Add Big WOW To Your Events With Big Amusements!

Event planning, whether it’s for a private affair, a corporate event or for a charity, can be a challenge. After all, you want the most “bang for your buck” so to speak. You want to impress every guest and create a WOW factor. While it’s true that the little details matter, sometimes bigger IS better. That’s why we’ve put together a list of five of Amusement Masters’ biggest WOW-inducing offerings:

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Swing Ride
Taking up to 20 guests at a time, our Deluxe Swing Ride can soar your guests through the sky. This ride is not only a ton of fun, but it also has an enormous visual appeal, so it is sure to make a significant impact. 

Zippin’ Zone Zip Line
Zip lining is so popular today that you can find zip line attractions in tourist destinations ranging from lakes sites to mountains locations to the Las Vegas strip. Take advantage of this popularity during your next event by setting up our mobile zip line. Your guests will find riding the zip line an an event the ultimate thrill!

Tea Cups
The Tea Cups may look like a kid’s ride, but children of all ages secretly enjoy spinning in them! Bringing with it a great classic appeal – with this ride we have control of the speed and can adjust depending on the thrill level of your guests.

Ninja Tower
Ideal for team building or just to get the blood pumping, the Ninja Tower will give your guests a workout. While it is certainly fun, it’s a tall attraction and will draw attention to your event from a long distance away. The Ninja Tower is an active station, and makes a nice change if your affair incorporates other more ‘laid back’ or relaxed areas.

Toxic Drop
One of our newest inflatable obstacle courses is the Toxic Drop. This course is designed to add extra fun and thrills to events for all ages. Kids love the theming, and parents enjoy it too! The bright colors will make your event something to remember.

As you can see, there are many options for amusements and games that Amusement Masters offers than just the standard bounce house (although if that is what you’re looking for, we can help with that too!) Connect with our team and let us help you make a BIG impact at your next event. We know that with Amusement Masters’ on your side the WOW factor is possible, and your guests will love it! We can’t wait to work with you!

Amusement Masters Fun Until The Cows Come Home

Swinging and zip lining cows…it just doesn’t get much more entertaining than this folks!

Imagine our delight when at the recent Peachtree Corners Festival the Chick-fil-A mascot cows stepped up to ride the Amusement Masters’ Swings and the Zippin’ Zone Zip Line! We just couldn’t take our eyes off watching their excitement and anticipation as they jumped all in for fun. Who knew that cows loved rides?! Now we know they do…just love those Chick-fil-A cows!

Photo Novelties Bring A Lasting Impression To Your Event

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Event after event we experience first-hand that people love walking away with souvenirs of their experiences. Whether they’re attending a corporate event, holiday party, trade show, bar mitzvah or other social event, it’s fun to have a token to remember it by that leaves a lasting impression…right?!

So what’s more lasting than a real photo? Photo novelty games are a great way to bring people together at an event and end it with the perfect photo take-away. In the digital and ‘selfie crazed’ world we live in, with smartphone cameras in every hand, we find that event attendees still find it cool and different to have an actual printed photo, or item with their photo. Amusement Masters has a wide variety of novelty game ideas that can turn into unique photo souvenirs for all types of special events!

FlipBook Turns A Photo Op Into A Lasting Gift
One of our favorite novelty photo games is the Photo Flipbook. This is a small printed photo book that each attendee can take with them. Guests step into the photo booth, and each film takes a seven second video, which is then turned into the flip book that’s printed immediately. You can even include a custom cover for it that matches your event’s theme. For days, months and even years after the event, people love to flip through these tiny photo books again and again.

Social Event Excitement That Can’t Be Beat
One of the most fun novelty photos opportunities to use at a social event is to bring in a photo area with a large prop, like our inflatable Big Chair. This is an adorable and fun way to mark the occasion. People love to hop up in the big chair for repeated photo ops – by themselves, with a bestie, even in groups! Each guest receives a 5×7 photo to take with them that can be branded to fit the occasion. Great for birthdays, weddings, and even anniversary parties. Commemorate the event on each photo by adding the name and date of the event.

Corporate Branding For The Ultimate Impression
Using a photo novelty game at a corporate event gives you the perfect opportunity to have a take-away item centered around your unique branding – making it a subtle but effective way to advertise. One of the most fun ways to do this is by adding a Green Screen Photo Booth to your event – where we can project any kind of background you want onto it. The photo is then printed with your company’s branding and the event attendee leaves the party with a fun marketing piece that will keep your brand first and foremost on their mind each time they revisit that item.

For many more photo novelty ideas and inspirations click here to check out our website Photo Novelty page! View a variety of options that can make your next special event just that much more exciting and fun. And remember, photos are something that will never go out of style!

XOXO,
Game Girl Gigi

Amusement Masters Appoints Shane Cochran As New General Manager

Shane Cochran AMInteractive game and amusements company that provides nationwide services, Amusement Masters announces today that Shane Cochran will fill the position of General Manager leading the charge to further develop the growth of regional and national accounts. Shane Cochran comes with a wealth of experience within the special events and event entertainment industry, having spent the last three years at Amusement Masters Shane has been instrumental in acquiring numerous large accounts.

Shane’s new role as General Manager will leverage his unique events game, entertainment and amusement experience against his exceptional customer service background. He will continue servicing many of the top companies in the Amusement Masters’ portfolio and expand his reach with developing clients. Shane shares “I am very pleased and excited to start this new endeavor with Amusement Masters and look forward to working with the team in an expanded role. We have unique interactive entertainment products that I’m proud of. I’m very fortunate to be a part of such a caring, professional and fun loving group of people.”

Kelly Smink, Owner and CEO of Amusement Masters says, “Shane’s event experience combined with his industry knowledge makes him a valuable asset to our ever growing company. We believe his new role will continue to make our services and event services appealing to more and more accounts nationwide. Amusement Masters puts clients first and Shane is always a customer advocate for making the most of an event. I’m confident that Shane will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”


ABOUT US:
Founded in 1999, Amusement Masters has become a leader in the arena of amusement and interactive entertainment for the special events and hospitality industries. Positioned as a strategic partner, Amusement Masters works one-on-one with event planners, destination management companies, schools and military event planners across the United States to create memorable and unique event experiences. Leading the charge is their mascot Game Girl Gigi – who in the youthful likeness of Amusement Masters’ owner Kelly Smink keeps clients up to date with the latest interactives and event trends. For more information on Amusement Masters visit their website, FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Game Girl Wins An ISES Esprit Award

2013 Esprit Win

Amusement Masters is proud to announce that we are a recent recipient of a prestigious 2013 Esprit Award from the International Special Events Society (ISES) in the category of Best Entertainment Production Budget Under $25,000. Since 1999 we’ve been a special event company providing amusements and interactive event entertainment. While having been nominated for an Esprit Award many times over the years we’ve considered ourselves the “Susan Lucci of Esprits” until finally winning and bringing home an award this August at the Esprit Awards ceremony held at ISES Live in Nassau, Bahamas.

Providing comprehensive interactive solutions for a diverse range of clients nationwide is what we do. We’re still beaming from ear to ear having won this 2013 Esprit for the Texas corporate event titled “A Texas Sized Grand Opening” that we participated in planning and providing signature entertainment for. Owner, Kelly Smink shares “Our team has proven expertise in creating great experiences through an approach of fun and professionalism in the special events industry. We are so very proud to be adding this Esprit Award to our other accomplishments. Now we’re looking forward to adding a few more to our shelf!”

All About Us –

Founded in 1999, Amusement Masters has become a leader in the arena of amusement and interactive entertainment for the special events and hospitality industries. Positioning ourselves as a strategic partner, we work one-on-one with event planners, destination management companies, schools and military event planners to create memorable and unique event experiences. Leading the charge is our mascot Game Girl Gigi – who in the youthful likeness of Amusement Masters owner Kelly Smink keeps clients up to date with the latest interactives and event trends. Keep up with the fun and games by following the Amusement Masters Facebook page!

About the ISES Esprit Awards Program –

Since 1995 the International Special Event Society (ISES) has acknowledged the achievements and creativity of its membership through the ISES Esprit Awards program. The 2013 ISES Esprit Awards was held on August 24, 2013 in conjunction with ISES Live 2013 in Paradise Island, Bahamas at the Atlantis. The awards recognize ISES members who have excelled in their respective event field throughout the year. The awards offer multiple categories that represent the different disciplines within the events industry. To view all 2013 winners watch this video.

Football Season!

Football, America’s pastime, throwing the ole’ pigskin. I don’t know if you are excited, but I sure am! Whether you like college football, NFL, or just like attending high school games, there is no denying the excitement for football is here. Tension has been building with the NFL lockout all summer long but now that it is finally over football fans everywhere can celebrate! So what does that mean? Being who I am, all I can say is “event!” Don’t know how to plan a football themed event? That is what I am here for! I am going to go over some basic things you need to consider to help you achieve the perfect football themed event!

Budget. You must know your budget before you begin. Once you have gotten your budget, figure out what you are looking for and how much you are willing to spend to achieve the results you want. Write out what you are willing to spend more or less on. Detail your budget so you know exactly how much you can spend on all the little things and al the big things.

Audience. Who are you targeting? What kind of football do they like to watch? If you are working for a college, you might want to focus on the college team on campus. If you are working for a company, maybe you want to focus on college and NFL teams. Maybe you could even incorporate some Fantasy Football into your event.

Venue. Where are you going to host the event? Is it accessible? Does it cost anything for you to rent out? Is it at a location that your audience can easily get to? Think about your audience when choosing your event?

Advertising. How is your targeted audience going to be informed of your event?

Purpose. What is the purpose of your event? What will be occurring at the event? Be creative! There is so much you can do with a football theme! Not to mention, we have some pretty awesome football attractions that I showcased on this weeks Game Girl. If you missed it, do not fret. Just click this link.

Feel free to comment with some tips of your own! My tips are very generalized and probably something you already know but there is nothing wrong with a refresher course!

Until next time,

Game Girl Gigi

BIG Changes!

I know I haven’t been updating this blog as I should for all of you but all of that is about to change! I have a new plan for the blog! Not only will I highlight my Game Girl game each week, but I will be highlighting various events as well! If you have a big event coming up that you have already booked with us, you might see your event on our blog a few days after your event is over. I welcome you to share the blog post about your event with all of your friends. This is just my way of saying thanks and a way to show others how amazing our clients are! Who doesn’t like a little bit of spotlight time? All of this will be started in the next couple of weeks. Things are about to get busy around here and I want each of you to see the great things that are happening. Who knows, you might even get an idea or two from another event featured! I can’t wait to get started on this project for each of you. In the mean time, keep reading my Game Girl posts and checking our Facebook and Twitter for any updates.

Until next time,

GiGi

Happy New Year!

First, I must apologize for my horrible lack of blogging.   I just got overwhelmed with all of the awesome new games that we are now offering and I was so busy doing “market research” to figure out how my awesome fans could use them all for their events that I totally slacked on my blogging duties.

But my New Year’s resolution is to get back to the blog.   The first thing you will notice is a change in the types of posts.   You are not going to see the game of the week here.   Nope, for that you will have to subscribe to my newsletter.   Instead, this will be the forum for me to show you how to use those games as a part of your event.   Because by now you know – we are way more than a rental company.   We are your event partner and want to help you maximize the fun for your guests!

This is why I love being the Game Girl!

Check out these fabulous comments from a client last week who hosted a casino party.  Awesome feedback like this is why we all do what we do here at Amusement Masters!

“I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know how pleased we were with everything at our event last night.   Every one of the dealers was great, very personable, joking with our customers, people were hootin’ and hollerin’, it was a very fun night.”

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day everyone!  I want to send a special shout out to all of the men and women, past and present, who have served our county.   Amusement Masters is always honored to be a part of Military events across the country.  There is nothing like seeing soldiers let loose and ride the Mechanical Bull or challenge one of their comrades to a battle on the Pedestal Joust!   And soon they will be able to challenge one another on the awesome Boot Camp Challenge!  Check it out:

The Boot Camp Obstacle Course

New! Boot Camp Obstable Course