Everything You Need to Set Up A DIY Photo Booth For Your Next Party

By: Alicia Feb 26, 2014

A roundup of all the components you need to create an awesome DIY photo booth for your next party.
These days, no party is complete without a photo booth. They're not only a fun addition to any shindig, but they're a great way to capture memories and they create the most meaningful party favors in the world.

While renting an old-timey booth or hiring a company to run one are both nice options, they cost a pretty penny. The reality is, creating a custom photo booth using the electronics most of us already have around the house (e.g. your computer, digital camera, printer, phone) isn't very complicated. In fact, it's relatively straightforward. And, when you combine the "photo taking device" with some custom photo props or easy DIY backgrounds, your photo booth becomes the life of the party.

Follow along as we share everything you need to know about creating a custom photo booth for the… Continue Reading

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10 Banners & Garlands To Make For Any Occasion

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 14, 2014

10 DIY Banners & Garland For Any Occasion It doesn't have to be the holiday season for you to whip out the fun banners and garlands. Whether it's a birthday, a party, or you just want to be festive, here are 10 garlands and banners that you can create for any occasion!      

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How to: Throw a Party in a Small Space

By: Brittnimehlhoff Feb 07, 2014

If you've always wanted to throw a party, but thought that your place was simply too tiny to actually pull the trigger, this post is for you. Sure being limited by square feet can be a problem, when it comes to parties, but I have good news. There are easy ways to fix those common space-related issues. Here are six tips for throwing a great party in a small… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever DIY Ideas for Your Next Party or Event

By: Faith-towers Feb 04, 2014

This month on Curbly we're focusing on parties and entertaining... so I wanted to share some of my favorite "why didn't I think of that?" ideas that I've run across lately. Click through to check out these super genius (and easy) DIY party… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Gorgeous Table Settings to Inspire Your Next Dinner Party

By: Capreek Feb 03, 2014

We'll be sharing loads of great party decor ideas and tips this month, starting with some festive dinner party table settings. Enjoy the eye… Continue Reading

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Our Daughter's DIY Princess Party (Not in a Pack), Part II

By: Alicia Jan 22, 2013

DIY Rapunzel Party
Last week, I wrote about some of our inspiration and preparation for our daughter's Rapunzel-themed birthday party. To recap, we wanted to give our four-year-old the party of her dreams without purchasing everything from a princess party pack. So, we enlisted the help of Pinterest and our Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and made it magical. Read on to see what we… Continue Reading

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Planning a DIY Princess Party (Not in a Package)

By: Alicia Jan 15, 2013

A DIY Rapunzel Birthday Party
Our little girl is turning four next week, and we're in full party planning mode. This year's planning is especially interesting since we're living in a house with no kitchen, and in various but consistent states of complete chaos. Nevertheless, it's our four-year-old's birthday, and there will be a rockin' little kids' birthday... in, um, an octogenarian par-tay… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Geometric Paper Lanterns

By: Capreek Aug 16, 2012

created at: 08/16/2012
Who says you need to have a party to hang a few of these awesome tissue paper lanterns around? I would keep them up all of the time!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Polka Dot Cake -- On the Inside!

By: Capreek Jul 20, 2012

created at: 07/19/2012
Polka dots make anything more festive, but polka dots inside a cake?? That's a whole other level of festivity, my friends!  … Continue Reading
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Make It: Plush Strawberry Place Cards for Summer Parties!

By: Capreek Jul 17, 2012
created at: 07/17/2012
How adorable are these strawberry place card holders?? I kinda want to make a million of them and then have a giant party where we all joke and laugh and eat berry pies. Who's in?  … Continue Reading
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Make It: DIY Paper Flower String Lights

By: Capreek Jul 12, 2012
created at: 07/11/2012
What's an outdoor summer soiree without some fanciful lighting?? Bring the festivities up a notch with some colorful flower string lights!    

These pretty garden lights are made using low-heat LEDs (we don't want your party to take a turn towards Tragic Fire Town) and colorful cupcake liners. Check out how to make different flower and leaf styles over on Oh Happy Day!
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How To: Make DIY Marbled Glassware

By: Capreek May 04, 2012

created at: 05/03/2012

Hellllloooo! This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a long time. In related news, it looks like I better plan a trip to the thrift store STAT (you know... for some glassware I can experiment on just in case something goes horribly… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Mini DIY Piñata Ideas for Cinco de Mayo!

By: Capreek May 01, 2012

created at: 05/01/2012

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and if you're looking to add a little extra pizzazz to the party, here are seven mini piñatas to make, give, or decorate the town… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Confetti-Sprinkled Linen Napkins!

By: Capreek Mar 21, 2012

created at: 03/21/2012

Okay, you guys.  Here's my plan.  We're going to make a bunch of those twine garden lights (in lots of pretty, spring-y colors), and then we're going to make a bunch of these awesome confetti napkins.  And then?  Then we're going to throw ourselves a big ol' garden party!  Sound… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Festive DIY Confetti Tablecloth!

By: Capreek Feb 16, 2012

created at: 02/16/2012

Whether it's because I've got a birthday coming up or I just live life like it's a party, I'm totally feeling this colorful DIY project.  I mean, it's a confetti tablecloth, y'all.  What's not to… Continue Reading

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How To: Set Up a DIY Photo Booth Using Your Computer (Free Software Download Included)

By: Alicia Jan 05, 2012

In the spirit of the new year, we're taking a look back at some of some favorites from the archives. Because old acquaintance should not be forgotten, we're bringing some inspired projects back to mind. Today, take a look at a DIY photo booth that is sure to be a hit at any 2012 bash!

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How the White House Gets Ready for Halloween

By: Diy maven Oct 29, 2011

created at: 10/29/2011

The First Family will be hosting trick-or-treaters again this year at the White House. Check out the video below to see the preparations. There's some GREAT decor ideas, like the… Continue Reading

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Make It: Festive No-Sew Bunting!

By: Capreek Oct 18, 2011

created at: 10/17/2011

Add a pop of color and a good dose of cheer to your next celebration with this easy, no-sew… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Table Number Napkins (Free Download)!

By: Capreek Oct 06, 2011

created at: 10/06/2011

With October kicking off the beginning of non-stop holiday shenanigans, these DIY numbered table napkins will help keep the festivities… Continue Reading

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DIY Halloween Party Decor

By: Craftmel Oct 04, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

Last year was the first year I actually decorated for Halloween, and it was only my T.V. stand (which didn't have a television yet...) and my kitchen table.  I'm daring, I know.  But I couldn't resist doing something after seeing these simple and amazingly cheap decor… Continue Reading

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