Posts Tagged ‘Events’

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!

The Power of Colorful Backdrops

March 31st, 2017

Are you excited to see our newly painted colorful backdrops? Since it’s officially Spring (even though it doesn’t feel like it), we wanted to showcase a few of our newest, vibrant backdrops. Check out our awesome additions to our inventory below!

Enchanted Trees Night - Colorful Backdrops

This incredibly mystic and enchanted forest night scene is a magical addition to our enchanted and mystic forest series. These colorful backdrops are full of light streaming in through the trees, lush green forests, and shimmer sparkling throughout the scene. This background can be enhanced and the colors can be transformed with different lighting design techniques.

Steampunk Backdrop - Colorful Backdrops

We’ve added another Steampunk backdrop to our inventory! It’s official – our Steampunk Series is growing! Our futuristic collection of steam-powered machinery inspired backdrops can transform your next event! This science fiction inspired theme is a unique and fun way to engage your attendees in taking part in your occasion. We encourage you to suggest your attendees and the staff working the event to go along with the theme and dress in Steampunk fashion!

Beach Boards 5 - Colorful Backdrops

Our Beach Boards scene is the ideal background to enhance your next tropical affair! So many different colors and fun aspects about this background! Can you spot the umbrellas in this backdrop? HINT: look in the distance! This scenic backdrop makes us want to plan our next island get away. Beautiful palm trees, a turquoise ocean, soft sand that extends into the distance, and vibrant surfboards that are ready to be taken into the water!

Let us know what backdrops YOU want to see next month! We love hearing what you want to see painted! What do you think the next viral event trend will be? Tell us & we could add a backdrop to match that theme! Don’t forget to visit us next month to check on the new colorful backdrops we add to our inventory.

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 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!

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)

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.