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Make a Personalized Photo Booth Frame for Your Baby Shower

An event photo booth is about creating wonderful memories and filling the silence. Booths for taking photos where you and your friends are the stars are either self-serve photo booths or hosted booths. 

Recently, photo booths have become a popular addition to birthday parties, weddings, and other events. It's fun for guests to pose with a photo booth prop and photo frame and make new friends, and hosts get copies of the photos later. It's an enjoyable and creative way to keep memories of a once-in-a-lifetime event. However, it might cost you to rent a photo booth. 

Photo booth services offer backdrops, a wide range of goofy props, and costumes. In the UK, it might cost around £400 to £800. Why not set up your DIY photo booth for your baby shower if you have a camera?


DIY Photo Booth

Step 1: Setting up a photo booth corner

Does your baby shower venue have space for a photo booth to be set up, and if so, where is the best place to put it? A photo booth needs to be near enough to the main action, but out of sight enough for guests who are having their pictures taken not to feel self-conscious and like everyone is watching them.

Alternatively, there may be a side room that you could use for setting up your booth, or perhaps a corner of the reception room would be good. It will be wasteful of your time and effort if guests cannot easily find it and it is a long walk back to the main floor.

Backdrops are essential to a fun and exciting photo booth. The backdrop must be aligned with the theme of the party. Here are some ideas for your backdrop:

  • Balloon Backdrop
  • Flower Backdrop
  • Tropical-Themed Backdrop
  • Neon Signs Background
  • Fairy Lights Backdrop
  • Chalkboard with Personalized Scribbles
  • Curtains with Party Decorations

Step 2: Prepare the Props

Props and costumes are essential parts of any photo booth. Guests are most likely to enjoy a booth when they're at their merriest, so ensure it's fun.

You can easily pull together wigs, feather boas, hats, sash, oversized glasses, silly signs, and outfits that are quick to pull on if you look for cheap and silly items. Even better, you could make them yourself or buy a kit. There is no need for them to be particularly durable since they will only last for a few hours. Customize your baby shower photo prop by making it yourself!

Make sure there are photo booth props aligned to the party's theme!


Step 3: Camera and Lighting

Polaroid cameras are the easiest way to take pictures that will print immediately. This will allow guests to take instant pictures of each other next to your backdrop and leave them on a table. However, the costs of the film can add up even if you own a Polaroid. Perhaps limit the photos that guests can take.

If you have a DSLR camera and know how to use one, you can have it mounted on the photo booth. You can let guests take photos of each other or have one of the party organizers operate the camera.

It's a good idea to think about the lighting settings on the camera you plan to use and the lighting in the DIY photo booth. Adding lights to your photo booth will make it easier for guests to find it at night and create a pleasant atmosphere. In case the party is to be held on a sunny afternoon, be sure that the photo booth is not located in an area with excessive light.


How to Make a DIY Photo Booth Frame?

  • To make a DIY photo frame, you will need the following materials:
  • Foam Board
  • Utility Knife or scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Decorative Materials

Step 1: Template

Most photo booth frames are shaped like a polaroid photo. Use your ruler and pencil to draw lines where you want to cut a hole. You may also cut it into any shape you want.

Step 2: Cut

After you've finalized where you want the hole placed, use your ruler and utility knife to cut the hole. You may also use scissors; just make sure to cut it clean. If you wish to polish the edges, you may sand them with sandpaper.

Step 3: Decorate

Now that you've finished the base of your photo booth frame, you may proceed to decorate it with your desired decoration, like ribbon or flowers. You can even put the baby's nickname if they already got one!


Conclusion

Baby showers, just like any other special occasions, can be expensive. Cut down on costs by doing some of the party essentials yourself. It's cheap, effective, and personalized. We hope this article helped you take fun photos for your party! How did your gorgeous photo booth frame turn out?

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