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Luau’s can be an absolute blast. Our family has been to many of them over the years.
The music, the friends, and the delicious food. All of it is essential to throwing a great luau.
Today I want to share one simple suggestion for adding a little flair to your luau.
The photo booth.
Photo booths can be a fun way to get everyone involved. They make it easy to share pictures of your party with friends and family.
Today I’d like to share with you the tools you’ll need to put together the perfect photo booth.
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Photo Booth Backdrop
A good photo booth backdrop is absolutely essential. Since this is a luau you’ll want a backdrop that’s island themed in some way. Think beaches, palm trees, and tiki torches.
Here’s a few suggestions for backdrops you could use.
Tropical Beach Backdrop
I’m digging this one. In fact I’ve used one that looked just like this before and it was a huge hit. You can order one here.
Mermaid Photo Prop
This photo prop measure 3 feet wide by 25 inches tall. It will need to be held up by the person being pictured or placed on top of a bench or table.
The front side is a mermaid while the backside is a king Neptune. You can order this prop here.
You can order this boardwalk backdrop here.
Photo Booth Props
Photo booth props are an absolute must. I mean taking a picture in front of a beach backdrop is great and all. But let’s be honest, adding in some fun props makes it way better.
There are so many great kits out there to use as props.If you head over to your local party supply store your sure to find a few things you can use.
Or, if your an online shopper like me, you can check out these great kits I’ve found below.
Luau Props Kit #1
Luau Props Kit #2
When coming up with props for your photo booth, get creative. While it’s great to have some of the more conventional props like the two kits mentioned above, I think you should try and get a few unconventional props as well.
It makes things a bit more fun and festive. Below are a few non-traditional props that I really like.
Inflatable Pink Flamingo
I don’t recommend the ruffled plastic leis that seem to be really popular. They fall apart really easily and whenever I’ve ordered them I get a few that are already broken. Plus, when kids get their hands on them they inevitably unravel them and then you’ve got plastic ribbon everywhere.
Photo Booth Photographer
This is one thing many people seems to overlook. You want it to be easy for your guests to snap a picture. If they have to hunt down someone to hold 8 different iPhones and snap pictures with each one you’re booth probably won’t get used much.
Now I’m not saying you need to go out and hire a professional photographer. Just plan on having someone nearby that can snap pictures when people need them. It will make life easier on your guests and they’ll end up with some great pictures to share on social media.
Well I think we’ve covered just about everything. With these simple tools you’ll be all set to create a memorable photo booth for your epic luau.
Do you have any suggestions on creating the perfect photo booth? Share them in the comments below.