Make Valentine’s Day special this year, by sharing your favorite memories with your loved ones. Here are a few DIY Valentine’s Day Card ideas to help you spread the love!
DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids:
Let the kids get creative! Start out with your choice of a blank photo folder ($0.70 each) or a blank photo card ($1.50 each). This fun DIY Valentine’s Day Card activity for kids can be done at home, in the classroom, or even at daycare. Instant print cameras are great for teachers — just snap a photo of each kid in the class and watch as the camera instantly prints it out! We also have paper frames for Fuji Instax or Polaroid instant camera prints. You’ll want to choose a blank paper photo folder or blank photo card to accommodate your print size.
Next, let the kids decorate their DIY Valentine’s card with:
crayons, markers, or colored pencils
tissue paper + gluestick
fingerpaint or watercolor paint
sequins and glitter
pre-cut paper hearts + glue
Once they’re done decorating, add a printed photo (or a drawing) to your photo card or paper frame.
Finally, have each kid handwrite a special message or Valentine’s Day poem inside the card. Let the card dry and seal it up safely inside an envelope! Photocard envelopes can be purchased separately here. Please refer to the matching envelope style on your product page.
Don’t forget to send DIY Valentine’s cards to:
Aunts + Uncles
Photo Cards For Valentines Parties and Events
Custom Photo folders are great giveaways for Valentine’s Day Parties, a Daddy-Daughter dance or Princess ball, school events, park district events, singles’ celebrations, Galentine’s events, and beyond! We have photo folder designs for 2×6 photo strips, 4×6 prints, 5×7 prints, and more. Choose one of our stock designs or download our template and customize your own! Guests will love to have a photo to take home, and the photo folders offer plenty of branding space for any corporate sponsors or non-profit organizations supporting your special Valentine’s event.
DIY Photo Cards For Your Valentine
Use a 4×6 photo from your wedding, first date, or any special memory with your Valentine to create a sentimental DIY Valentine’s Card. Pictured here is our flint white photo insert card. Your photo slips easily into the top pocket opening on the outside of the card- no glue or tape needed!
Another great option is our elegant Valentines Day Heart photo folder with a red foil stamped heart on the front cover (your 4×6 or 5×7 picture will go on the inside).
Many of our blank or custom photo folders can be made into the perfect DIY Valentine’s Day card. Print out your favorite memories with your Valentine and share the love. With our “quick ship” designs, you may order as few as one piece (no personalization). Hand-write a note, or a short memory inside, slide in your print, and you’ve got a sentimental DIY Valentine’s Day card!
There are lots of memories to be made this holiday season – and what better way to capture the holiday magic, than with a photo? Whether it’s a snap of you and your coworkers, a candid shot of the kids, a family portrait, or an adorable picture of your furbaby, we’ve got the perfect line of custom paper photo frames and cardstock picture holders to create a beautiful DIY Christmas card, event keepsake, party favor, or holiday greeting.
We’ve added a few new designs this year, and we’d love to hear what you think! Leave us a comment below or drop us a note in the comments below, or visit us on Facebook!
New Holiday Foil Stamped Photo Folders
We launched four festive new designs this year to hold your 4×6 photos. Gret for company parties, holiday events, winter weddings, fundraisers, and even as holiday cards. Choose one or 2-color foil imprinting. View the new designs here.
New 2×6 Photo Strip Holders for Holiday Events
These are great if you’ll have a photo booth at your event! We love working with DJs, event planners, and photo booth rental companies to create the perfect picture folders for every celebration. Photos make a nice keepsake for your guests, and these 2×6 photo strip holders protect the prints from fingerprints, smudges, and creases. The 2×6 designs are made to order with your choice of corner cut slits or a foldover pocket to hold your photo booth print. View all 2×6 folders here.
Printed Photo Folders for 4×6 and 5×7 Pictures
These full-color folders are a beautiful take-home piece for corporate events, weddings, school, church, and park district events, fundraisers, and holiday parties. The window border lifts up so you can easily slip your photo into the folder, and the fold holds the print securely in place. View all printed holiday photo folders here.
Holiday Photo Insert Cards for 4×6 Prints
DIY Christmas cards are easy with our beautiful holiday photo insert cards! Just choose a design, write your message inside, and slide your 4×6 print into the outside pocket. No glue or tape needed. View all photo insert cards here.
Whether you’re making your own photo Christmas cards to send to friends and family this year, or you’re an event planner, DJ, or photo booth owner looking to add an upsell to your event packages, we’d love to help you create the perfect piece with our versatile line of custom photo folders, photo cards, and paper photo frames. Need something fast? Choose one of our “Quick Ship” products! They’re on the shelf, already printed, and ready to ship within 1-2 business days. Questions? Give our team a call at 800-346-3063 or email us at cginfo@StudioStyle.com
The air is getting crisp, the leaves are starting to change, and the sun’s setting earlier each evening, which can only mean one thing… fall is almost here! At Studio Style, we love this cooler, colorful season and all of the fun events that come along with it. From pumpkin patch outings and apple picking to fall harvest festivals, costume contests, and fall photo shoots, – we have some fun ideas to help you celebrate all of the special memories you’ll make this fall. Try our custom autumn themed photo folders for your Instax, Polaroid, 2×6, 4×6, and 5×7 fall and Halloween photo prints!
Whether you’re a photographer or an event organizer we’d love to help you create the perfect photo folder as a keepsake or giveaway for your guests’ fall memories. Check out our fall and Halloween themed photo folders, or give us a call at 800-346-3063 to chat about creating a completely custom piece!
1. School events
Send parents home with a “back to school” photo of their child working on a project in class, or playing outside on the playground. Whether the kids are decorating gourds, playing in the leaves or making a scarecrow, capturing candid school shots can make sweet memories during the fall season.
2. Fall fundraisers
Fall fun-runs + and 5k events are popular this time of year, especially with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Photos can be a great way to raise some extra cash for your philanthropy, and your community will be glad to chip in for a good cause. Set up a photo booth area with a fun fall-themed backdrop where participants can pose with friends and family. Take donations for those who want to have their picture taken, and offer them prints inside a custom photo folder to match your event theme. Offset the cost of the photo booth and accessories by finding a “photo sponsor” to cover the cost of the booth, props, and photo folders. The sponsor’s logo can be included on the front or back of the photo folders at no extra cost, providing them recognition and exposure to your guests.
3. Pumpkin farm, haunted house, and apple orchard outings
Nothing says fall like taking a trip to the farm! Orchards, farms, and haunted house attractions can boost engagement by offering seasonal photo ops to their guests, with on-site prints and custom photo folders for sale for a small fee.
4. Oktoberfest and autumn harvest festivals
You may only don the lederhosen once a year, but you can proudly display your Oktoberfest memories all year long with a custom photo folder. Guests at every fall festival love to take home a personalized photo keepsake, and photo folders are a great way to keep prints safe from beer sploshes and mustard smudges. Custom photo folders for your fall festival also present a great advertising opportunity for event sponsors who want to build brand awareness. Add a logo or a special offer to the back of your custom photo folder for targeted advertising exposure to festival goers.
5. Halloween parties and costume contests
Who’s the best dressed? Scariest? Best couples costume? Most creative costume? Take photos of everyone as they line up for the costume contest. Have couples pose together and print the images as souvenirs for your guests. Don’t forget best pet costume! This can be a blast for your furry friends, too! Pet costume contests can be a great way to drive business to your doggy daycare, pet store botique, or pet spa. A Halloween costume contest can also help raise awareness for shelters and adoption centers. Hold a special event to drive foot traffic to your location and delight your customers with photos and other prizes! Bonus idea: sell the photo prints or take donations as a fundraiser to help a local animal shelter or wildlife rehab center.
6. Fall photo shoots for engagements, families, and pets
Turn your favorite fall photos into homemade greeting cards! Landscape shots, family photos, engagement pictures, or snaps of your pet against a fall backdrop fit perfectly inside our blank photo insert cards for 4×6 prints. Best of all, you won’t need any glue or tape to hold the photo in place! Just slide your print into the front pocket. Try the natural flax, cocoa brown, bronzelustre, or desert storm colors to make your own DIY autumn and Thanksgiving greeting cards.
Have another fun fall event or photo idea? We’d love to hear it! Drop us a note on the Studio Style Facebook page, or leave a comment below.
Photo Booth Owners — want to grow your bottom line? Add custom photo folders to your event packages! They’re a great upsell and make affordable, personalized party favors. They also protect your prints!
In this video, we chat about how to sell Studio Style photo folders to brides and the wedding market. We came back from the 2017 Photo Booth Expo last month, and wanted to address a question we heard from some photo booth owners: “Now that we have our photo folder sample kits, how do we sell these to our customers?”
Here are some of the big takeaways:
Chat with your bride about her theme. Mention that you can offer custom photo folders to match the colors and style of the wedding.
Photo folders protect the prints! Slip the prints inside to keep them safe from fingerprints, creases, and food/drink spills.
Pitch the photo folders as inexpensive party favors. This ensures that all guests get a nice personalized keepsake to take home.
Our designs are fully customizable! Change the colors, the text, or add a special message from the bride and groom.
Offer a discount when they book! As a photo booth owner or photographer, you get wholesale pricing, so you can use these as an incentive to get brides to book with you, or offer them at a special price to thank them for choosing your photo booth service.
Quick turnaround time (5-7 business days for production). Assure the bride that you’ll gather all of the details she wants to be printed on the folders, and you’ll take care of the ordering process for her.
Get to know our designs! You can use our product photos on your website and in your marketing materials to showcase. Have samples on hand to show your prospective clients, and let them feel the quality and durability of the cardstock first-hand.
Call us at 800-346-3063 or chat with us online at www.studiostyle.com if you have any questions, or are ready to order!
Each December, we await the rush of holiday greeting cards. From friends, family, neighbors, and even the local business owner, we receive holiday photo cards of all sorts and designs. As a photo card printer, we take particular notice of the quality– especially when it comes to the paper stock.
But how are you to know how thick the card will be if you order it online? Unless you are familiar with paper weights, ordering Christmas photo cards online can be a tricky business. Don’t worry though, Studio Style has you covered. Check out some Christmas photo card paper comparisons below.
For 4″ x 6″ Photos – Traditional paper photo frame cards, also called photo slip in cards or photo holder cards—no glue or tape needed!
Slide your photo into one of our archival photo insert cards and make a personalized greeting that will last. Photo insert greeting cards are great for sharing photos for milestones and holidays, as well as for photographers looking for a professional photo frame card to showcase their photographs. Choose from our exclusive collection of Simplicity blank cards for photographs or our foil stamped Christmas photo holder cards.folded, and tri-fold) are printed on bright white 12 pt. cardstock.
Christmas Photo Folders – Printed or Foil Stamped
Our holiday-themed photo holders are perfect for packaging your holiday event photography at breakfast with Santa outings and office holiday parties, but they also make nice holiday cards for your 4×6 or 5×7 prints! Choose from festive printed designs like our Jolly Santa, Peppermint Candy, or Christmas Tree – and many more!
If you prefer the foil stamped designs, take a look at our quick ship styles like the Red Santa Claus, Silver Snowflakes and Green Holly. Our holiday event photo folders are perfect for any Christmas or winter-themed special occasion. Whether you’re planning a company Christmas party, coordinating a customer appreciation banquet, or want to send personalized holiday photo cards to friends and family, our collection of festive Christmas photo folders and photo cards are sure to help spread some cheer.
Über-thick, 48 pt. ColorThick Christmas Cards
Our 12 pt. cardstock printed photo cards are great for anyone’s Christmas photo greetings, but our ColorThick Christmas photo cards are for those who really mean business. Coming in at a whopping 48 pt. thickness, these cards won’t bend or curl. Your photo and greeting is printed on bright white paper stock, with a colorful, coordinating strip sandwiched in between.
Does paper thickness matter to you, or is the photo card design more important? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave us a comment below, or drop us a note on our Facebook page.
You did it! Graduation marks the end of one chapter, and the start of another. Congrats on your accomplishments — now, let’s celebrate! StudioStyle.com has custom designs for you to create the perfect graduation announcements and grad party invites. The grad cards and and photo holders below can be customized for ALL types of graduations, from kindergarten, Montessori, junior high and middle school, to high school, community college, state university, nursing school, and graduate school.
From modern to classic, we have graduation party invite designs to suit every grad’s taste. To create your graduation photo announcement or party invite, just add your personalized info, and upload your favorite senior picture to one of our templates. Or, you can customize your own graduation announcement from scratch! Available in the most popular school colors, these 5″ x 7″ graduation cards are printed on lightweight, smooth finish card stock paper that is thicker and more durable than traditional photo paper, making them perfect for mailing. Standard white envelopes are included. Design your custom graduation announcements here!
Just slide your favorite graduation picture into the pocket opening of our photo insert cards for an easy DIY grad party invite! No glue or tape required. Hand write a personalized message on the inside of the card, or have us imprint your name, graduation year, and party details for you. These photo insert cards come in 13 colors with openings for a 4″ x 6″ photo, so you can choose one that coordinates with your school colors. Browse all photo insert cards here.
These black graduation photo folders feature a gold foil graduation cap imprint on the front cover, and can be personalized with your graduation details. Each folder holds one 4 x 6 photo, with your choice of a vertical or horizontal layout. These paper photo holders make beautiful graduation cards. They’re also an elegant way to protect, store, display & present graduation photos and senior pictures.
If you prefer a blank photo folder with no front cover design, our classic portrait folders are the way to go. These portrait folders are available in black or white, with optional borders and custom imprinting available. We offer these photo folders in vertical and horizontal formats for six different print sizes, including 4 x 5, 4 x 6, 5 x 7, 6 x 6, 8 x 10, and 8.5 x 11. They’re perfect for high school & college graduations, and for portrait photographers looking for a professional way to present prints to clients.
Need ideas on what to write in your graduation announcements and invitations? Check out our post on Graduation Announcement Wording. For help designing the perfection graduation announcements, call the Studio Style team at 1-800-346-3063. Have your own ideas for custom graduation announcements? Share them with us in the comments below.
Ideas and tips for your Easter Bunny Event from Studio Style
Thinking of having a picture with the Easter Bunny Event this year? Seasonal events are a great way to connect with the community and bring people into your business, raise awareness for a cause and create goodwill in the community. However, a great event comes from great planning. This article will help you plan and organize a successful event this Easter season.
This is a given! Make sure that the Easter Bunny can attend your event and pose for pictures with the kids. The Easter Bunny is very busy this time of year, so make sure to plan ahead! Many entertainment companies (think clown & magician businesses) have a bunny that can pose for pictures, walk around and work the crowd, pass out candy, entertain or even perform magic and other tricks. Don’t forget you could always buy or rent a bunny costume.
If the “real” bunny is unavailable, and a costume is out of your budget, try a jumbo inflatable bunny or giant plush rabbit. Cardboard cutouts can also work!
Most malls host their own annual Easter Bunny events, but there are a lot of other great places to have an event. Have the Easter bunny visit your store, anywhere from small boutiques to large grocery store chains. How about a breakfast (or brunch) with the Easter Bunny at a restaurant or country club? A spring festival, parade or egg hunt? How about inviting the Easter Bunny to a local 5k race or other sporting event? Try hosting a “Take your pet’s photo with the Easter Bunny” event at a pet store, animal shelter, grooming salon or dog rescue. Children’s hospitals are a great place to have the Easter Bunny stop in for photos and a visit. The zoo is also a great location and your guests will spend the whole day there. Your local Park District or Chamber of Commerce almost always have events planned around the Easter holiday. We’ve even seen Easter events on trains and cruise ships!
There are a lot of opportunities for Easter picture events that go beyond the mall.
The Right Props
The most basic prop you’ll need is a sturdy place for the Easter Bunny and visitors to sit. Wicker chairs or benches are the most popular type of seating for Easter Bunny photos. White is a classic choice, but natural wood or black are more modern choices that are becoming popular.
For an indoor event (such as a mall or restaurant) a backdrop is needed to block out any distractions like store fronts or people walking by.
Outdoor events (like a community event at the park) do not need artificial backdrops. Use the outdoors to your advantage and pick a photo location that has trees, shrubs or flowers in the background. In an urban area (or an area that does not have a lot of greenery this time of year) try setting the scene against the brick wall of a building or other element that will make an interesting background.
While a chair and background are the two primary elements of an Easter photo shoot, there are lots of other props you can use. Try one or several of the following:
Oversized Easter Basket Filled With Eggs
Gazebo or Garden Arch (you can find them at a local wedding rental company)
Artificial or Real Floral Garland
Easter Banners or Flags
Inflatable Easter Eggs or Carrots
Potted Tulips, Daffodils or Other Spring Bulbs
Forsythia or Pussywillow Branches
Chalkboard With The Words “Happy Easter!” or “Easter Greetings!”
White Picket Fence
Make a trip to your local craft and party stores and see what is available. Check out Etsy.com for creative handmade props like this white fence backdrop. Look to nature and visit a local garden center or florist, or even your own backyard for branches and flowers to use at your event. Party rental supply companies and even the home improvement store have options for larger props, tables, and seating. With a little creativity you can even make your own unique spring and Easter themed accessories.
Book a photographer in advance to ensure that you’ll have someone taking pictures on the day of your event. Take in consideration the photographer’s background. A photographer that specializes in event photography or kids and families is going to be more qualified than someone who shoots wildlife photography.
Give your guests something to remember their visit by. The most obvious giveaway would be a photo. Due to the nature of these events, the ability to print photos on site is necessary. If you do not have access to a on site printer, then using an instant camera is an old fashioned alternative that is still used quite often. Your budget and equipment will dictate this decision.
You’ll want to have a cheap paper picture frame to transport the photo home in. An Easter photo folder or cardboard photo frame will protect the photo from becoming bent or damaged.
Most paper frames can be custom printed with your logo, event name or other information specifically for you. This turns a simple photo souvenir frame into a promotional marketing piece! It’s a great way to have people remember your company or event.
Sometimes the event photographer will supply the frames at an additional cost. Other times the event coordinator or staff will order them. Communicate and see who will be ordering the photo holders and make sure you’ll have enough for your event, in the correct size you’ll need. Easter picture holders are most commonly available for Polaroid and 4″ x 6″ pictures, but custom ones can be made for other sizes.
Some other great souvenir ideas would be coloring pages with crayons, fuzzy bunny ears, candy, snacks or stickers. Including a coupon for your business, or a related business, is a great incentive for repeat business. If you’re handing out treat bags, you can use our Free Printable Easter Treat Bag Toppers!
Advertise! Make sure the public knows about your event. Flyers, blog posts, Facebook updates & Twitter are all great ways to get your message out about your event.
Try tying a promotion in with your event. If you are a restaurant, offer a special dining offer (like a unique Easter theme menu). If you are a store, offer a discount (try 20%) for that day only. Adding an extra incentive will get more people in your door and excited about the event. Take a look at these real-time Easter Bunny Event examples from Twitter:
Another option would be to donate all, or a portion of the proceeds from your event to a charity. Give people a REASON to participate in your event that they will feel good about. This also provides an option for cross-promotion with the charity, which can boost your event exposure and your audience, as well as opening other advertising channels and media coverage.
With the right planning, a Visit with the Easter Bunny event can become a fun yearly tradition that will build awareness, bring profit and be a positive spring activity for your community.
Are you hosting a Valentine’s Day Event or sweetheart party this year?
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and Studio Style has a few ideas to help you put on a Valentine’s Day event everyone will love. Whether you’re planning a fundraiser, a school party, a daddy daughter dance, or corporate event, our Valentine’s Day photo folders make perfectly lovable mementos to send home with your guests.
Send guests home with a souvenir photo folder for a sweet memory:
These foil stamped Valentine’s Photo Folders are versatile for any Valentine’s themed event, fundraiser, dance, or party. If you’re able to print your event photos on site, that’s a bonus, but it’s okay to mail these photo folders after the event too. These photo folders come in both 4×6 and 5×7 sizes, as well as vertical or horizontal format.
Overall size measures 6″ x 8 1/8″ (when closed)
Picture opening measures 3 5/8″ x 5 5/8″ (for 4″ x 6″ photos)
Lightweight smooth finish paper
Foil hot-stamped design on front cover
Holds one photo on the inside
Side-load construction, glued above and below window opening
Available for vertical or horizontal prints
Shipped flat, not folded
Envelopes available separately
Optional foil imprinting available
These Happy Valentines Day photo folders are made from our standard white portrait folder and a bright red Valentine’s Day Heart design foil stamped in the middle. These make great Valentine’s Day cards, and are available in 4×6 or 5×7 for vertical or horizontal prints. Great for commemorating a Valentine’s Cruise or special outing with your loved one.
Your Valentine’s Day event wouldn’t be complete without some personalization your Valentine’s photo folders with the event date, location, names or even a line from your favorite love song or poem.
Envelopes: Are you mailing your folders/frames? Portrait folder envelopes are available here.
This red heart photo folder makes a beautiful themed frame for a sweetheart dance, Valentine’s fundraiser, or school party. Simply slide your 5×7 or 4×6 photo in the top and
This design is made to order. Low 50 piece minimum includes FREE personalization. Free digital proofs are available. Ships in 7-10 days from order date. Call us today for details: 1.800.346.3063
Our red and pink Valentine’s photo folder combines modern polka dots with hearts. Although perfect for Valentine’s Day parties and events, this design is also suitable for weddings, anniversaries, dances, cruises and other special occasions. The heart theme also works well for National Heart Health Month, and for hospital and healthcare promos.
Production Time: Please allow up to 10 business days for the design and imprinting of your custom order. Unimprinted Quick Ship folders ship in 1-3 business days (no order minimum). View our shipping map for shipping transit times.
Envelopes: Are you mailing your event photo folders? Use Envelope Style 0218, available separately.
Looking for another type of photo folder for your event? Visit www.StudioStyle.com and browse our collection of themed photo folders, paper photo frames, portrait folders, and photo gifts! Have a happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s treat bags are great for classroom parties! These printed red and gold hearts cellophane treat bag are popular for DIY gift bags at all kinds of February events. Whether you give candy, nuts, cookies, or party favors, we offer plenty of sizes to fit any treat. Perfect for handing out at school or company Valentine’s Day parties, bake sales or any special occasion.
Food-safe polypropylene (sometimes called poly) bags have many uses. Cello bags make great candy bags, favor bags, party gift bags, treat goodie bags, bake sale & more. Unlike flat cello, our cello bags have gusseted sides for added room.
Want some adorable photoshoot ideas? We’ve curated a bunch on our Pinterest board – we’d love you to check it out!
Invented in the early twentieth century by an ambitious Russian immigrant1, the photo booth quickly won over the American public with it’s quick printing capabilities and intimate booth atmosphere. It started appearing in cities across the U.S. wherever crowds gathered. Photo booths grew in popularity over the next several decades, and saw such famous visitors as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Truman Capote.
But in the later decades of the 20th century, Americans’ fascination with the photo booth declined. The once-popular photo booths were relegated to dusty corners at malls and shopping centers.
But all that changed about 10 years ago.
As the saying goes, “what’s old is new again,” and this couldn’t be more true for the humble event photo booth. Now they are at weddings, bar mitzvahs, corporate events, retail grand openings, first birthday parties, and graduation parties. Photographers across the U.S. are adding them as a package option for their event photography, and DIY photo booth tutorials abound.
But the fun part for you, the party planner, is all the glamorous details, and what’s more fun than a vintage 1920s photo booth theme? Whether you’re throwing a gala reminiscent of The Great Gatsby, hosting a small art deco-inspired soirée, or just want a 1920s-themed photo booth, we’ve searched high and low to bring you some of the best 1920s vintage photo booth ideas and inspiration.
Vintage Photo Booth Backdrop Ideas
Strips of wrapping paper. Sound silly? It’s not! Put one strip black, another of a subtle black and gold geometric pattern. Just be careful not to clash patterns or create something too loud.
Black table cloth. This is perhaps the easiest and thriftiest option, which is why it’s usually the most popular. A simple black table cloth from your local party supply store is a simple but great background.
Streamers. Choose two or three colors, and tape streamers to the wall, keeping them all straight, twirling all of them, or keeping some straight while twirling others.
Velvet. We’re thinking a red or black velvet curtain reminiscent of the theater. While an actual theater curtain might not fit your budget, check your local fabric store, especially the bargain bins. Or, hang a simple black backdrop, and put on red velvet curtain on each side, pulled back with a gold rope tie. Where to buy: Jo-Ann
Clear balloons filled with gold glitter. Easy and fun glitter balloons! Just add a spoonful of glitter to a clear balloon, blow it up (with helium), tie on a gold ribbon, and tape the ribbon to the floor. Fill up enough balloons to cover a wide enough area, and tie on varying lengths of ribbon. Where to buy: Party City
Patterns to look for. Whether it’s a piece of fabric, a table cloth, wrapping paper, or wallpaper, look for big, regal patterns like damask or brocade, or for true art deco style, be on the lookout for bold geometric patterns. Inspiration: Pinterest, of course!
Prop Ideas for your 1920s-Themed Photo Booth
Hats, hats, hats. Find period-style hats for the guys and the dames. For guys, look for bowler, derby, fedora, top hat, panama, gambler, or homburg. For dames, look for cloche, beret, toque, turbans, and of course, the flapper headband. Where to buy: Candy Apple Costumes
Lace gloves for the ladies. So that you’re fit for your elegant affair. Where to buy: Steam Punk Emporium
Lace parasol. Look at pictures of people picnicking in the 1920s and you might see some women with lacy parasols, meant to shelter the sun. While a full-size parasol won’t work to well in a confined space, a child-sized or petite parasol would be perfect.
Feather boas and playful fans. Time to hit the party store again! Think glitz and glam.
Rotary Phone. Why not? Look on eBay or ask around; you might be surprised at who has one of those sitting in their attic.
Colorful silk flowers. Not your ordinary prop, but why should the bride and bridesmaids be the only ones with bouquets?
How to use the photo booth. Avoid the risk of losing pictures, having damaged equipment, or just confusing your guests. Kelly from A Side of Sweet provided a simple list of instructions for guests at her wedding.
How to pose and use props. Yes, this might sound silly, but it could be another way to add some vintage flair. Find some old photo booth pictures (old family photos from the 1920s will work, too), put them in a gold frame, and place them on the props table.
Protect Your Prints! Personalized Photo Booth Favors
Photo Booth Strip Folders. Help your guests protect their 2″ x 6″ photo booth prints. Personalize with your event details. Where to buy: Studio Style
Photo Holder for 4″ x 6″ Photo Booth Collage. Perfect for the larger prints! Choose a vintage design, or create one of your own. Where to buy: Studio Style (Psssst… the Vintage Props is our most popular design for events like this.)
An envelope. Get envelopes to coordinate with your color or design theme. Leave them blank, add a label, or personalize with some fancy calligraphy. Find these at any stationery supply store. For 4″ x 6″ photos, look for the A6 envelope size.
DIY Photo Booth Tutorial List
If you’re one of the brave individuals looking to set up your own photo booth, check out this list of tutorials from experts and beginners alike.
The Offbeat Bride. No expensive camera needed, just your computer and a web cam. The ultimate budget-friendly option.
Simple Booth. Have an iPad? Here’s a really easy one for you. Buy the app, and set your iPad up on a tri-pod.
Photography Concentrate. Photographers Lauren and Rob Lim share their photo booth setup. This one is perfect if you have a dSLR and a separate flash unit.
dslrBooth. Photo booth software (Mac or PC) for those with Nikon, Canon or Sony dSLR cameras. Also works with webcams.
Viget. For a more professional setup with dSLR, lights, and live photo slideshow, see how the staff at Viget set up their photo booth.
If You’re Hiring a Photographer…
Sometimes it’s more fun to let someone else handle the technical side of setting up a photo booth, and that’s ok! You can still choose props, backdrops, and other photo booth decor. We’ve found that photo booth owners love working their clients’ ideas into their booth to help personalize the experience, so if you are hiring a professional, ask them if you can use your own props and backdrop.
Ready, Set, Go!
Whether it’s for your wedding or your kid’s birthday party, your photo booth will bring out the goofiness in your guests, and there’s nothing like a vintage theme to really get them to open up.
Are you doing a vintage photo booth theme? Let us know what your set up looks like—we’d love to see it!
Our Simplicity collection includes three beautiful green photo cards.
Willow Green – Very pale green photo card with small flecks.
Forest Green – Rich darker green photo card for a pop of color.
Sage Green (shown above) has been discontinued.
Just slide your picture into the frame-style opening for an instant photo greeting card. All of our photo cards have the photo on the outside (front) of the card. Insides are blank for writing (or imprinting) your own personal message. Green photo cards are perfect for sending an eco-friendly greeting to customers and employees!