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DIY Photo Backdrop
CHECKERED PHOTO BACKDROP
What you need
- White and black card stock
- Tape or glue dots
- Trim black and white card stock into 8″ x 8″ squares.
- Use tape or glue to adhere card stock in a checkered pattern to a wall to use as a photo backdrop.
- Place props, desserts, or other party items in front of the checkered wall for festive, themed party pictures.
2 months prior
Order the printable party package which includes invitations
Start looking for seasonal and vintage props at home decor stores
1 month prior
Send out invitations
Order custom cake and cookies
1-2 weeks prior
Print and assemble all the party printables
Hang the assembled party banners to save time as the party date nears
1-2 days prior
Place all your decorations for the party table, except for the food and sweets
Finish any last minute grocery shopping, pick up cakes, cookies, and any other sweets you may have ordered
Set out sweets and food
Tania’s Design Studio shares its top tips for pulling off this event.
Order your party printable package early, and print and assemble sooner rather than later. There is nothing worse than not allowing yourself enough time to pull together your many ideas! Give yourself time to enjoy the process of planning and celebrating the day.
Know when to try making something yourself and when to hire professional vendors. Personally, I love baking my own cakes, but Spring Break is particularly busy and for this race party I opted to have a lovely baker make the cake. Putting your effort into one or two homemade sweets is much better than trying to do it all. Find vendors you like to work with and enjoy the process!
Once you set the theme, think of ways to incorporate sweets that work with your design. For instance, I placed Oreo ‘spare tires’ on the party table.