Photo booths are a huge value-add at any party, whether it’s a birthday, baby shower, or wedding. Creating an awesome backdrop will transform your regular wall into an attention-grabbing space *and* is the first step to achieving serious photo op goals. While we love the completely on-trend balloon wall, there are plenty of creative ideas that use everything from pool toys to paper plates. Scroll on to find inspo for your next party’s photo booth backdrop — and don’t forget the props!


1. Paper Plate Backdrop: This bright idea brings the perfect pop of color to the table (err, wall). It’s fit for any kind of gathering, and all you need is paper plates and tape! (via Oh Happy Day)


2. DIY Balloon Shamrock Backdrop: We’re all over that clover! Find balloons in every shade of green and blow them up to various sizes to make an arrangement that is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party. (via The House That Lars Built)


3. Rainbow Photo Backdrop: When it comes to photo booths, we *love* using props as part of a backdrop. Make sure they’re bright and colorful if you want a fun take on a rainbow and clouds. Use fishing line and foam board to hang honeycombs with colorful streamers. (via Oh Joy)


4. DIY Tropical Photo Backdrop: Tropic like it’s hot! This tropical print-inspired backdrop is perfect for a theme that brings the heat — even if it’s still winter outside. Add in some flamingo and pineapple props and guests will take note that you’ve really got this photo booth (ahem) in the *palm* of your hand. (via Brit + Co)


5. Sprinkle Balloon Backdrop DIY: A fantastic photo wall doesn’t have to be complicated. Turning a handful of colorful balloons into a wall of giant sprinkles will no doubt bring smiles to each of your guests’ faces. (via Oh Happy Day)


6. DIY Floating Confetti Photobooth: Similar to sprinkles, confetti is another super fun and bright option that dresses up a simple white wall. This version has the confetti floating, *and* can be packaged into a box, which makes for an incredibly unique hostess gift. (via Studio DIY / The Confetti Bar)


7. Gilded Photo Backdrop: Talk about a backdrop that cleans up nice. Take a closer look and you’ll notice this one features an unexpected choice — mop heads! Use spray paint and glitter in whatever color fits your party. (via Brit + Co)


8. Photobooth Factory Record Wall: For a backdrop that seriously rocks, grab a used stack of vinyls at a local record store. (via Lovely Indeed)


9. DIY Paper Daisy Backdrop: This light and easy backdrop is the perfect solution for a spring celebration like a baby or bridal shower. Bonus — the supplies for these daisies cost under 10 bucks! (via The House That Lars Built)


10. DIY Beach Ball Backdrop: Ensure your summer soiree has a photo booth with seriously beachy vibes. This setup utilizes paper lanterns because (pro tip) the shine factor of actual beach balls won’t work at all for photos! (via Sugar & Cloth)


11. Popsicle Party Decor: There’s no pooling around here! Turn pool toys into oversized candies and popsicles for summer decor, and take it a step further by hanging them against a wall as a brilliant choice for any summer party. (via Oh Happy Day)


12. DIY Yarn Wall Hanging: Woven wall hangings can make for a gorgeous photo background. They’re so chic that you might actually want to keep it up as a staple decor piece year-round! (via Design Love Fest)


13. Chevron Fringe Backdrop: A shiny wall is a great option for any celebration that requires some glitz and glam (like a 30th birthday or awards show party). Trim each layer to diagonally come to a point in the center until it creates a cool chevron pattern. (via I Spy DIY)


14. At Home Portrait Studio: If you don’t have the best walls to stage your photo booth against, create a simple backdrop to hang using white seamless paper. Add some props, and voila! (via Oh Joy)


15. DIY Wax Paper Backdrop: The light and airy quality of this backdrop consists of just string, ribbon, and paper, but has a seriously gorgeous effect. Opt for bridal white if you’re hosting a shower or color for a more casual party. (via Style Me Pretty)


16. Fringe Backdrop: A festive and colorful heart can be used for either an indoor or outdoor backdrop. If you’re celebrating a couple’s engagement, make sure there are signs, so guests know the hashtag. (via Oh Joy)


17. Photobooth With Thrifted Couch: This vintage couch set against a brick backdrop with hot glued letters is oh-so homey. Guests will appreciate taking a moment to get off their feet, and will have plenty of room for all their friends. (via Vintage Revivals / Wallpaper Direct)


18. DIY Paper Fan Photo Backdrop: Looking for a cheaper option? This one costs about 10 bucks. Use foam core poster boards to make the fans in an array of colors. (via A Pretty Cool Life)


19. DIY Gift Wrap Bow Backdrop: Stick a *bunch* of bows against a poster board and you’re all set for this simple DIY! (via Studio DIY)


20. Big Fringe Garlands: Big curtains of crepe paper fringe make this one super fancy wall. It can have a completely different look and feel, depending on what colors you end up going with. (via 100 Layer Cake-let / Oh Happy Day)


21. Printable Paper Flower Backdrop: Go floral for spring and stick a bunch of pretty flowers on the wall. The simple garden-esque look is perfect for a wedding shower or garden party. (via A Practical Wedding)


22. Pink Streamer Backdrop: Hang a ton of pale colored streamers (with a few tucked in to create a loop) for a beautiful and elegant look. It’s ultra femme in this photo, but you can go with any color scheme. (via Glamour and Grace)


23. Flower Power Backdrop: You’ll need a *lot* of flowers for this serious statement wall, but the final product is absolutely stunning. Hit up your weekly circular to find a sale on faux florals. (via Studio DIY)

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