If you’re looking for birthday ideas for your tween or teen, this post might be for you! Last year, I shared Miss G’s Broadway/Hollywood themed birthday party, along with the super fun diy photo booth we created for it. This year, G came up with another cool birthday idea: an art theme party. Um, hello? The words art AND birthday party in the… Read More
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Back in early October, in the midst of Canadian Thanksgiving and a flurry of Halloween decorating, my dining table looked like this… Yup, along with the turkeys and bats, we also had a Christmas tablescape, with all the trimmings, including a hot chocolate bar with marshmallows and peppermint sticks! I called it Thanksoweenmas. (My kids may or may not need… Read More
It’s been a crazy ride around here lately, but I finally had a chance to pull together a little tutorial on how to make a diy photo booth like the one at my daughter’s Broadway themed birthday party.
It was really quite easy and inexpensive, and Miss G was so happy with how it all turned out.
Photo booths are pretty trendy right now, so I knew I couldn’t be the only one crazy enough to think I could make one on my own! I did some research, and then came up with a plan for creating a diy photo booth that met our particular needs – i.e., one that could withstand the acrobatics of 10 tween-aged girls!
Here’s what I used (the important stuff, anyway):
- Backdrop material: 3 cute plastic tablecloths from the Dollar Store!
- Props: a basket of masks, mustaches, hats, etc.
- Camera: my DSLR mounted on a tripod, with a shutter release remote.
- Photo booth decor – string lights, cardboard chandelier, etc.
- Poster board for the ‘Photo Booth Rules’
- A bench
If you have an 8-10 year old girl, then you probably know by now that they are all about having party theme ideas. This year, our little starlet decided on a Broadway themed birthday party as she loves anything to do with acting and performing.
The Broadway party theme idea was eventually broadened to include Hollywood because Hollywood party decorations were so much easier to find! To be honest, I couldn’t find much inspiration on the web for an Acting party theme so I ended up having to ‘diy’ (do-it-youself) a lot of the party decor. I thought I’d share some pics of the party decor I came up with for anybody thinking about having a similar kind of party!
For the highlight of the party, we decided on a photo booth with lots of fun Broadway / Hollywood photo props! After a bunch of research, I devised a plan to put one together on my own. I’ll talk about how to make a photo booth in my next blog post! It really wasn’t all that hard or expensive to make. The girls had a blast taking photos together.