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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.

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer!

December 7th, 2016

We love this time of the year! Mainly because it’s focused around GIVING. We can learn so much from our generosity & giving to those who mean the most to us. Our gift certificates make the perfect gift for your dance teacher, studio owner, event extraordinaire, colleague, or friend. It’s a great item to add as a stocking stuffer!

Stocking Stuffer - Backdrops Beautiful Gift Certificate

Looking to get a head start on your holiday shopping? It’s easy to give the gift of backdrops! They are the perfect stocking stuffers. Gift certificates can be effortlessly ordered by calling 1-858-300-2100, and they will be sent straight to your inbox. Print your electronic gift certificate, and TADA! — you’ll be done with your shopping in no time. Giving a gift certificate for a backdrop rental to that special someone will not only make their day, but their next event or recital as well!

Woodlands Backdrop Series - Stocking Stuffer

Our backdrops range in sizes, themes, and scenes. We have thousands of backdrops starting at a smaller size (10′ x 10′). These are perfect for a photo booth, picture area, house party or small event! Our backdrops range in size all the way to the largest size we have in stock (50′ W x 30′ H). These are ideal for an auditorium, large banquet hall, or a convention center. The opportunities are endless with our variety of backdrops!

Our extensive collection of backdrops are versatile and can enhance your next event, upcoming recital, or theatrical production. Feel free to browse our backdrops here. We are constantly adding new backdrops to our inventory. Our graphic designers and accomplished artists are always hard at work creating their future masterpieces. Check out our blog regularly to see updates on new hand-painted backdrops we’ve added. Click here for October’s new backdrops and here for November’s!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We wish you all the best during this Holiday season. We hope you find the perfect stocking stuffer for that special someone and spend this time with those that you love!

Backdrops as Wedding Décor!

November 30th, 2016

Wedding: Sunset Beach 5 Backdrop

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 event unique and stand out above the rest? Or are you looking to trace a subtle theme throughout your 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!
Wedding: 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!

Wedding: Sunset Beach 5 BackdropWant more ideas on how you can use our backdrops to enhance your 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!

Wedding: 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 next event! Using backdrops as decor is a unique way to make your affair remarkable and distinct!

Get BLACK FRIDAY Savings All Week Long!

November 20th, 2016

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

November 16th, 2016

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

November 9th, 2016

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

October 28th, 2016

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

September 30th, 2016

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