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  • Remember when we gave you a quick guide to DIY your own photo booth at your child's party? The secret to a photo booth success is the backdrop, of course. Here are are some ideas for pretty but simple setups: 

    1. A balloon wall

    You're getting balloons for the party anyway, so why not add more to your order and create a balloon wall for your photo booth. Use shiny, pearlized neon or pastel-colored balloons, suggested Popsugar, to make your backdrop really pop in photos. 

    2. Hanging streamers

    If you're looking for something super fast, easy and cheap, Chelsea Foy from Lovely Indeed has the perfect crepe paper idea. Aside from long strips of different colored crepe paper, all you need are masking tape and scissors. The key to this, she said, is placing the masking tape on the wall with the sticky side facing out when putting up your crepe paper strips. She shows you how here

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    3. Herringbone hangers

    Chic, fun and sophisticated, this herringbone photo backdrop will go well with any occasion -- from baptismals to birthdays. These look the best when they're free to twirl around a bit so try securing yours to the ceiling and floor. Find more photos at The Glitter Guide. 

    4. Colorful fringe

    Go for a shaped backdrop like your child's birthday age! These ones from Oh Joy! and Oh Happy Day are decorated with colorful fringe made of crepe paper. But, take note, this backdrop is ideally taller than a grown-up to get the full effect. Don't forget to take the size into consideration if you're transporting it.

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    5. Star bunting

    This one you need to work on a few days before your party. But having a star-shaped craft puncher will make the work needed less intensive. The blog Sharnacious.blogspot.com shows you how to do it. The great thing about craft punches is they come in all sorts of adorable designs. Find one that suits the theme of your party. 

    6. Wooden backdrop

    If crafting and fiddling with paper isn't your thing, try this rustic and pretty backdrop. The flowers and greenery will go well with a garden party, but you can change it up with balloons, streamers or any other large or colorful decorations. We suggest heading to the Dapitan Arcade in Quezon City where they sell inexpensive decorative wood frames like the one above from Love & Lavender.

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    7. Wall decorations

    This backdrop idea may be the simplest of all to assemble and prep. The paper cutouts are from Goshandgolly on Etsy, but you can also learn how to make them yourself here

    8. Tissue paper wall

    Here's another backdrop idea from Lovely Indeed. This time it's a bunch of tissue paper cut into large squares and stuffed into chicken wire so they scrunch up. Don't quite get it? Watch the video above! "It’s a super simple project but packs quite a punch," said Chelsea Foy.

    9. Just props

    Sometimes all you need to have a fun photo booth is an eye-catching prop set on a blank wall. This one from Lookie Loo Photography is a "raining hearts" Valentine's Day-themed prop, but the cut outs can be of anything. Canines and felines for a "raining cats and dogs" umbrella during an animal-themed party, perhaps? Number cut outs will work too! 

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