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All That Glitters is Gold: The 10 Best NYE Photo Backdrops

Oh New Year’s Eve. The night of sparkly cocktail dresses, confetti poppers everywhere, and thousands upon thousands of photos, most of which you probably shouldn’t share. But, if you’re throwing a New Year’s Eve party this year, you best make yourself a serious photo backdrop. It’s a no-fail way to make sure you get a shot of everyone at your party, and it’s hilarious to see a series of photos evolve (or… devolve) over the course of the night. Here are 10 awesome photo backdrop ideas, perfect for New Year’s Eve.


1. Glittery Gold “Bubbles”: First of all, let’s pop some bubbly! This backdrop would be a pretty intense one to make from scratch, but you can probably find some sequined fabric to create a similar effect. (via Mikaela Ruth)

2. Gold Foil Polka Dots: We’re not crazy fans of pink around here but this is AMAZING. This is seriously one of the best (and simplest!) backdrops we’ve ever seen. To create your own, simply cut out gold foil or contact paper circles, stick ’em up a piece of pink fabric, and you’re almost done. (via The Glitter Guide)

3. Gold + Pink Dot Garland: Speaking of polka dots, if you have a nice clean white wall, all you really need is a couple of garlands to create an instant photo studio. (via Nice Party)

4. Blush, Gold, and White Chevron Fringe: We’re loving the sumptuous-looking layers in this tissue paper creation. (via A Beautiful Mess)

5. Paper Tassels Backdrop: Now that looks like a party! Tissue paper pom poms, fringe, and boom! Feel free to drop the mic ;) (via Smilebooth)

6. Vintage-Inspired Doily Backdrop: For a daytime affair, go for these whimsical doilies — try to find colorful ones to add a pop here and there amongst the white ones. (via Confetti Pop)

7. Layered Chevron Backdrop: You had us at layered chevron. But seriously, how cute is that pooch? (via Smilebooth)

8. Confetti System Metallic Fringe: Dear Confetti System, We love everything you do. Please keep on making beautiful things and sharing them with the world. Love, Brit + Co. (via The Selby)

9. Ribbon Backdrop: Tap into your inner weaver and turn a whole bunch of spools of ribbon into a beautifully textured scene. (via Wedding Chicks)

10. Gold Sequin Backdrop: The folks at Oh Happy Day definitely know how to throw a party, and this idea for a New Year’s bash is right up our alley. (via Oh Happy Day)

Which of these backdrop ideas is your favorite? Ever set up your own DIY photo booth? Talk to us in the comments below.

Anjelika Temple
As Chief Creative Officer and Founding Partner at Brit + Co, Anjelika Temple brings her voracious consumption of all things creative and colorful to DIY projects, geeky gadgetry finds and more. When she's not DIY-ing her heart out, you'll find her throwing dinner parties with friends or adventuring with her husband David, their daughter Anokhi, and their silly dog Turkey.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)