A photobooth can be such a wonderful addition to any party – and the good news is, it’s relatively easy to set one up! For the Life’s A Beach birthday party, we picked a spot on a covered patio outdoor with nice lighting. We nailed a large white sheet to the wall, and hung a fishing net, as well as the bunting for the party, available on Etsy. Because the party was made up of 7-year-olds of varying heights, we also added a crate (covered by the white sheet) for the kids to step on – this allowed us to get some of the decor in the photobooth pictures.
The best part about photobooths is that you get high quality photos from your party, where most will look directly into the camera – which is rare of party photos! It is an interactive element to a party that all people, young and old, are happy to be a part of! Add in a few props, and you can keep everyone entertained for hours!
If you have the capabilities, it’s fun to offer on-site printing – this allows for a take-home souvenir from a fabulous party. It can also double as the “loot bag” for kids – and it’s a lot more memorable than candy or cheap toys. It’s also fine to NOT offer prints from the party – you can email the photos or collect them all in an online photo album so that they can be shared afterwards.
Because I love you all so much, I’m offering up my photobooth props as a FREE DOWNLOAD. You can click that link to download and print. Cut them out, attach them to a small dowel rod, and you’re set! Add in a few other fun props (I found the Elvis glasses and luau garlands at the dollar store – and I made the chalkboard out of a dollar store tray, by painting it with chalkboard paint), and you’ve got yourself a rockin’ party that won’t soon be forgotten! The props can be used for any party – they’re not “beach” themed at all.
If you use them, I’d love to see some photos! Post a comment and share them!
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