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7 Selfie Party Fun Ideas You Have to See

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Gone are the days of having to ask a passing stranger to take your picture. Selfies are transforming society at the speed of light (or at the very least, the speed of your internet connection). Since art mimics real life, and celebrations are works of art, we are seeing selfies revolutionize everything from cocktail hours to party favors. These seven chic celebrations make us want to practice a bit of photography of our own — starting with the perfect selfie.

Celebrate Your Friendships with Picture Pop Sockets

pop sockets with photo booth photos on them decorate a table.
photographer: Romy Modlin Photography

This glam Bat Mitzvah went all out with selfie pop sockets, Bluetooth accessories, and custom-swag party favors. 

photographer: Romy Modlin Photography | planner: Designer Event Chicago | décor: HMR Designs | venue: Morgan Manufacturing | caterer: Entertaining Company | lighting: Diamond Event Group | entertainment: Flow Entertainment, Inc

Picture Yourself on a Delicious Cocktail — or Mocktail

a pink drink in a sidecar glass with foam on top and a photo of three girls laid on top
photographer: ImageLink

Bat Mitzvah guests got to sip on selfies of themselves and their friends — in addition to posing in an over-sized frame against the D.C. skyline.

photographer: ImageLink | planner: Magnolia Bluebird design & events | décor: Syzygy, Frost Chicago, and Blue Vanda | venue: Newseum | invitations & print: Inviting Lee | rentals: BBJ Linen, Signature Party Rentals, DC Rental, and Perfect Settings | caterer: The Grand Bevy and Wolfgang Puck Catering – Washington, D.C. | entertainment: Tryon Entertainment | photo booth: Snap! Entertainment | favors: Gifts for the Good Life | valet: Mj Valet

Good Enough to Eat

a selfie of a man next to a pancake art drawing of the selfie.
photographer: Travis W Keyes Photography

This Vontrobel holiday party kept us entertained all night long with selfie crêpes, a poet crafting on-the-spot poetry, and several rounds of poker.

photographer: Travis W Keyes Photography | planner: Eventsful, Inc. | décor: Ed Libby & Company | venue: Ziegfeld Ballroom | lighting: ISPro | entertainment: Chevy Chevis Entertainment and Creative Games Inc

Wake Up with a Jolt of Café au Selfie

latte art of a man
photographer: Erika Dufour

There was no risk of participants falling asleep at this conference — not with such picture-perfect coffee on hand.

photographer: Erika Dufour | planner: Revel Global Events | décor: Revel Decor | venue: Venue SIX10 | caterer: Limelight Catering

Stylish Enough for a Stylus 

etch a sketch artists draw selfies of people
photographer: Domino Arts Photography

Kids at this Bar Mitzvah learned that even old-school toys like the Etch A Sketch can capture the perfect selfie.

photographer: Domino Arts Photography | planner: Chris Weinberg Events | décor: Always Flowers & Events | venue: Temple Beth Am

“Alexa, Take My Picture”

a neon heart advertising a selfie booth
photographer: Juancho SC Photography

This showcasing event at W Chicago – Lakeshore showed guests how to throw a fabulous party — and that, of course, included a selfie station.

photographer: Juancho SC Photography | décor: Platinum Events | venue: W Chicago – Lakeshore

What’s Our Happy Place? In Front of the Camera, of Course

various instagram backdrops along a white wall. The first is a spiral effect that is pink, purple, and blue. the second is a pink barn door with two victorian style chairs and the third is a cloud of balloons.
photographer: Cliq Creative Photography

Inspired by Instagram-friendly spots like 29Rooms Chicago and the “Happy Place”, this Bat Mitzvah gave guests the chance to pose in room after room after room.

photographer: Cliq Creative Photography | planner: AAvents | décor: Rockpaper Events Inc. | venue: The Warehouse Event Venue | rentals: Splendid Settings | entertainment: Magen Boys Entertainment