Props Make the Day
Posing with friends and capturing silly faces makes a photo booth fun for any occasion, but adding props really gets the party going. A cowboy hat or pink feather boa lets guests play around and let loose. It’s a good idea to have a collection of props on hand for your photo booth that lend themselves to different types of parties. But there’s no need to buy every prop out there. Think about what items guests will have the most fun with and plan accordingly when budgeting for props. Here are a few ideas to maximize both your collection of props and the fun your guests will have.
Pick the Best Props for the Occasion
Ask your customers about the party or occasion they’re renting a photo booth for. A birthday party for a 6 year-old boy has a different theme and vibe than an elegant banquet. Categorize the various types of events that your clients have and buy props based on these groups. For instance, guests at a graduation party or a high school prom could both enjoy funny hats, sunglasses, and message boards they can hold up.
Occasions with specific colors or themes, like wedding receptions and baby showers, may go better with props that complement the party details such as flowers or balloons. Stock up on your basic props but think about occasions that can be grouped together and buy a few of these distinctive props. Remember, to ask your customers if they have any preferences for props they want with their photo booth, and see if you can fill their requests with props you already have on hand.
What to do if you run out of props or don’t have the ones a customer wants? Instead of rushing to the store and buying more props, try creating your own. Simple and cheap items like foam board and ribbon let you customize hand-made props. Craft and dollar stores offer inexpensive items that can shaped into props fitting all sorts of occasions. Here’s a great video showing you how to save money by quickly and easily creating your own props.