picture perfect

Earlier this week I mentioned that I’d show you how to make a simple photo booth backdrop.

You will need

  • 2 X Gold Foil Doorway Curtains (I got mine from Party City)
  • Oh Joy! for Target 12 piece Wall Decals
  • Tape
  • Clothespins (or something to hang the curtains from)
  • Tripod and camera
  • Silly props (optional)

For me, the easiest place to hang a photo booth backdrop was from the frame of a window. That way, I didn’t need to tape anything to the walls. However, because I used a window frame, I had to hang a large grey blanket behind the tinsel to hide any background outside. Our windows have great ledges so it was easy to hang both the blanket and foil curtains with clothespins.

I found (on clearance!) these wall decals and taped them to the foil for a bit more excitement.circlesDSC_1021And voila! An easy photo booth back drop. IMG_0657DSC_0002DSC_0011DSC_1031DSC_1052DSC_1055 Oh, and here is David testing out the props before the party.DSC_1024psst. If you like what you’re reading, please subscribe and share. xomeg

a shower for the bride

It is Aimee and Caylum’s wedding in three weeks and to celebrate the bride, we hosted a shower this weekend at my place and I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of the day.

Here is the invitation I made which was sent out by email. Shower-1We started the day off at the spa getting mani and pedis.IMG_0669Then we went back to the house. The evening was spent with a great group of Aimee’s friends, family and family-to-be.

The baby’s breath will be at the wedding so we filled the house with arrangements.DSC_0037And added some corks because the wedding will be at a vineyard.DSC_0039I made a banner for the shower and wedding venue – plus, it’s a reminder of the hashtag for the event. #caylumlovesaimeeDSC_1016Erin made the Barefoot Contessa’s Rossinis as the custom cocktail.DSC_1028And she made three amazing quiche (mushroom and fontana cheese, spinach red pepper and feta, and arugula and bacon)DSC_1029The menu also included

  • Hot goat cheese dip and baguettes
  • Roasted red pepper dip with pita
  • Green salad with lemon dressing
  • Bruchetta
  • Brownies (Aimee’s mom’s recipe)
  • Feta, mint, water melon and tomato, basil,bocconcini skewers*


IMG_0671The favour was a bottle of nail polish.IMG_0674And, what is a party these days without a photo booth.DSC_0011DSC_1052DSC_0002Come back later this week for DIY details on how to make the banner and photo booth

* Plus, here is a picture of the skewers – I painted the ends with white and yellow. A very easy project!DSC_1011IMG_0627

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