#2ZorenAndBeyond – Social Savvy

I learned about Social Savvy during our SoMoms lunch at Boon Tong Kee. Moya, along with his sister Rosanna, are the creative minds behind this up-and-coming must have at every event. For Z’s celebration, I got the Printster!

Say "Hello!" to the Printster!

So, what is the Printster?! This set-up puts to good use our affinity with Instagram. During the event, guests are encouraged to take pictures and upload it on their Instagram. Using a common hashtag, in this case it was #2ZorenAndBeyond, the pictures are then shown on a live iPad feed. After a few minutes, your picture will be printed, and your guests will have an instant souvenir, one which is memorable and practical.

I really like this kind of set-up since there will be no lines and waiting unlike in a regular photobooth. Sure, there are no costumes and gimmicks, but you can be creative with poses and filters. Rosanna also sent me the digital copies of the pictures printed, giving me the guests’ insights during the event. We all know that the party hosts do not get to see everything that happens in a table, so with this common hashtag I was able to see what was going on, even after the party! Being a relatively new gadget, we needed to thoroughly explain how the Printster works to the guests who we’re not tech-savvy, even though there are instructions on the table. Also, there will be guests who has no Instagram. For this dilemma, you can hire a Printster Photographer who would gladly take pictures of all your guests, then their pictures will then be printed. I should have gotten this add-on so that all of the guests took home a souvenir picture. Nonetheless, for 4 hours we had a total of 102 prints! Not bad for a party of 70 guests. By the way, your Instagram account must be on public so that the hashtag can be accessed.

The Printster will print out your Instagram picture on a template agreed upon.

I must say that Rosanna is very efficient and easy to work with! All our transactions were through e-mail and I didn’t have any problems. Given the time we had to prepare, I’m really impressed with what they delivered! I highly suggest having the Printster at your next event!

Social Savvy contact details:

Website: www.socialsavvycreative.com

Facebook: socialsavvyph

Instagram: @socialsavvyph

A Z Story: Party Host

Your party host will make or break the event. S/he will set the tone of the program and sometimes, even prepare the games and props needed. We were lucky to have booked a very entertaining, funny, reliable and awesome host! Kakki, my friend from high school, did such an amazing job, our guests were raving about her days after the party!

Kakki, the friend of Jesse!
Complete Mr. Potato Head Game

The kids had fun in all the games that Kakki and I prepared for them. Even the adults took part in the scavenger hunt for Mr. Potato Head’s parts! Since we had extra prizes, Kakki went on to having an impromptu Bring Me game. My favorite part was the Balloon Burst, a modernized version of the “pabitin”. Look at all the beautiful colors and the big smiles on the kids’ faces, and my husband’s too:

Balloon Burst!!!

Kakki is really busy in doing corporate events these days. So I suggest if you want her to host your party, book her right away! I guarantee a stress-free and amazing party in her hands. You may contact her through her Facebook Page or through me.

Thank you for making A Z Story a happy and unforgettable party!

 

A Z Story: Party Perks

I guess by now you’ve figured out the theme for Z’s 1st birthday party. Initially, I was against a character-themed party because I wanted to be that mom who thought out of the box and created her own theme. I was thinking of something generic like “Colors and Shapes” or “Everything Zoren” but it would be really costly and will take too much effort on our part, to get the theme across. Maybe when he’s older and be more appreciative of what Mommy could come up with!

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