How Vivid Scenery Can Transport You to Another World

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It’s no secret that vivid scenery can transform your production. No matter if you’re planning an event, producing a dance recital, or curating a theatrical production, bright scenery will make your occasion POP. We’re featuring a few backdrops that are vibrant and beautiful below. They will be show stoppers wherever you place them!

Vivid Scenery - Dance 27 Splash

We have a variety of bright backdrops that can enhance your vivid scenery. Take a look into our Dance Splash series. Full of vibrant hues along the color spectrum. With the splashes of paint, you can feel the movement from these dancers. It’s Spring Dance Recital season and we cannot wait to see how our Dance Splash collection enhances your production. Make a splash wherever you go!

Vivid Scenery - Havana Streets 4

Our Havana Streets collection transports you directly into the heart of the city. Bringing the Havana Nights theme to life has never been easier. Our backdrops have been painted side by side, to effortlessly use as a panel or a room wrap. Our Havana Streets collection is as colorful and bright as you’d expect. A few of our designs even include the infamous 1950’s era cars to liven up the scene. Havana’s colorful and vibrant architecture is a product of it’s historical development. It’s the perfect spring and summer theme for your next event.

Vivid Scenery - Music Time 1

Our Music inspired series can make you feel the music in your bones. The colorful musical notes are spread throughout the design. A variety of different sizes of circles in hues of red and blue are in the background. This musical background is perfect to bring the rhythmic vibe to your next production.

Do you love using vivid scenery for your events or are you more of a pastel or natural hues lover? Let us know in the comments below! Stay tuned for next month as we’ll be featuring backdrops that have a more natural and earthy feel.

5 Candyland Party Tips

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Planning a party for someone sweet? Our Candyland party ideas will help bring your party to life! Whether it’s for a quinceañera, Bat Mitzvah, or a birthday party, this theme is sure to be a hit. Don’t forget your sweet tooth. This delicious party will be one to be remembered for ages.

Sweet Inspiration for your Candyland Party

Look below for inspiration for your Land of Sweets party. From the entrance to the centerpieces to the décor and so much more.

1. First Impressions are EverythingCandyland Party Ideas - Kaylaland

Impress your guests even before they enter the party! As you enter this Bat Mitzvah, you will be immersed in an amazing, candy-filled world of Kaylaland. The playful lettering, candy accents, and purple florals set the mood for the joyous occasion.

2. Determine your Color Palette

Candyland Party Ideas - Candyland 5A

With a Candyland theme, there are endless varieties of colors to choose from when determining your color palette. With bright and colorful candy elements, we suggest choosing the favorite color of the person you’re honoring. In this case, the Bat Mitzvah girl loves shades of purple and pink. These hues were highlighted throughout the event. The linens, florals, and centerpieces all shined brightly in shades of purple and pink.

3. The Sweeter the Décor the Better

Candyland Party Ideas - Candyland 11

When you’re planning a Candyland party, the sweet the décor the better. Our Candyland Backdrops can effortlessly bring your theme to life. Explore yummy meadows of sugary treats with rolling fields of swirly lollipops and frosted pink mountains. A chocolate river overflows with colorful candy and sugar cones. Striped orange popsicles tower over berry cupcakes at the beginning of the candy coated pathway. Gooey gumdrops make their way up the windy roads leading up to the mountain.

4. Don’t Skimp on the Dessert Table

Candyland Party Ideas - Candyland 5B

At a Candyland themed event, all of your guests will expect a decadent and delicious dessert table. Provide the most scrumptious sweets, so your guests can taste your theme. From candy to donuts to mini cakes and cookies, your sweet tooth will be satisfied.

5. When in Doubt, Wrap the Room!

Candyland Party Ideas - Candyland Room Wrap

To create a completely immersive experience for your guests, wrap your room in backdrops! Wherever your guests will look, they’ll be reminded of your sweet theme. Many of our Candyland backdrops are painted side by side in order to make a room wrap more effortless!

Planning a different themed event? Browse our panels to see other backdrops that can be used for room wraps!

3 Ways to Embrace your Spring Décor

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Spring is here & we’re ready for warmer weather & all of the florals. One of our favorite reasons for spring is the vibrant, lush signs of life. Planning an event during spring can be a fun way to embrace all the elements of spring in your décor and design choices. We’re featuring 3 ways to embrace your spring décor below.

1. Cherry Blossom Pink is the New Black.

Spring Décor - Walk in the Park Spring

Cherry Blossoms are no doubt a sign of spring. This beautiful pastel pink is a fresh and fun color to include in your spring décor.  Our Walk in the Park Spring backdrop is a bright reminder that spring is here. Move over Millennial pink. We think Cherry Blossom Pink is the new black. Thoughts?

2. April Showers Bring May Flowers

Spring Décor - Secret Garden

Does this mean we’ll have to wait until May for flowers? We sure hope not. Blooming flowers and sun shining through are signs of life & certainly signs of spring. Our Secret Garden backdrops is a beautiful compilation of a variety of flowers. This enchanting walkway invites you to walk along the vibrant, lush garden.  The beams of light shining through add an invitation of warmth. This gorgeous background is the perfect addition to your spring décor.

3. Embrace the Outdoors with your Spring Décor

Spring Décor - Pond 3 Bridge

Spring is the returning of enjoying the outdoors. Of course, winter is enjoyable in other (much colder) ways. There’s a breath of fresh air that comes with the return of spring. Even if your event is indoors, we think your spring décor should embrace the outdoors. Include lush green elements and hints of florals to welcome spring. We’re dreaming of the picturesque greenery that comes with the warmer weather. Our Pond Bridge backdrop highlights a bridge over a pond in lush garden with the sun shining through, flowers blooming, and water lilies floating on the surface.

3 Stunning Skylines to Transform Your Event

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How can you bring the atmosphere and feeling of a city to an event? Showcasing iconic local items, memorabilia from the city’s sports teams, and local cuisine are amazing ways to enhance an event. We have a variety of skyline backdrops that can complement city-centric décor as well. See a few below & browse the rest of our skyline inventory here.

Stunning Skylines

Stunning Skyline - City Skyline 14

Our City Skyline Backdrop takes place during the perfectly pink sunset. Can you name this skyline? It may be lesser known, but it’s still as beautiful! Tampa during sunset is an amazing sight to see. Luckily this skyline was painted side by side with another backdrop, so you can use them together to create a beautiful sunset skyline panel at your next event.

Stunning Skyline - San Diego By Night 4

The San Diego Skyline during the golden hour is something we love. San Diego is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and gorgeous weather. It’s also home to this stunning skyline above. The mixture between the amazing beaches and this downtown skyline makes San Diego a very special place to live or to visit. This bright backdrop can liven up your next event & bring San Diego to wherever your event is located!

Stunning Skyline - London Skyline 2

There’s something magical about London at dusk. Our London Skyline backdrop will instantly transform your event to a British affair. The bright moon shines amongst the white wispy clouds and gleaming stars in the sky. Big Ben stands high above the rest of the city. This iconic skyline is one for the ages. Truly timeless and classic.

Our extensive collection of stunning skyline backdrops includes both the iconic views and the lesser known cityscapes. Perfect for a local event you’re planning or for an event as an ode to a faraway place. Want us to paint your local skyline? We’d be more than happy to bring it to life! Our Custom Rental Service can provide you with just that.

Saving A Heart on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day creates time and space to reflect on those that we love. We are taking one more step towards love and compassion this year. This Valentine’s Day, we are sponsoring a child to receive life-saving heart surgery. Learn more about the loving soul we sponsored below and how his outlook on life has completely transformed in the most positive way.

Background of our Involvement

Dr. Rick Hodes - Saving a Heart on Valentine's Day

Source: Rickhodes.org/about

Throughout the years, we’ve connected with Dr. Rick Hodes who is an American doctor who has dedicated nearly 30 years of his life serving the underprivileged in Ethiopia. Dr. Rick Hodes is a CNN Hero and JDC’s Medical Director. Dr. Rick Hodes mainly treats spine, cardiac, and cancer patients. We’ve been privileged enough to donate over the years to give back and help save lives through Dr. Rick Hodes’ work. Dr. Rick Hodes sends his patients from the Mother Teresa Clinic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to either India for cardiac surgery or to Ghana for spinal surgery. In India, heart surgery is about 10% of the price in the United States.

Samson - Saving a Heart on Valentine's Day

Whoever Saves a Life, Saves the World

Samson, pictured above, is the boy we sponsored to receive a life-saving heart surgery. He arrived in Dr. Rick Hodes’ care at age 10 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He was born in Wello province, however his dad, a policeman, was transferred to Addis Ababa. When Samson arrived to the clinic, he was tired and weak. Samson was diagnosed as having a ventricular septal defect (VSD). VSD is a hole between the 2 ventricles of the heart. Untreated, it would lead to death. In Samson’s case, the blood flow between the 2 ventricles was revering and going from left to right (expected) to both directions (which is not supposed to happen). This would soon become irreversible. He needed corrective surgery as soon as possible. Dr. Rick Hodes put him on Viagra 3x daily to lower his pressures, and the shunt reverted to left-to-right. This gave a window of surgical opportunity.

Samson was sent to India, along with a dozen other heart patients. Samson underwent surgery to repair his heart at AIMS Amrita Hospital in Kochi, India. The surgery went well and he returned to Ethiopia after his recovery. Samson is now going to school and playing with his friends. Samson would love to play soccer and become an engineer when he grows up.

How Can You Help this Valentine’s Day?

Donate Now - Saving a Heart on Valentine's Day
Instead of buying a gift, consider making a donation on behalf of your loved one for Valentine’s Day. You can help a patient get closer to having a healthy heart. The JDC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! We hope you spend your day with someone (or a cause) that you love.

New Backdrops for a New Year!

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Hello 2018! Already halfway through January & we can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for all of us! Our team has been working on designing and hand-painted new backdrops for the new year. Adding backdrops to our inventory is always fun. We love seeing what our inspirational clients want for their upcoming events. Take a peek below & let us know what you think!

New Backdrops - Tropical Beach 15 Moonlight

Escape the hectic nature of everyday life and travel to this beautiful island at dusk. Our Tropical Beach Moonlight backdrop will transport you in an instant! There’s something about a beautiful beach side scene at dusk that we love. The larger than life moon is shining down on the ocean. Highlighting the aqua blues and reflecting the skies above. How could you feel the blues on this island? Preferably all to ourselves.

New Backdrops - Wine Cellar 1

Is your favorite vineyard too far away for the wedding or event you’re planning? Do you want something that sets the mood without the hassle of traveling? Our Wine Cellar Backdrop is the perfect Wine inspired background to enhance your wine-centric affair. We’ll bring the Wine Cellar to you! Effortlessly add this backdrop to your event design and it will instantly transform any venue. Don’t believe us? Check out this event photo here.

New Backdrops - Dark City 1

Fantasy isn’t only for the movies. Our Dark City Backdrop can bring your dark fantastical dreams to life! This background is highlighted by the variety of colors utilized for the different types of buildings. The color palette of purple, blue, and grey add to the mystique of this scene. The light shining from the city to the sky indicates that someone is coming, but who will it be? The reflection of the buildings into the swampy river complements the lighting and thunder amongst the clouds.

We’re always adding new backdrops to our inventory and love to feature them on our blog! Have any suggestions for new backdrops we should design? Let us know in the comments below!

Holiday Party {Red &} Green with Envy

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Plan the Holiday Party that will impress all of your guests! Spending time with loved ones is the best part of the Holiday Season. But isn’t a Holiday Party a close second? We’re highlighting one of our favorite holiday affairs. Complete with red and green opulent décor. Gain some Holiday inspiration from this event below.

Holiday Party - Mansion View Drapes

Holiday Season is upon us! This Christmas inspired gala is beautifully decorated. The centerpieces are overflowing with red roses and greenery. Garlands & candles lined the long tables throughout the room. Our Mansion View Backdrop set the background of the event. Our backdrop complemented the lavish floral arrangements. Of course, the beautifully decorated Christmas Tree as well. The snowy village on the backdrop creates an atmosphere of warmth inside while escaping the cold. The red drapes add a festive, elegant element to the party.

Holiday Party - Mansion View Drapes

This room was completely transformed into a festive celebration! The details made all the difference. From the green, gold, and red garland on the ceiling lights. To the luxurious chandeliers towards the Christmas tree. The traditional red and green theme is evident throughout. This room instantly makes you in the mood for the Holiday season. The lighting transformed the look of the décor. It enhanced the moody red & green tones of the event. Did we mention the entrance to this Holiday Party looked like an ancient castle? Decorated with festive red, green & gold floral notes. See this merry entryway below.

Holiday Party - Mansion View Drapes

How will you be celebrating this Holiday Season? We’ve showcased a traditional Home for the Holidays Party. We love seeing unique Holiday Party themes as well! An entertaining theme can always take your event to another level. A few of our favorite themes are Roaring Twenties, Winter Wonderland, or Hollywood. What are your favorite themes & traditions? Comment below and let us know!

Notable November Backdrops

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We can’t help but dream of the beach days. Especially when it’s colder weather during Fall and Winter. Our beach inspired backdrops are signs of warmer weather, picturesque vacations, and scenic ocean dreams. We’ve showcased a few of our brand new beachy designs below. These will bring the ocean to your event and enhance your affair in an instant. Okay – we may be a little excited for December around the corner. So we included a Winter inspired one too. Check out our new November backdrops below.

Ocean Beach Sunset

November Backdrops - Sunset Beach 11

Our Sunset Beach backdrop creates a relaxed atmosphere of enjoying the beach. Full of waves crashing and the sky changing into orange and yellow hues as day becomes night. Looking off into the horizon it’s easy to get lost in the beauty of the sunset. We love this new sunset beach design as it is an up close version of our sunset beach series.

Pod of Dolphins in Coral

November Backdrops - Coral Reef 9 Dolphins

Join us under the sea with this beautiful Coral Reef with Dolphins backdrop. The sunlight shines through towards the top of the scene as the dolphins swim together. The colorful coral reef lines the bottom of the backdrop full of life, fish, and turtles. This design is a perfect addition to our Coral Reef series. With this collection of scenes, you can easily wrap a room to create an immersive Under the Sea experience.

Candy Lover’s Dream

November Backdrops - Candy Castle Interior

Winter is around the corner & we cannot wait for all of the Holiday parties and recitals! This Candy Castle Interior will make your Winter dreams come true. The Winter trees in the far distance makes one feel as if this mansion is the only home for miles. Right beyond the window, different candy lines the snow and creates a delicious contrast to the white snow. The candy cane pillars line the edges of the mansion. The chandeliers are placed near the windows. The perspective of the backdrop makes anyone in front of it feel like they are invited into the candy castle interior.

These November backdrops will be perfect to enhance your upcoming events. We’re always adding new backdrops to our inventory! Subscribe to our blog to get monthly updates.

Black Friday Savings Start Today!

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Black Friday 2017 - 15% off!

Black Friday Savings! 15% off your backdrop rental*

Shop our Black Friday sale starting TODAY and save 15% off your next rental until the end of the month! Mention Offer Code: BLACK17* We have over 2,500 hand-painted backdrops in our inventory ready to rent!

Our extensive & versatile collection of backdrops come in many themes, scenes, and sizes.  Our creative team is available to recommend backdrops that will be perfect for your special event. Call us at 858-300-2100! Our backdrops can enhance your décor, no matter the type of production!

Planning an Event?

Havana Streets - Black Friday

Effortlessly transform your space and impress your guests! Set the theme with any of our thousands of backdrops. Perfect for weddings, corporate events, social parties, anniversaries, birthdays, and more!

Producing a Dance Recital?

Black Friday - Drapes Purple Stars with Green Lighting

Ready to WOW your attendees? Our backdrops will set your stage. Providing the ideal background behind your talented dancers will excite your dancers and attendees. Your dancers will shine in front of our backdrops.

Directing a Theatrical Production?

Black Friday - Wizard of Oz

Give your audience an immersive experience and bring your show to life. We have show theme packages ready for rent to enhance your production. Call our team today to talk with our backdrop consultants. We’ll help you choose the perfect scenic backdrops for your performance!

Looking to use our exclusive Black Friday offer, however, you still need to finalize all of the details of your event? Book your backdrop now & update any of the details later. Change your backdrop, update the date, or location. Our team is ready to assist with all of your changing needs.

We are so excited to see how our backdrops transform your beautiful events, recitals, and productions! Comment below to let us know how you’ll be using our backdrops!

*Use promo code: BLACK17. All Winter & Nutcracker backdrops excluded. Valid on in-stock items & future orders only. Excludes shipping. May not be combined with other offers. Valid until 12/01/2017.

A Time For Heroes 2017 Recap

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We had an amazing time at the 28th annual A Time for Heroes event by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDs Foundation (EGPAF). EGPAF is an incredible foundation with an even more impressive mission. A Time for Heroes raises awareness and vital funds aimed at ending AIDS in children. Since inception, EGPAF has reached over 26 million women around the globe with lifesaving services. A Time for Heroes is such an entertaining event full of celebration and fun organized, designed, and meticulously executed by the wonderful team at Simply Troy! Check out a couple of the stations below!

A Time For Heroes - Space 2

This Galactic Universe Room was out of this world! Our Space Backdrop adorned the wall and set the stage for this intergalactic experience. This room was full of fun and unique arts and crafts stations. The kids could choose between making their own slime, being transformed into Aliens with funky makeup, or decorating mini Space pumpkins. To top it off, the room was filled with Space-themed music and dancing. What a space-y time!

A Time for Heroes - Space 2

From Space to taking a road trip! Take a drive on this highway in the stunning Tesla below. The smaller Tesla replicas were driven around a race track by eager and excited kids. While the children were racing on the track, their parents could check out the brand new Tesla with all of its features and amenities. It was so much fun to see so many children and their parents loving this interactive station!

A Time For Heroes - Highway 2

A Time for Heroes - Highway 2

Overall, this impactful event was such a fun and entertaining day for everyone who attended. We love giving back and being part of an event that raises awareness and funds for such an important cause. Every year we look forward to this amazing event and we love all of the new ideas that are incorporated at each event. We already cannot wait for next year’s event!