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DIY New Year's Eve Photo Backdrop Ideas

New year’s eve is fast approaching. Planning your own NYE celebration can be challenging but definitely rewarding. If you’re looking for some ​​New Year’s eve photo backdrop ideas, a DIY photo backdrop is surely a great way to welcome the New Year.

Instead of finding someone to do the backdrop for you, doing your own backdrop is the best way to go. It’s not only cost-effective; it can also be a more memorable way to celebrate the New Year, as you can easily customize the backdrop to make it even more personalized for you and your guests.

Quick Tip: Make sure to gather all the required materials before starting the DIY project.

Here’s a DIY New Year’s event photo backdrop idea you can follow.

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How to Setup the Perfect New Year's Eve Photo Backdrop

Step 1: Set Up The Crossbar

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Set up the crossbar and place it on the stage where you intend it to stand.

Step 2: Insert the Backdrop

 silver glitz sequin backdrop

Once the crossbar is set up, you can insert three backdrops of different materials and colors for added depth and design.

You can try our black poly premier fire retardant drape on the center with a silver glitz sequin backdrop on the sides for a shimmering look.

Tip: Iron or steam your panels before putting them on your pipe and drape set. Use a hand steamer once hung for touch-ups.

Step 3: Inflate Balloons

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Inflate all the balloons before arranging them. Blow them up to different sizes ranging from large, medium, and small.

The large ones will be used for the base of the entire setup, medium ones for the middle part, and small ones for the accent. You can use white, silver, and gold for variety and to complete the glamorous look.

Tip: Save time on the day of your event by inflating balloons with air the day before.

Step 4: Arrange the Balloons

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Arrange the balloons by tying them together. Place the bigger ones at the bottom to hold everything together as a base until it goes all the way up with the smaller ones at the top.

Use a clear fishing wire to tie balloons together for the balloon garland.

For the small accent balloons that you can tie, use a glue gun to stick them to the entire garland. 

Tip: Use a low-temperature glue gun to add small filler balloons to any gaps in the balloon garland.

In addition to balloons, other DIY photo backdrop ideas for party photo booths include the use of paper flowers, paper chains, colored papers, or wrapping papers to make colorful backdrops.

Step 5: Setup Tables

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Place cocktails or side tables nearby so guests can place their drinks before taking photos. Dress them up with a combination of a black sequin tablecloth and a silver Payette sequin round 120" tablecloth to match the backdrop.

Tip: Use cocktails or side tables of different heights to create a multi-dimensional look.

Step 6: Top Off With A Neon Sign

neon lights

Complete the overall setup of your new year's eve photo backdrop by placing a “Let’s Party” neon sign in the middle panel.

Check out this video for a visual guide:

DIY-ing your New Year’s eve photo backdrop is actually fun and easy! You can even make it a family affair by letting your kids help you decorate. This idea is also perfect for baby showers, birthday parties, bridal showers, and more.

For other options for balloons, neon signs, payette sequin round tablecloths, backdrop panels, sequin panels, polyester backdrops, pipes and drapes system, and uprights, crossbars, and bases, check out our main website.

Don’t forget to check out our blog, YouTube channel, Pinterest and Instagram pages for other new year's eve photo backdrop ideas.

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