Whether you’re throwing a birthday party, wedding, or another event, you’re going to need to find the perfect way to celebrate! DIY photo booths are a must-have item at any occasion. This is the perfect opportunity to encourage your guests to let loose, have fun, and make memories that will last a lifetime!
DIY photo booths are fun to create, and you can easily customize them to the event you are celebrating. Here are some of our tips for creating the perfect DIY photo booth for your event:
Finding the Best Spot for Your DIY Photo Booth
First things first, you need to find the perfect spot at your event/reception for your DIY photo booth. It should be in an area that’s easy to find, but still out of the way of your walkways. Something to keep in mind is finding a place with excellent lighting. While you’re looking for a spot to start decorating, make sure it has good natural lighting, or you have an area where you can easily add extra lighting and floor lamps if needed.
Start Building your Photo Booth Backdrop
A styled backdrop will make your photo booth that much better. Plus, as long as you have the right tools, they’re very simple to make. DIY photo booth backdrops can be customized to your skillset.
If you’re not handy, don’t worry! Ribbons, fabric, balloons, flowers, confetti are all easy to work with and will help you transform a bare wall into a masterpiece that your guests will love!
Create a Letter Balloon Backdrop
Balloons are the best and easiest ways to add pizzazz to your photo booth backdrop. Whether you have a wedding hashtag or a certain phrase in mind, you can spell it using letter balloons, so it shows up in the back of your fun photos.
To get extra creative, you can spray paint the balloons if you decide last minute to add additional colors. You can then incorporate traditional style and custom mylar balloons to add shapes and textures to your unique backdrop.
Add Balloon Stripes to Your Backdrop
Another eye-catching and easy to make backdrop is by adding balloon stripes! For this display, all you’ll need is at least two different colored balloons, a white sheet, and tape! Make sure you choose colors incorporated in your event’s theme and then tape a row of color one balloon, followed by a row of color, two balloons, and so on.
Then, you can scatter additional balloons on the floor for extra decor! To save your breath during this set-up, consider grabbing an electric balloon pump. Some balloon companies also offer balloon columns that can be used to help make the set-up easier!
Balloons and Fringe Photo Booth Backdrops
Another background idea you could do is creating your own balloon and fringe backdrop. For this, all you’ll need are some balloons and a fringe in your choice of colors.
Once the balloons are blown up, you simply tie them off with your fringe of choice to create a simple balloon garland! You can make this as small or as large as you need. If you want to add extra texture to your backdrop, you can cut plastic table cloths into strips and experiment with different lengths and colors to create a fun backdrop!
Customized Mylar Balloon Wall
In your search to find backdrop inspiration, you might have noticed that mylar balloons have been a popular trend for photo booth backdrops! You can add different shapes, including foil star shaped balloons and foil heart shape balloons, to create a backdrop that everyone will admire. Don’t forget, if you have a wedding hashtag or your event’s name, you should be getting your balloons customized, so everyone will remember the event when they look back at their photos!
Buying Customized Balloons
At Balloons Tomorrow, we have high-quality balloons that will help you make the perfect photo booth backdrop! From balloon arch kits to customizable balloons, we have everything you need to decorate. Check out our available selection online, and give us a call today at 1-800-343-4347 with any questions!