*I'm starting a new series, based on the request of some of my readers, about party planning. I've been asked many times if I could share some party planning tips, ideas, DIY's etc. I've debated whether I should do this or not, as this is a food blog and not a party blog, but I'll give it a try and see how it goes. If you like the content, well that's great, but if not let me know and I can stick to food-related posts only.
With summer entertaining at an annual high these days, it seems like the perfect opportunity to tell you about one of the hottest trends in party planning these days: the photobooth. From weddings to birthday parties, simple dinners and kids birthday parties, photobooths add a fun, surprise element to an already good time.
I did a photo-booth this past weekend with my kids and a few of our nieces and nephews. Using nothing more than a piece of fabric from Ikea, and a few props found around the house, I was able to set-it up in three minutes (no joke) while the kids accessorized themselves with some items from our tickle trunk. The results, as you can see, were hilarious and definitely photo-worthy.
A few notes about photo-booths:
- Fabric isn't the only item that can be used for a backdrop. Spray a piece of plywood with chalkboard paint and draw a back drop (think planets in space, the Eiffel tower, a city scene).
- Use household items or printable props in your photos. Don't invest a lot of money in these embellishments.
- Take up-close pictures of your people. Don't allow the sides of the fabric to show. If they do, make sure you crop them from the photo when editing.
What do you think, would you make use of a photo-booth at any of your events?