Flipbooks Have Made A Comeback!

Did you know flip books were recognized as one of the earliest forms of what today is referred to as “interactive multimedia”? Flipbooks were first patented in the U.S. on May 16, 1882 by Henry Van Hovenbergh of Elizabeth, New Jersey. Early flip books consisted of simple drawings stacked in sequential stages of movement with a single staple binding. When the pages were flipped, they would create the optical illusion of motion.

Flipbooks were then popularized in the early 1900′s by the Cracker Jack Company who gave them away as free in-pack prizes. Other marketers soon followed suit, including manufacturers of breakfast cereals, bubble gum, cigarettes, automobiles and snack foods. The trend continued strong through the 1960′s. But unfortunately, that trend ended in the 1970′s as new technologies began to take the spotlight.

But now, flipbooks are back and better than ever! Go Festive offers the most engaging and entertaining flipbook experience. We’ve also created a process to make the design and production of flip books from live-action video footage easy and efficient. For an unforgettable moment, rent a Go Festive flipbook station now!

Busy, Busy October…

GO FESTIVE! was super busy in the month of October. Two of the major events we attended  were featured in Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine. If you’re not a subscriber of the magazine, you can read the articles by clicking here.  Flip over to pages 31 & 74 to check out the events we participated in. Maybe we will see you at the next event!

Go Festive! sings and dances along with Mega Music Fest!

Karen hired Go Festive! to be a part of her daughter’s debut. Ashley was a dancer for the Mega Music Fest and Karen wanted to show her off  in a MEGA way. She invited her family, friends, neighbors, and everyone else to see her daughter dance away on our 21′ screen. Everyone enjoyed the show, ate popcorn, and even indulged in an awesome candy display. Congratulations to Ashley and thanks to Karen for including us in your big day!




Win Free Tickets to Best of the Mainline!!

Come join us, Thursday, July 29th for Mainline Today magazine’s Best of the Mainline 2010!! We will have a photobooth set up and ready to roll camera at this event benefiting Mommy’s Light, Women’s Resource Center and Home of the Sparrow. Send us an email now to sign up to win FREE TICKETS to the preview event starting at 5:00. We can’t wait to see you!!!

Check out event details at www.mainlinetoday.com

Thrillist is thrilled with GO FESTIVE!

Our BATTLE BLAST Laser Tag service was recently featured in Thrilllist’s July 16th edition. Tagging our Laser Tag packages as “A local way to run ‘n’ gun”, the article features our most popular games, ideas for where to host a Laser Tag party, and live action snapshots!

Summer and fall are a great time to have an outdoor Laser Tag party! Of course, as noted by Thrillist, we can also host your Laser Tag party indoors! If you would like to know more about our BATTLE BLAST Laser Tag packages, please browse our website or call/email us for more information! We’d love to hear from you!

Have Fun!


Top 5 Fun Ways Your Organization Can Raise Money!

As a member of a charitable or other non-profit organization, you know that raising money is a vital and ongoing practice. Without donations coming in, your organization can’t keep doing its valuable work. At GO FESTIVE! we appreciate the good deeds non-profits do, and we want to make sure you can continue to succeed. Below is our Top 5 list of ideas on how to raise money for your organization while having a great time and reaching out to your community!

Idea #1: Have a Movie Night! Who doesn’t love the idea of a drive-in movie? Our Fun Flicks movie packages are the perfect way to bring people together for a night of cinema under the stars. We like to say that it’s all the fun of the drive-in, without the cars! Your organization can sell tickets and concessions to raise money for your cause.

Idea #2: Host a Silent Auction! Silent auctions are a great way to raise money for your organization without incurring overhead costs. Ask local businesses to donate goods or services or provide them at cost and then invite members of your community for a night of entertainment and bidding! GO FESTIVE! offers great packages for auctions, and we’ll even donate a photobooth for the evening of your event if you auction off all five of our services!

Idea #3: Arrange a Laser Tag Tournament! GO FESTIVE’S Battle Blast Laser Tag isn’t just for parties – it’s also great for raising money! Sign up teams of up to six players and GO FESTIVE! will run a day-long tournament. The winning team gets a 2-hour Battle Blast Party! Your organization pays $40 per team to GO FESTIVE!, but can charge whatever you wish for teams to sign up – giving you the opportunity to raise money from each and every team. We only require a minimum of 12 teams to have a tournament, so get your friends and family together and let’s play!

Idea #4: Hold a Video Game Tournament! Games like Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Wii Sports are fun for everyone – players and audience alike. GO FESTIVE!’s jumbo inflatable movie screens make the perfect canvas on which to duke it out for a good cause! Simply book a GO FESTIVE! Fun + Games party and charge admission for tournament play. GO FESTIVE! will provide the screen, sound and projector equipment, all you need to supply is the gaming system and game disk!

Idea #5: Throw a community carnival! Your friends and neighbors will be more than willing to support your cause when there’s so much fun involved! Invite local businesses, artists, and vendors to purchase table space and display their wares. Have fun activities for kids and adults alike – dance competitions, arts and crafts, rides and games. GO FESTIVE! offers many fun party activities like photobooths and flipbooks that will enhance your carnival and wow the crowd. Don’t forget about our Fun Flicks Outdoor Movies and Battle Blast Laser Tag – great additions to any community carnival!


GO FESTIVE! is based locally in Philadelphia and got its start in 2007 as Festive Fotobooths. Inspired by the fun of the photobooth at Northbowl in Philadelphia, company owner Natalie Morin Hirsch created a traveling version and began bringing it to events as a way to make some money while completing law school. Three years later, the company now has 7 Fotobooths and offers other great services like Flipbooks, Fun Flicks Outdoor Movies, Battle Blast Laser Tag, and Festive Fun + Games. To reflect our diversification, the company name was officially changed to GO FESTIVE! in mid-2009.
Since its inception, GO FESTIVE! has provided entertainment and enjoyment at all types of events – from weddings to Sweet 16s to charity galas and community fundraising events.

Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation's Battle Blast Fund Raiser!

GO FESTIVE! recently worked with a local sorority organization to benefit diabetes awareness, and had a BLAST! The event was organized by the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority chapter at St. Joseph’s University, and took place on St. Joseph’s campus on a beautiful spring afternoon. GO FESTIVE! team members facilitated a Battle Blast Laser Tag Tournament for twenty teams of college students who got right into the swing of things and participated in tiered competition all day for the Grand Prize: A two hour Battle Blast Laser Tag party of their own!

Checks out the great photos below, courtesy of event organizer LoriAnn Rizzo.

Our thanks to the great folks at St. Joseph’s and in Alpha Gamma Delta for putting the event together. We look forward to working with them again, and we look forward to seeing YOU having a blast on the battlefield next!

Opportunities and GO FESTIVE! are Striking out Homelessness!

Hi Everyone! Check out the invitation below for a great event we have coming up!

Opportunities is an organization that helps homeless and other at-risk youth and young adults to achieve their academic potential and professional goals by offering them supportive services and stable housing. Opportunities will be holding a fund raiser and silent auction at one of our favorite spots: North Bowl! In addition to great auction offerings like an autographed Desean Jackson jersey, Opportunities will be auctioning off all sorts of GO FESTIVE! packages!! Place a bid for your chance to win a Festive Fotobooth package, Flip for Flipbooks package, Fun Flicks outdoor movie night or Festive Fun + Games video game party, or even a Battle Blast laser tag party!

In addition to offering our packages for auction, there will be a booth at the event for guests to enjoy! Jump in and have a blast in front of the camera in between bowling a couple frames and enjoying unlimited food and drinks!

Visit the Opportunities website today to purchase your tickets and help support this great cause! We hope to see you there!

A Hit with PTO Members

The air was filled with the scent of warm chocolate chip cookies and the chatter of enthusiastic parents and teachers at the PTO Expo held on March 23rd at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Over 450 school representatives came through the expo looking for new, fun, and effective ways to raise money for their schools!!! GO FESTIVE! and numerous other vendors shared ideas about how the school representatives can both fundraise and add fun activities to their special events. We are hoping to be a part of many of the local schools’ fundraising efforts so the students can enjoy our services as much as their teachers and parents did! You should have heard the squeals and giggles from the photobooth… at least you can see the photos!!!

Calling All Basketball Teams In the Philadelphia and NJ Area!

Now is the time to start preparing for those big end of the season parties and GO FESTIVE! is just the company to help you! Nothing brings teams together better than getting in one of our photobooths and having a blast in front of the camera. Make sure you don’t let moments like these pass you by!
Check out all we have to offer; Photobooths, Photo Flipbooks, Inflatable movie screens and much more!!
Good luck This Season!
Formerly Festive Fotobooths – same ownership and management, new name and more fun!