Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hubby's Retirement Party

Our friends hosted this fabulous party for my husband's retirement from HP.  They went all out with caterers, bartender and a band.
It was awesome!  The weather was perfect!
Thank you Bryan and Neal!  The party was so much fun.
 My last post, I showed you a few pictures from the photo booth we created.  I put together a fun slideshow to showcase everyone's photo at the party.  I used Smilebox.  The first song is The Wanderer by Dion.  I chose that song, due to my husband's speech.  It doesn't mean he is a womanizer...ha ha.  He meant he will wander through life and enjoy it, one day at a time.
 I can't believe how much fun the photo booth was.  People got so silly.  It is a sure way to get your party started and get everyone laughing.  We had quite a bit of props already, left over from Halloween parties.  We added some new props also.  The dollar store was a great place to pick up some  inexpensive (cheap) props.

It all started with a sheet with a nice pattern to mimic wallpaper.  We bought a extra  large picture frame to hang.  I also bought 2 smaller frames, so people could hold them.
My husband built the hat rack, so we could hang hat and accessories. He also set up spot lights, because the party was at night. We set up the camera on a tripod with a remote camera control.We bought ours on Ebay.  Here's one at Overstock.com for $5.99  Just make sure you get the one that is compatible with your camera. That way everyone can take their own pictures.

You can also buy an Eye-Fi card for your camera, and watch the photos on your ipad, still at the party. Get the free ipad app Eye-fi
too!  The FREE Eye-Fi App means that you can now shoot wirelessly from your digital camera to an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch without having to have both devices connected to a WiFi hotspot. This is AWESOME NEWS! Even if you're out in the middle of nowhere, you would still be able to shoot and transfer the images to your mobile device. 
I finished the photos by cropping them.


       

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
Enjoy the tips!  Have fun and create your own photo booth.  I am sure a lot of you have some cool props sitting in a closet somewhere.  Thank you for visiting!
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22 comments:

  1. Oh Linda, what fun! Looks like a wonderful party! I loved the slide show. The photo booth was a great idea. You can literally see the fun that everyone had with it. Congrats to your husband on his retirement!

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  2. How unique...love the photo booth idea! Congratulations on your husband's retirement, looks like he's enjoying it!
    Debbie :)

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  3. Hi Linda! Looks like it was a fun time! Congrats to your hubby on his retirement! Have a great weekend! Gina

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  4. Hi Linda! I enjoyed the slide show! Looks like ya'll had a great time! Now you and the hubs will have time to do all the things you couldn't do before retirement! Congratulations and Blessings from Bama!

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  5. Looks like a fun time! Best wishes to your husband. Retirement is great! xo

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  6. Wow that smilebox thing is really cool. What a fun bunch of people!

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog and following me. I appreciate your comments on my fall decor. Your blog looks like a fun place to visit, so I'll explore more and I'm happy to follow you back! Diane

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  8. What a sweet and fun party! I am going to copy your frame idea, so funny. Somehow, I missed my invitation for this party, don't forget me next time! Congratulations to your husband on his retirement, it's will be wonderful.

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  9. Hey Linda I'm following back...I've been looking and reading older post and enjoying your blog...the photo botth looked like so much fun,,what a great idea,I think I'll try this....it's gonna be good time had by all....look forward to future blogn' fun in blog world.

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  10. Looks like it was a lot of fun! Your photo booth turned out to be a big hit from the looks of it!
    That was some nice retirement party! Paul will always have the good memories of it and that's worth a lot!

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  11. What a wonderful party. I think encouraging fun pictures helps you keep the memories of the good times that were had alive...and it looks like you have lots of great reminders :)

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  12. Hi Linda, It is so nice to meet you, not sure how you found me but so glad you did because now I get to follow you! My hubby grew up in HP(Palo Alto)and then retired from Agilent after 36+ yrs. I love your Japanese Maple-we had many many of these in Ca. I can't wait to get to read thru previous posts. Both my brother in law and another family member have worked at HP. We probably know some of the same people if you are in Ca. Have a great weekend.
    Noreen

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  13. Hi there, Linda. This looks and sounds like so much fun. Congrats to your hubby on the retirement. I will be so glad when mine can retire and we can travel. Oh, you look just absolutely beautiful in your pics!

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  14. What a great and fun idea! I enjoyed your pictures from the party! Congrats to your husband!

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  15. wow!! how fun! for everyone. what fabulous ideas..i will remember the photo booth idea!!
    congrats to for husband.
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    have a great week!

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  16. What a terrific idea to create a photo booth at the party. Our niece had a company host a photo booth with a ton of silly props at her wedding reception this summer. I'd never seen that done at a wedding before, but everybody had a lot of fun with it. I'm sure all your guests had a blast, too. Happy retirement to your hubby. Mine retired eleven years ago, and we don't know how he ever found the time to work! Thanks for stopping by my blog and signing on as a follower. It's my pleasure to return the favor. Count me in as your newest groupie.

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  17. This looks like so much fun! I love photo booths! I am now following you and so glad you joined my party! I look forward to following along with your blog and getting to know you!

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  18. Thanks for sharing this special day at Potpourri Friday!

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  19. Hi Linda,
    What a fun post! Thanks for stopping by to have tea with me, I followed you right back to find your delightful blog. It is great to meet you! Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

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  20. Looks like it was a wonderful party.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  21. Hello, this is Orhid (Miyako is my real first name)
    Thank you very much for your sweet comment and following me, my new friend♡♡♡ My hubby also retired 2 years ago.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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