When it comes to building a successful company your team is a very important part of the process. That’s why Amusement Masters understands that events with team building activities and games are helpful to any size company. Building strong relationships between both you and your employees is just one way to successfully build a strong team that is going to help your company grow. But an event specific to this focus can often create invaluable work place relationships, and can help your team learn how to work together at the height of efficiency. One way to help decide if the addition of a team building event is right for your company is to understand a bit about what type of events, games and entertainment options are available to you!
Let’s Retreat And Get To Know Each Other Team building events can be so much more than just gathering to meet over a meal. There are a wide range of things that can help build strong team relationships that are actually super fun – retreats are one such event. Try taking your team away from work for a day (or two) so that they can focus on friendships, learning how they work with others, and getting to know their team mates. And we have lots of games that can be incorporated into a retreat environment…like our Black Ops Obstacle Course that brings out the competitive spirit in every employee. Retreat events offer a great way for employees to relax and recoup – emerging new energized for the work ahead.
Show and Play Carnival events and family focused events can also be a great team building experience. Allowing your team to bring their family and closest friends together for an experience is just one way that you can help your employees build pride in their work. This type of event also allows your team to have fun and to associate work with fun and happiness rather than the daily grind. We have lots of ‘carnival’ fun activities that can be mix and matched to create the perfect custom event for your company.
Connecting Is Better When We Eat Together Dinner and luncheon gatherings are still a great way to bring your team together over something that we do every day…eat! They can also be a wonderful precursor to bigger events later on. This type of activity is something that can be pulled off in a few days and that allows you to start honing and creating the relationships that will help your team work together seamlessly. For these types of events we encourage employers to add activities that include a special take-away for those attending – making it a more special event. Adding Green Screen Photos, a Photo Booth or even our onsite Live Screen Printing (custom t-shirts) is a super fun activity that can be company branded adding another layer to engaging with each employee.
Team building events are wonderful investments for companies of any size because each one allows your team the chance to come together, to get to know one another, and to truly start to learn how to work well with one another. They are a great way to engage with employees – and ultimately they help in avoiding employee turnover and having to go through the hiring process again and again. If this seems like something you want to bring to your company then let us help you plan a great team building event! Let’s connect so we can share how Amusement Masters can help to make your company a much more pleasant and productive place to be!
Do you love to swing as much as we do? Now you can with the new addition of the SWING RIDE to Amusement Master’s inventory!
With an appeal to all ages the Swing Ride ride is something different that can supercharge your next outdoor event. It’s super fun that seats up to 20 event guests per ride. Mounted on a trailer, it holds all ages from 40lbs – 200lbs. This attraction is great entertainment for corporate parties, school carnivals, fundraisers, community festivals, and backyard birthday parties.
If you want to know more about the fun and colorful Swing Ride that’s available for events across the United States let us know! And to consider other amusement rides and games for your events take a look at our website inventory at Amusement Masters!
It’s true that many carnival themed events are targeted for a younger audience and categorized as outdoor, picnic-type events. However, we’ve proved over the years that alternative carnival themed events geared for adults can be just as much, if not more, fun! Carrying the theme of carnival throughout your event gives a planner plenty of adult-oriented opportunities for games and activities. In reality, it’s a theme that has a magical way of taking the ordinary and making it fun with many versatile options for fun details. Guests are made to feel like they are at the greatest show on earth with a multi-sensory experience with colorful décor, customized fun and games and the smell of fun foods that transport them right to the midway. For Spring and Summer corporate events there’s nothing more fun than an authentic and reinvented carnival event.
In 2014 we had the opportunity to work with a client in creating a custom event called ‘Carnival of Curiosities’ for their corporate guests. By embracing a black and red color scheme it gave a darker and more mysterious twist to the standard red and white carnival palette. Throughout the event we created custom midway games. As guests won games they were rewarded with tickets that they could then redeem for a multitude of prizes at the Prize Booth. In addition to midway games there were also interactive amusement games, like ‘Whack-A-Mole’ and jumbo ‘Connect Four’ to keep guests entertained and mingling. It was a custom experience that those that attended won’t forget any time soon!
When planning your company’s next event we encourage you to consider the fun of a carnival themed event. Connect with us and let us add a creative twist! www.AmusementMasters.com
It’s been an exciting fall season at Amusement Masters as we expand into a new market with Gigi’s Gourmet Cotton Candy! A sugary treat that’s perfect for all ages – we just had to add our very own Amusement Masters’ gourmet twist to it. Our cotton candy is made in a wide variety of flavors (some very unique) and each made from air-spun organic evaporated cane juice, using only 100% all-natural flavors and colors. Fat free, Gluten free and pesticide free – the cane juice we use is also produced in a nut-free and dairy-free facility. Cotton candy stations can be incorporated into all types of events, from holiday parties and weddings to bar and bat mitzvah celebrations. Whatever your celebration we have a cotton candy station for you! But before we gush anymore about our sweet treats let us delve into the intriguing history of cotton candy and find out how this treat became so popular.
Electric “Fairy Floss” Candy Machine Advertisement (1905)
Once called ‘Spun Sugar,’ cotton candy dates as far back as the 15th century for the social elite in Italy. The creation process back then was long and the ‘sculptor’ would literally melt the sugar and then drizzle it over an object, spending hours creating spectacular table centerpieces paired with fruits. In 1897 a dentist named William Morrison and a confectioner John C. Wharton created the first electric-spun cotton candy machine, coining the name “Fairy Floss” (in Australia they still call cotton candy that!) William and John introduced it to a large audience at the 1904 World’s Fair, selling it for just .25 cents. In 1921, a dentist named Joseph Lascaux invented a similar confection machine but instead of calling it “Fairy Floss” he referred to it as Cotton Candy, which was an instant hit. Slowly the old name faded away and the rest is history!
One thing that client’s particularly love about Gigi’s Gourmet Cotton Candy is the variety of delicious flavors that Amusement Masters exclusively offers. Mouth-watering flavors like: Raspberry Rush, Fabulous French Toast, Cookie Dough Delight, Mango Madness and over 20 more flavors! These flavors make for endless opportunities to customize a candy station that’s unique to your event. Every station is manned by a skilled Amusement Masters candy technician – this allows clients and their guests to enjoy fresh spun and individual servings. Our manned cotton candy action stations can be placed indoors or outdoors for an event with the magic done right in front of your guests, creating a sweet interactive experience! For clients that want to offer guests a cotton candy take-away we also offer pre-packaged that is ‘grab n’ go.’ These pre-packaged treats are perfect party favors to handout to guest because they are so easy to store or put into a gift bag.
The spookiest time of the year is right around the corner! We’re in the ‘Halloween spirit’ and highlighting three games that will bring a ghoulishly good time to your All Hallows’ Eve or Fall themed event!
LASER SHOOTING GALLERY Ready, aim, fire! The Laser Shooting Gallery uses infrared camera technology and laser guns to simulate live skeet shooting activity. Choose our HALLOWEEN PACKAGE and have guests play a variety of six spooky shooting games. Increase the fun factor on this game by having your guests arrive and play in costume!
ALIEN SKEE BALL Skee ball – a favorite for all ages! Our full size “Alien” Skee Ball machine will bring out the devilish side of every party guest. With full working sounds, lights, and a blacklight design this game creates a cosmic atmosphere that’s “out of this world!”
BLACKLIGHT POOL TABLE Pool has proven to be an engaging game that entertains guests for hours. Our Blacklight Billiards add a unique entertainment element to an event that’s perfect for a frightening theme, like Halloween. Watch your guests enjoy playing on a table where everything glows – including the tabletop, balls and cue sticks!
If you’re interested in having these spooktacular games at your Halloween Party or Fall Festival contact us or visit our website by clicking here.
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.
Do you remember the magic of a carnival or a special theme park that just made us incredibly happy! Eating my favorite sweet sticky cotton candy, playing silly games to win huge stuffed animals, the rides… spinning round and round or being tossed from side to side. This is the life! Bring out the kid in your guests with a carnival theme for your next event with the Tea Cups ride. Your guests will squeal and laugh in the six tea cups that are spinning round and round. And for added excitement, they can speed up the spin of the Tea Cup. This is the coolest game for all ages, families, and makes for a memorable kids birthday experience. So my pick for Game of the Week – Tea Cups!
Tea Cups and Carnivals!!
The magic of the carnival comes alive at your next event with Tea Cups. Thrill your guests with the nostalgia of Tea Cups. Spinning round and round delighting your guests to no end! Just like you remember, there are six tea cups on the moving platform. And there’s a new twist to this traditional ride with individual Tea Cup controls. Your guests can even make it go faster, their new experience with Tea Cups!
Amusement Masters is excited to make this option available at your next corporate event, family reunion, or kid’s birthday party. The Tea Cups are perfect for all ages.
Your next event can be a carnival theme with cotton candy, funnel cakes, and Tea Cups. Amusement Masters will customize your event with personalized gifts and prizes. The sky’s the limit. Visit www.amusementmasters.com to book Tea Cups and other amazing carnival themes.
Don’t you just love the circus? Well this week, I am going to show you how you can bring a circus theme to YOUR event, without the animals! Check out my picks for Games of the Week!
Put your event over the BIG TOP! Filled with excitement, Circus City is where the fun begins and never ends! Release your inner child and join the kids as you climb, slide and bounce in this colorful circus and carnival themed inflatable.
Barrel of Monkeys Bounce
A Circus just isn’t complete without a little monkeying around! A great accent to the Circus Train, the Barrel of Monkeys Bounce is the welcome effect of jump and bounce overload!!
All Aboard!! Who doesn’t LOVE when the circus comes to town? This obstable course inflatable adds a theme of purer fun to any event and features a slide and lots of bouncing to boot!