Looking forward to Summer 2017, here are some thoughts from us here at Fun Services:
Fun Services plays different roles during the four seasons of the year.
Winter, of course, is Santa's Secret Shop/Holiday Gift Shop season. We put the games and inflatables away, and focus on putting smiles on faces in a different way.
Spring and Fall sort of roll in together as school seasons. Whether it be Welcome Back or See You Next Year, we do our best to put on events with your child's school that he will remember forever. We make them fun for the kids, and affordable for the schools and support groups.
Summer is a different animal. Summer is games, and inflatables, and crews for corporations. It is tents, and tables, and chairs for weddings and graduates. It's back yard bounce houses for the weekend, and trailers up to Mackinac Island for a week.
Looking forward to Summer 2017, here are some thoughts from us here at Fun Services:
*Churches - are you having summer events? We'd love to bring the FUN to you. Call Rob here at the office, and he has great packages just for you! Whether you want a huge blowout party or a small event, we have a package that will fit!
*We run specials! Did you know we run rental specials at various times throughout the summer? Best place to find those specials is on our Facebook page!
*We need great people! With summer corporate events comes the need for corporate crew workers! We welcome applications all summer long for weekend events, from 14 year olds through adults. It's a great atmosphere, and we love our employees!
*Speaking of great people, we are honored to present our Fun Services graduating class of 2017. Most of these "kids" have been working with us since they were 14 or 15 years old, and have become part of the family. We are proud of them, and can't wait to see what the future brings for all of them.
April 27, 2017 is National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day has been a national tradition since 1993. According to the website, daughtersandsonstowork.org,
“Designed to be more than a career day, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work program goes beyond the average practice of “shadowing” an adult. Exposing girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day is important, but showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future, and allowing them to begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.”
Fun Services would be honored to be a part of this great tradition at your workplace, and adding some “fun” to an ordinary work day.
Some great ideas for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (also known as TODASTWD – which is still a mouthful!) include bringing in a photo booth to keep those memories, and team building activities like a treasure hunt, sports challenges, Funathalon, Minute to Win it, and Obstacle Course races!
We do traveling showcases twice a year - once in the fall, where we display our Santa's Secret Shop line, and allow schools to customize their Holiday Gift line. This is our big hurrah before Santa's Secret Shop season starts, and a great chance for the school chair people to get their hands on the gifts. Most schools do try to come, it gets them their promotional supplies, etc.
Then there are the Spring showcases. Spring showcases are about FUN. They are about getting together with our customers one on one and planning great spring and summer events.
We bring examples of our NEWEST games and prizes, along with years of expertise in planning the perfect event for your group.
We love meeting our customers face to face, and planning events, ordering prizes and organizing carnival set ups are our forte.
If you haven't had a chance to see us at an open house this spring, there's still time - join us in
Feb 28th in Ann Arbor at the Holiday Inn Express, 600 Briarwood, from 10-2
Mar 2nd in Lansing at the Comfort Inn, 525 N. Canal, from 10-2
or right at our place!
Mar 7th in Bellevue at Fun Services, 625 E Capital Ave, from 1-7
Our Bellevue showcase will also have inflatables set up, along with games, prizes, concessions, and more - bring the kids!
You get delivery regardless of the weather! It might be to your home the night before, we might meet you at McDonalds for a cup of coffee on your snow day, or we might meet your janitor as he shovels and plows early in the morning. Drivers are here early and late so we can do our best to get you your shop to you. We want you have time to set it, get your reorders to you as early as possible on shopping days, and pick up your shop in a timely manner when you’re finished!
You get ladies and gentlemen that pack your shop as a family – some of them with more than 20 years experience. They spend every weekend together from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and the friendships built over that time last a lifetime. They bond over packing and unpacking, weekends filled with “Don’s famous chili,” Chuck’s treats, and our annual pizza party.
You get the opportunity to customize your sale specifically for your school and your students. Your students don’t like something? Leave it out! Want to add more Spartan items? Add them! We customize for you and your students!
You get the best in licensed local sports items – no one else can supply Michigan schools with Michigan teams like Fun Services.
You get bonuses for running certain weeks! If you hold your shop the week before Thanksgiving or the week before Christmas, you get a FREE tablet/scanner/printer set to assist your volunteers with a speedier checkout AND you get bonus gifts! Sell them for extra profit, or allow lower income students to shop for their families for free.
You get help and support late nights and early mornings – during Santa season, we’re here from about 5:00 am until about 9:00 pm – and sometimes earlier or later, depending on the weather. We’re here for you if you have questions, need more items, or just want a pat on the back for running a great shop!
You see, when you choose Fun Services as your Santa’s Secret Shop/Holiday Gift Shop provider, you get more than “a Michigan company serving Michigan families.” You get a company that puts in the time and effort to ensure your shop is the best ever. You get items that are guaranteed, and replaced if there’s an issue. You get items packed by some of the best in the biz. You get a business that loves what they do, and does it right year after year. And we do it because we love you, the schools that support us!
It’s time… Time to look forward to hoodies and football, bonfires and pumpkin spiced everything. Time to rake leaves and sit at bonfires. I could go on and on about the bonuses of fall, but unfortunately, for thousands of kiddos and teachers (and fortunately for exhausted parents!) in our area, that also means it’s time to look forward to “BACK TO SCHOOL.”
For Fun Services, looking forward to fall means many things – it means the eventual slowing down of our corporate picnic season (although we do have events into the end of September!). It means gearing up for “Back to School” events (haven’t booked yours? Hurry! Dates are filling up fast!). It means filling school stores with prizes from our warehouse (Call for a catalog!). Biggest of all though, it means gearing up for our Santa’s Secret Shop/Holiday Gift Shop season.
Santa’s Secret Shop/Holiday Gift Shop traveling showcase dates are set, and our 2016 gift line is looking like the best yet! Tablets are all getting upgraded and improved for the season, and demos and training are available. Want to refer a new school? Get $50! Signing up new this fall? $100 free gift bonus.
As always, Fun Services, the ORIGINAL Santa’s Secret Shop/Holiday Gift Shop is a consignment based program, with free promotional supplies, free delivery (including restocking!), and custom gift selection at our showcases.
Fall means something different to everyone, but here at Fun, we look forward to serving you every season!
A few items to note as we enter April!
First of all, GREAT news for our Santa Secret Shop/Holiday Gift Shop schools! Due to the off timing of Easter and Spring Break this year, we are EXTENDING our Loyalty Bonus Sign Up Deadline to April 15th! So for those schools who have earned that Loyalty Bonus, we need that customer agreement in by April 15 – remember, we do not need dates yet – those can be determined in the fall!
For the schools who don’t do Santa Secret Shop/Holiday Gift Shop with us, why not? Our loyalty bonus is another great reason to work with Fun Services – Schools that return year after year earn more and more money that can be redeemed as free gifts, Fun Bucks, or simply as a credit on your account to make your final bill cheaper!
Next, we switch gears from winter to spring – it’s time to start thinking about Mother’s Day, Graduations, Proms, Spring Dances, etc!
Did you know, we offer a Mother’s Day Gift Shop? Much like a Santa Shop, it runs during or after school, on a consignment basis. However, this shop focuses on gifts for mom and the special ladies in your child’s life!
We also still offer Wooden Roses as a great fundraiser for Mother’s Day, Graduation, Prom, or simply a great reminder that spring has arrived! Buy them for .50 or less, and sell for a dollar or more!
Another great idea for Grad parties, Proms, and After Prom celebrations is our PHOTO BOOTH! Great fun and memories alike!
Come to our showroom over Spring Break, and we can help you plan an event to remember! We’re booking fast, so call or visit us today!
As spring slowly enters Michigan (and leaves… and enters… and leaves…), Fun Services is looking forward to summer!
Summer is of course, one of our busiest seasons. Not only do our corporate picnics start, but school is also ending. This means Fun Fairs, Ice Cream Socials and Field Days. We love all those smiling kiddo faces!
However, sometimes it means that our kids are entering a whole new phase of their lives. As summer approaches, Graduation season is also coming.
Here are some great tips on planning your child’s open house with less stress!
As always, Fun Services is here to make your event easy and smooth, but June fills up fast! Call today to reserve your event!