Tag Archives: party

Sparkbooth photo booth software party and event ideas and articles

Oscar Party Photo Booth Ideas – How to Create Movie Stars at Your Next Oscar Party

Oscar statue prop

The Oscars are an exciting time of year! This the time of year when all of the best movies, actors, directors, and more are celebrated with the most prestigious of awards – The Oscar. Millions of people gather around their televisions in order to to watch all the top celebrities walk that infamous red carpet, while analyzing their every move.

There are quite a few people who are such a fan of The Oscars that they will host their very own Oscar awards ceremony. Friends and family are invited over so everyone can watch the 3+ hour event together. Of course, invited guests must dress up in their most fashionable attire and be prepared to make their own predictions for who will win, making this night of excitement one that won’t soon be forgotten.

Sparkbooth

Make this year’s Oscar Party super fun and super special by using a photo booth so you can take lots and lots of photos all throughout the party. It’s so easy to set up and use, you’ll want to use Sparkbooth at every party you host from now on!

Why a Photo Booth?

Although a photo booth makes a great addition to any party, it’s especially fun for an Oscar-themed party! Imagine how much fun everyone will have taking their photo while dressed in such style. Be sure to take some photos well before the party starts so you can place these photos on a special wall for all to see and admire – they’ll feel like a star!

Obviously, everyone will make their own predictions for who will win best movie, best actor, best supporting actor, etc., and if they’re right, they get to take a special photo with an Oscar and a picture of the winner. Be sure that whoever guesses the most winners right gets a special prize at the end.

Oscar Party Photo Booth Ideas.

Photo Layout/Background Graphics

Oscar party photo booth back drop

  • A door panel makes a great backdrop.
  • A photo stand-in is always fun and a favorite.
  • Posters of the year’s best movie nominees make a great background.
  • What would an Oscar party be without paparazzi?

Signs

Hollywood photo booth props

  • Choose from a variety of hanging wall cutouts that will help set the mood!
  • A banner where you can add your own personalized message makes an exciting and original background.

Props

A Couple Tips

  • A red carpet entrance is an easy way to set the mood right from the very start
  • Be sure to send out your invitations as soon as possible.  It’s never too soon to start planning what to wear!

Related Posts

Valentine Party Photo Booth Ideas – The Right Props Make the Best Photos

Valentine’s Day is a day that is filled with love, happiness, and lots of fun! This the day when people get to express their fondness for their special Valentine in any way they wish, and to anyone they love. This can include a boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, a friend, or family – as long as it is someone they adore and they want to show them how truly special they are as well as how lucky they are to have them in their lives.

Valentine’s Day Décor

When you want to throw the best Valentine’s Day party ever, you need to incorporate lots of fun by incorporating lots of exciting Valentine’s Day-related items throughout the party venue.

Décor Examples:

  • Place a few eye-grabbing banners on the walls. They’re simple, yet easily express words of sentiment, such as ‘Love is Sweet’.
  • Order a few red and/or pink chalkboards and write lots of sweet messages on them, such as “Be My Valentine”, and “I Love You”. Some are even available in pre-made heart shapes! Be sure to get lots so you can spread them all around the party area.

Valentine Party Photo Booth Ideas

There are lots of benefits to setting up a Valentine-themed photo booth. First of all, a photo booth allows everyone to express themselves using a variety of props so they can take photos of themselves that they will surely treasure forever. Secondly, it’s fun! Everyone likes taking photos with their friends and loved ones. And when it’s Valentine’s Day, there are lots of choices when it comes to using photo props so you can make the most original photos ever.

Photo Booth Prop Ideas

  • Use a variety of colorful photo booth props (heart glasses, kissing lips, cupid, etc.) that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
  • Who can resist using the infamous bow and arrow that cupid uses to spread the love? Once you  shoot someone, they have to love you back!
  • Buy a few Valentine’s Day-themed posters, which can make a great backdrop for your photo. There are lots of choices, from simple and elegant to colorful and bold.
  • Garland made of pink and red hearts makes a simple yet elegant background.
  • Large candy hearts make a great prop idea and are highly associated with Valentine’s Day.
  • A personalized kissing booth spreads the love and is sure to be the hit of the party!

The Other Side of Romance


Occasionally, there are people who tend to host a Valentine’s Day party with a goal of celebrating the opposite of what Valentine’s Day is known for – love and romance. In these cases, a focus is placed on how much ‘Love Sucks, or Bites’, and accordingly props and ‘Love Stinks’ banners that relate to the downsides of romance are used. It’s all in fun though, with darker colors being utilized to emote the overall feeling of either having no romantic partner or recently breaking up with one.

Most of All – Have Fun!

Be sure that having fun is at the top of your list! There are tons of Valentine Party photo booth ideas that you can use to make your Valentine’s Day party one that is super fun for everyone. By using Sparkbooth, taking fun photos that your guests will treasure forever simply couldn’t be any easier.

Related Posts

DIY Photo Booth – A Super Fun Idea For Your Child’s Next Party!


Every year presents a variety of special occasions that call for hosting a children’s party. Birthdays are definitely the most popular reason, with holiday’s such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas coming in at a close second. This means that there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to host a party for children and accordingly there are plenty of ideas and/or themes out there that can help you create one of the best and most enjoyable children’s parties ever!

A New and Exciting Fun Party Idea!

Now, think about all the previous parties you’ve had for your child. If you happen to notice that all your child’s parties so far seem to be the same, know that there is something new for you to try that is sure to be the hit of your next party-Sparkbooth!

If you’re currently looking to make your kid’s party a truly fun and unique experience, then you must try Sparkbooth. Sparkbooth is a DIY Photo Booth that lets you create your very own customizable photos. You won’t have to imagine for very long just how excited your guests will be when they find out that you will be having your very own Photo Booth at your next party,as you’ll be able to see it on their faces when they start posing! You can use Sparkbooth as the centerpiece of your party or it can simply be one of the many elements, it’s completely up to you!

What Exactly Is Sparkbooth?

Sparkbooth is an exciting way for you to take and share photos. Remember the old-style photobooths? The ones that were so hard to pass up because it was so much fun to get 2 or 3 friends together in order to squeeze in to this compact photo booth, and then printed out those 4 vertical prints that you probably still have tucked away in a box somewhere?

Welcome to Sparkbooth!

Sparkbooth is not only tons of fun, but is also super easy to use, as all you need is the software, a computer webcam, and a printer.

Know that Sparkbooth can be used over and over again, as it is a program that will never get oldbecause there are always new and exciting ways to use the software. This is one of Sparkbooth’s best features, as it allows you to customize the photos so that they reflect a particular time and/or party.

Why Use Sparkbooth?

Sparkbooth is a great asset to any party! It is affordable, easy to utilize, and can be used over and over again because taking photos will never go out of style! Sparkbooth simply brings your photo-taking to another whole level by allowing you the versatility to change the photos, truly making them your own by applying your own special twist to them.

How to Use Sparkbooth

Although using Sparkbooth is very simple to do, there are a lot of great options from which to choose from. Below is an overview that will inform you on how to use Sparkbooth so that you are able to fully enjoy all the benefits that it can offer at your next child’s party.

Setting Up: Gather together a computer (with Sparkbooth software already installed), webcam,and printer, and set them up somewhere that is easy to access yet out of the way. For example,try to find an empty wall/corner space where you can set up a table for the computer, etc. so that the camera is pointed at the focal point. The focal point should have a background/backdrop that supports your party theme, and if done right, will be the hit of the party!

Suggestions include:

  • Creating a “Photo Booth” Sign. Creating a sign lets the guests know that you indeed have a Photo Booth available where they can take photos of themselves. (Watch their faces fill with excitement once they see this!)
  • Setting up a Theme/Background. You are able to select from one of the themes that are already available in Sparkbooth’s library, or you can choose to use your own background on your computer’s desktop and use the Invisible theme to let it show through.
  • Customizing the Photo Layout Background. You are able to place a logo or text message on the screen so you can further personalize the photo. For example, if it’s Tim’s birthday, you can add “Tim’s 7th Birthday!”.

Taking Photos: Stand in front of the web camera, pose and click. It’s really that simple! You are able to review before printing, so you are able to pick and choose which photo’s you want toprint out.

Printing Photos: Photos are available to print out in a strip of 4 or a 2-by-2 format, both with the ability for you to add in your very own personalized graphics. You are also able to previewbefore printing to make sure they are just right. Know that you can use a USB button in place of a keyboard for simpler operation.

NOTE: Make sure that there is an adult available to supervise the Photo Booth area as although the software is very easy to use, you’ll want to make sure that an adult is available to assist with the actual photo-taking.

Some Popular Party Theme Ideas

Party themes are so much fun! Imagine choosing one of the more popular themes of the day,something that all the kids are talking about, and then bringing that theme to your party. Once you choose your theme, know that there are places available that you can rent and/or buy the appropriate theme-related items.

  • Pirate. Pirate lovers will have so much fun at a Pirate Party! Just imagine all your guests walking around with parrots on their shoulders… while saying ‘argh!’ a lot, of course.
  • Superheroes. Who doesn’t want to pretend they’re a superhero for the day? Have your guests dress up as their favorite superhero for your Superhero Party, and you’re almost guaranteed to have a party that promises to be filled with fun and adventure!
  • Valentine’s Day.Valentine’s Day is filled with lots of love, and candy! Have your guests dress up in red,white, and/or pink colors for a real valentine feel! Remember, colors show up well in pictures so the more color, the better!
  • Easter. Easter parties are quite common and can be either casual or fancy. Imagine how cute the photo’s will be of your guests on this special day!
  • Halloween. Depending on the age of the child, a Halloween party is made to be fun with some scary elements thrown in. You can even be more specific in your theme and request that your guests all dress up as witches and cats, or as their favorite piece of candy.
  • Clowns. Who doesn’t like a clown? Guests should wear their funkiest clothes to a Clown Party, and then allow for some face-painting once there. Imagine how fun your guests will have getting their photo taken with their silly faces painted on!
  • Christmas. Christmas parties can either be fun and relaxing, or more formal and proper. Either way,Christmas photo’s are some of the more popular photo’s taken all year and are usually meant to be shared with loved ones. Plan on using lots of printing paper if you plan on hosting a Christmas Party.

Additional Props and Ideas

Bottom Line

Sparkbooth is a great way to add something special to your next children’s party. Remember, a photo is one of the most cherished items that we carry with us, so when you choose to hosta party and use Sparkbooth, you are not only creating a super fun party atmosphere, you are creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Related Posts

Oscar Party Photo Booth Props

Oscar Trophy Prop

Throwing an Oscar night party next weekend? Here are some Oscar-themed photo booth ideas:

Related Posts

© 2011 Sparkbooth Photo Booth Software. All Rights Reserved.

Photo Booth Setup Tips

When setting up a photo booth at your event, consider:

  • Placing the computer, webcam, and keyboard on a table in a well-lighted area. Don’t forget a chair or stool.
  • Adjust webcam height to eye-level.
  • Use a directional lamp to provide enough lighting.
  • Turn off instant messaging and other applications on the computer, and run Sparkbooth in full-screen kiosk mode.
  • Consider a plain, neutral background like a wall, screen, or curtains.
  • Create a sign that says “Photo Booth Entrance” to indicate where the photo booth is located.

Related Posts