Black Friday – 25% Off Your Next Rental!

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Shop our Black Friday sale and save 25% off your next rental until December 1st, 2015! Mention Offer Code: BLACK15 to save! Take advantage of this special to transform your next event to a night that everyone will remember! Our backdrops will take you out of this world and into another! Have a theme in mind for your next event or recital? We have over 2,500 hand-painted backdrops in our inventory ready to enhance your production! Our dedicated and creative team are available to suggest an array of backdrops that will be perfect at your event. Call us at 858-300-2100!

Black Friday - 25% Off!

Want to take advantage of our exclusive Black Friday offer, but you haven’t finalized the details of your event? Still need to decide on the location, the theme, or the date? We’re here to help! 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!

Our backdrops can enhance your event, no matter the type of production! Planning an event, wedding, anniversary, or birthday party & want to transform the space you’ve rented? Look no further. Our backdrops will set the theme in an instant! Designing your next dance recital and want to WOW your attendees? Our backdrops are all non-reflective and look amazing behind dancers of all ages! Developing 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 cannot wait to see how our backdrops complement your beautiful events, recitals, and productions! It’s the time of the year to be THANKFUL for all of our loyal clients and supporters. We thank YOU and we are so thrilled to see our beautiful backdrops enhance your event!

Wedding Wednesday – Backdrops as Decor!

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It’s Wedding Wednesday and we are so excited to share this gorgeous, vibrant wedding with you! Have you ever thought what could be the extra step that you could take to make your wedding unique and stand out above the rest? Or are you looking to trace a subtle theme throughout your wedding day? That’s exactly what this couple did! A tropical, beach themed wedding complete with seashells, sand, and a scenic backdrop behind the band! A tribute to a couple that met near the beach! With all of the greenery and the beach themed backdrop, this indoor wedding was immediately transformed into an unforgettable affair!
Sunset Beach 5 BackdropIt’s always the details that make a wedding distinct, extraordinary, and a night to remember. The details are often the fun part of planning a wedding anyways. Using a backdrop is an easy and affordable detail that we can take care of! It’s so simple to reserve a backdrop that will completely transform any ballroom or event space. Look at these pictures and I think you’ll agree. The decor at this wedding is absolutely stunning!

Sunset Beach 5 BackdropWant more ideas on how you can use our backdrops to enhance your wedding or event? Call us at 858-300-2100 to talk with our team! We’re always here to give you ideas on where you can place our backdrops, how you can use them, and to suggest which backdrops be best at your wonderful affair! We have thousands of themed, abstract, and celebratory backdrops in-stock ready to create your ideal atmosphere. Want to rent a backdrop to complement your photo booth? We have an array of 10′ x 10′ backdrops just for that as well!

Sunset Beach 5 BackdropInterested in seeing our other wedding backdrops? Click here to see more! We are so excited to see how our backdrops enhance your wedding or event! Using backdrops as decor is a unique way to make your affair remarkable and distinct!

Our Fall Favorites – New Backdrops!

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It’s time to showcase some of our newly painted backdrops! These are our fall favorites that may or may not have anything to do with fall & that’s alright by us! It’s so fun to constantly add to our inventory. We love designing new backdrops & love when they are freshly painted! These new backdrops are sure to enhance your event to the next level!

Pier 2 Carnival Backdrop

Our Pier 2 Carnival backdrop is the perfect, vibrant background to bring life to your next event or party! We love this iconic pier in Santa Monica. There are so many fun activities for people of all ages to enjoy. From the ferris wheel to the roller coaster to the restaurants and ice cream shops, there is so much to enjoy. All of that fun and excitement shines through in this lively and vivid backdrop. The sunset and reflection of the bright lights on the ocean add a dynamic element to the scene.

Winter Waterfall 1 Backdrop

Our Winter Waterfall backdrop is the ideal scene for a snowy, wintry themed event, recital, or production. This backdrop features a frozen waterfall, which is a unique element that adds a chilling and beautiful effect to the backdrop. The snow covered trees, both near and in the distance, provides a depth perception that feels as if you were walking into the snowy abyss. This will enhance your winter wonderland production instantly.

Downstage 2 Backdrop

Want to bring a theater audience to your event or production? Look no further. This newly painted Downstage 2 backdrop provides the idyllic drapes surrounding a gorgeous theater filled to the brim with onlookers. The gold theater is a sign of elegance and class, which is perfectly complemented by the red drapes. Create a theater-like atmosphere in no time!

Check back with us next month to see our newly painted November backdrops! Have an idea for a backdrop? We’d love to here it! Adding new hand-painted backdrops is one of our favorite parts of the business!

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!