Photo Booths, Retro Audio Guestbooks, Decor and Game Rentals – That’s Just the Last 3 Weeks

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Over the course of the past three weeks the team at Smiling Dog Entertainment has had the opportunity to work on over 20 events including Graduation Parties, Weddings, Corporate Events, and even a Charity Golf Tournament.

We’ve delivered fun, smiles, laughter, and love to these events with a variety of photo booth experiences, wedding decor, party games, and Retro Audio Guestbooks.

And these events took our team members to venues such as the Blank Park Zoo, The River Center, The Tea Room, the Embassy Suites Hotel, and Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Grinnell College in Grinnell, the Ankeny Golf and Country Club and Toast in Ankeny, Prairie Moon Winery in Ames, Heartland Acres in Independence Iowa, the Waterloo Elks Club in Waterloo, the 1868 Farmhouse Wedding and Event Venue in Boone, the Kirkwood Hotel in Cedar Rapids, the Omaha Freedom Festival in Omaha, and the Caldwell Building in Canton, Missouri.

We provided Enclosed and Open Air Photo Booths, 360 Degree Video Experiences, and Digital Drop Off Photo Booths for these indoor and outdoor events.

Check out the galleries of photos from these events at 2023 Photo Booth Rental Galleries – Smiling Dog Entertainment or the Live Online Galleries, which include digital copies of the printed photo strips, individual photos, and an animated GIF here – Smiling Dog Entertainment (

In addition to exceptional photo booth experiences a number of these events also included decor rentals such as our lighted Mr & Mrs Sign (one of our most popular wedding rental pieces), a lighted head table backdrop, lighted LOVE letters, and premium backdrops such as our boxwood hedge wall and white floral wall.

For some of the other events we provided Party Games such as Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Corn Hole, and more.

A couple of the newlyweds opted against a traditional guest book and let their guests, pick up the phone and leave them a message of congratulations on their wedding day with one of our new Retro Audio Guestbooks.  Our collection of vintage phones, such as the pink and yellow old fashioned rotary dial phones and unique antique phones such as the candlestick phone and victorian style phones add to the decor at any wedding.  Easy to use guests simply pick up the phone, listen to the custom greeting, wait for the beep, then leave their message for the newlyweds who can listen to the messages from loved ones time and again.

What started out 8 years ago with just one photo booth has now grown into a full-service photo booth company with a variety of photo booth experiences, wedding decor and equipment rentals, audio-visual rentals, concession rentals, party game rentals, balloon decor, Retro Audio Guestbook rentals, and soon to come photography services.  Our purchase of Occasions and Stems just over a year ago has allowed us to expand our wedding decor business from single item decor rentals to full-service wedding decor design, setup, and teardown as well as silk floral arrangements for wedding party members, centerpieces, arch decor and more.  And with our recent partnership with biggest and best DJ Service in Iowa – Ultimate Entertainment, we are now able to offer engaging and professional DJ’s to energize your event and keep your dance floor full.

So, when you’re planning your next Graduation Party, Wedding Reception, Milestone Anniversary or Birthday Party, Reunion, Employee Appreciation Event, Holiday Party or other event, please consider inviting our team at Smiling Dog Entertainment to deliver fun, smiles, laughter, and love to your event!