PAPER PLATE PHOTO BACKDROP FOR A PARTY

November 1, 2016

Over the weekend we hosted a Halloween costume party and it was candy and friends and fall and competition and cider and just generally glorious. One idea I wanted to do to make the party a little extra special was create a mega photo booth for everyone to have their picture taken with in their costume wares.

I got the idea from other fine things to use lots of colorful paper plates to make an easy backdrop with really high impact.

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One key for the backdrop looking great is to have lots of colors. I think just three or four shades would have made it feel not as epic. I used seven and think a few more would have been only even better.

I found sticky tack was the best for adhere the plates to the wall quickly and without any damage. Supplies to build this were about $30 and it took about 30 minutes to install.

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Our family costume was Star Wars. It started from David wanting the babies go as ewoks. From there we fell in line as Han and Leia. I was not wild about being an adult woman dressing as Princess Leia, but I will remind my kids of this if there is ever a year they do not like their casting for the family costume. Ha!

This halloween party might just become an annual tradition. It was just so good. I think I may start engraving a trophy with the winners from each year to make it really competitive. And of course, come up with a different photo booth idea for each party too.

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Comments

  • Suganthy Magdalene

    Hi Rachel. Love the paper plate back drop! Would you please share details about the size of the plate and the spacing. Thanks.- Suganthy (from India)

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