Food & Drink

Selffee photo booths let you EAT your Christmas party antics

By Kitty Knowles 1 December 2017
Selffee lovers with their personalised cookies. Image: Selffee Instagram

Want one for your office party?

Silly season has arrived.

Festive light-up jumpers are being dug out of cupboards, your morning coffee now comes with a distinct waft of nutmeg, and at least one of your more excitable colleagues is already planning the office Christmas bash.

In recent years photo booths have proved to be the biggest hit at staff parties and events – let’s face it, if you’ve not dug through a box of garish props yourself, you’ve seen snaps of ‘somewhat sober’ friends anointed with antlers on social media.

Now, there’s a whole new way to enjoy those mulled wine-fuelled mugshots.

Selffee photo booths don’t just capture your colleagues faces adorned with ‘festive bliss’. They prints out these party antics onto cookies, cupcakes, milkshakes and marshmallows.

It takes just a few minutes after snapping a picture on your smartphone, for the booth to print out treats using water-based ink.

Who doesn’t want to eat those wild cats from HR?

Eat yourself

New Yorkers Farsh Kanji and David Weiss launched Selffee last year off the back of a $30,000 Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

Their mission – you guessed it – is to ‘disrupt’ the rented photo booth industry, because right now it’s just too “boring”.

The business has already proved a hit at New York’s corporate events, parties and pop-ups with fans including staff at Google and Twitter.

In recent months it’s started touring US tech events, like Louisiana’s Collision 2017, and happy customers across the US can also now print their own selfie cakes directly from its web store.

While the company offers prices events individually, it costs individuals $39.95 for a dozen printed cookies: in short, if you want a booth at your office party, don’t expect it to come cheap.

Who doesn't like taking a picture of themselves holding a picture of themselves #photooftheday

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Coming to a Christmas party near you

If you’re concerned about whether your office will be able to physically book a booth in for your office shindig, take faith in the fact Selffee is just the latest in a rising number of edible selfie businesses.

In Taiwan and Singapore you can sip on a delightful Let’s Cafe selfie coffee, while in Britain, there’s Boomf – the selfie marshmallow business famously started by Kate Middleton’s brother.

Whether from edible event pioneer Selffee, or another more native upstart, an edible photo booth will soon be capturing the cheer of an office bash near you.

Get ready party animals, it’s nearly time to eat your face.