Who doesn’t love a fun photo booth?! Is there a better way to document an occasion than by putting on ridiculous props and looking silly? It’s great “grown up” entertainment, if nothing else!
A dear friend of mine just celebrated her 40th birthday, and I made the photo booth signs and backdrop wall for her party. Read on for free printable signs and a cute backdrop idea!
Photo Booth Signs – Free Printables!
First, I want to share the signs I created because I’m in love with them! Download the free printable PDF of these signs!
The floral border gives a feminine touch, and the colors match the backdrop wall. Many thanks to PaperTrailDesign.com for creating and sharing this beautiful border!
Since my friend had fajitas and margaritas at her party, I decided to embrace that and make a cheeky sign for the photo prop table (say “queso!”). I also included a regular “say ‘cheese!'” version in the printable for those without delicious Mexican food at their party. The prop signs are sized to be printed and put in an 8″ x 10″ photo frame.
Also included in the printable is a “Photo Booth” sign, which I hung on the wall above the photo booth.
Photo Booth Backdrop Wall
I decorated the backdrop wall with these cute tissue pom garlands from Dollar Tree. There are 6 small tissue poms tied to a coordinating color ribbon, all for $1! Hard to beat considering how much work this saves.
I love how these colors coordinated with the Mexican dinner at the party!
If you don’t live near a Dollar Tree, you can order them online (minimum online order is 4 packs per color). Other options on Amazon are these Martha Stewart garlands, a large pack of equally-sized tissue poms that you could string together yourself, or perhaps even these circle dot garlands.
And here is the finished product! Cute, right?! I used a strip of blue streamer to cover up the tape at each side of the backdrop.
So here is where you get to learn from my mistakes…
Mistake #1 – I decided to get to the party an hour early with all of my supplies and “fluff” all the tissue poms there to avoid crumples and tangles. Whew – I forgot how long it takes to fluff each pom! Since I was running out of time even with friends helping me with the fluffing, I hung the garlands horizontally to get the most bang for my effort. So lesson #1: fluff those poms at least the day before and then just transport them carefully!
Mistake #2 – Garlands hung horizontally are only as good as the tape holding them. The painters tape I used to protect the walls just didn’t hold up as well over the course of the evening as I had hoped, and one side of a garland would randomly fall down. So lesson #2 – use super-strong tape or, better yet, just hang them vertically!
Even with my mistakes, the wall turned out really cute, and the photo booth was a hit! We captured some great memories in front of it!