Get BLACK FRIDAY Savings All Week Long!

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Shop our Black Friday sale and save 15% off your next rental ALL WEEK LONG! Mention Offer Code: BLACK16 to save! Make it a night to remember & take advantage of these savings to enhance your next event! Our extensive collection of backdrops consists of an array of themes, scenes, and sizes. We aim to provide you with a versatile selection to satisfy all your creative needs. We have over 2,500 hand-painted backdrops in our inventory ready to transform your production! Our creative and dedicated team is available to suggest backdrops that will be perfect for your event. Call us at 858-300-2100!

Black Friday Sale

Looking to use our exclusive Black Friday offer, however, you have yet to finalize all of the details of your event? Reserve and book your backdrop now & have the opportunity to update any of the details later! Need a different backdrop? We have thousands in stock ready to transform your event! The date or location has changed? No worries! Our team is ready and willing to assist with all of your changing needs. We are standing by to help you in any way possible.

Wedding - Sunset Beach

Our backdrops can enhance your event, no matter the type of production! Planning an event, wedding, anniversary, or birthday party? Want to transform your space and impress your guests? Look no further. Our backdrops will set the theme instantly and effortlessly! Producing your next dance recital and want to WOW your attendees? Our backdrops will make your dancers SHINE! Directing your next theatrical production and want to give your audience an immersive experience? Our backdrops do just that! Ask our team about our show themed backdrops that are ready to enhance your production. We have thousands of backdrops in-stock, ready to complement your show.

We are so excited to see how our backdrops transform your beautiful events, recitals, and productions!

New Backdrops | November 2016

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Our new backdrops for the month of November are sure to make you excited for your next event. Our talented graphic designers & artists have been working hard this month & we can’t wait to show you what our team has been up to. Take a sneak peak of a few new backdrops below. Comment and let us know what you think!

Ferry 1 - November New Backdrop

Our Ferry backdrop will whisk you away into the golden hour on the open sea. Take a ride on this bustling ferry and enjoy the sunset reflecting on the water. The movement in the water is highlighted by the ripples near the ferry. Those on the dock are looking out to this fleeting ferry. Perfect for your next event, a photo op, or to take your theme to the next level.
Globe 1 - November New Backdrop

This brand new Globe backdrop is certain to bring an international flair to your next event. This grandiose globe structure shines bright among the night sky. The water adds a fluid element to the ever so still globe. The circles around the world make it appear that it’s rotating on an axis. This is one of our November favorites and we can’t wait to see it at your next event.

Coral Reef Panel - November New Backdrop

This new Coral Reef Panel is excitingly new and unique. What do we consider a panel? That means that these backdrops are painted side by side for a seamless look, but are actually separate backdrops! This panel is 30′ wide by 10′ high and consists of three individual backdrops. Each backdrop is 10′ wide by 10′ high. That means you could use one, two, or all three backdrops at your next event depending on the look you want. Our panels are such a fun way to change up your event while still maintaining a seamless continuity. We are SO looking forward to seeing how this Coral Reef Panel transforms your next occasion.

Backdrops Beautiful Gives Back | A Time For Heroes 2016

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The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation (EGPAF) has quickly become one of our favorite organizations with an incredible annual event that raises awareness for pediatric aids.  The EGPAF annual event, ‘A Time for Heroes’ Family Festival  was filled with fun, games, and celebrity heroes. Some good old fashioned face painted was also involved. This incredibly meaningful event was held at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA. We love giving back to a great cause. Check out some of the images from this wonderful event below.

ATFH 2016 - Lab Interior 2

With the event being so close to Halloween, it was so much fun to be a part of this Mad Science area of the event. Our Lab Interior backdrop was featured as the background to an exciting plethora of activities. The skeleton below was quite the complement to our hand-painted backdrop. This part of the event was completely transformed into an spooky interior of a laboratory. Kids and adults alike had so much fun at this remarkable event.

ATFH 2016 - Lab Interior 2

Check out these awesome professional images from the event below. Hint: you may recognize some of these celebrity heroes! We already cannot wait for the #ATFH2017 event to take place next year!

CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 23: Entrepreneur and model Heidi Klum attends Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation "A Time For Heroes" Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 23, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation)

CULVER CITY, CA – OCTOBER 23: Entrepreneur and model Heidi Klum attends Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation “A Time For Heroes” Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 23, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation)

CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 23: A general view as seen at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation "A Time For Heroes" Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 23, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation)

CULVER CITY, CA – OCTOBER 23: A general view as seen at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation “A Time For Heroes” Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 23, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation)

CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 23: Katee Sackhoff attends Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation "A Time For Heroes" Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 23, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation)

CULVER CITY, CA – OCTOBER 23: Katee Sackhoff attends Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation “A Time For Heroes” Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 23, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation)

New Backdrops | October 2016

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We’ve added some beautiful new backdrops to our ever-growing inventory for the month of October. We love to keep you up to date on the latest & greatest backdrops we’ve been designing & painting. We’re so excited to share them with you. Spooky, fun, & sporty. Check our new October backdrops out below.

October - New Backdrop - Haunted House 2

This Haunted House backdrop will bring chills down your spine. The tombstones fill the front yard of the eerie home while the backyard is an expansive, barren forest. The larger than life moon illuminates the sky. The steps leading to the spooky home are inviting yet terrifying. This backdrop is certain to transform your space into a haunted occasion. Perfect for your October Halloween inspired event.
October - New Backdrop - Amusement Park 1

Our Amusement Park backdrop is sure to bring the FUN to your next event. This self-proclaimed “Fun Park” is so bright that it’s lighting up the sky. Enter this amusement park to be entertained all day and all night. The ferris wheel in the distance is filled with amusement park goers. The carnival stalls are complete with games, food, drinks, and fun! Brighten up your party (& your day) with this vibrant background.

October - New Backdrop - Stadium 1

This Stadium backdrop is the ideal background to your next event or performance. The grandiose nature of this building lends itself as an impeccable addition to enhance your occasion. Whether it be an event focused on sports, music, or even a courthouse – this could be the backdrop for you. This backdrop is 20′ wide by 10′ high, which is the perfect size for an event or large group photo shoot background.

We are always adding new backdrops to our inventory and would love to hear your suggestions! We have over 2,500 backdrops in our inventory and we are constantly looking for new and unique ideas. Comment and let us know what backdrops you’d like to see added! Looking forward to your recommendations. We can’t wait to show you our new backdrops for November.

Tips for Attending the UDMA Shows

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This weekend is the kickoff of the United Dance Merchants of America (UDMA) shows. These shows are ideal for dance studio owners and dance teachers to look at the latest trends, choose costumes, and plan their upcoming recitals. We’re super excited for the shows to commence in Worcester, MA. This year there will be four shows – Massachusetts, Georgia, New Jersey, and Illinois. Check out our tips for attending these fun dance shows!

udma 2016 show dates

Grab your friends & colleagues

These shows are best when you come with your fellow dance teachers and studio owners. Expect costumes galore, dance accessories a plenty, and everyone passionate about the dance industry. You’ll not only be having a lot of fun, but learning about exciting costume trends, new dance recital themes, and meeting interesting dance vendors.

Plan Ahead!

The UDMA shows are only held once a year, so there’s an emphasis on preparation. Talk with your studio owner and dance teachers about your plan for the upcoming year. A few things to consider:

  • Are you planning a Winter Recital? A Spring Recital?
  • Are you going to have a theme for your recital(s)?
  • Do you have a color scheme you’d like to keep in mind when looking for costumes?

With so many vendors and options, it’s good to come in with a clear mindset of what you’re looking for and what you need inspiration for. We definitely think it would be best to bring:

  • Stickers with your information or business cards. This is by far the easiest way to give your information to companies and to enter to win any raffles. (pssst. at our booth, we’ll be offering awesome discounts and a FREE backdrop rental – so you have to stop by!).
  • Rolling suitcase or shopping cart. This is a move used by the experienced attendee and is definitely recommended. You will pick up so much information from vendors that something that rolls should be the only option you are thinking of bringing. Your back will thank us.
  • Notepad. You’ll need somewhere to take notes – either a physical notepad if you like to write things down (like us) or use your phone. Either way, it will come in handy after the show to look back on.
  • Snacks & Water. These shows are a marathon. You will look through costumes and walk around the show floor, which can be exhausting. Bring snacks, water and cash if you want to buy a snack at the show. It’s the easiest way to keep yourself fueled for the rest of the show without having to leave.

Fantasy Castle backdrop - udma show

Stop by our Booth & Say Hi to our Team!

We are excited be offering AMAZING discounts at our booth, giving away FREE selfie sticks (who doesn’t love a selfie?), & you can enter to win a FREE backdrop rental!

Mystic Forest Wagon Backdrop - udma 2015

Enjoy the Show & Have Fun!

At the end of the day, these shows are meant to be a lot of fun. You’ll learn a lot, get to chat to other dance teachers and vendors, discuss new and upcoming trends, and create / finalize your plan for the upcoming year. We are so excited for it all to begin. Will you be there? Comment below and let us know which show you’ll be attending! We can’t wait to see you there.

Dance Splash backdrop - udma 2016

Backdrops as Photo Booth Décor

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Who doesn’t love to have fun? That’s why we’re always excited to be the background to exciting and entertaining event ideas. The San Diego Museum of Art hosts their popular sundown series Culture & Cocktails. This series invites their members and attendees to sip on exotic cocktails, dance to the DJ’s beats, and check out the amazing artwork. Last week, the event was all about their Venetian Views Exhibit. This incredible event took the attendees to the one of a kind city of Venice, showcasing the artists that have been inspired by the city.

Gondola Bridge Backdrop - Photo booth

Venice is the city that has been known as the city with many names. The City of Water, the City of Canals, the Floating City, the City of Bridges, the City of Masks. The list could go on. The breathtaking canals, the romantic bridges, and the water flowing through the city makes it feel majestic. This atmosphere was part of the Cocktails & Culture event last week. All of our Venetian inspired backdrops can transform your event into a magical Italian affair. We featured our Gondola Bridge backdrop, which highlighted a gondola, a bridge, and those majestic canals. A 10′ x 10′  backdrop is the ideal size for a photo booth featuring a handful of people. This awesome photo booth was courtesy of CEG Interactive. The result of their photo booth were some seriously amazing pictures and GIFs.

Gondola Bridge 2 Backdrop - Photo booth

As much as we  love our large backdrops because they’re perfect for plays, dance recitals, large auditoriums, and covering that pesky wall in that banquet hall. We also have an affinity for our smaller backdrops. Those that fit perfectly in a home, as a background to a dessert table, under a small tent, or even the scenery for a photo booth. We love how our backdrop enhanced these incredible images and really brought their theme to life.

Gondola Bridge Backdrop - Photo booth

 

Tips for Planning a Bar / Bat Mitzvah

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Want to plan an incredible Bar or Bat Mitzvah? We’ve rounded up advice on how to make your event memorable, unique and fun for all of the kids. Over the weekend, we were inspired at our BESA Boogie event. So many amazing vendors and awesome companies came together to put on a fabulous mock Bar Mitzvah.

1. Select a Location / Venue

Think about the how many people you’re expecting, the style you’re going for, and the convenience of the location to the synagogue. These are all important factors to assess when choosing the perfect place to host your event.

Bar or Bat Mitzvah - Lights Camera Action Backdrop

2. Choose A Theme or Style of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah

This is one of the most important elements. When thinking about planning such a simcha, we believe it’s important to think about the theme or style of the event. Does the Bar or Bat Mitzvah have any special interests, hobbies, or movie/ TV show that they love? You want the theme and style to align with the specific interests of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah to showcase their love for whatever it may be. This Bar Mitzvah below showcased his love for skateboarding and his passion for the arts by using our Graffiti Skateboard backdrop. We have thousands of backdrops in so many different scenes and themes that are perfect to bring your theme to life!

Bar or Bat Mitzvah - Skateboard Graffiti Backdrop

3. Book your Vendors

Research is key to book your vendors. Find the right photographers and videographers to capture your special moment. Decide if you need a Florist or Event Planner depending on the size of your event. Decorate your venue with beautiful backdrops that will transform your space into an extravagant themed event! A live band or a DJ is perfect if you’re looking to entertain a dancing crowd. Looking to go above and beyond? Look into caricaturists,magicians, live artists, or a speciality food vendor! The options are truly endless.

Bar or Bat Mitzvah - Alice in Wonderland

 

3. Rent (or buy) your décor

Decide on the décor elements you want to use for your event. Will you use them again? If the answer is no, we definitely recommend to rent your decor items. Trying to convey a theme for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Renting a hand-painted backdrop is an effortless way to transform your space into whatever you desire.

Bat Mitzvah - Candyland Backdrop

5. Invite your Loved Ones!

Make sure that all of your loved ones are there. Your friends, family, congregational members, and colleagues. Send Save the Dates and Formal Invitations to ensure you’ll have an accurate headcount for your event. This is a wonderful, joyous occasion that should be celebrated by your community.

New Backdrops | September 2016

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What do you get when you have creative designers, amazing artists, and passionate clients that all collaborate together? Incredibly unique and beautiful new backdrops. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites today to show you what we’ve been up to. Check these new backdrops out below and let us know what you think!

New Backdrops - Ice Castle 5 Twilight

Our Ice Castle Twilight backdrop features a beautiful harmonious blend of pastel colors. The gorgeous pink and orange sunset sets the scene for the ice castle. The stunning stars and wispy clouds add a unique romanticism to the sky. The snow-capped mountains provides the perfect background for the majestic ice castle. What an incredible fantastical piece of art and one of our most favored new backdrops.
New Backdrops - Candyland 11

Our Candyland backdrop is the newest addition to our ever-growing Candyland and Nutcracker inventory. We have so many exciting scenes that are perfect to enhance your next Nutcracker performance. My personal favorites are the Land of Sweets backdrops. There’s something so fun and delicious about them! We’re so excited about this new addition. It features a candy-adorned castle, candy coated mountains, and fudge and lollipops galore! If this doesn’t make you have a sweet tooth, nothing will.

New Backdrops - Mansion View 17 Drapes

Our Mansion View Drapes backdrop demonstrates the warmth and feeling of home while peering out on the snow filled village outside. The beautiful winter trees are covered with snow and the lights inside the homes are vibrant. The red and gold drapes enhance the elegant look of the mansion interior. Who wouldn’t want to be inside this gorgeous home?

These new backdrops are setting the stage for the Winter season! We’re so excited to see them enhance your next event, performance, or recital! We love working closely with all of our clients and loyal customers as we know that you are the trendsetters. Always developing the most unique ideas and predicting the next best trend! Check back to see what new backdrops our designers and artists have created next month!

Before & After – Booth Transformation!

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We’re so excited to relive this booth transformation that happened at BizBashLA last month. So many people ask us how our backdrops can transform a space. We think pictures do us the best justice. While setting up our booth for BizBashLA, we noticed an exhibitor next to us renting casino tables and all the gambling fixings. What a fun concept! We loved seeing their Casino rentals. However, we knew something was missing from their booth. Check out the before picture of ACE High Casino Rentals booth below:

Transformation - Casino Booth BizBashLA

The tables looks great, right? However, the white background completely takes away from their product when it should be enhancing it. With our extensive inventory, we knew we had the perfect Casino backdrop that would transform their booth. We offered to ship our backdrop overnight to be at the show the very next day. ACE High Casino Rentals was more than welcoming to our suggestion. They were eager to see how our backdrop could enhance their booth. Our backdrop arrived in the morning before the Expo. We quickly hung our Casino backdrop at their booth and it was effortlessly transformed. See the after picture below:

Transformation - Casino Booth BizBashLA - After

It was so fun to see this booth come to life. The vibrant backdrop complemented the Casino tables perfectly. It enhanced their product and easily conveyed to all of the attendees exactly what they do. For us, we love seeing a transformation like this because we’re able to enhance a fellow exhibitors’ booth and convey their product in the best way possible.

Transformation - Casino 3 Backdrop - After

This transformation inspires us to continue to create more backdrops. Ones that will enhance many trade shows, events, recitals, and performances to come! Have you had an incredible transformation because of our backdrops? Share the before and after pictures with us and we’ll feature them on a future blog post!

Under the Sea Gala @ NACE Experience

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Have you ever planned a themed event & thought about an effortless way to instantly transform your space? Maybe you thought that it didn’t exist? Once you see these images from the Under the Sea themed Awards Gala at NACE Experience in Ft. Lauderdale it may change your mind. This was such a stunning event and we are overjoyed that we could be a part of it!

Coral Reef 2 - NACE Experience Gala 2016

Our Coral Reef Series adorned the walls of the gala creating a the perfect background for the event. Our underwater backdrops complemented the beautiful décor elements, from the furniture (AFR Furniture Rental) to the linens (Creative Coverings) to the bar (Just Bars) and beyond (Quest Drape). The wonderful Susan Jaffe of Pieces of Dreams Events, Chad Everett from Galaxy Productions , and Jamie Oristano from Just Bars  put on this incredible event. The design elements were incredible and theme made the event even that much more fun.

Coral Reef Backdrop - NACE Experience Gala 2016

As the night progressed, the lights dimmed and the laser show began in conjunction with the incredible music. It is truly amazing to see how lighting can not only completely alter the mood of the function, but how it can also transform the look of our hand-painted backdrops. We loved witnessing the before and after of how the mood and lighting enhanced this event to the next level.

Coral Reef Backdrop - NACE Experience Gala 2016

The Under the Sea theme was perfect as the NACE Experience Gala was held at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida. This resort is on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean with many of the rooms overlooking the expansive, beautiful ocean. It’s an oasis that instantly makes you feel like you’re on vacation. With the ocean so close, the Under the Sea theme couldn’t be more appropriate. This was such a fabulous night and such an incredible event. It was wonderful to be a part of the Awards Gala and to see so many wonderful people in the industry be honored for their talents! We are so excited to see what NACE has in store for next year at NACE Experience in Houston.