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3 Spooky Halloween Party Ideas

October 1st, 2019

Looking for some inspiration for your Halloween party? Our Halloween backdrops can help bring the spooktacular atmosphere to your event! From Graveyards to Haunted Mansions. From Wicked Moons to Medieval Castles! We have a variety of designs that can enhance your Halloween party! Check out a few our of favorite ideas below.

1. Haunted Halloween Party

Halloween Party Décor - Haunted House

Perfect for a kid-friendly party or a spooky adult bash. Our Haunted House and Mansion collection can set the vibe for your Halloween event. Create your own fright night by showcasing ghastly decorations. Highlight creepy cocktails & scary snacks. Add a fog machine and strobe lights to make it even more frightful. Your guests will have a ghoulishly good time at your haunted house. Our Graveyard and Haunted Courtyard backdrops can set a spooktacular scene.

2. Mad Scientist Take Over

Halloween Party Décor - Lab Interior

The Mad Scientist theme is a unique Halloween theme that we adore. This can be a scientific delight for an all adult affair or for your little scientists. This lab interior will bring the mad scientist out in your guests! Pair this background with scientific inspired bites. How about DNA pasta, Double helix cheese sticks & fruit molecules? Or jello petri dishes, marshmallow neutrons, and candy atoms! Mad Scientist Punch with dry ice will add an eerie laboratory vibe. Specimen favors in test tubes will cap off the night. There will be no shortage of fun at this scientific party.

3. A Spooky, Medieval Affair

Halloween Party Décor - Medieval Castle Interior

Why not create a spooky medieval era affair? The costumes and décor will bring this creative Halloween party theme to life! Your guests will be transported to the medieval era in no time. Our Medieval Castle collection can be enchanting, spooky, historic, and magical! Transform your Halloween party into a fantastical medieval production. Fit for kings, queens, shopkeepers, and plebeians alike!

Happy Halloween Party Planning!

Fall Event Design Inspiration

September 10th, 2019

Fall is right around the corner! The end of summer is near. Cooler weather, autumnal tones, and pumpkin everything is ahead of us. Incorporate the Autumn feeling into your next event. Our fall designs are an amazing way to bring fall to your production. Follow this red, yellow, green and brown path below into an Autumn wonderland.

Fall Event Design Inspiration - Woodlands 7 Road

Wrap the interior of your venue with our Autumn designs to enhance your event. With a room wrap, you can create an immersive experience that will transport your guests into an Autumn wonderland. Complement your fall décor with festive centerpieces, seasonal catering, and matching event rentals.

Fall Event Design Inspiration - Woodlands 7 Road

Create your own elegant affair as shown above or your own version of camp as seen below. This space below was created as a kid’s camping paradise. Our Woodlands design set the backdrop for campsite. Complete with a log cabin, canoe, bon fire, tree stumps, and dispersed greenery. This campsite transformed this event and created a make believe space for the younger guests. Pairing fun seasonal activities with Autumn décor is a great way to bring the fall feeling to your event.

Fall Event Design Inspiration - Woodlands 6 Log

Welcoming fall into your event can make your guests feel enveloped in the season! What’s not to love about the beautiful changing colors of fall. Your fall event design can wow your guests.

Fall Event Design Inspiration - Woodlands 1 Path

Browse through our Autumn Woodlands designs to become inspired for your next event. If you’re looking for another design that you don’t see in our inventory, we’d love to create it for you! One of our favorite parts of what we do is creating custom designs for our clients. We offer both custom purchase and custom rentals! Our custom rental service is where you can work directly with our designers to create the backdrop of your dreams. Once it’s created, you can rent it from us for an affordable rate. You can read more about it here.

Fall Event Design Inspiration - Woodlands 5 River

Happy planning for your fall events! We hope this season brings all you’re looking for and more.

5 Exciting VBS Themes

June 19th, 2019

It’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) season! VBS is an entertaining way to educate children about biblical studies. Choosing your VBS theme can engage your student’s attention in a whole new perspective. Themed activities can enhance your VBS experience and make it a summer to remember! We’re sharing five VBS themes below that can transform this summer’s learning experience!

1. Into the Wild

Into the Wild - VBS Themes - Jungle Animals 3

Embrace the amazing encounters with the wilderness & connect it to the Bible. From exotic animals and faraway locations to missions, music, and recreation. This VBS theme will bring the adventure out in your students!

2. The Incredible Race!

The Incredible Race - VBS Themes - Around the world 8

The Incredible Race! Connect God’s love for all of the nations to your student’s experience. Travel back and forth in time to connect places with biblical stories. Nurture your student’s curiosity and sense of wanderlust.

3. To Mars and Beyond!

To Mars and Beyond - VBS Themes - Space 12

What a miraculous mission to be involved in! Connecting this celestial theme to your student’s learning will be fun and interactive! Space has never looked so good. The mystery of the unknown can make learning even more entertaining!

4. Raise Your Game & POWER UP.

Power Up! Raise your Game! - VBS Themes - Game Show 2

Power up & Raise Your Game! Connecting old school and modern games to your student’s learning can bring their hobbies to life! Creating games that the children can play can foster stronger bonds to their studies and to each other.

5. Sea of Miracles

Sea of Miracles - VBS Themes - Coral Reef 3

The ocean is a vast, expansive habitat for so many living creatures. It truly is a sea of miracles. The connection between the ocean and the miracles shown throughout the Bible can create lasting memories for your students.

No matter what theme you choose, take your students on a learning journey this summer! Thinking of a different VBS theme or want to discuss what backdrop options we have in our inventory? Call us to chat with our team today!

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!