Nothing brings party guests together like a photo booth. With its cheeky props and instant social shareability, a photo booth is a great way to make lasting memories with the people who matter most. There’s no reason to shell out cash for an expensive photo booth rental when you can do it yourself with the help of a printer. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a wedding or new baby, print out our free templates , and tape or glue it to the inside of your A7 envelope for an extra element of surprise.
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Create a backdrop to fit your theme
First things first. Whatever the occasion, you will need a fun, creative backdrop. Are you celebrating a birthday? Wedding? Baby shower? Your backdrop will set the tone of the entire photo booth experience. Start by hanging a colorful curtain or a ream of paper against a blank wall. Print out giant numbers if it’s a milestone birthday and stick them to the backdrop; or, print out letters to make banners with festive messages like “Strike a pose!” or “Celebrate!” Feeling really artsy? Create your own frame by cutting a poster board in the shape of a giant photo frame, so guests can pose while holding a larger-than-life prop. For a wedding backdrop, find your favorite quote about love (we’re fans of George Sands’ quote, “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved”) and print it out in a large, calligraphy font to post on the backdrop for a picture-perfect moment the happy couple will never forget.
The birthday boy or girl can’t be everywhere at once. Print out a large headshot of whomever you’re celebrating, glue it to a poster board so it’s sturdy and cut it out so it’s shaped like their head. Glue the head to a stick so you can use it as a prop and make the guest of honor a part of every photo that’s taken! Mix in some other printable props , such as a giant slice of birthday cake, birthday hats, and cups. And don't forget a big bunch of balloons!
Oversized sunglasses, hipster mustaches, cartoon-like lips, tiny fedoras — print out these playful accessories and glue them on to sticks so your party guests can try on different looks in front of the camera. You can also make superhero masks, sparkly crowns, lumberjack beards, nerdy bowties, dapper top hats, wigs, masquerade masks and more — the possibilities are endless! Print these! all out and set them up on a table by the backdrop so guests can take their pick.
A photo booth is a great way to bring people together to celebrate a new life. Print out signs that say “It’s a boy!” “It’s a girl!” or “It’s a surprise!” and post them on your backdrop. Keep the party going with a trove of playful baby-themed props, from a diaper to a giant bottle.Print out these oversized rattles , and watch the party light up with excitement and anticipation of the little one.
Now that your photo backdrop and props are ready, be sure and stock up on photo paper for your Canon PIXMA printer. That way, guests can remember the good times and leave the party with a little piece of the fun.