How to Plan A Perfect Superbowl Party

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We are officially counting down to the Superbowl is this weekend! Who is planning on throwing a Superbowl Party? It’s definitely one of our favorite past times and we are looking forward to this year’s party! We’ve rounded up our advice on how to plan the perfect Superbowl party. Check it out below!

1. Invite your friends, family, and colleagues

Tell all of your friends to come over [& not just those into football]. The Superbowl is time to relax, spend time with your loved ones, share in delicious food and drink, and discuss all of the crazy commercials. Think: More The Merrier when it comes to the guest list. The crowd is what makes Superbowl parties so much fun.

2. Make it a potluck

You know those loved ones we we’re talking about above? They can add a helping hand in the party! Superbowl parties are all about bitesize appetizers. You can spend all day looking for inspiration on Pinterest & even tell your friends what you’d like them to bring! Superbowl bites can either make or break the party, so come prepared.

3. Add a friendly competition

There’s nothing that complements a Superbowl party more than a friendly [or not-so-friendly] Superbowl Pool! Easily download your pool here and print it out for the party. This is sure to get everyone even more excited for the game.

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4. Easily enhance your home décor

The Superbowl is in San Francisco, CA this year! Since not all of can be in San Francisco for the game, why not bring San Francisco to your party? Enhance you home décor for the day by renting a beautiful backdrop to set the scene at your party or even for a DIY photo booth! So many options and so many choices.

5. Turn up the TV, especially during commercials

We all know that the commercials are what make the Superbowl so great [even if the game is lacking in the excitement part]. Make the most out of the commercials by creating a game out of it! Have your guests chance their luck at guessing the type of product showcased in the first commercial of the game, the first commercial after halftime, and what product will be showcased most often!

Have a great Superbowl weekend. Wishing all of you a safe and fun weekend celebrating!

Backdrops at TSE 2016!

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Garden Party Backdrop TSE 2016

#TSE2016 was one for the books! The Special Event Show is ALWAYS one of our favorites & this year was no different! The Exhibit Hall was so vibrant, the events so exciting, and the people were so passionate about the events industry! We had such an amazing time connecting with other exhibitors, discussing new design trends in the events industry, and meeting fantastic people!

Garden Party TSE 2016 Backdrop

We were so excited to showcase our Garden Party backdrop at our booth! No matter what the event is, Alice in Wonderland is always a good idea. This backdrop makes it effortless to bring the theme to life. It makes us want to throw an Alice-inspired tea party in an enchanted forest. The stacked teapots, decadent desserts, and unique collection of chairs all add to the scenic charm. The vibrant colors of this backdrop are sure to brighten your day and your event.

Our lovely partners helped enhance our booth to the next level! Our pipe & drape was provided by Quest Drape, our furniture (I mean, look at that loveseat!) was provided by AFR, and our realistic turf was provided by American Turf & Carpet. Thank you all for helping to make our booth outstanding! We are so grateful to have such well respected and esteemed partners in this industry.

Umbrellas Backdrop TSE 2016

We couldn’t just bring one backdrop to #TSE2016! As a premier sponsor, we provided the backdrop for the TSE Live Performance Stage. We featured our newly painted Umbrellas backdrop. It is full of colorful umbrellas in a perfectly cloudy sky. It’s such a perfect scene to liven up any venue. The contrast between the different colors of the umbrellas and the beautiful blue sky creates a perfect scenic background.

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As we all know, the parties are one of the highlights of the Special Events Show! We were honored to feature our Twilight forest backdrop behind the amazing entertainment at the Closing Night Party! It is truly remarkable how the perception of the backdrop can change with adjusting the color and intensity of the front lighting!

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TSE helped us start off this year with a bang! We are so excited for what this year will bring for us. Looking forward to all of our other trade shows, events, and dynamic affairs.

We would like to congratulate Erick Mejia of Your Next DJ and Zane Naylor of NBE Events Group who won our Free Backdrop Rental Raffles! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and registered to win.

See you next year at TSE in Long Beach, CA!

New Year, New Backdrops!

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What’s the most exciting thing about being in the backdrop business? Seeing all of our beautiful backdrops at your stunning events, dance recitals, and theatrical performances! The close second is adding new backdrops to our inventory! Since our inventory is constantly growing, we love to highlight our favorite new backdrops of the month! This way, you can see what our designers and artists have been up to all month!

Garden 2 Panel - New BackdropOur Garden Backdrop with a Gazebo and Fountain is one of our favorite new backdrops! This new backdrop is full of vibrancy, contrast, and a beautiful garden scene. The light emanates  from the fountain on the left, overflowing with streaming water. The floral-lined walkway is perfect for a long stroll in the park.

Havana Streets 1 - New BackdropThis Cuban inspired Havana Streets backdrop is the ideal, vivid background that will instantly transform your event. The vibrant color of each building creates a distinct, but collaborative look as the buildings seamlessly go into the next. The cobblestone ground adds texture to the bottom of the backdrop, which complements the tables and chairs on the sidewalk.

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Our new Mystic Forest Backdrop is an exciting addition to our ever-growing forest series. The light peering into the backdrop adds a warmth and brightness to this backdrop. The small details, including the delicate bridge, the colorful mushrooms, and the unique flowers, create a depth the backdrop that separates it from the rest.

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This colorful Umbrellas backdrop transports you anywhere you want to go. Amidst a cloud-filled sky are an array of vibrant umbrellas suspended in the air. The different umbrellas transcend the spectrum of color – a complete rainbow of colors.

We can’t wait to see what unique, new backdrops are added to our inventory going forward! Stay tuned to our blog to see what our designers and artists are up to next month!

END OF YEAR SALE!

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Don’t miss out on our last sale of the year! It ends tomorrow night as we ring in the New Year!  15% off all backdrop rentals! We’re celebrating the end of 2015 with a bang! Call us now to book your rental @ 858-300-2100!

We’re so excited for what 2016 will have in store for us. We want to thank all of you for supporting us & making this year one of the best yet!

End Of Year Sale!

Use promo code: YEAREND2015 to take advantage of our last sale of the year! On any future order, you can receive 15% off your backdrop rental! We have over 2,500 backdrops in our inventory ready to transform your next event, recital, or production! From a beautiful Italian street scene to fantasy-filled Alice in Wonderland to feeling like a celebrity surrounded by paparazzi. Any theme or scene you can think of – we have in our ever-growing inventory or will add just for you! We view our customers as trendsetters, always giving us deeper insight into the latest and greatest trends within our industries.

Paparazzi Celebrity 5BOur backdrops can truly enhance and transform any space into whatever your imagination desires! No matter the theme or scene of your event or production, our inventory will inspire you to create an impact on all of your attendees. With years of experience, our backdrop specialists are available to provide suggestions for your event and always have innovative ways to bring your imagination to life. We always love to see how our customers use our backdrops!

Happy Holidays!Happy {almost} New Year & Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Looking forward to what this next year will bring! There’s no better way to end this year than with a sale! Call us to get your discount before the sale ends tomorrow night! Can’t wait to ring in the New Year! 2016 here we come!

Backdrops Beautiful Gives Back! – A Time For Heroes 2015

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It was such an honor to be a sponsor of such a meaningful cause. We jumped at the idea of being a sponsor of The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) annual event, ‘A Time For Heroes‘, at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA. A family-friendly event dedicated to spreading awareness of pediatric AIDS while providing a fun atmosphere for all of the attendees.

This was a fun and adventure packed day with such important intent. There were so many options for all of the families and kids. We loved all of the activities! Some of the highlights were the Nickelodeon Animation Station, King of Harts Lake Tahoe camping experience, Cinema Makeup School play station, science room exploration station, gift bag screen-printing, basketball, and virtual surfing.

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We sponsored the King of Harts booth by Melissa Joan Hart in which were honored to be part of the Tahoe camping experience to introduce their new line of clothes for kids! We loved seeing Melissa, Tori Spelling, and other celebrities read by the campfire! We had the pleasure of providing our Woodlands backdrop as a perfect complement for this Lake Tahoe camp-inspired King of Harts booth.

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This was definitely a star-studded event full of celebrities including Melissa Joan Hart, Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott, Hannah Simone, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, James Van Der Beek, Alyson Hannigan, and many more. We all joined EGPAF to celebrate its 26th annual ‘A Time for Heroes’ family festival, which was truly such a blast for all that attended.

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EGPAF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. This is such an important and significant cause. We’re so proud to be part of this amazing event that brought awareness to the attendees and greater community at large. It is time for the everyday heroes to give back to the community in a meaningful way. Get involved by giving back here.

Newly Painted Backdrops – December!

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How is it already December? Our artists have been working hard to create new hand-painted backdrops and they have outdone themselves. These backdrops are seriously creative, amazingly vibrant, and definitively unique.

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This Brooklyn bridge inspired backdrop speaks volumes about the vibrancy of the city and it’s unique architectural structures. Our interpretation of the Brooklyn Bridge was inspired by our trip to New York for a trade show. This angled take on the bridge has the viewer tangled in the web of the infamous cords of the Brooklyn Bridge. The sunset behind the bridge sets the scene for a vibrant and exciting night ahead. If this isn’t one of your favorite bridges in New York City, it should be. Take a walk across from Manhattan to Brooklyn and eat at one of the most famous pizza joints New York has to offer. It will change your perspective on New York City, this beautiful bridge, and what the city has to offer. We love creating new backdrops that represent the heartbeat of major cities.

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What’s not to love about a whale and it’s loving offspring? Our whale backdrop is the definition of a realistic depiction of a whale and it’s calf spending time together. Nothing jerks at my heart more than seeing these two together. It amazes me that it looks like a picture, but it’s actually a painted backdrop! Our artists are seriously talented. As the light shines from the top of the ocean, it glimmers down onto the whales. A beautiful blue depiction of a serene moment between two majestic marine mammals.

courtyard 2 backdrop

Our Courtyard 2 Backdrop was designed as a part of our unique custom rental process! That means our client shared with us their exact vision, wants, and needs and we painted this beautiful backdrop as a result! We rented this out to our esteemed customer and now we have it in our inventory! We couldn’t be more excited about it. Read below to learn a little bit more about our custom rental service!

Our custom rental option is a unique service whereby we create new or existing designs in a variety of sizes. This is not only an excellent alternative to purchasing a custom or in-stock backdrop, but also enables you to make that ‘one-of-a-kind impression’ at an affordable rate without the need to compromise. Our designers and artists will work directly with you to produce the backdrop of your dreams!

mystic sky 4 backdrop

Our Mystic Sky 4 Backdrop details a magical night sky with a bright star as the focal point. The mountainous scenery among the star-filled night creates a majestic feeling. This backdrop can effortlessly transform any space into an ethereal affair. We’re so excited to see what new backdrops next month will bring!

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!