4 Steps to Creating an Easy DIY Photo Booth

Say CHEESE!

A photo area with a fabulous backdrop design, plus a cool photo booth app is a great way to get your party started!

Get inspired and take this opportunity to explore your creativity.  Add some POP to your party by making your own photo-op stop.  Design something unique, something stylish and something that says PARTY OVER HERE!

So, put on your thinking cap and pour on the OOMPH!  Go ahead....get creative.

Share your DIY photo backdrop with us, we would love to share it on our social media sites.

4 Steps to Creating an Easy DIY Photo Booth:

STEP 1 - Create A Backdrop

The easiest way to create a backdrop is to use a wall in a well lit area.  You can use fabric, crepe paper, balloons or my favorite...wrapping paper.  Just tape or pin your material to the wall.  Keep in mind that you will need at least 6' tall x 8' wide  of wall space.

Click HERE or HERE to get inspired by a few of my favorites I found around the web.

 

STEP 2 - Grab A Few Props 

Props and costumes are part of the fun! Place props on a small table next to the photo area.  Boas, large plastic glasses, tiaras, cowboy hats, whatever you can find at home or purchase from the dollar store.  

Custom Photo Props by Party Elements. Click image to download photo prop sign for FREE.

 

STEP 3 - Download Evite's Photo Booth App

Now you need a great photo app.  Our friends at Evite.com have released a new photo booth app that's to die for.  Turn your iPad into a touchscreen photo booth. Evite Photo Booth allows you to bring the fun of a photo booth to their party on an iPad. You can choose from a number of designs, borders, and filters to customize the look and feel of you photo booth. Taking photos is fast and seamless. It is easy to save and share the photo strips to friends and family during or after the party. It's fun and easy to use. Just download the app on your IPad and let the selfies begin!

STEP 4 - Call your friends and have a party!

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{ This post was a partnership with Evite. I was compensated by Evite for my time in developing this post. All opinions are my own. }

 

EGG-treme Decorating

Here comes Peter Cottontail....with a basket full of stylish Easter eggs!

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Our friends at Evite, where they believe “Life’s Better Together”, has asked their Influencer Network to share our memories and ideas on gathering with family during Easter.

My fondest memories of Easter is dying eggs with my sister, my mom and my grandmother. Going to the drug store to get the decorating kits has been quoted, by me and my sister as "the best day ever", LOL! 

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{Click here for classic egg dying recipe}

Why not turn this great family pastime into a party! Invite friends over, serve up some sassy appetizers, pop open your favorite wines and let the decorating commence! 

To get the word out, I created an invitation with Evite's "Design Your Own Invitation" feature.  This feature allows you to insert your own pic to get your guests "egg-cited" about the fun they are about to "egg-perience". Ok, I promise, no more egg puns. 😉

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If you don't think you can eat 3 dozen eggs :), dress up your lovelies in an egg carton wrapped in clear paper or sheets of tissue paper, tie it up with a fancy ribbon, attach a tag and give as gifts to your neighbors and friends.  You can also use baskets stuffed with straw, plastic egg cartons, boxes...whatever lights up your bulb.{smile}

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Not in the mood to cook eggs because you may not be able to eat them all (lol),  feel free to venture off and use wood or plastic products shaped like eggs.  These items can be reused again for next year or put on display as your own original art collection. 

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This Easter, take your eggs one step further with different decorating techniques.  Step outside-the-box and create unique designs using acrylic paint, decoupage, glitter, chalkboard paint, markers, stickers, crayons, pencils, stencils, watercolors and Kool-Aid.  

Decorating eggs are easy and inexpensive to create.  You can get supplies from the supermarket, craft store or your pantry.

Here's a few of our favorites from across the web:

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Angry Birds
HeyJenRenee-koolaideggs
Kool-Eggs (dyed with Kool-Aid
AndPuppyMakesThree-plaidegg
And Puppy Make Three
Claudine Gervais-chalkboard eggs

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This post was a partnership with Evite. I was compensated by Evite for my time in developing this post. All opinions are my own.

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DIY: Halloween Ghoulie Pops

Here's a little Trick for your Treats. It's an easy-peasy DIY project to make your Halloween lollies stand out from the rest.

Easy as One, BOO, Three!

SUPPLIES:

  • 1-1/2" to 2" Lollipops
  • Halloween Paper
  • Double-sided Tape or Glue Dots
  • 2" Circle Punch

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Punch out circles
  2. Place double-sided tape on back of circle.
  3. Attach to lollipops and display.

Don't forget as you're following along to enter to win a $75 Gift Card - AND - to see all the projects by our 13 Days of Handmade Halloween Makers!

Entertaining with Style: 4th of July

Red, White & Ooooo!

Row of patriotic cupcakes with sprinkles and American flagsThe 4th of July is one of my favorite summer celebrations and it's easy to design. You already know color scheme, all you have to do is add a lotta style!.  And there is no such thing as over-kill!   It's all about love and freedom! 

We surfed the internet and found a few tabletop designs we thought represented Independence Day with style!  Check out a few of our internet favorites:

Place Setting by Party Elements
Place Setting by Party Elements

 

Hostess With The Mostess
Hostess With The Mostess

 

Anders Ruff
Anders Ruff

 

Between Naps On The Porch
Between Naps On The Porch

 

Party City
Party City

 

Kara's Party Ideas
Kara's Party Ideas

Italian Nachos

Last night I wanted to try something different for dinner.  I had a deep craving for some Italian nachos.  One of my favorite restaurants stopped serving it, so where was I going to get my fix? So I Googled it, "Italian Nachos" recipe. I found a recipe and they where DELICIOUS! If you're on the hunt for tasty Italian nachos, see recipe below.  

Ciao!

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Amusing Photobooth for the Event of Your Choice

Has the time of photo-booths just easily passed us by? Today everyone, their friends and their moms has gone up the modern technology ladder and they are using mobile phones that have cameras for taking pictures and internet connections for sharing them with friends and anonymous people over social networks. I personally think that people need the feeling of having their picture taken in a plush looking photo-booth and delivered to them by mail is back.

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That's why photo booths are the best solution for your wedding, engagement party, graduation or just the celebration of your daughter's first birthday. You just step in, alone or with as many friends as the booth can fit.  For more fun, make a face, make bunny ears behind someone else's head, click and voila. high quality prints done instantly in high resolution, on high quality paper. Wide angle lenses in soft portrait lighting systems snap pictures of up to eight adult people.  It can be placed anywhere you want it, big rooms, small rooms, lobbies, halls, backyards, stairways, even elevator lifts. You will be crazy about the look of the high quality prints created instantly in our modern booths exceptionally, hosted by our professionally trained hosts, all night long.

Now you can show these pictures to your family and friends and even your distant cousin in Australia. Just hang them in your home, at work, post them on Instagram or other social networks. Beautiful colorful memories ready to be shared with the world.

You can even choose the background color now, black & white or colorful imagery, one or all of the frame sizes and even the color of the curtains.

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Now with no distorted head shots, no harsh flashes, passport style imagery with blurry colors and smudges on the lens leaving the focus of the picture of the whole gang looking terribly out of place. Anyone who cares about the quality of your memories kept on a piece of paper and anyone who wants beautiful moments from their lovely days kept safely in a book to look at when time passed on by and you have little to remember them by, knows how important this is.

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Also, no mechanics or any other type of our employees will be in your way for the whole evening you have rented the booth for, except for the on-site hosts, who are included in every hire, who make every guest feel like home, who service the photo-booth guest books, explaining them how anything and everything about the service we are selling works, who even will clean the smudges of the lens and keep the whole machine clean and working for the time being.

You pay no lay time and any venue will be served with the best photography experience possible. From the day you order, to the day you receive the pictures in the mail, the main focus is to keep you satisfied with the professionalism and experience our impeccable workers have to offer.