Special surprises are always welcome at parties and give the experience an added boost that makes it even more memorable. Try adding one of these "extras" to make your event extra special.
Add this quintessential New Orleans treat to your party to help guests cool down deliciously. Many local sno-ball stands cater parties, and other companies have mobile units or rent sno-ball machines.
About To Bounce (504) 914-6489; www.abouttobounce.com
Mr. SnoBall Catering (504) 234-2110; www.mrsnowball.com
Sno Dat Snowballs (504) 493-9231; www.snodat.com
There are fun ways to personalize this popular party extra. Add props and masks to the photo booth so guests can get silly while they celebrate. Or, go a step further and make it a video booth.
Nola Paparrazzi(504) 231-7972; www.nolapaparazzi.com
Photo to Geaux (504) 296-1024; www.photo-to-geaux.com
Sunny Memories Photo Booth (502) 694-0352; www.sunnymemoriesphotobooth.com
Whether it's a water slide or a bounce castle, kids will be jumping for joy when they see this party addition.
About to Bounce (504) 914-6489; www.abouttobounce.com
DND Inflatables (504) 452-7691; www.dndinflatables.com
Marc's Jumpers (504) 570-8154; www.marcsjumpers.com
Face painting offers a classic extra for your children's parties, and glitter tattoos add to the fun.
Art From the Heart (504) 416-1430; www.artfromtheheartevents.com
Jazz Face Painting and Body Art, (985) 722-440; www.jazzfacepainting.com
New Orleans Face Painter Irina, (504) 473-3581; www.face-painter.weebly.com
Tobacco rolling experts will bring a rolling station to your party and hand-roll cigars for your guests.
Cigar Factory of New Orleans (504) 568-1003; www.cigarfactoryneworleans.com
MAKE-YOUR-OWN SUNDAE BAR
Let your guests create their own dessert. All you need is a few different ice cream flavors and an assortment of toppings.
Have a personalized ice sculpture at your party for an elegant twist that will wow your guests.
Ice Sculptures by Juliette and John Albrecht, 230 River Point Drive, Destrehan, (985) 764-8486; www.neworleansicesculptures.com
Ice Dragon Ice Sculptures
(504) 289-8977; www.icedragonice.com
Have an artist draw caricatures of your guests for a souvenir they can take home and frame.
Andrewland Studios 303 1/2 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 251-1828; www.andrewlandstudios.com
Carl Mack Presents 223 Dauphine St., (504) 949-4009; www.carlmack.com
LA Party Art LLC, (985) 705-8773; www.lapartyartllc.com