One of the ideas I have been itching to use is a fun & silly photo booth. When we starteed to plan for a party this weekend, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out this idea.
Props: The first thing that you need to do is gather some props. I utilized a number of sources and have lots more ideas for next time! If you start looking around at old costumes and kids toyboxes, you’d be surprised what you can find. Another source of props is online templates. I was able to find a number of templates for glasses, mustaches & lips. Here are a few to check out: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/mustache-on-a-stick . You can also find some fun props in big box stores, dollar stores, party stores and craft stores.
Here are some ideas:
Hats (Cowboy, baret, top hat)
Chalkboard for thought bubble
Empty Picture Frames
Backdrop: There are variety of ways to do a backdrop for the photos. You could hang fun fabric, old curtains, wrapping paper on the wall. We elected to use a very basic background to emphasize the people, but next time I am going to try a fun back drop. Here is a great idea for a photo frame wall. This is a really fun way to do this and very simple. This is also on my list for next time. http://ruffledblog.com/diy-photobooth-vintage-wallpaper-frame-wall-backdrop/
Photographer: This one is really key. It’s important to have someone dedicated to this effort that is very skilled in drawing out the funny expressions of your guests. We were lucky to have a very talented pair take on this very big responsiblity. Thanks to Sara and Cody for all the silly fun!!
It was a bunch of fun and I thought I’d share with you a few photos from that adventure…more to come.