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5 Exciting Dance Recital Ideas

April 25th, 2019

Dance Recital season is upon us! Choosing your dance recital theme can be fun! Inspiration can be found all around us. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite dance recital ideas below. What is the theme of your recital? Let us know in the comments below!

Dance Recital Ideas

1. Make a Splash!

Dance Recital Ideas - Dance 27 Splash

It’s time for your dancers to make a splash! This background brings more than just a pop of color. If you’re looking to transform your stage into a painted dancer’s dream, look no further! The dancers shine as the vibrant colors of the paint splatter contrast with the black background. Change the lighting to bring out different colors in this backdrop to match your dancer’s costumes. This will bring the color and the fun to your recital!

2. Dancing with the Stars

Dance Recital Ideas - Drapes Purple Stars

Dancing with the Stars is a fun recital theme. Especially when you’re dancers are the stars! Your dancers will shine in front of this Starry Drapes backdrop! Different color lighting can change the backdrop to appear in a myriad of different colors. This is perfect, so you can match the backdrop to your dancers’ costumes. The dancers stand out in front of this backdrop showing that they are the true STARS. You can see the transformation of the backdrop here.

3. Travel Around the World

Dance Recital Ideas - On Vacation

Travel around the world in one backdrop! Pack your bags, you’re headed on vacation! Or at least you can bring the vacation to your studio’s performance. A combination of iconic spots around the world with everything you need to make your vacation a success! Browse our Travel inspired scenes here.

4. Fairy Tale & Fantasy

Dance Recital Ideas - Fantasy Castle

A Fairy Tale Recital will bring your childhood fantasies to life! Who wouldn’t want to be a prince or princess in front of their own castle? Your dancers will be delighted to feel like royalty! After all, isn’t every child a prince or princess to their parents?

5. Hollywood: Lights, Camera, Dance!

Dance Recital Ideas - Paparazzi Celebrity 13

Bring Hollywood to your recital! Lights, Camera, Dance is a fun theme for your dancers. They are sure to feel like celebrities! Choose the perfect red carpet costumes to shine in front of the paparazzi!

Havana Event Design Ideas

February 28th, 2019

The beautiful city of Havana, Cuba is a time capsule that can transport you back to the fifties. Looking to bring the Cuban essence to your upcoming event? Our Havana Collection can enhance the Cuban flair at your next production. Our series of backdrops depict Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Havana’s architecture tells the story of the long and colorful history of the city. Create your own event to deliver the Cuban experience to your attendees!

Havana Event Design

This radiant event design can inspire your guests to liven up the party! Create an immersive experience for your guests. Wrap the room with our Havana Series. By wrapping the walls with our colorful Havana designs, you can instantly transform any space! Many of our backdrops are painted side by side for this purpose. Feature a combination of our designs to achieve a seamless look. A mix of vibrant and neutral furniture is sure to complement the backgrounds.

Havana Event Design - Havana Streets

A few of our Old Havana backdrops include vintage cars. These American classics were imported from the USA during the 1950s. Havana’s streets have been filled with these vehicles since that day. Want to make your event even more special? Rent your own classic car as a center piece of your production. A classic car in combination with this vibrant color palette is sure to impress your guests.

Havana Event Design

Serve tropical drinks and Cuban food as part of your Havana event design. Incorporate delicious, local food and drink with Havana inspired backgrounds. Showcase unique furniture and Havana inspired music. A Cuban band and salsa dancers will effortlessly complete this Havana event design in no time. The sounds of Havana will radiate throughout your event. Dancing will be inevitable. These elements are sure to round out this international event. Your guests will be transported to Cuba. No flight required.

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.

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!

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!

One Backdrop, Endless Possibilities

September 26th, 2017

Wait till you see what our talented client accomplished below! With over 2,500 backdrops in our inventory, your options to enhance your production are abundant. With so many sizes, themes, and designs, your bound to find a background that you love. If not, we pride ourselves on our custom work – both rental and purchases. Create any backdrop you can dream of and we’ll be more than happy to paint it.

Today we’re so excited to showcase one of our incredible clients that went above and beyond to transform their dance studio’s performance. Our client trusted in the versatility of lighting options to provide many different options for their recital with only ONE backdrop. See how it was done below!

Drapes Purple Stars

1. Choose the Perfect Backdrop For Your Event

Our backdrop consultants are eager and ready to assist you in all of your backdrop needs. From planning and strategizing event themes to checking availability of your favorite backdrops, we’re here at every step of the way. The versatility lighting provides can help you in changing the atmosphere of your production in an instant. Our Purple Drapes with Stars Backdrop was effortlessly transformed with the help of a backdrop’s best friend – a lighting designer.

Drapes Purple Stars

2. Create the Atmosphere You Want

No matter if you’re planning a dance recital, theatrical production, or stunning event – the atmosphere is of the utmost importance. When choosing a backdrop, it’s vital to analyze how the background will enhance your affair and complement the existing décor and costumes. What’s good to know is how lighting can change any backdrop you choose.

Drapes Purple Stars Backdrop

3. Enhance Your Look with Colorful LEDs or Gels

In order to create a versatile & cohesive collection, use different color gels or LED lights to achieve any look you want! Our talented client utilized a variety of gel colors to change our Purple Drapes with Stars backdrop to green, pink, blue, and yellow! It’s truly hard to believe that all of these pictures are ONE backdrop. You can achieve so many different looks with just one backdrop!

Purple Drapes Stars Backdrop

Drapes Purple Stars Backdrop

When you combine backdrops and lighting design, the possibilities are truly endless. Have any great lighting tips to add? Comment below to let us know!

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!

Wine Not? Event Décor for the Wino in All of Us

June 2nd, 2017

How can you transform your space into a dreamy wine cellar or even a vineyard? We’ll show you how with our variety of hand-painted backdrops ready to be rented or purchased! Let’s get inspired to enhance your next event below! Wine not?

A Picturesque Tuscan Sunset

Tuscany 3 backdrop - Wine Not

Our Tuscan Sunset backdrop is a charming scene that instantly transports you to the Italian countryside. From the lush green vineyard to a vibrant sunset and country home in the distance, this scene is both majestic and romantic. Who wouldn’t love to grab a few grapes from the vine or drink a glass of wine in this vineyard? Check out our Tuscan Sunset backdrop in action at a wine inspired event below.

Tuscany 3 - Wine Not

Romantic Elegant Garden Scenery

Elegant Garden 6A
No need to travel to Wine Country. You can bring this theme to wherever your event is! Our Elegant Garden backdrop is the perfect scene that combines the view from a beautiful estate looking out of lush hills and vineyards. The depth perspective in this backdrop provides an opportunity to look into the distance and dream about the relaxing Italian lifestyle. Wouldn’t this be perfect for the Wino in your life?

Create a Wine Cellar wherever you go!

Wine Cellar 2A

Our Wine Cellar Backdrop can effortlessly revamp your space into a wine cellar. Our Wine Cellar backdrops can be placed next to each other to create a seamless wine cellar experience for your guests. Pair these cellar backdrops with lots of good wine and cheese to make your event complete. Hang vines throughout your special affair to bring the feeling of a vineyard to your cellar room! Add a final touch of few wine barrels to your décor to tie in the theme!

Our myriad of wine inspired backdrops can bring any idea to life!  The options to elevate your next production are truly endless! Wine not?

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!