How Does Dance Make You Feel?

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For many, dance is a passion. A source of creativity. An outlet. A hobby. A lifestyle. Our inspiration for one of our newest designs came from how dance makes us feel. Dance and the dance community can make you feel whole and complete. From ballet to tap dance to hip-hop, jazz, and beyond, all types of dance can fulfill your passion. It’s both personal and communal. Take a look at the design below and let us know what you think.

Dance 31 Flight

Can you see the inspiration behind our design? All of the tiny dancers in different styles of dance unifying together and creating one larger dancer. All of the training, practice, and recitals are all depicted in this design. All walks of life are embraced in the diversity of this design as well. The variety of colors demonstrate the vibrancy of the movement of the dancers. The rhythm of the dancers radiate throughout the backdrop. All of the aspects that make dancers whole come together in one scene. What do you see in this dance centric design?

Dance 25 Splash

Our Dance Splash collection is full of vibrant paint splatter. These dancers are full of so much passion that their movement has created splashes of paint throughout the design. The colorful hues throughout the backdrop are contrasted with the black background. This backdrop was created to capture the beauty of the dancer’s movement.

As our backdrops are hand-painted, we love featuring splashes of paint in our designs. The vibrancy of the paint splatter is evident throughout the design. The contrast of vibrant colors with the black background make for a stunning backdrop. This collection is available in an array of sizes, from 10′ wide x 10′ high to 50′ wide by 22′ high. Perfect for a fun photo op at your studio or as the centerpiece of your stage at your recital!

3 Ways to Create an Autumn Wonderland

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Autumn is a special time of the year, especially if you’re in an area with fall foliage. The change in the color of the leaves usher in a new season. Changing of the tides can be felt from one season to the next. Orange, red, and warm yellow hues signify Autumn’s in full force.

Want to bring the Autumn feeling to your next event? We are proud to feature our client’s artistic visualization below. An empty hall space was converted into a fall forest wonderland with our Woodlands collection. See below for 3 ways to transform your venue into an Autumn Wonderland.

1. Choose your Autumn Color Palette

Woodlands 2 Bridge

Set the scene with warm tones – hints of yellow, orange, red and brown. Once your guest walks into your event, these colors will make your theme felt immediately. Utilize your color palette to coordinate your furniture, décor, florals, and menu.

2. Highlight Autumn Wonderland Décor

Woodlands 7 Road

Autumn inspired décor will make your event a true fall forest wonderland. From fall centric centerpieces complete with branches, pumpkins, and squash to Autumn backdrops to adorn the walls. Our client utilized our Woodlands collection to create a completely immersive experience for their guests. This look was achieved by wrapping the room in our backdrops. What a magical Autumn wonderland experience.

Woodlands 1 Path

This gorgeous event design created the perfect Autumn Wonderland for this occasion. Each backdrop in our Woodlands collection was painted side by side to capture a 360° panoramic ambiance. Although our Woodlands Backdrops are a part of a series, they can also be rented as independent backdrops or as a set of panels. This depends on the look you want to achieve at your event.

3. Enhance Lighting to Achieve a Variety of Looks in Different Spaces

Woodlands 5 River

Lighting can create versatility and change the mood as the event progresses. Lighting can also provide a variety of different looks throughout one event. Above on left, blue lighting enhanced the River scene in our Woodlands collection. While warmer yellow lighting was utilized to enhance the fall colors of our Woodlands Road scene on the right. Combining lighting with scenic décor will not only provide versatility, but enhance your guests experience at your next event as well.

3 Summer Designs to Enhance your Event

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This is the perfect time to incorporate the essence of summer into your events! This can be accomplished through your scenic décor, food and drink, and vibrant florals. Featuring a few of our summer designs to transform your special affair below.

Summer Designs and Inspiration

Summer Soirée under the Moonlight

Summer Designs - Tropical Beach 17 Moonlight

Our Tropical Beach Moonlight scene will transport you to a magical island all to yourself. The moonlit beach full of palm trees gives all the tropical vibes. Summer always has us dreaming of warm weather, serene oceans, and beautiful beaches. The nighttime blue hues are complemented by the bright light originating from the moon and reflecting on the ocean below.

Sunflowers during the Sunset

Summer Designs - Flower Fields 2

There’s nothing like those summer sunsets. This sunflower filled sunset scene is set amongst stark contrast to the mountains in the background. The sun emanates warmth & light that fills the scene with the magical moments of day turning into night. Full of warm tones of yellow and orange, this scenic view is one that will instantly enhance your event.

Summer Nights in Havana

Summer Designs - Havana 3

Our Havana Streets backdrop is a new addition to our colorful Havana nights series. Now offering these scenes in multiple sizes, this collection will effortlessly transport your guests from any location to Cuba. Pair these backdrops with a Cuban inspired meal & you’ll provide your attendees with the full experience. This collection can also be used for a room wrap where you cover every wall with a backdrop to create a fully immersive event. These are the ideal summer designs for your special affair.

Our extensive collection of backdrops is full of inspiration for your upcoming event – no matter the theme! With over 2,500 backdrops, we’re sure to have a scene that will speak to your occasion. You can browse more summer designs here. By hanging our backdrops, you can instantly achieve the look you want. We take the worry out of backdrops and will make the process as easy as possible, so you can focus on the rest of your event.

How Vivid Scenery Can Transport You to Another World

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It’s no secret that vivid scenery can transform your production. No matter if you’re planning an event, producing a dance recital, or curating a theatrical production, bright scenery will make your occasion POP. We’re featuring a few backdrops that are vibrant and beautiful below. They will be show stoppers wherever you place them!

Vivid Scenery - Dance 27 Splash

We have a variety of bright backdrops that can enhance your vivid scenery. Take a look into our Dance Splash series. Full of vibrant hues along the color spectrum. With the splashes of paint, you can feel the movement from these dancers. It’s Spring Dance Recital season and we cannot wait to see how our Dance Splash collection enhances your production. Make a splash wherever you go!

Vivid Scenery - Havana Streets 4

Our Havana Streets collection transports you directly into the heart of the city. Bringing the Havana Nights theme to life has never been easier. Our backdrops have been painted side by side, to effortlessly use as a panel or a room wrap. Our Havana Streets collection is as colorful and bright as you’d expect. A few of our designs even include the infamous 1950’s era cars to liven up the scene. Havana’s colorful and vibrant architecture is a product of it’s historical development. It’s the perfect spring and summer theme for your next event.

Vivid Scenery - Music Time 1

Our Music inspired series can make you feel the music in your bones. The colorful musical notes are spread throughout the design. A variety of different sizes of circles in hues of red and blue are in the background. This musical background is perfect to bring the rhythmic vibe to your next production.

Do you love using vivid scenery for your events or are you more of a pastel or natural hues lover? Let us know in the comments below! Stay tuned for next month as we’ll be featuring backdrops that have a more natural and earthy feel.

5 Candyland Party Tips

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

Holiday Party {Red &} Green with Envy

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Plan the Holiday Party that will impress all of your guests! Spending time with loved ones is the best part of the Holiday Season. But isn’t a Holiday Party a close second? We’re highlighting one of our favorite holiday affairs. Complete with red and green opulent décor. Gain some Holiday inspiration from this event below.

Holiday Party - Mansion View Drapes

Holiday Season is upon us! This Christmas inspired gala is beautifully decorated. The centerpieces are overflowing with red roses and greenery. Garlands & candles lined the long tables throughout the room. Our Mansion View Backdrop set the background of the event. Our backdrop complemented the lavish floral arrangements. Of course, the beautifully decorated Christmas Tree as well. The snowy village on the backdrop creates an atmosphere of warmth inside while escaping the cold. The red drapes add a festive, elegant element to the party.

Holiday Party - Mansion View Drapes

This room was completely transformed into a festive celebration! The details made all the difference. From the green, gold, and red garland on the ceiling lights. To the luxurious chandeliers towards the Christmas tree. The traditional red and green theme is evident throughout. This room instantly makes you in the mood for the Holiday season. The lighting transformed the look of the décor. It enhanced the moody red & green tones of the event. Did we mention the entrance to this Holiday Party looked like an ancient castle? Decorated with festive red, green & gold floral notes. See this merry entryway below.

Holiday Party - Mansion View Drapes

How will you be celebrating this Holiday Season? We’ve showcased a traditional Home for the Holidays Party. We love seeing unique Holiday Party themes as well! An entertaining theme can always take your event to another level. A few of our favorite themes are Roaring Twenties, Winter Wonderland, or Hollywood. What are your favorite themes & traditions? Comment below and let us know!