Tuesday, August 13, 2013

{Photo Booth} Teen Birthday Party

 How do you add a little FUN to a Teen Birthday Party?
Set up a Photo Booth!

Photo booth's are popular these days because who doesn't like to act goofy and have your picture taken?
Props have a way of bringing out the fun in every personality.

See pic below!
Yes, it's the fam the night before the party, checking the lighting, tripod positioning and a few of the props.

Birthday girl enjoyed the tiara, wig, mustache and glasses.
My son tried to see how many props he could hold at once.
I know, they are the cutest kids EVER!
 So here's how easy it is...

I found these free printables at Kenzie Kate blog, because why reinvent the wheel. I downloaded the "outlined" pdf file. She has 12 pages of props, so I picked 5 mustaches, 5 pair of glasses, 4 lips,
and I enlarged the necktie.

Then I just cut out the shapes, used them as templates and cut the props out of Funky Foam, which you can find at Michael's or other craft stores.
I also added a little sparkle gem to the cat eye glasses.

The wooden dowel rods I also found packaged at Michael's.
My handy dandy hot glue gun worked great
to attach the props to the dowels.
I used a block of styrofoam inside these galvanized containers
to keep the props ready for use.
The foam props held up well. Not one came off the dowel or fell apart. Yay!

The dress up box in the attic provided the feather boa, tiara, wig and hat.
It was amazing how clever the kids were at using these props.
I downloaded almost 200 pics of these crazy teenagers.
(For privacy reasons, I didn't post any of those pictures,
but trust me, they were hilarious!)
 The backdrop I used was fringed crepe paper. I bought the large folded sheets at a specialty store. You can find them online as well.
For some reason, craft stores don't carry this anymore.

You could also use crepe paper streamers, or even fabric, tablecloth, etc.
I taped them to the bumper of Suzy the Buick! If you'd like to see our Groovy Pool Room, just click here.
This cute sign is from Purdue Avenue.
It's a free printable and fits into an 8 X 10 frame.

We set up the tripod and camera.
The teenagers took it from there and snapped away!
I think the Photo Booth was a hit!

I had a ball going through all the pictures. I made a photo strip for each kid using their cutest pictures. Then I made a group photo strip which included everyone. My daughter included the personal strip and group photostrips in her thank you notes.

PicMonkey is my photo editor of choice. The collage section has "ducks in a row", so I flipped them vertical and added my photos. To make them printable, I added the 2 photostrips, using the "add your own" in overlay section to a blank 4X6 photo (to do this just put a white overly over the photo and save it).

More posts to come on the party.
Click here to read about the Popcorn Bar. Cupcake Buffet coming soon!

Sharing at Wow us Wednesday Savvy Southern Style
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  1. What a cute idea! Love the photos.

  2. Janis that sounds like so much fun! Your family is adorable. I can't wait to hear about the rest of the party!

  3. How fun, Janis! I can't wait to see the rest! I'm sure the teens had a ball!

  4. Omg!! How adorable!! You are a genius!! Looks like everybody had fun.

  5. This is too cute! Great idea for all ages :)

  6. Janis, this is too cute and will be featured at Wow tonight.


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