6 Steps To A Home Photo Booth And Endless Fun

I'll never understand people who don't love photo booths. The only consequence to a photo booth at a party is endless fun. Obviously I want one at my next get-together, but I tend to only see them at weddings. I have no intention of getting married anytime soon but that shouldn't stop me from making one on my own.

These six steps to making your own photo booth will guarantee you a great party and tons of pictures to remember the night later, or you know, to Instagram immediately.

Image: A Beautiful Mess

tripod for your smart phone

First, the basics. Obviously you’ll need a camera. Not all of us have a DSLR, but luckily smart phones can take some pretty sweet pics. This tripod for your smart phone is perfect for an at-home photo booth and can be used again and again even after you take the photo booth down.

Gorillapod Mobile, $15, photojojo.com

remote control for smart phone shutter

That tripod will work even better when you have a shutter remote for your phone. Plus, think of all the amazing selfies you’ll be able to take afterward!

Muku Shuttr, $40, amazon.com

gold foil curtain

As this A Beautiful Mess tutorial will show you, a gold foil background is a must. There are plenty of party places to get one for your photo booth but I found the cheapest ones over on Amazon.

Gold foil curtain, $5, amazon.com

chalkboard props

Chalkboards and chalkboard props may be everywhere these days, but you can’t say it doesn’t give a warm feeling to an event. Let your guests express themselves with these cute signs.

Chalkboard props, Chalk style, $21, etsy.com

more props

The world does not need more mustache props, but it wouldn’t be a photo booth without them. Instead of spending money on a kit from a store, you can make some at home with these free templates on DIY Network.

Image: DIY Network

party hats

Oh party hats, how I love thee. This party hat tutorial from StudioDIY is super simple and easily customizable for any party you plan to throw.

Image: StudioDIY