I love photo booths. Every time I go to an event, the first thing I look for is the photo booth. I love creating, collecting and saving memories and what could be better than getting the pictures. In this digital era, the traditional photos have almost lost, but still, photos hold a lot of value.
While I was planning my shower, my husband and I picked two themes to build our photo booth – Safari and Baby! This sound two totally different ideas but it all comes together really well. So here is how my photo booth came together:
1. I picked up a 5-piece safari backdrop from Party City to cover the wall. I picked up the baby version so it had baby animal pictures on them.
2. I had made a few purchases for the new arrival before my shower. I wanted to display those and use them in some way. So, I used a long robe and with cloth pins hung my munchkin’s little onesies, socks and pants. It looked perfect!
3. I gathered a few props from homes like a designer umbrella, glasses, and hats. I also grabbed a pack of photo cut props from the dollar store for guests to pose with. It was much fun to watch everyone excitedly get their photos taken.
4. Balloons are always a great backdrop or props. We had a bunch of balloons available for anyone who wanted to pose with them.
It is important to decide if you want to hire a professional photographer or your friends would be happy to take pictures. This is necessary to make sure you are on the budget. Also, if you are doing photos yourself, have your camera ready with batteries charged and memory cards available to capture your moments. I have a great friend who is a professional photographer and has covered all my events. At the shower, he was really good at getting everyone to the booth to get the pictures. Always remember, as much as you want the guests to do their pictures make sure your event is covered well. My friend made sure he stopped doing the booth photos when other games were being played so he could capture those as well as everyone was invested in the activities.
I hope this helps you build your DIY Photo Booth! If you have other great ideas, please share them with me and other readers.