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December 22, 2011

{DIY} Photo Booth & Festive Balloon Garland

If your hosting during the holidays or NYE, here are a few fun ideas to liven up the party:
{Photo Booth Backdrop & Setup}

For our Holiday Party we wanted a photobooth because they are really fun and engaging - guests love 'em! Since we don't have that much space in our apartment we created the "booth" in front of my bedroom by covering the door with wrapping paper and used my Macbook's Photo Booth to shoot.

To Buy:
  • Wrapping paper or fabric
  • Bow or statement piece for backdrop
  • Props: fun headbands, construction paper & sticks, garland, etc. (2012 glasses and party blowers would be great for a NYE bash)
We set-up the computer on a bookshelf and set the Photo Booth App to take 4 images. Guests just have to press the "camera" button and the computer takes 4 pics in a row. It's hysterical and so easy!


{Balloon Garland}

Balloon garlands may be the easiest decorations ever but they have such "umph". I did a simple garland for Mr. Pursuit's dinner party and decided to spice it up for our recent party.

 To Buy:
  • Colored balloons (the grocery store balloon/flower dept. is a good spot)
  • String or thread
  • Tinsel garland (little lights could be a good substitute)
The best part about the balloon garland is that it doesn't require helium. Just blow up the balloons, tie on the string, tape and add tinsel.

Happy Decorating!


  1. your photo shoot was so much fun! it really was so easy simply using the Mac computer!


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