Need to find fun and creative grad party photo booth ideas? A photo booth is a fabulous way to entertain guests and get fabulous graduation party pics. Check out these easy photo booth props and ideas for your graduation party!
DIY Grad Party Photo Booth Ideas
You don’t need to shell out a fortune to rent a photo booth…it’s easy and affordable to make your own photo booth.
Grad Party Selfie Station Ideas
All the guests have their own cell phones, and you know that the high schoolers love nothing more than taking selfies!
The simplest solution is to create a selfie station. All you really need is a backdrop and a few props.
Your guests can then take pictures on their cell phones and then upload them to Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook.
Choose a hashtag for your party and then put a sign on the photo props table that asks your guests to use the same hashtag. It makes it super easy to find all the pics on social media!
Take it up a notch by providing a selfie stick (usually under $15 at Amazon).
Or download the Pocketbooth app to your iPhone or iPad to take a series of shots that look like a real photo booth that you can then print or post to social media.
If you really want to impress your guests, use an instant film camera like this Fuji Instamax for your photo booth. Your guests will love seeing the pics develop right in front of them!
Leave a scrapbook or string a line with mini clothespins for your guests to hang their pictures on.
Grad Party Photo Backdrops
Your backdrop doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. You can use double-sided tape or command strips to attach the backdrop to a wall.
Shindigz offers a great selection of free-standing cardboard backdrops (although you might want to weight the bottom down if it’s windy outside).
If you want to splurge a bit, check out the fabulous personalized grad party photo booth backdrops at Shindigz, such as the one pictured above.
Their oversized props are large enough for several people to stand in front of, and they come complete with stand.
A super-inexpensive but fun photo booth background is to use tinsel foil backgrounds, such as the one pictured above. Amazon has them for (currently) under $10 each in a variety of colors. You probably want to order 2 or 3 for a large enough background.
You can either use the foil backgrounds by themselves, or add balloons or a fun banner, such as the I’M DONE banner pictured above from Amazon.
Printable Grad Party Photo Booth Backgrounds
The backdrops shown above are pre-printed and shipped to you ready to assemble. If you don’t mind doing a little extra work, you can order grad party background digital files from Etsy.
Etsy offers over 300 grad party photo booth backdrop digital files – and you can personalize many of them with your name, school, or other details.
These affordable backdrops start at around $15. After downloading the file to your computer, you will then send it to your local print shop that offers large format printing (Walgreens, Costco, Office Depot, etc).
How to Hang Your Photo Booth Backdrop
Hanging your photo booth backdrop doesn’t have to be complicated. For an indoor party, you can usually use double-sided tape to hang a lightweight backdrop made of tin foil fringe or paper.
If you have a cloth background like the one pictured above from Zazzle, you can use Command hooks to hang twine from the wall. Then use clothespins to hang the cloth backdrop from the twine.
Command mini clips are also a super-easy way to attach any sort of background to a wall. I love using Command products since the adhesive always comes off the wall without leaving any marks.
Outdoor Grad Party Photo Booth Ideas
If you’re having an outdoor party, you might not have a wall suitable to hang a photo backdrop. No problem…here are some super-simple creative ways to create an outdoor photo booth!
Hang your backdrop between two trees for an easy outdoor photo booth. This works best with a cloth backdrop (you can use an old sheet or blanket).
Use a fun graduation banner for a special touch….Amazon has a great selection of inexpensive banners.
If you don’t have trees close enough together, you can use a backdrop stand to hang your backdrop (borrow one from a friend, or purchase an inexpensive one on Amazon).
If you’d like to build your own background stand out of PVC pipes, check out this detailed tutorial.
Don’t have a large frame lying around? Check out these inexpensive cardboard frame props from Shindigz.
Funny Grad Party Photo Booth Props
What’s a party without funny photo props? Your guests will have a ball – and you’ll get loads of fabulous photos of your grad party!
I love these funny photo booth props from Big Dot of Happiness on Amazon. They have over 100 grad party photo prop packages to choose from. Save money by taking advantage of free prime shipping!
You can even choose personalized photo props for a special touch. You can also order matching party supplies – such an easy way to get everything you need for your grad party quickly!
Amazon also has a great selection of photo props, like the 50 piece prop set pictured above. If you’re a prime member, save money by taking advantage of free shipping!
Rent a Professional Photo Booth
Renting a professional photo booth is the easiest idea, but also the priciest. Save money by checking Groupon and Living Social for discounts.
A photo booth rental usually includes an attendant to set up and run the booth, photo strips, backgrounds, and props. They will probably include digital downloads and online photo hosting.
Be sure to look out for extra fees such as travel fees and gratuities when pricing your photo booth rental.