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Andy’s 21st birthday blast … and Timberlake came too!

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Before we’d even met Andy, we knew he’d be our kind of person!

 

We arrived at the princely Duke of Cornwall hotel (the oldest hotel in Plymouth) early Saturday evening.

As we loaded our booth equipment into the party room (carefully avoiding a collision with the bakers and their beautiful birthday cake), we chatted to Andy’s Mum and Dad about the family and how the theatre is a big deal in the Statton household. We love the theatre too – Laurence was in ‘Oliver’ back in the days of black & white tellies and 7 inch singles and our family practically live at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (these days we’re more likely to be found nibbling on a quiche during the summer season at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall).

Everyone had such a good time – family, school friends, the drama club … us! How could you miss with such a lovely host, the DJ playing all the show tunes …. and Justin Timberlake!

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And That Cake!

Not only did it look amazing – each tier of loveliness decorated with bite sized posters of shows that have had an impact on Andy’s life – musicals that he’s starred in himself and favourite ones too – wow! It tasted AMAZING!! I take my cake tasting responsibilities very seriously – and these bakers, Viva Las Cakes are up there with the Cake Boss!

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What a night! The photo booth didn’t stop for a moment all evening – there are loads and loads of pictures to laught at!!

Thank you so much for booking Yellowbooth, Andy! It was great to meet you. Caz & Laurence xx

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Saucy fun in Worcester! Fancy dress high jinx caught on camera!

 

 

 

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Our host ‘Mrs Browns-Boys’  (holding Jessie) with her team!

 

If ever there was a night in need of a party to cheer things up, it was rainy old last Thursday night! We took a trip over to Worcester for the Imperial Tobacco party at the prestigious Park Hall near Blakedown where we were booked by Rachel who we met at Gary’s 50th Aloha house party in St Clether.

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Remembering Gary’s great Aloha houseparty in St Clether in Cornwall 3rd January 2014 ….

 

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Fancy dress competition winner, Lu the Whoopie Cushion!

 

We brought along all our props (as well as Jessie, the green inflatable donkey) but the Imperial Tobacco team were ahead of the game with their own fancy dress costumes! There were the bunny girls, the naughty school girls, the ladies footie team, a green Billy Bunter, a pirate of the Caribbean, the onesy posse (very nice! a firm fave of our’s), a giant whoopie cushion and our host ‘Mrs Browns-Boys’ herself!

 

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Our lovely venue, Park Hall in Worcester.

 

When we arrived, the Imperial team building meeting was in full swing – so keen to keep a low profile, we had a bit of a tip-toe and a ‘nosey’ round the luxurious Park Hall! We thought we’d arrived on the set of Downton Abbey and half expected Lady Mary to glide down the sweeping staircase. Wow! This was set to be a house party with a difference!

 

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The naughty school girls – uncontrollable! The first to run riot in the booth.

 

9 times out of 10, we are asked to start up earlier than has been booked and previously arranged. Our feeling is, if the booth is ready early it might as well be on and enjoyed by the guests. Before we could say “We declare the photo booth open!” – in the blink of an eye, in swooped our mates, the naughty school girls and hot on their heels came the bunny girls. The thing about a photo booth, it’s so much fun, party goers just can’t wait to say “cheese”!

To cut a long story short, it was a crazy lively night! Half way through a curry van parked up and opened up its hatch to serve us hungry souls with a tasty meal of madras, korma, balti or tikka massala with rice, a naan and/or chips. It went down a treat with everyone – including us!

Thanks for booking Yellowbooth, Rachel and all at Imperial Tobacco!

Such a great party and really nice people – your photos tell a few tales!

 

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Last Christmas ‘squish-up’ at the Proud Camden

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Salt Yard Group – one of the many stunning images on the night.

 

Last Sunday night was fun!  The Yellowbooth-mobile headed off down the M4 to the tourist’s fave, Camden Market in London where we were booked to bring a few LOL moments across to the good folks of the Salt Yard Group’s Christmas party. Famed for their tapas restaurants around London, they were a nice bunch of people who really owned the dance floor! I thought I’d been transported back to Saturday Night Fever – John Travolta obviously had been given the night off!

We loved the venue,  it was an unusual one! Once a 19th century horse hospital, the venue called ‘Proud Camden’ was a large space divided into more intimate settings with sofas and small stages for bands (there was a really good jazz band on when we arrived which was nice ‘building the booth’ music) – perfect for small get-togethers with friends or drinks after work. And it was very busy … and really cobbly – which makes things awkward when unloading our hefty boxes! But, thanks to the help of some really lovely people, we were able to glide through like swans!

We were booked to get the show on the road fairly early, at around 6.30pm, and as we might have expected, visitors to the booth were a little thin on the ground, but it didn’t take long (along with some gentle persuasion from Laurence & myself) before things got really going! Overall, it turned out to be a very lively session with some amazing photo
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The ‘Squish-up’ !

 

What a photogenic bunch the Salt Yarders were! They even managed a respectable ‘squish-up’ of 12 people … good work! Lives were very nearly lost in the process, but we got there in the end!!

At the end of the night….

Oh, nearly forgot to say, that the fun didn’t stop there as at the end of the night we met a traffic warden on the very verge of popping us with a ticket for parking without loading. He told us we would need to prove we were loading and without a hint of irony. There was us standing there with 2 large boxes, 3 huge panel bags and an assortment of bags. Perhaps it wasn’t all that obvious after all.  He let us off in the end which was very nice of him! They’re not all bad, are they?