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5 Candyland Party Tips

April 9th, 2018

Planning a party for someone sweet? Our Candyland party ideas will help bring your party to life! Whether it’s for a quinceañera, Bat Mitzvah, or a birthday party, this theme is sure to be a hit. Don’t forget your sweet tooth. This delicious party will be one to be remembered for ages.

Sweet Inspiration for your Candyland Party

Look below for inspiration for your Land of Sweets party. From the entrance to the centerpieces to the décor and so much more.

1. First Impressions are EverythingCandyland Party Ideas - Kaylaland

Impress your guests even before they enter the party! As you enter this Bat Mitzvah, you will be immersed in an amazing, candy-filled world of Kaylaland. The playful lettering, candy accents, and purple florals set the mood for the joyous occasion.

2. Determine your Color Palette

Candyland Party Ideas - Candyland 5A

With a Candyland theme, there are endless varieties of colors to choose from when determining your color palette. With bright and colorful candy elements, we suggest choosing the favorite color of the person you’re honoring. In this case, the Bat Mitzvah girl loves shades of purple and pink. These hues were highlighted throughout the event. The linens, florals, and centerpieces all shined brightly in shades of purple and pink.

3. The Sweeter the Décor the Better

Candyland Party Ideas - Candyland 11

When you’re planning a Candyland party, the sweet the décor the better. Our Candyland Backdrops can effortlessly bring your theme to life. Explore yummy meadows of sugary treats with rolling fields of swirly lollipops and frosted pink mountains. A chocolate river overflows with colorful candy and sugar cones. Striped orange popsicles tower over berry cupcakes at the beginning of the candy coated pathway. Gooey gumdrops make their way up the windy roads leading up to the mountain.

4. Don’t Skimp on the Dessert Table

Candyland Party Ideas - Candyland 5B

At a Candyland themed event, all of your guests will expect a decadent and delicious dessert table. Provide the most scrumptious sweets, so your guests can taste your theme. From candy to donuts to mini cakes and cookies, your sweet tooth will be satisfied.

5. When in Doubt, Wrap the Room!

Candyland Party Ideas - Candyland Room Wrap

To create a completely immersive experience for your guests, wrap your room in backdrops! Wherever your guests will look, they’ll be reminded of your sweet theme. Many of our Candyland backdrops are painted side by side in order to make a room wrap more effortless!

Planning a different themed event? Browse our panels to see other backdrops that can be used for room wraps!

3 Ways to Embrace your Spring Décor

March 20th, 2018

Spring is here & we’re ready for warmer weather & all of the florals. One of our favorite reasons for spring is the vibrant, lush signs of life. Planning an event during spring can be a fun way to embrace all the elements of spring in your décor and design choices. We’re featuring 3 ways to embrace your spring décor below.

1. Cherry Blossom Pink is the New Black.

Spring Décor - Walk in the Park Spring

Cherry Blossoms are no doubt a sign of spring. This beautiful pastel pink is a fresh and fun color to include in your spring décor.  Our Walk in the Park Spring backdrop is a bright reminder that spring is here. Move over Millennial pink. We think Cherry Blossom Pink is the new black. Thoughts?

2. April Showers Bring May Flowers

Spring Décor - Secret Garden

Does this mean we’ll have to wait until May for flowers? We sure hope not. Blooming flowers and sun shining through are signs of life & certainly signs of spring. Our Secret Garden backdrops is a beautiful compilation of a variety of flowers. This enchanting walkway invites you to walk along the vibrant, lush garden.  The beams of light shining through add an invitation of warmth. This gorgeous background is the perfect addition to your spring décor.

3. Embrace the Outdoors with your Spring Décor

Spring Décor - Pond 3 Bridge

Spring is the returning of enjoying the outdoors. Of course, winter is enjoyable in other (much colder) ways. There’s a breath of fresh air that comes with the return of spring. Even if your event is indoors, we think your spring décor should embrace the outdoors. Include lush green elements and hints of florals to welcome spring. We’re dreaming of the picturesque greenery that comes with the warmer weather. Our Pond Bridge backdrop highlights a bridge over a pond in lush garden with the sun shining through, flowers blooming, and water lilies floating on the surface.

3 Stunning Skylines to Transform Your Event

February 28th, 2018

How can you bring the atmosphere and feeling of a city to an event? Showcasing iconic local items, memorabilia from the city’s sports teams, and local cuisine are amazing ways to enhance an event. We have a variety of skyline backdrops that can complement city-centric décor as well. See a few below & browse the rest of our skyline inventory here.

Stunning Skylines

Stunning Skyline - City Skyline 14

Our City Skyline Backdrop takes place during the perfectly pink sunset. Can you name this skyline? It may be lesser known, but it’s still as beautiful! Tampa during sunset is an amazing sight to see. Luckily this skyline was painted side by side with another backdrop, so you can use them together to create a beautiful sunset skyline panel at your next event.

Stunning Skyline - San Diego By Night 4

The San Diego Skyline during the golden hour is something we love. San Diego is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and gorgeous weather. It’s also home to this stunning skyline above. The mixture between the amazing beaches and this downtown skyline makes San Diego a very special place to live or to visit. This bright backdrop can liven up your next event & bring San Diego to wherever your event is located!

Stunning Skyline - London Skyline 2

There’s something magical about London at dusk. Our London Skyline backdrop will instantly transform your event to a British affair. The bright moon shines amongst the white wispy clouds and gleaming stars in the sky. Big Ben stands high above the rest of the city. This iconic skyline is one for the ages. Truly timeless and classic.

Our extensive collection of stunning skyline backdrops includes both the iconic views and the lesser known cityscapes. Perfect for a local event you’re planning or for an event as an ode to a faraway place. Want us to paint your local skyline? We’d be more than happy to bring it to life! Our Custom Rental Service can provide you with just that.

Saving A Heart on Valentine’s Day

February 12th, 2018

Valentine’s Day creates time and space to reflect on those that we love. We are taking one more step towards love and compassion this year. This Valentine’s Day, we are sponsoring a child to receive life-saving heart surgery. Learn more about the loving soul we sponsored below and how his outlook on life has completely transformed in the most positive way.

Background of our Involvement

Dr. Rick Hodes - Saving a Heart on Valentine's Day

Source: Rickhodes.org/about

Throughout the years, we’ve connected with Dr. Rick Hodes who is an American doctor who has dedicated nearly 30 years of his life serving the underprivileged in Ethiopia. Dr. Rick Hodes is a CNN Hero and JDC’s Medical Director. Dr. Rick Hodes mainly treats spine, cardiac, and cancer patients. We’ve been privileged enough to donate over the years to give back and help save lives through Dr. Rick Hodes’ work. Dr. Rick Hodes sends his patients from the Mother Teresa Clinic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to either India for cardiac surgery or to Ghana for spinal surgery. In India, heart surgery is about 10% of the price in the United States.

Samson - Saving a Heart on Valentine's Day

Whoever Saves a Life, Saves the World

Samson, pictured above, is the boy we sponsored to receive a life-saving heart surgery. He arrived in Dr. Rick Hodes’ care at age 10 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He was born in Wello province, however his dad, a policeman, was transferred to Addis Ababa. When Samson arrived to the clinic, he was tired and weak. Samson was diagnosed as having a ventricular septal defect (VSD). VSD is a hole between the 2 ventricles of the heart. Untreated, it would lead to death. In Samson’s case, the blood flow between the 2 ventricles was revering and going from left to right (expected) to both directions (which is not supposed to happen). This would soon become irreversible. He needed corrective surgery as soon as possible. Dr. Rick Hodes put him on Viagra 3x daily to lower his pressures, and the shunt reverted to left-to-right. This gave a window of surgical opportunity.

Samson was sent to India, along with a dozen other heart patients. Samson underwent surgery to repair his heart at AIMS Amrita Hospital in Kochi, India. The surgery went well and he returned to Ethiopia after his recovery. Samson is now going to school and playing with his friends. Samson would love to play soccer and become an engineer when he grows up.

How Can You Help this Valentine’s Day?

Donate Now - Saving a Heart on Valentine's Day
Instead of buying a gift, consider making a donation on behalf of your loved one for Valentine’s Day. You can help a patient get closer to having a healthy heart. The JDC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! We hope you spend your day with someone (or a cause) that you love.

New Backdrops for a New Year!

January 16th, 2018

Hello 2018! Already halfway through January & we can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for all of us! Our team has been working on designing and hand-painted new backdrops for the new year. Adding backdrops to our inventory is always fun. We love seeing what our inspirational clients want for their upcoming events. Take a peek below & let us know what you think!

New Backdrops - Tropical Beach 15 Moonlight

Escape the hectic nature of everyday life and travel to this beautiful island at dusk. Our Tropical Beach Moonlight backdrop will transport you in an instant! There’s something about a beautiful beach side scene at dusk that we love. The larger than life moon is shining down on the ocean. Highlighting the aqua blues and reflecting the skies above. How could you feel the blues on this island? Preferably all to ourselves.

New Backdrops - Wine Cellar 1

Is your favorite vineyard too far away for the wedding or event you’re planning? Do you want something that sets the mood without the hassle of traveling? Our Wine Cellar Backdrop is the perfect Wine inspired background to enhance your wine-centric affair. We’ll bring the Wine Cellar to you! Effortlessly add this backdrop to your event design and it will instantly transform any venue. Don’t believe us? Check out this event photo here.

New Backdrops - Dark City 1

Fantasy isn’t only for the movies. Our Dark City Backdrop can bring your dark fantastical dreams to life! This background is highlighted by the variety of colors utilized for the different types of buildings. The color palette of purple, blue, and grey add to the mystique of this scene. The light shining from the city to the sky indicates that someone is coming, but who will it be? The reflection of the buildings into the swampy river complements the lighting and thunder amongst the clouds.

We’re always adding new backdrops to our inventory and love to feature them on our blog! Have any suggestions for new backdrops we should design? Let us know in the comments below!

Notable November Backdrops

November 28th, 2017

We can’t help but dream of the beach days. Especially when it’s colder weather during Fall and Winter. Our beach inspired backdrops are signs of warmer weather, picturesque vacations, and scenic ocean dreams. We’ve showcased a few of our brand new beachy designs below. These will bring the ocean to your event and enhance your affair in an instant. Okay – we may be a little excited for December around the corner. So we included a Winter inspired one too. Check out our new November backdrops below.

Ocean Beach Sunset

November Backdrops - Sunset Beach 11

Our Sunset Beach backdrop creates a relaxed atmosphere of enjoying the beach. Full of waves crashing and the sky changing into orange and yellow hues as day becomes night. Looking off into the horizon it’s easy to get lost in the beauty of the sunset. We love this new sunset beach design as it is an up close version of our sunset beach series.

Pod of Dolphins in Coral

November Backdrops - Coral Reef 9 Dolphins

Join us under the sea with this beautiful Coral Reef with Dolphins backdrop. The sunlight shines through towards the top of the scene as the dolphins swim together. The colorful coral reef lines the bottom of the backdrop full of life, fish, and turtles. This design is a perfect addition to our Coral Reef series. With this collection of scenes, you can easily wrap a room to create an immersive Under the Sea experience.

Candy Lover’s Dream

November Backdrops - Candy Castle Interior

Winter is around the corner & we cannot wait for all of the Holiday parties and recitals! This Candy Castle Interior will make your Winter dreams come true. The Winter trees in the far distance makes one feel as if this mansion is the only home for miles. Right beyond the window, different candy lines the snow and creates a delicious contrast to the white snow. The candy cane pillars line the edges of the mansion. The chandeliers are placed near the windows. The perspective of the backdrop makes anyone in front of it feel like they are invited into the candy castle interior.

These November backdrops will be perfect to enhance your upcoming events. We’re always adding new backdrops to our inventory! Subscribe to our blog to get monthly updates.

Black Friday Savings Start Today!

November 21st, 2017

Black Friday 2017 - 15% off!

Black Friday Savings! 15% off your backdrop rental*

Shop our Black Friday sale starting TODAY and save 15% off your next rental until the end of the month! Mention Offer Code: BLACK17* We have over 2,500 hand-painted backdrops in our inventory ready to rent!

Our extensive & versatile collection of backdrops come in many themes, scenes, and sizes.  Our creative team is available to recommend backdrops that will be perfect for your special event. Call us at 858-300-2100! Our backdrops can enhance your décor, no matter the type of production!

Planning an Event?

Havana Streets - Black Friday

Effortlessly transform your space and impress your guests! Set the theme with any of our thousands of backdrops. Perfect for weddings, corporate events, social parties, anniversaries, birthdays, and more!

Producing a Dance Recital?

Black Friday - Drapes Purple Stars with Green Lighting

Ready to WOW your attendees? Our backdrops will set your stage. Providing the ideal background behind your talented dancers will excite your dancers and attendees. Your dancers will shine in front of our backdrops.

Directing a Theatrical Production?

Black Friday - Wizard of Oz

Give your audience an immersive experience and bring your show to life. We have show theme packages ready for rent to enhance your production. Call our team today to talk with our backdrop consultants. We’ll help you choose the perfect scenic backdrops for your performance!

Looking to use our exclusive Black Friday offer, however, you still need to finalize all of the details of your event? Book your backdrop now & update any of the details later. Change your backdrop, update the date, or location. Our team is ready to assist with all of your changing needs.

We are so excited to see how our backdrops transform your beautiful events, recitals, and productions! Comment below to let us know how you’ll be using our backdrops!

*Use promo code: BLACK17. All Winter & Nutcracker backdrops excluded. Valid on in-stock items & future orders only. Excludes shipping. May not be combined with other offers. Valid until 12/01/2017.

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!

Winter is Coming – In Backdrop Form!

August 29th, 2017

Any GOT fans? With Season 7 in full swing, we know that you’ll understand that Winter is coming! In the backdrop world, that means we are preparing, designing, and painting as many new Winter backdrops as possible. We know there are countless events, Holiday parties, theatrical productions, and dance productions that all focus on the lovely season of Winter.

We’ve added some exciting new designs to our collection that will be perfect for any Winter production! Of course we have endless Winter Wonderland scenes, however, we’re featuring some of our favorite winter scenes with buildings below. Check them out below & let us know how you can use it for your event!

European Courtyard 2 - Winter Backdrop

Our European Courtyard backdrop will transport you to a traditional European town. Complete with the Swiss Alps in the background. Join us around the fountain for fun to be had! The cobblestone streets fill the bottom of the backdrop. The colored houses are tightly placed next to each other.

European Street Scene 13

Our European Street Scene backdrop paints the picture of Holiday spirit. A row of Christmas trees line the inside of the windows and gifts are all around. Christmas cheer is near! A wreath around the door and the red rug lining the entry way invites any and all to come join in the Holiday spirit.

Mansion View 17 Drapes - Winter Backdrop

Picture life in this opulent mansion looking out on the stunning snow covered trees and brightly lit up village. Our Mansion View backdrop can provide the ideal background for any Holiday event. The deep red curtains with gold trim create an elegant atmosphere.

There’s something we love so much about Winter – the majestic snow, the colder weather, the abundance of Holiday parties. Time with family and friends and everyone in the Holiday spirit. If we could only be present for all of the lavish parties, extravagant productions, and spectacular affairs that our backdrops have been at!

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 🎊.