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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!

Stage Backdrops to Impress your Audience!

March 24th, 2017

How can you transform your stage to WOW your audience? Selecting the perfect stage backdrops can make all the difference for your production! We went to St. Louis a few weeks ago to showcase our theatrical stage backdrops at USITT 2017! We had an incredible time delving deep into all aspects of Theater and Technology! Check out what we were up to below.

Garden Party - Stage Backdrops

We featured our fun Mad Hatters Tea Party inspired backdrop in the ‘Not So Central Park’ area of the USITT Expo. The Mini Golf stations, the small café, a myriad of benches, and light posts added to the exciting vibe of the area. Our colorful backdrop served as a great background for this park. With its landscape of colorful mushrooms and enchanted trees, this most beautiful whimsical garden brings a fairytale elegance to the scene. Our Alice in Wonderland series features magical and mystical forest with larger than life mushrooms, a fantastical castle courtyard, animated wonderland flowers, and a giant garden.

Umbrellas 4 Rain - Stage Backdrops

At our booth, we showcased our brand new Umbrellas 4 Rain backdrop. The large rain drops amongst the colorful umbrellas and soft cumulus clouds added a unique element to the background. It almost looks as if you are looking out of a rain-covered window to floating umbrellas in the distance.

Beach Boards 3 - Stage Backdrops

Our Beach Board Backdrop adorned the booth of our friends from ENTTEC. After discussing the beach theme of their booth, we designed and painted a brand new backdrop to meet their needs! It truly transformed their booth and added an extra WOW factor to engage the attendees!

Will you be at USITT 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale next year? We are always offering FREE passes to each show, so reach out to us if you want to be involved in this incredible show! What stage backdrops should we feature next year? We’d love to hear your feedback!

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!

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!

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)

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

Backdrops as Photo Booth Décor

September 27th, 2016

Who doesn’t love to have fun? That’s why we’re always excited to be the background to exciting and entertaining event ideas. The San Diego Museum of Art hosts their popular sundown series Culture & Cocktails. This series invites their members and attendees to sip on exotic cocktails, dance to the DJ’s beats, and check out the amazing artwork. Last week, the event was all about their Venetian Views Exhibit. This incredible event took the attendees to the one of a kind city of Venice, showcasing the artists that have been inspired by the city.

Gondola Bridge Backdrop - Photo booth

Venice is the city that has been known as the city with many names. The City of Water, the City of Canals, the Floating City, the City of Bridges, the City of Masks. The list could go on. The breathtaking canals, the romantic bridges, and the water flowing through the city makes it feel majestic. This atmosphere was part of the Cocktails & Culture event last week. All of our Venetian inspired backdrops can transform your event into a magical Italian affair. We featured our Gondola Bridge backdrop, which highlighted a gondola, a bridge, and those majestic canals. A 10′ x 10′  backdrop is the ideal size for a photo booth featuring a handful of people. This awesome photo booth was courtesy of CEG Interactive. The result of their photo booth were some seriously amazing pictures and GIFs.

Gondola Bridge 2 Backdrop - Photo booth

As much as we  love our large backdrops because they’re perfect for plays, dance recitals, large auditoriums, and covering that pesky wall in that banquet hall. We also have an affinity for our smaller backdrops. Those that fit perfectly in a home, as a background to a dessert table, under a small tent, or even the scenery for a photo booth. We love how our backdrop enhanced these incredible images and really brought their theme to life.

Gondola Bridge Backdrop - Photo booth

 

Tips for Planning a Bar / Bat Mitzvah

September 23rd, 2016

Want to plan an incredible Bar or Bat Mitzvah? We’ve rounded up advice on how to make your event memorable, unique and fun for all of the kids. Over the weekend, we were inspired at our BESA Boogie event. So many amazing vendors and awesome companies came together to put on a fabulous mock Bar Mitzvah.

1. Select a Location / Venue

Think about the how many people you’re expecting, the style you’re going for, and the convenience of the location to the synagogue. These are all important factors to assess when choosing the perfect place to host your event.

Bar or Bat Mitzvah - Lights Camera Action Backdrop

2. Choose A Theme or Style of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah

This is one of the most important elements. When thinking about planning such a simcha, we believe it’s important to think about the theme or style of the event. Does the Bar or Bat Mitzvah have any special interests, hobbies, or movie/ TV show that they love? You want the theme and style to align with the specific interests of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah to showcase their love for whatever it may be. This Bar Mitzvah below showcased his love for skateboarding and his passion for the arts by using our Graffiti Skateboard backdrop. We have thousands of backdrops in so many different scenes and themes that are perfect to bring your theme to life!

Bar or Bat Mitzvah - Skateboard Graffiti Backdrop

3. Book your Vendors

Research is key to book your vendors. Find the right photographers and videographers to capture your special moment. Decide if you need a Florist or Event Planner depending on the size of your event. Decorate your venue with beautiful backdrops that will transform your space into an extravagant themed event! A live band or a DJ is perfect if you’re looking to entertain a dancing crowd. Looking to go above and beyond? Look into caricaturists,magicians, live artists, or a speciality food vendor! The options are truly endless.

Bar or Bat Mitzvah - Alice in Wonderland

 

3. Rent (or buy) your décor

Decide on the décor elements you want to use for your event. Will you use them again? If the answer is no, we definitely recommend to rent your decor items. Trying to convey a theme for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Renting a hand-painted backdrop is an effortless way to transform your space into whatever you desire.

Bat Mitzvah - Candyland Backdrop

5. Invite your Loved Ones!

Make sure that all of your loved ones are there. Your friends, family, congregational members, and colleagues. Send Save the Dates and Formal Invitations to ensure you’ll have an accurate headcount for your event. This is a wonderful, joyous occasion that should be celebrated by your community.