If you haven't already, you should try having a photo booth at your party! It doesn't have to be something fancy or huge, they can be really simple and easy to set up!
Taking photos of kids at parties can be difficult sometimes, it's hard to grab their attention and even harder to get them to stop, say cheese and let you snap a picture. But with a dedicated spot for taking pictures kids are more than happy to flash you a cheesy smile. Add some props and it becomes a party event!
All you need for a simple, fast photo booth is a backdrop, some props and a camera! We've used sheets for backdrops (they help block out unsightly things in the background) and lots of paper garlands. You can hang your sheets from ropes, poles, sticks, clothes lines... what ever is handy! Clothes pegs are easy and always in my stash. Add props that suit your party, throw up a photo booth sign and have a friend handy to take the pics so you can keep the party rolling!
The garlands below add a fun touch to the photos without being too overpowering. These ones are hung from a clothes line with clothes pegs.
Brighter coloured garlands are super cute at a circus themed party, with some fun props that you probably already have at home. These ones were easy to hang up in the corner of a tent with a pole, a sheet and of course, plenty of clothes pegs. (Did I mention how much I love to use clothes pegs??)
You can also hang them up on a string against a plain wall. (Wait! Where are the clothes pegs?) Sometimes the garlands hang just fine, especially indoors where there is no wind.
See? Easy peasy!