Our BOO-tiful Halloween Backdrops!

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We cannot believe that it’s almost October! Of course, that means Fall, cooler weather, and Halloween just around the corner! No matter how you celebrate Halloween, there’s always a hand-painted backdrop that can completely transform your experience.

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Are you having a party to celebrate the festivities and you want just the right background for your pictures of the event? If so, you’re in luck! We have many 10 ft x 10 ft backdrops that can cater to your spooky Halloween night. My favorites include the steamy Cauldron in the moonlight, our mysterious Haunted House, our eerie graveyard that will send chills down your spine, and our Wicked Moon backdrop complete with a witch riding her broomstick.

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Maybe you want to wrap the room in Halloween backdrops to create an immersive experience for your friends, guests, or customers. In this case, a larger backdrop would satisfy your needs and provide the haunted experience of a lifetime. Our spooky haunted courtyard backdrop can provide the feeling of being lost in an eerie cemetery only to find barren trees, a full moon, and vivid lightning striking down.  I don’t know about you, but I would be pretty afraid to walk through that gate above. This inescapable feeling is immediately brought to your event.

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Looking to create an upscale experience through a highly sought after event, Halloween gala, or haunted midnight affair? Our Medieval Castle Interior backdrop provides the mysterious and ghostly experience, while inviting you in to walk on the red carpet. The night sky beaming in through the windows atop of the mansion complements the dimly lit interior. The stone interior provides a cold contrast to the warm yellow lights and carpeting throughout the middle of the backdrop. This is a perfect backdrop to transform the interior of any space and provides an amazing depth perception to the eye!

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Prefer Oktoberfest as your event of choice instead of Halloween? We can’t blame you, especially when this festival is focused around beer, quality time with friends, and good food! Looking forward to all of the October festivities!

New Hand Painted Backdrops – September 2015

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Our inspirational graphic designers and talented artists have created some unique and vibrant backdrops during the month of September! We’re so excited to have these backdrops available to be rented or purchased for your upcoming dance recital, special event, theatrical production, or to be placed in your studio!

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Our newly painted Christmas home backdrop showcases the ideal interior during the magical winter nights of December. With the snow outside the window and the moonlight shining down, this backdrop emanates a feeling of warmth and comfort to be inside. The Christmas Tree is adorned with effervescent lights and vibrant ornaments. It’s topped with a prominent yellow star and surrounded by a plethora of presents for all that live within this home. The fireplace is generously decorated with a greenery and topped with a festive wreath above. This is perfect for any Nutcracker ballets, Holiday events, or Christmas themed performances!

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Looking for a beautiful backdrop that complements your actors, performers, or dancers? This purple drape and stars backdrop highlights just the right amount of shimmer and elegance. We all know that real drapes can be extremely expensive, which is why we are so excited to offer this affordable drape backdrop that looks just as amazing as real drapes. Love the style, but want a different color? Check out all of our drape backdrops here.

graffiti7 - 20x10 iThis Graffiti backdrop was inspired by our love for street art and the dynamic sport of skateboarding. This backdrop offers so many vibrant colors and an array of different images that creates a seamless and unique design. This was a custom rental that we designed together with a customer for a Bar Mitzvah to celebrate his love for skateboarding and passion for street art. What person that loves skateboarding wouldn’t want this at their event or party? This backdrop creates a fun and playful atmosphere and looks wonderful as a background in pictures, video, and in person!

We can’t wait to see what new backdrops are painted next month! As always, feel free to let us know if you have any ideas of backdrops to add to our ever-growing inventory!

Dance is your Art, Backdrops is ours!

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Dance 17 Urban Backdrop!

We had such a great time over the last few months traveling all over the states for one of our favorite industries: DANCE! We met so many ambitious, creative, and amiable dance teachers and studio owners during our travels. Our first stop along the Dance wave was Dance Teacher Summit in Long Beach, CA. What a fun vibe to be around so many people that are passionate about dance and are eager to learn about the next best thing in the industry.

Our next stop was DanceLife Teacher Conference in Scottsdale, AZ where we escaped the heat and enjoyed the conference and expo by talking to new and familiar faces in the industry. It was wonderful getting a chance to bond with fellow vendors and those excited about learning how to make their recitals the most memorable ones yet.

Dance Teacher Web Conference & Expo!

We then travelled to Dance Teacher Web Live Conference at the beautiful Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT. Surrounded by a beautiful, lush forest – this resort is one of a kind. We featured our Dance Radio backdrop, which has become one of our more popular dance themed backdrops. We loved meeting with so many dance teachers and studio owners from the East Coast. Our favorite discussions were hearing all of the different recital theme ideas and were so inspired by all of the professionals that dare to be different! We’re always welcoming new suggestions and ideas on new backdrops that we can paint to better accommodate all of the trendsetters in the dance industry.

We can’t wait to see you all at the UDMA Shows in Atlanta, New Jersey, and Chicago! Let us know if you’ll be there and be sure to stop by our booth to say hi and receive our latest specials! I have a feeling that we will be offering something special in our raffle and we would love for the winner to be you!

New Hand Painted Backdrops – August 2015

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It’s time to showcase what our talented graphic designers and artists have been up to this past month! Our team has been busy designing and hand-painting these beautiful backdrops. We can’t wait to see them at your event, theatrical production, or recital!

Fantasy Village 1 backdrop

Our Fantasy Village 1 backdrop offers an escape from reality and an opportunity to enter a land full of animation and vibrancy. The unique shaped houses, the mountainous scenery, the abstract clouds, and the playful colors highlight each component of the backdrop. Bring an element of fantasy to your affair by showcasing this newly hand-painted backdrop or any of our other fantasy backdrops!

Museum 2B backdrop

Our Museum 2b backdrop feels as if you have just stepped into a world renowned museum. It is complete with intricate bronze statues, hand-painted portraits along the wall, and a glimpse into the past with skeletal artifacts in the room on the left. This backdrop features great depth perception as the hallway appears long and inviting. The skylight in the middle of the hall illuminates the statue and brings the attention to the marble floor.

Train 5 Winter backdrop

Our Train 5 Winter backdrop is one of our newest additions as we are preparing for winter recitals and events. This is the ultimate winter backdrop, accentuating the fast pace of the train amid a snowy day. The beaming lights of the train showcase the essence of witnessing light within the darkness. This backdrop is perfect for any winter occasion. It will definitely change the atmosphere of your affair immediately.

Have a new idea for a backdrop that we don’t currently have in our inventory? Feel free to call or email us to let us know! We love hearing what you would like to see and treat all of our customers as trendsetters! Can’t wait to hear what you think and we’re looking forward to seeing what our team comes up with next month!

We’re All About That Pipe & Base!

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Wizard of Oz 3B Backdrop – 20′ X 10′

We always get asked, “What do you use to hang a backdrop? How difficult is it? How long does it take?”. This post is to solve just that! Being in the theatrical backdrop business, we are all about that pipe & base! Depending on the size of the backdrop, our needs in terms of hardware adjust slightly. Our backdrops have either grommets, ties, or a combination of both along the top and the side of the backdrop. We recommend using plastic zip ties with the grommets as they tend to provide a tighter grip on a variety of different types of hardware. At the top, the grommets are 20 inches apart and, along the sides, they are 30 inches apart. The backdrops also have a pole pocket along the bottom, which can be used this to weigh down the backdrop to create a seamless look without creases. Additionally, the grommets on the bottom corners allow for pulling the backdrop tight to further reduce creases. We recommend that you use counterweight (pipe & base) system or any smooth horizontal beam. For a 40′ x 20′ backdrop, it’s necessary to have 4 cross bars (10 ft each), 5 uprights (20 ft each), and 5 bases (as every upright needs a base). For a 20′ x 10′ backdrop, it’s necessary to have 2 cross bars, 3 uprights, and 3 bases to make sure the backdrop is well supported.

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For backdrops exceeding 10’ high, we recommend to hire an installation company.  If the backdrop is 10′ high, it is easier to manage and can easily be hung using the ties we provide together with the grommets on the backdrop, rubber tipped clamps, or zip ties. A 20′ x 10′ backdrop is an easy task for 1-2 people and takes around 20-30 minutes to assemble the hardware and hang the backdrop.

We provide the hardware and local installation in San Diego and Orange County, so if you live in the area this is definitely recommended! If you live elsewhere, we have a recommended list of companies in select states. If your city or state is not on the list, feel free to call us at 858-300-2100 & we’ll be able to recommend a company that can fit your needs!

Backdrops at NACE Experience!

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We’ve heard a few times before that it’s #AllAboutTheNACE & we couldn’t agree more. We travelled to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, which was such a gorgeous resort we never wanted to leave. While we know summer in Arizona is no cool feat, we were excited to escape the heat and enjoy our NACE Experience – with much needed air conditioning. Exhibiting at a resort with so many luscious and prominent palm trees, it seemed fitting to showcase our Stage Showgirls 4 backdrop.

NACE Experience 2015 Backdrop

This backdrop showcases the silhouettes of the dancers and palm trees in a vibrant setting full of fireworks, green foliage, market lights, and a serene water element behind the stage. The array of colors in this backdrop is accentuated through the use of LED lighting shining on the front of the backdrop. It was so much fun to see the colors change and compliment our hand painted backdrop by creating dynamic movement throughout. It felt as if the silhouettes were moving to the music, which showcased the fluidity of our backdrops in motion. This backdrop transformed the room into a slice of tropical paradise.

NACE Experience 2015 backdrop

We had such a great time getting to know the attendees, creating relationships with other vendors and NACE partners, and tasting all of the delicious creations from the catering team! We were lucky enough to be right next to all of the delectable cuisine! Tell me how great those desserts look? We think they’re a perfect pair to our summer inspired backdrop. We love the idea of utilizing a backdrop behind a catering station or dessert table that enhances the theme of the event or type of cuisine that’s being served. The pairing of the catering station and themed backdrop will cohesively amplify the atmosphere of your event. After all, you do eat with your eyes first.

New Hand Painted Backdrops – July 2015

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It’s about that time again – our new hand painted backdrops for the month of July! Let’s see what our graphic designers and artists have been up to this past month. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing some flavorful cocktails, a beautiful summer lake landscape, a Hollywood red carpet, and a burning hot volcano! Let’s get to it!

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Who doesn’t love a fruity, colorful cocktail? Especially, a complete line up of delicious, radiant refreshments. To me, there’s not a better symbol of summer than a vibrant cocktail on a warm day. There’s something about the way the sun reflects off the drink that brings a smile to my face. Our Celebrate 7 Cocktails backdrop brings this feeling to your special event, no matter what time of year it is!

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Our Summer Parklands backdrop creates the essence of summer in any space, whether it be a ballroom, theater production, or dance recital. The luscious trees surrounding the serene lake pop with vibrant colors from a variety of greens, pinks, and yellows. The reflection on the lake from the clouds and the trees adds depth to the backdrop that is inviting to the eye.

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Lights, Camera, Action! This Hollywood inspired backdrop includes all the bells & whistles when it comes to film production – complete with the red carpet in front of a beautiful skyline.  The color blocking in this backdrop creates a distinct look and feel of new Hollywood glamour. Want to feel like a celebrity for the day? Step in front of this backdrop and it will do the trick!

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Our Volcano 2 backdrop leaves nothing to the imagination – it brings the hot, burning feeling of explosive lava to your event or theater production. The rocks are burning as the smoke billows into the air and the lava escapes the volcano in a hurried manner. This backdrop is sure to transform the whole atmosphere of your affair.

We are so thrilled to see these newly hand-painted backdrops at your event, dance recital, or theater production! Our backdrops truly come alive once they are a part of your production and we cannot wait to see the creative ways you use our backdrops!

Happy 4th of July!

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We would like to wish all of our friends, partners, and customers a very happy, safe, and enjoyable 4th of July! We love celebrating our Independence Day (especially when it makes for a three day weekend!). It is always filled with special time with our family, barbecuing with our friends, and enjoying the fireworks light up the night sky! We enjoy being a part of and seeing so many pictures of all of the July 4th parades that happen from coast to coast. Each city has it’s own unique take on celebrating the 4th of July! It is amazing seeing all of the red, white, and blue flags waving in the air demonstrating pride for this beautiful country.

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What is your favorite part of celebrating 4th of July? After spending the entire day celebrating with friends and family, our favorite highlight of the night is getting to experience the beautiful array of firework colors (not only red, white, & blue!). It isn’t an Independence Day celebration without fireworks lighting up the sky and I’m always making sure to get the best seat to do so. This year, I’ll be watching the fireworks over the East River in New York City. Most people escape NYC to celebrate the 4th, so I’m excited to see what it has to offer while most people are away!

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We’re looking forward to the holiday weekend and we hope that all of you have a chance to relax, enjoy the beautiful weather and endless amount of food, and spend quality time with those that mean the most to you. This is the quintessential summer holiday and it should be enjoyed to the fullest! We would love to see pictures of your 4th of July weekend as inspiration for new backdrops! Email us a high resolution picture to get $10 off your next order!

Backdrops at BizBashLA!

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Did you get a chance to see us at BizBash Los Angeles? We had such a wonderful time exhibiting among all of the other innovative vendors. We enjoy any opportunity to see our partners within the industry and meet new and upcoming event professionals. Connecting with so many professionals within the industry reminded us why we love being at tradeshows, especially in Los Angeles.

Backdrops at BizBashLA

We highlighted our 10′ x 10′ Haunted House backdrop as one of our favorite holidays is Halloween (& we remember that even during the summer!). We absolutely love this spooky hand-painted backdrop and the front lighting transformed the backdrop in it’s own distinct way. Remember, front lighting is the way to go in regards to uplighting backdrops! We still celebrated summer by enjoying the beautiful weather in Los Angeles AND extending our Sizzling Summer Sale to all the attendees! We have a wide selection of 10′ x 10′ backdrops that are perfect birthday parties, smaller events, Quinceañerasbar and bat mitzvahs, Sweet 16 parties, or even photoshoots!

It is amazing to exhibit at all of the BizBash expos from Florida to Los Angeles to New York. Each event is extremely unique and each of the attendees brings a new element to the conversation regarding event design and decor. It was lovely connecting with so many event professionals and discussing new ways to bring backdrops to life at any event, wedding, or special affair.

As we put our Florida and California 2015 BizBash experiences behind us, we are looking forward to what’s next. We cannot wait for the last BizBash expo of 2015 in New York and are thrilled that our East Coast Manager will be there to represent us! Read more about our East Coast expansion in our latest newsletter. We are extremely excited to be able to service your needs from both coasts!

Backdrops at the LOVE Benefit!

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We had the honor of being involved in the Love Benefit on June 2nd at the Morgan Run Resort and Club in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. It’s always a pleasure for us to give back to the community, especially when it affects someone so near and dear to the Backdrops Beautiful family. We were among 150 companies that came together to show our love and support for Aaron Feldman, CEO and Founder of True Photography. Aaron is a true visionary and has made a strong impact on our industry and our community, which was evident by the attendance and support at this amazing event.


We had such an incredible night being apart of this event, full of libations, delectable cuisine, a silent auction, opportunity drawings, games and live entertainment. It was so special for us to witness our Beatles 7 backdrop as a main element to the night’s festivities and it was so wonderful to see so many people that care so much about Aaron. 


Everything really came full circle for us as our Director of Sales and Marketing, Jonathan Goldstone, used True Photography to document one of the most important days in his life – his wedding. We jumped at the chance to be apart of this event as we viewed it as an opportunity to truly thank and give back to Aaron and his company for all that they did in capturing Jonathan’s wedding. It is incredible how connected all of us are and using our community as a place to give back is essential in facilitating a loving and supportive network.


All proceeds from the event went towards Aaron Feldman’s recovery and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Follow his journey at http://howibeatmycancer.com/. Thank you Aaron for letting us be apart of this meaningful event and thank you to True Photography for these gorgeous photos.