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A Time For Heroes 2017 Recap

November 8th, 2017

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!

How are you celebrating World Emoji Day? 🎉

July 17th, 2017

World Emoji Day - Emojis 1

WORLD EMOJI DAY!😝 Need we say more?

It’s World Emoji Day & we’re feeling more than a little excited about it 🤗 . July 17th is World Emoji Day, which began three years ago today! The date was selected from where else, but the Calendar emoticon 📅 .  July 17th is the lucky date on the calendar. It’s the most fitting date to celebrate this awesome day. Emojis have opened our eyes and our feelings. We can now express ourselves in a visually captivating way. Digital communications via social media, text messaging, emailing and chatting have reached a whole new level. Emojis can complement or replace words.👌

Emojis as a way of life 🙌

Who doesn’t love to use emojis as a way of expressing themselves?

You said something funny? 😂

You’re feeling under the weather? 🤒

You absolutely love what we posted? 😍

Feeling a little sassy & snarky? 😜

Emoji conversations make digitally communicating much more fun and expressive. It’s an easy way to break the ice or to complement a conversation. Or to get to the point when you don’t feel like saying much else. 💯

Planning an Emoji-Themed Event 🎉

Emojis 2 - World Emoji Day

We’re all about emoticons when digitally communicating, so why not throw an Emoji-themed event? These lovable little signs of expression will create an exciting mood at your next affair! What a fun way to party the night away💃 🕺. Choose your favorite emoji at the door. You can express yourself all night long.👯 Emoji décor, desserts, and favors combined with an emoji background can create an exciting event!

How are you celebrating World Emoji Day? 🏋🏻  Comment and let us know what your favorite expression is and how it represents YOU! Sometimes the expression chooses you, instead of you choosing the emoji. Case in point, a day in the office wearing my favorite spectacles. Therefore, 🤓  is today’s emoji 🎊.

Back to the Basics – Dynamic Lighting

July 13th, 2017

Have you ever wondered how you can revamp any background with different lighting? What happens when you choose a certain color backdrop, but you want to offer a versatile background choice for a variety of acts? The solution: LIGHTING. This dilemma happens with many of our clients and we’re featuring two of them below.

Purple Lighting - Drapes Blue 2 Stars

Our  blue drapes with stars backdrop was chosen as the main element for our clients’ stage décor. While they had a chef on stage with elements of fire on each side, the blue drapes were a perfect fit for the fire and ice feel.

Purple Lighting - Drapes Blue 2 Stars

Believe it or not! Above is still our blue drapes with stars backdrop. Doesn’t look blue, does it? Once our client decided to switch up the presenters to a live DJ, a purple tone was more appropriate for the feeling of the music and as day turned into night. The color of the drapes, from blue to purple, was easily transformed with a red gel to create the purple tones behind DJ & MC David Krieger. Back to the basics of your RGBs! Think of all the customization opportunities lighting can provide to any backdrop you use. Effortlessly optimize any backdrop to match your color scheme!

For every scene, this client had different color drapes. All they had to do is change the gels! It was literally that easy. You can always change colors of our backdrops with fun and unique lighting tricks! Use lighting to color match our backdrops to whatever color you desire.

Green Lighting - Twilight Forest 1

Another one of our clients used our Twilight Forest backdrop as part of their stage décor. Our Twilight Forest backdrop has a beautiful misty haze in the background of the scene. The forefront lush forest is full of greenery and brown hues, which is emphasized with the green front lighting above.

Blue Lighting - Twilight Forest 1

With a different act, comes a different color! The mood is completely transformed to fit the band. Check out the cooler, blue tones below. It is truly incredible to witness the power of front lighting in morphing our backdrop from one image to the next!

How have you used lighting to revolutionize your event? Check out this awesome dance recital that achieved an multiple incredible looks. Comment and let us know your tricks below!

Wine Not? Event Décor for the Wino in All of Us

June 2nd, 2017

How can you transform your space into a dreamy wine cellar or even a vineyard? We’ll show you how with our variety of hand-painted backdrops ready to be rented or purchased! Let’s get inspired to enhance your next event below! Wine not?

A Picturesque Tuscan Sunset

Tuscany 3 backdrop - Wine Not

Our Tuscan Sunset backdrop is a charming scene that instantly transports you to the Italian countryside. From the lush green vineyard to a vibrant sunset and country home in the distance, this scene is both majestic and romantic. Who wouldn’t love to grab a few grapes from the vine or drink a glass of wine in this vineyard? Check out our Tuscan Sunset backdrop in action at a wine inspired event below.

Tuscany 3 - Wine Not

Romantic Elegant Garden Scenery

Elegant Garden 6A
No need to travel to Wine Country. You can bring this theme to wherever your event is! Our Elegant Garden backdrop is the perfect scene that combines the view from a beautiful estate looking out of lush hills and vineyards. The depth perspective in this backdrop provides an opportunity to look into the distance and dream about the relaxing Italian lifestyle. Wouldn’t this be perfect for the Wino in your life?

Create a Wine Cellar wherever you go!

Wine Cellar 2A

Our Wine Cellar Backdrop can effortlessly revamp your space into a wine cellar. Our Wine Cellar backdrops can be placed next to each other to create a seamless wine cellar experience for your guests. Pair these cellar backdrops with lots of good wine and cheese to make your event complete. Hang vines throughout your special affair to bring the feeling of a vineyard to your cellar room! Add a final touch of few wine barrels to your décor to tie in the theme!

Our myriad of wine inspired backdrops can bring any idea to life!  The options to elevate your next production are truly endless! Wine not?

3 Event Design Ideas

May 22nd, 2017

Do you love thinking of unique event design ideas? Inspiration can come from anywhere! Our backdrops can provide you with different ideas for your upcoming productions! Our talented team has been working hard in developing and painting new backdrops that will inspire you when designing your next event. Check out our backdrops below and let us know what you think!

You’re the Next Contestant!

Game Show 2 - Event Design

Who wouldn’t want to be the next contestant on this game show? Our Vintage Game Show backdrop has all of the fun and retro elements to bring you back to the days where game shows had it all. Step right up to have some fun! The retro designs on the windows complement the red brick wall in the background. This hand-painted backdrop can easily be rented to enhance your next event or production! It will instantly transform any space into the game show of your dreams. Effortlessly perfect your themed event by adding elements to your event design to bring this theme to your whole event.

Always Dreaming

Horse Racing 4 - Event Design

Did you bet on Always Dreaming to win the Kentucky Derby? Our Kentucky Derby inspired backdrop brings all of the fascinating elements on a horse race to the scene. The muscular composition of the horses are strongly defined at the forefront. The way the hooves of the horses move swiftly around the track demonstrate how quickly they are moving. The audience is in awe as the competition is close. Which horse will win when they reach the finish line? Your guess is as good as mine. Enhance your derby event design in no time with our horse racing backgrounds.

Stand Under my Umbrella

Umbrellas 2 - Event Design

If you’re going to stand under my umbrella – it better be colorful, right? Our Vibrant Umbrellas backdrop is the perfect backdrop to add a fun, unique design element to your event. Imagine colorful umbrellas all throughout your event -hanging from the ceiling, along the floor, and on the tables. Complete the look with transforming your space with our colorful background. A fun and playful event design that will impress your guests!

5 Fun VBS Themes

May 15th, 2017

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an entertaining and educational way to engage children in biblical studies. VBS themes can take your experience to the next level! Students are so excited to participate in themed activities and learn in a unique way. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite VBS themes below!

In a Galaxy Far Far Away

Space 14 Backdrop - VBS Themes

Engage your students by delving deep into the universe! Create an out of this world experience. Explore the depths of the universe by journeying throughout space. Traverse the galaxy and amaze your students!

Travel Around the World

On Vacation 1 Backdrop - VBS Themes

Pack up your bags, it’s time to hit the road! Adventure along with your students to new sights everyday! Create a new country to visit each day and weave your theme throughout your décor and more!

What’s your Super Power?

Comic Book 6B Backdrop - VBS Themes

BOOM! WHAK! POW! For all of the Superheros, this one is for you! Channel the power of God in all becoming Superheros! This super fun and super cool theme is sure to make your students feel the love! Create your own masks and capes! Design & become the superhero you’ve always wanted to be! Out of all of the VBS themes, this will make you feel as if you have a super power!

Gear up for a Factory of Fun!

Steampunk 4D Backdrop - VBS Themes

It’s time for all your makers to come together! Gear up for our VBS themes by setting the scene with Steampunk décor! Shift into high gear with this theme. An entertaining and futuristic steampunk world! Gears, wheels, and all things MAKER! Vacation Bible School has never been this fun!

Camp Out

Cabin Interior 1 Backdrop - VBS Themes

Who doesn’t like to camp out to gain a little courage? We’re thinking smores, tents, and fun outdoor activities! Easily transform you space with our camping collection of backdrops. There’s no shortage of exciting activities for a Camp Out theme!

Catering Backdrops to Match your Menu!

March 27th, 2017

Want to learn more about how to use backdrops to work seamlessly with your catering menu? Our variety of catering backdrops can be used to enhance your themed menu and bring the flavor to life! As more caterers are taking on full event production. You can effortlessly enhance the theme of your event by using one of the thousands of backdrops in our inventory. We showcased a few of our backdrops at Catersource among so many innovative, exciting ideas and food trends!

New Orleans - Catering Backdrops

Our New Orleans French Quarter Backdrop made the attendees feel like they took a trip to the French Quarter. Perfect for photo opportunities and to effortlessly transform any space. This backdrop is part of an incredible series of backdrops that will enhance your Cajun inspired menu. Beignets, crawfish, and backdrops anyone?

Candyland - Catering backdrops

Our Candyland series is such a fun and vibrant collection of backdrops. These catering backdrops will make your guests hungry for dessert! Offer an array of sweets, ice cream, and desserts in front of this colorful scene. Brighten up your next occasion and take your guest to the land of sweets.

Alice in Wonderland - Catering Backdrops

Catering Creations designed such gorgeous and fun party during the show. We absolutely loved this Garden Party area, featuring our Alice in Wonderland series. This event design took all of the guests directly down the rabbit hole and into a fantasy land of all things Alice! What a playful way to engage the attendees.

Alice in Wonderland - Catering Backdrops
Fire and Ice - Catering Backdrops

Fire and Ice, Hot and Cold. Truly proving that opposites attract. What a unique way to present an array of different types of spicy food and cool, refreshing drinks. Our Fire and Ice backdrop enhanced this area and truly brought their theme to life.

Our team loves being involved in the event design process and suggesting catering backdrops for all events! Browse our backdrops here and call our team at 1-858-300-2100 to discuss your next event!

Backdrops at The Special Event!

January 20th, 2017

We had the pleasure of exhibiting at #TSE2017 last week! The Special Event show is always one of our favorites. What’s to love more than reconnecting with industry professionals and showcasing your product to new and beloved ones in the event industry? Being at the show re-energizes us and reminds us how lucky we are to be a part of a wonderful community of passionate people. We truly had an incredible time meeting new people, chatting about upcoming design trends in the event industry, and connecting with other exhibitors.

The Special Event 2017 - Skateboard Graffiti

We showcased our Skateboard Graffiti backdrop at our booth, which was such a fun and vibrant background to feature. We brought the theme to life with our wet paint cans, yellow ladder, wet paint sign, and paint brushes all around. So many people stopped by our booth and thought it was an actual wall with graffiti! Can you believe it is hand-painted? The technique, detail, and vibrancy make this backdrop a show stopper.

The Special Event 2017 - Skateboard Graffiti

Yes, we brought a skateboard as a prop! How could we not? & this wonderful attendee stopped by our booth & she was absolutely perfect for the backdrop! Skating around our booth was so much fun. The industrial feel of the street art created a unique atmosphere for all that came by our painted Graffiti Skateboard background. Check out the detail of the brick wall, painted skateboarder and artist, and the different colors featured in the backdrop below!

The Special Event 2017 - Skateboard Graffiti

This backdrop was a part of our Custom Rental Service. A client asked us to design a background for a Bar Mitzvah boy that was passionate about graffiti and skateboarding. Our creative and talented designers and artists created this epic masterpiece. Learn more about our Custom Rental Service here.

Will you be at The Special Event next year? We’re already looking forward to the show from January 30th to February 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Want a FREE pass to the exhibit hall? Leave us a comment and we’ll make sure you’re on the list for next year!

3 Resolutions for the New Year!

January 5th, 2017

Every year we make resolutions. Ours usually include to be a better version of ourselves, learn a new hobby, improve our company, explore the world, or celebrate life more. Our resolutions this year are directly tied to our newly painted backdrops below. What a better way to communicate your resolution than through a painted scenic image. After all, a picture says a thousand words…

1. Our Wanderlust Resolution to Travel More

On Vacation 1 - Resolution to Travel More!

Our On Vacation backdrop will make all of your travel inspired resolutions come true! It definitely has us planning our next trip. Pack your bags, grab your camera and your passport – it’s time to go! From gorgeous mountain ranges to iconic European monuments to idyllic white sand beaches. Where are you looking to explore next?

2. Our Time to Shine Resolution

Drapes Red 4 Stars - Resolution to Shine!

Our Starry Red Drapes backdrop is that sparkly dream you’ve been waiting for! It makes us want to SHINE and reach our full potential this year! The time to shine is all about seizing life and celebrating all of the great moments. This hand-painted masterpiece is a rich red color complete with stars decorating the center of the drapes. This backdrop is sure to impress your guests!

2. Our Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Resolution

Dance Through Life - Resolution to Not Sweat the Small Stuff!

Our Dance through life backdrop is the perfect background to highlight the fun one can have through different dance styles. This backdrop makes us focus on the good in life and to not sweat any of the small stuff! Everyone has trials and tribulations throughout their lives – it’s all in how you deal with it! Have an extra hop in your step and enjoy the ride!

Looking to WOW the attendees at your next performance or event? Look no further than these backdrops above! It’s a New year, so we’re excited to showcase our brand new backdrops! These hand-painted masterpieces are ready to be rented for your upcoming production. Browse our other backdrops here.

3 New Breathtaking Backdrops to Enhance your Event!

December 15th, 2016

Ready to transform your event in an instant? Check out our amazing additions to our inventory for the month of December! We’re excited to show you these new backdrops. All unique designs and hand-painted by our talented artists. We can’t wait to see them at your next event or performance!

Asian Landscape 3 Backdrop

1. A Scenic Asian Landscape Backdrop

Imagine you’re exploring through Japan on a lovely Spring day. Our Asian Landscape backdrop includes a stunning pagoda, cherry blossoms, lush trees, and a stoned bridge. This picture perfect backdrop is pleasing to the eye. The plethora of colors create a wonderful, vibrant scenery. The reflection of the bridge on the lake details an incredible bridge and trees surrounding it. The snowy mountain in the distance completes the scene, offering a contrast to the detail in the forefront.

Ferris Wheel Backdrop

2. A Desert Inspired Ferris Wheel Backdrop

Desert festivals are at an ultimate high right now – from Coachella to Stagecoach to Oldchella and beyond. The ferris wheel is an infamous sign of an awesome festival and now this backdrop is bringing it to you. Our Ferris Wheel backdrop is set in a beautiful desert scene. The gorgeous sunset is the perfect background for the idyllic palm trees. Tents fill each side of the scene, offering an escape from the heat. The sherbet filled sky and mountains far off in the distance are an ideal scene to transform your event into a desert inspired affair.

North Pole Workshop Backdrop

3. A North Pole Workshop Backdrop

Our December (s)elves have us especially excited about this North Pole Workshop Backdrop. The myriad of Christmas décor sprinkled throughout the room fills us with anticipation. The toys and presents are waiting to be delivered to children from Santa. The snow outside the windows is complemented by the warmth of the fireplace. This is the perfect background for your holiday party, event, or theatrical production.