Month: February 2015

Photo Booth of the Stars Oscar-Worthy Party Ideas!

We are so excited for the 2015 Oscar Award Show tomorrow, and it is finally almost here! Whether you are planning to have an intimate quiet evening in, or throwing an over the top soiree – make it award winning with these fun, Oscar-worthy ideas.


We love this infographic from Cosmopolitan that shows every dress worn by Best Actress Academy Award Winners. It’s so interesting to look throughout the years and see how the styles have evolved. What year will you pick to wear so you are red-carpet ready for your Oscars event?

Party Invitations

Is it obvious why Photo Booth of the Stars loves these Hollywood Stars from Party Invitations? You can head over and use their free printable template to make your guests their very own Hollywood Boulevard Star. They would look really cute hung as décor, or you could have them set right on the table to use as place cards.

Sugar and Charm

Be sure to head over to Sugar and Charm and get these fun and classy Oscar Ballot Printables. Everything is better when games are involved and with these printables it couldn’t be easier to include one at your party. You can get your free printable ballot HERE.

Paper and Pancakes

These photo booth props are just the right fit for an Oscars Party! The whole set includes 27 photo booth props:

– 5 Mustaches
– 1 Top Hat with Red Band
– 1 Pipes
– 1 Monocle
– 1 Royal Purple Shutter Shades
– 1 Pair of Wayfarer Sunglasses
– 1 Pair of Aviator Glasses
– 1 Pair of Magnum Glasses
– 2 Pairs of 3D Glasses
– 1 Black Bow Tie
– 3 Red Lips
– 1 Tie
– 1 Tiara
– 1 Pearl Necklace
– 1 Megaphone
– 1 Directors Clapboard Sign features Chalkboard Vinyl for easy Customization (shipped with dowel unattached so you can have the option to hold with hands. Will attach upon request)
– 1 Movie Star
– 1 Popcorn
– 1 Award
– 1 Film Countdown Frame

Be sure to head over to Etsy and check out Paper and Pancakes so you can order your Prop Set HERE.

Ruffled Blog

If you are looking for an easy, inexpensive, and dramatic photo booth backdrop, these golden balloons are it! This is the perfect setup for a last minute party that will have your guests thinking you have been setting up for hours on end.

We found this inspiration over on Ruffled Blog. The setup was originally used for their Valentine’s Day shoot, but it is so chic that it could be incorporated in a variety of occasions.


Make sure to order your Oscar Statuette Cookie Cutter we found on PopSugar! These little guys would make a wonderful favor for your guests to take home with them right alongside their Hollywood Boulevard Star! No one will be doing the walk of shame with these items by their side!

You can order your cutter HERE from Down Town Dough so you can whip up a batch of Oscar Cookies, or make an adorable Oscar cheese platter. Now that deserves an award!

What are you doing for the Oscars?


Author: L. Fulton-EventsbyL



Celebrate Mardi Gras In Style!

Are you ready to get festive for Mardi Gras? Photo Booth of the Stars is and we are thrilled to share some really cool ideas with you that you can enjoy this Fat Tuesday.

First, though, we want to share some knowledge about the history of Mardi Gras so you know why you are celebrating in the first place. Mardi Gras originally came about to mark the end of a time that Roman Catholics called “Carnival Season.” It ended just before the beginning of Lent which starts on Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time where those who observe withhold and repent, so the Tuesday before is known sort of as a last hurrah!

Now that you know why you’re celebrating, enjoy these great DIY’s to get you into the Mardi Gras spirit!

Southern Charm Wreaths

Wow! We can’t get enough of this Deco Mesh Mardi Gras Jester Mask Door Wreath and Garland we found from Southern Charm Wreaths. They are breathtakingly beautiful and everyone at Photo Booth of the Stars agreed that these might just stop traffic!

Want to see how it is done? You are in luck, because there is a step-by-step video that shows exactly how she made her wreath as well as that garland. You can see the videos HERE and make your own.

Purple Patch DIY

We saw these DIY centerpieces and immediately thought they could do double-duty as photo booth prop holders as well as really cool centerpieces. This is a great way to recycle empty wine or various bottles too. You can head over for the tutorial as well as a brilliant tip to get those pesky labels off of you bottles in a snap HERE.

Kids Activities Blog

The whole family will be able to get in on the fun with these Printable Mardi Gras Mask Craft from Kids Activities Blog. Once you have printed and created these fun little masks, they will make the perfect accessory for the photo booth. You can make your own HERE, why not make several different colors so that you will have a variety to choose from in the photo booth rental?

Crowning Details

Be sure and grab some of these instant download, printable photo booth props. They come complete with a Mardi Gras Sign, Bourbon Street Sign, Fleur de Lis, Comedy Masks, and Green and Purple Masks with Feathers. These will be so fun for everyone to grab and pose away! We found these on Etsy over at Crowning Details shop, which you can find HERE.


Don’t forget the boas! We love this Kelly Green Feather Boa that you can order right off of Costumes.Net right HERE. They are a great way to enhance your Mardi Gras look, while also providing you with a little warmth on a cold Chicago evening.

Dollar Store Crafts

No Mardi Gras festivities would be complete without beads! You can make this beaded chandelier for only $11 using supplies from the dollar store. Check out how you can make yours by heading over to Dollar Store Crafts HERE.

Happy Fat Tuesday everyone from Photo Booth of the Stars! Live it up and be safe.

Author: L. Fulton-EventsbyL





Valentine’s Day-Worthy Photo Booth Backdrops and Props

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! It’s time to get photo booth-ready.

Today is such a fun day to show your love to those near and dear to your hearts. Since it falls on a Saturday this year, it’s a great chance for us all to get the kids involved in all of the fun projects and crafts.

Here are some of Photo Booth of the Star’s favorite ideas to try out this Valentine’s Day!

Photo Credit: Chela Williams via Etsy

Start the party off right with these photo booth props we came across on Etsy. With 31 pieces included in this instant downloadable PDF, you can’t go wrong!

This set comes with both a full color file, and an outlines-only file. You and the kids will have a ball coloring in the outline-only printouts and getting the creative juices flowing. Regardless of how much time or creativity you have, you will be all set for a fun V-day photo booth rental with these.

Head on over and get your printable props HERE.

Photo Credit: Capturing Joy with Kristin Duke

You can find these adorable, and free printable props from Capturing Joy with Kristin Duke designed by The Creative Kiki. They are just perfect for all ages to enjoy and they surely will. Head on over and get these freebies HERE.

Now that you’ve got your props in tow, you need the perfect setting for your valentines’ to strike their photo booth pose in front of.

Let’s take a peek at the Photo Booth of the Star’s top V-day photo booth backdrops that we can’t get enough of.

Photo Credit: J.Crew

We love this simple idea for a photo booth backdrop! It would only take a few minutes to create a heart on a blank canvas, and even though the design is so minimal, it tells a story.

Photo Credit: Domestically-Speaking

We love this backdrop that we found over at Domestically Speaking. It is the perfect décor for a romantic backdrop, or fit for a children’s classroom party. If you are in search of some budget-friendly inspiration, along with a tutorial that is beyond simple to follow, you must check this out. Head on over and take a look HERE.

Photo Credit: Polka Dot Shop via Etsy

We found this festive garland over on Etsy and just love it! It would make the perfect backdrop for your photo booth or even behind your sweets and treats setup. We love the pink, red, and white circles that are actually hand punched and carefully machine stitched together. You can order yours HERE.

This would make a wonderful last minute DIY activity for you and the kids to create together. Don’t worry about getting out the sewing machine, there are so many ways that you can attach the circles and hang them. You could use a needle and thread, or fishing wire, or even get out the hot glue gun and attach them that way. Hang them and enjoy!

How are you decorating for your photo booth this Valentine’s Day?

Author: L. Fulton-EventsbyL





Photo Booth of the Star’s Valentine’s Day Gift Picks

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and Photo Booth of the Stars is making the most of it this year!

Here’s our list of our favorite V-day gifts to give and receive. We think you are going to love these ideas.

B Lovely Events

At Photo Booth of the Stars, we are all about printables, whether they are photo booth props, décor items, or even calendars, we can’t get enough of them. It’s only natural that we would love these Free Printable Treat Toppers from B Lovely Events!

Not only can you grab some of these free adorable little printables, but you can also check out their tutorial that shows how to create your very own by PicMonkey! Head on over by clicking right HERE.

If you have never used or heard of PicMonkey, then go to your corner! But seriously, it’s really simple to use and you can get really creative with the software so definitely check it out!

The Dating Divas

Some of the most heartfelt gifts are ones you make yourself. Well, now you don’t have to do it entirely by yourself with these savvy coupon books from The Dating Divas. You can get your own free pintables from them, or make your own by following their tutorial. Check it all out HERE.

Courtesy of Sriracha2Go

We love this idea for the person in your life that is just too hot to handle, or maybe they just love Sriracha on everything. They will be able to have it at their disposal with this thoughtful and creative gift idea. Thanks, Martha Stewart

Do Small Things with Love

You know we are always a fan of anything photo booth-related, so we of course fell in love with this DIY Photo Booth Picture Strip for Valentine’s Day from Do Small Things With Love.

Nancy has put together this easy-to-follow tutorial that is all done for free with the help of PicMonkey.  All you need are 4 digital pictures of you and your sweetie, then follow the tutorial and you have a one-of-a kind gift for your loved one. Check it all out HERE and let us know how they turn out! We’d love to see them.

Crafts by Friends

If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, you are going to love this list of fun sayings that are candy-related for all occasions.

From Bottle Caps to Kit Kats, this list will have you covered to melt your loved ones heart like they are a big piece of chocolate. Check out the list HERE so you can create a cute card, or sign for your loved one to enjoy this coming Valentine’s Day.

Thrive Style

You and your adult friends will love these wine fruit snacks from Thrive Style. They are good and good for you, which Photo Booth of the Stars loves! While you are there, you can check out the recipe that they have for Margarita Gummies. We are going to have some fun with those come Cinco de Mayo! You can check both out HERE.

What are some of your favorite V-day gifts to give and receive?

Author: L. Fulton-EventsbyL