Friday, December 16, 2011

Throw a Fiesta + Photobooth for any Party

Like I said in an earlier post, we recently planned and hosted a going away party for our dear friends who are moving to Texas.  In the last couple of years our friend Lisa has grown to love Mexican food and we have had countless Mexican dinner nights so we decided to go with a Fiesta theme! 

The menu included:
Bean Dip
Chicken and Beef burritos
Chocolate/ Vanilla Sheet Cake

Food Table

Basket of koozies customized with:  "Welch's Mexican Fiesta 12-3-11"

Half Chocolate/ Half Vanilla Sheet Cake

Photobooths have become very popular and are always so much fun so we decided to set one up at the Fiesta!  They are quite simple and can be easily adjusted to go with any theme! 

1) First find a space big enough to hang a backdrop against the wall.  We used a section of my curtains I had made for one of my craft shows.  It was 3 yards long and about 90 inches wide but this can be adjusted according to what you like!  Any fabric, paper, bedsheet, or curtain will work!  We used thumbtacks to tack the fabric over the doorframe. 
2) Decide what props you want to use!  You can choose for them to go with your theme or they can be totally random!  For the fiesta we used the following props:
chalk boards and chalk to write messages

Simply put all of the props in a cute basket or bucket or lay them on a table for your guests to pick from!
3) Lastly set up your camera on a tripod and adjust the zoom and placement accordingly.  Let the fun begin!  This is a great way to entertain your guests while allowing them to participate and believe me, you will have some great photos from your party!  Here are some of ours:

Towards the end of the night, we presented Lisa and Jason with a little something to remember Nashville by: A Hatch Show Print Poster of Music City
If you are having a fiesta or are wanting to do a photobooth at a party you are throwing I hope this post will help you out!  Let me know if you do a photobooth or have done one, I would love to hear about it and see your pics!


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