Shapie up! posted in: Events, Inspiration, Party Ideas, Trends, Weddings

OK, so if you have happened to somehow  miss the whole “selfie” movement that’s been happening the past few years, please allow me to bring you into the loop. A selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. But that is so last year. The brand new, cutting-edge cool in selfies is the “Shapie”, a 3-D Selfie! Think, you reincarnate….well, sort of.

This concept extends the selfie idea to 3D. Using the self-portrait feature concept, a special software and printer can generate a 3D printable of yourself in minutes. Here’s an example of a 3D self-portrait.


Can you say, Crazy Cool!!!

A Shapie Booth is a fantastic, fresh idea for your next event! Wanna create some wild buzz, or  ensure your party is THE Talk of the Town for the rest of the year….and beyond? This is one way that WILL do it – guaranteed!

Your guests can 3-D print themselves dressed up in their favorite duds or a fun costume. Everyone will be blown away by Shapies. And this could be THE BEST event takeaway  – ever! I mean, who is going to throw away their own little mini-me. These babies will be displayed on shelves and mantles…. as if they’re a golden Oscar. So how do you get a Shapie?

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Well, one of the tops options is the brand new technology available in the Artec Shapify Booth. This is a 3-D body scanning and automated selfie making machine.

Basically, a seriously high-tech and cutting-edge photo booth.

Here’s how it works: Step into the booth to be scanned  – it takes about 12 seconds. That’s it.  Approximately 5 minutes later, a detailed 3D model prints out automatically.

Your guests can return at a designated time (or a later date, just to be safe) to collect their printed shapie, or  this can be a great fun (not to mention well received) way follow-up after your event.

Provide Shapies as a complimentary gift to your guests, or make them available at a set price to help you raise additional funds for a charity gala.

So, tell me…Love it or leave it?

P.S. If you think this is cool, please consider sharing the post with your friends and tell that Tanja & Co. keeps you in the loop on all things cool and current in events! We would be most appreciative for your support. Oh, and by the way, if we can help you design a successful, fresh and unforgettable event to celebrate a milestone or enhance your company or organization, pop over to our “connect” page or give us a ring at 800.544.1572 to explore how we can help you!


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A Cinderella Story posted in: Inspiration, Weddings

The story of Cinderella continues to influence pop culture of all ages.  And this classic tale is the muse for today’s wedding design inspiration. Cinderella is a tale of unparalleled beauty and goodness that cannot be hidden.  The love story of Cinderella is one of kindness, graceful love and magic!

The color story of navy, sky blue + cornflower + and platinum, invokes, peace, faith, loyalty and love.

cinderella wedding color storyIn this color story the blending of blues creating a beautiful aesthetic and calming effect, while the platinum show strength and the addition of sparkle makes the setting sparkle like a rare diamond

The darker navy tone set a foundation that represents loyalty, integrity and trust. While cornflower is a hue that is fairly universally appealing to the eye, it also used in symbolism blue to describe something of high quality, think of a blue ribbon prize.  Sky blue symbolizes understanding and softness; a refinement along with grace, something truly sincere (like the seemingly effortless and pure connection between Cinderella and Prince Charming). Calming, excellence, loyalty, trust, sincerity – all desirable attributes of your one true love.

(And ladies, studies have shown that blue is a color that is liked and highly accepted among males (good to know if you have a groom who is quite involved and opinionated when it comes to the wedding plans).

Platinum is revered for its endurance. The beautiful silvery-white hue represents determination, grit, and seeing manifestations through to fulfillment. In our color story, platinum symbolizes both Prince Charming’s determination to find his mysterious love and Cinderella’s bravery to stand strong and walk boldly into her destiny.

A Cinderella Story Wedding Inspiration

The setting for this affair is regal, reflecting classic elegance, with a calming charm. A castle, storied mansion or even a luxury space in the Plaza for the modern girl would make for the ideal venue. On the interior, picture stately floor-standing candlesticks marking every row along the ceremony aisle, and fluffy white clouds of fresh blooms almost floating atop silver candelabra gracing reception tables. Place settings of beautiful china and crystal stemware glow in the soft candlelight all perfectly accented with scroll-style menus. The entire scene is washed in the softest blue lighting touched with a sweet kiss of pink for romance.

Aaahhh, if only we could say, “bibbity-bobbity-boo”, and the beautiful scene would magically appear.

A-musingly yours,

Tanja Lynn, The Party Maven



{Credits: Wedding Gown –Alfred Angelo; Shoes, Papery – whimsique}


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