DIY Photo Props for Birthday Parties
This year Olaf from Disney’s Frozen came to our daughter’s birthday party! Well, sort of. We have a little tradition born out of our tight budget that we have used at more birthdays than not over the years. So many of our friends have a special costumed character come to their kid’s birthday party and boy is that cute! Sadly, we can’t afford to have fancy schmancy extras like that – honestly, we don’t throw the best parties. But we have found this fun and inexpensive trick to be quite the crowd pleaser. WeDIY Photo Props for Birthday Parties, and they are always super cute!
We don’t have a costumed character to take pictures with, but we make a really fun cardboard cut out of our kid’s current favorite character and our guests can all take a picture with him. In the past we have emailed pictures after the party – this year we printed right from our Samsung Galaxy Camera to our printer on HP photo paper – it was so easy, and it was a really fun addition to our little goody bags for our guests.
In years past Lumpy, Mater & Lightning McQueen (just to name a few) have made a special appearance!)
“Lumpy” from Winnie the Pooh was my daughter’s favorite character when she was two (talk about somewhat obscure right?) – so naturally he had to come for pictures! Here is Lumpy with Brother when he was only 1 1/2 – for real – where does the time go?!
When our son turned three he wanted Mater & Lightning McQueen to stop by – so Daddy whipped up these two!
Well. with Frozen being the Disney hit this year, it was Olaf who stopped by for pictures with family and friends. This was so easy and you can seriously make it from home! The hubs used this Olaf “Do you want to build a Snowman?” Printable and simply printed it larger – it is an awesome high resolution image and perfectly legal to print at whatever size works for you! * Harry is a designer and a bit of a perfectionist at times – so you may notice he went in and airbrushed shadows in photoshop on our Olaf…. yours may print out a wee bit differently, but it will still be super duper cute – I promise!* We spray mounted our print out onto foam core (a discard from a student project that would have been thrown out otherwise!) – made a makeshift stand with scrap wood and viola! DIY Photo Props for Birthday Parties are kinda the cutest thing ever! We have always used ours for pictures at our party and then passed down our DIY photo props for birthday parties to a friend to use at their party. Yes, you can buy these sorts of things, but making them is really fun and not at all expensive!
So how is that for a #DisneySide ?
“Say ‘Warm Hugs’ Guys!”
So if the above seems a little ambitious – the good folks at Amazon will send you your own Olaf Stand up for just under $40 – which if we factor paper, ink, and time into it – Amazon might have a better deal going 😉