DIY New Year’s Eve Photo Booth

This New Year’s Eve Nick and I hosted our second annual New Year’s Eve party. I am pretty confident in saying that it was just as successful as last year. We invited the normal crew with a few additions. To keep things simple, we had everyone bring a snack and drink to share. Champagne was provided by yours truly for the midnight toast.

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One thing I added this year was a DIY Photo Booth. You see them at weddings all of the time now in different styles and formations. The most recent wedding we attended though I realized it could be very simple to create at home; especially given the fact that Nick has some killer camera gear. So here is what I did:

First, I purchased a fun piece of fabric. You really could tailor it to any occasion here. I kept it the width of the roll and just had the piece cut seven feet long. I figured this would allow for plenty of wall coverage.

Next, I created fun props. I recycled the hats, tiaras, and leis from last years’ party. I also found some 2015 glasses and a few more tiaras at the party store.┬áThen I was able to print off different shapes from a template I found online. There were mustaches, lips, ties, and a few other fun things. I colored some of them in with metallic markers and then taped them to skewers that were wrapped in gold pipe cleaner.

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For the set up, I just utilized a blank wall that would be some what out of the way from the rest of the party. I hung up the fabric by using the hooks I had from the DIY Christmas Card holder and just cut little slits in the fabric to hang from. I placed the props in a festive vase and used Nick’s tripod to set up the camera.

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The photo booth was definitely an excellent but cheap addition to the party. It was so simple to set up that I am sure I will have it again next year. The photos came out great and I think everyone had a fun time using it throughout the night.

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