally set the photo booth up and let all of our friends experience it for themselves.

Looking for a photo booth for your upcoming wedding or holiday party, or want to really make a statement for your company at a local festival or large event? Contact us today! We have a ton of brand activation options for businesses, and of course love creating custom designs for all our private event clients as well! 

How to prepare for a top-notch photo booth experience | Best Austin Photo Booth

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We've seen it all...

After being around the block a few times, we've encountered just about every obstacle there is when it comes to surprise set up locations at events. To prevent these instances from happening twice, we do our best to make sure brides, planners and all other clients know what it takes for a great photo booth experience at their event! 

Here is what our photo booth requires for our signature top-notch experience!

  1. Put the photo booth in an obvious location. Too many times we've seen clients place us outside of the main event hall. If guests can't see us, we're out of sight and out of mind, which just plain stinks! Just in case you're worried about us being distracting during speeches or dances, we make it a point to temporarily stop the photo booth during those times (and turn off our light) so we're not taking attention away from the special moment! 
  2. Acessibility. Make sure the route we'll need to take to get to the set up space is wheelchair accessible. Until someone creates an affordable, futuristic,  stair-climbing rolling cart for all of our gear, we prefer elevators and wheelchair ramps. Plus, you want to make sure any disabled guests can access the photo booth once we're up and running! If our only option is a non-wheelchair accessible route, we can make it happen, but there is a small fee that will need to be added to the invoice.
  3. Space requirements.  We need a space that is at least 6’ long by 9’ wide by 10' high, but a 10'x10'x10' space is ideal! Make sure to leave space for a line as well.
  4. Power. We need a wall outlet (110V, 10 amps, 3 prong outlet) that is dedicated for the photo booth. Sharing an outlet with a bunch of other things like the DJ or lighting can sometimes overpower the plug, but we have a 20 foot extension cord that can help us reach a far away outlet if needed.
  5. Place the photo booth indoors. Austin weather is unpredictable, and who wants to go outside and get all sweaty just to take a photo? Be proactive and carve out a space for us inside your event hall so weather is never an issue! If your only option is to put the photo booth outside, we can be placed on concrete under an awning, like a porch, or under a 10x10 tent with three tarp walls to protect the backdrop from wind. Also, if you're feeling a bit generous, a portable a/c unit or fan will keep our attendant happy and energized to entertain your guests!  The photo booth may not be placed on grass or wet ground. 
  6. Keep the photo booth away from sunlight. Sunlight shining on the photo booth creates harsh shadows on the guests taking photos (not to mention it causes squinty eyes!), but also be wary of putting the backdrop against a window during daylight hours since the light might shine through the backdrop.  On the subject of light, make sure there aren't any pot lights or chandeliers right above the photo booth. Those sometimes cause crazy shadows! If there is a light above the photo booth, it can either be turned off or the lightbulb can be sneakily unscrewed and then replaced after the event!
  7. Provide a 6-foot table with a linen that matches the rest of your event decor. We highly encourage all our clients to do this because it makes the photo booth look like it actually belongs at your event, and is not just an afterthought stuck in the corner. We also like to have at least one separate cocktail table to place near the photo booth, so guests have a spot to set their drinks while they cheese it up in the booth! If you want to make the space look really luxurious, repurpose a floral arrangement from your ceremony and place it on a corner of the table near the photo booth, or create a special sign that says "Photo Booth" or one that has your event hashtag on it. 

That may seem like a lot, but at most of the Austin venues we've encountered, there are usually a handful of set up options. If you're struggling with how the photo booth will work in your space, shoot us an email and we'll be happy to explain what we've done at your venue before!