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Bring a Smile to Their Faces! Party Booth Ideas

Photo booths are a really popular addition to all types of party themes and special occasions. There are so many ways to create your own special party photo booth area at home without exceeding your budget. Here are 40 fun ideas for your next party:

1. Use wrapping paper on the wall as a backdrop
2. Decorative shower curtain as a backdrop
3. Decorative curtains as a backdrop
4. Plastic tablecloth as a backdrop
5. A sheet as a backdrop
6. Wigs
7. Oversized glasses
8. Feather boas
9. Chalkboard bubbles with chalk and an eraser brush
10. Sunglasses
11. Hats (pirate hat, cowboy hat, sailor cap, etc.)
12. Fake jewels
13. Facial feature cut-outs like lips and moustaches
14. Old Halloween costumes
15. Paper fans or lanterns
16. Old frame from a second-hand store spray
painted in a bright color
17. Streamer crêpe paper
18. Flowers
19. Balloons
20. Confetti poppers
21. Customized birthday banner
22. Plastic microphone
23. Temporary tattoos
24. Face paint
25. Princess wands
26. Princess tiara
27. Foam swords
28. Colorful plastic beaded necklaces
29. Birthday hats
30. Neckties or bow ties
31. Flower lei
32. Small pieces of sporting equipment (fishing rod and net, soccer ball, tennis racket, etc.)
33. Stuffed animals (regular or oversized)
34. Small musical instruments
35. A flag
36. Paper face masks
37. Wall decals
38. Large character cut-outs
39. Alien antenna headband
40. Pre-printed signs with funny sayings like, “Where’s the cake?” or “You’re how old?!”

Don’t forget to assign someone to take photos at the photo booth area. These make a great addition to the thank-you cards you’ll send after the party. Have fun creating some funny memories!


Cheryl is a married mother of one. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a strong interest in parties and event planning. She is the owner and writer for Moms & Munchkins (www.momsandmunchkins.ca), which is filled with ideas for family fun, activities for kids, party ideas, party planning tips, holiday fun, moms’ night out ideas and more.

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