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3 Ways to Create an Autumn Wonderland

October 18th, 2018

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

July 31st, 2018

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

May 10th, 2018

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

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.

Holiday Party {Red &} Green with Envy

December 12th, 2017

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!

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!

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 ?.

Back to the Basics – Dynamic Lighting

July 13th, 2017

Have you ever wondered how you can revamp any background with different lighting? What happens when you choose a certain color backdrop, but you want to offer a versatile background choice for a variety of acts? The solution: LIGHTING. This dilemma happens with many of our clients and we’re featuring two of them below.

Purple Lighting - Drapes Blue 2 Stars

Our  blue drapes with stars backdrop was chosen as the main element for our clients’ stage décor. While they had a chef on stage with elements of fire on each side, the blue drapes were a perfect fit for the fire and ice feel.

Purple Lighting - Drapes Blue 2 Stars

Believe it or not! Above is still our blue drapes with stars backdrop. Doesn’t look blue, does it? Once our client decided to switch up the presenters to a live DJ, a purple tone was more appropriate for the feeling of the music and as day turned into night. The color of the drapes, from blue to purple, was easily transformed with a red gel to create the purple tones behind DJ & MC David Krieger. Back to the basics of your RGBs! Think of all the customization opportunities lighting can provide to any backdrop you use. Effortlessly optimize any backdrop to match your color scheme!

For every scene, this client had different color drapes. All they had to do is change the gels! It was literally that easy. You can always change colors of our backdrops with fun and unique lighting tricks! Use lighting to color match our backdrops to whatever color you desire.

Green Lighting - Twilight Forest 1

Another one of our clients used our Twilight Forest backdrop as part of their stage décor. Our Twilight Forest backdrop has a beautiful misty haze in the background of the scene. The forefront lush forest is full of greenery and brown hues, which is emphasized with the green front lighting above.

Blue Lighting - Twilight Forest 1

With a different act, comes a different color! The mood is completely transformed to fit the band. Check out the cooler, blue tones below. It is truly incredible to witness the power of front lighting in morphing our backdrop from one image to the next!

How have you used lighting to revolutionize your event? Check out this awesome dance recital that achieved an multiple incredible looks. Comment and let us know your tricks below!