One of the least expensive ways to add entertainment to your silent auction area is to incorporate photography. Photo-related entertainment concepts might include ideas such as …
- Flip books
- The Boothomatic (I received a promotion last week on a new type of booth designed specifically for “Selfies.” The entire booth is a mirror, allowing for perfect posing.)
- Portrait photography
- Green screens
Though fun, all of these activities will involve an investment. You’ll need to rent the machine or pay the event company to oversee the activity.
This fresh idea using photography as the entertainment is truly self-serve.
The committee made two cartoon-style frames, hung them from the ceiling so they were at an appropriate standing level, and then draped a fun “New York” backdrop behind it. A sign invited guests to take their own photos using their cameras (i.e. mobile phones).
It was a hit!
As I left the auction, I saw several couples setting up their shots. I overheard them suggesting poses for each other as they “played photographer” using their cell phones.
Imagine the ways you might incorporate this.
- A Western-themed auction could make a frame resembling a “WANTED” poster.
- A Night at the Museum-themed auction could offer an elegant styled frame reminiscent of what we see in art museums.
- A beach theme could decorate with shells and an ocean backdrop.
This is simple, low-cost idea that can add a fun element to any silent auction area.