12 Party Backdrop Ideas

August 30, 2013 by Heidi Rew - No Comments

Hey party people!

Do you ever look in your closet or glance around your house & notice there is ALOT of one particular color?

Putting together this post made me realize…I’ve ended up doing a lot of parties with the color purple in them! Funny thing is I’m working on a baby shower right now & you will never guess which color is in it?? :p

Anways…all that to say…I vow to do less purple over the next year. Gotta switch things up.

Here’s the juicy part. I adore with a capital, “yum, delish, want some more,” backdrops (got that? ;p). They are a really inexpensive way to jazz up your party or photo booth. Not to mention they take your dessert/food table to a whole new level.

I compiled 12 party backdrop ideas that may help get the inspiration juice flowin for ya.

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Champagne Shower - Stenciled Backdrop by

1. Stenciled Backdrop – This backdrop is simply a white folding foamboard, a stencil I had at the house, and some leftover acrylic paint. The “Q” hanging down was half off at the craft store so I snagged that to give it some extra oomph. You can see more of the Champagne-themed Bridal Shower here.

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2. Ombre Polka-dotted Backdrop – I know it is a little hard to see in this picture. If you’d like to see the entire backdrop, check out the Watercolor Baby Shower I planned.

All you need for this backdrop is a piece of foamboard, three different shades of tissue paper, a circle cutter (or just scissors if you want to do it yourself), and spray adhesive.

* Cut out the circles, then lay them out on the foamboard to determine where you want them. Lay a couple rows of darker colored circles, then medium colored and finally the lighter colored circles. Lay them out in a polka-dotted pattern. 

* Spray just a little spray adhesive on the back of the circles them adhere them to the foamboard. You could also use double-sided tape instead of the spray adhesive. 

* Once you’ve attached all the circles, your backdrop is done!

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3. Watercolored Paper Plate Flower Backdrop Using watercolors on foamboard (make sure you get the kind made with absorbent paper) I just created my own water color art. Then I attached my Paper Plate Flowers to the foamboard.

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4. Ribbon & Lace Photo Backdrop This was the photobackdrop my sister created for her wedding. Simply use strips of fabric & lace and tie them to a shower curtain rod or photo backdrop frame (find out how to DIY one here).

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5. Mad Men Wrapping Paper Backdrop This backdrop was simply a roll of wrapping paper taped (with double-sided tape) to the wall.

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6. Low Country Boil Backdrop This was a party my friend Michawne did (and it was awesome). She simply painted a piece of plywood & staged additional accessories around it.

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7. Light-Up Drive-In Backdrop This may look more complicated but it’s really easy. I just free-handed the “Drive-In” sign (you could also get a large one printed off at a office supply store) then cut small openings equal distance apart from each other around the arrow. I used regular outdoor lights & secured them in the back with tape.

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8. Herringbone Washi Tape Backdrop If you want to stick with the easiest backdrop…go with this one! All you need is a large roll of white paper and washi tape (I used at least two rolls for this one but mine was huge – 7’x8′). With a pencil and yardstick, make a template for the tape. Stick on the tape & you’re done!

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9. Splattered Blacklight 80s Backdrop Just get a roll of plain black paper (you can find these at some craft stores, school supply stores & Amazon) and with blacklight paint, go to town splattering it!

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10. Plastic Tablecloth + Electric Tape Backdrop Take a plastic tablecloth, lay it out & make sure there’s something securing it flat. Measure equal spaces between stripes, then take the electric tape & adhere it to the tablecloth.

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11. Tufted Backdrop This is a beautiful backdrop that can be used for any glam party: spa party, breakfast at Tiffany’s, princess party, etc. It takes a little more explanation but I put together a little video tutorial that you can see here.

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12. Paper Plate Backdrop Just round up a foamboard, glue gun, paper plates & spray paint. Adhere the plates to the foamboard with the glue gun, then spray paint it any color you’d like.

Hope this has inspired you to create a unique backdrop for your next event. Have a great weekend! I’ve got a fun giveaway for you next week! Until then…party on!

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