Halloween is quickly approaching and what better treat to give trick-or-treaters than their very own, hand-held memory?
Get to know your neighbors and give the kids in your neighborhood something to remember by setting up a Halloween photo booth display for the evening. It’s also a great alternative treat for kids who have allergies and it’s easy to do.
In partnership with FUJIFILM instax we created a fun Halloween photo booth with the instax mini LiPlay that my kids loved, and we all got into. Here’s how we did it.
instax mini LiPlay
Before you start you’ll want to make sure you have the instax mini LiPlay, which is a hybrid instant camera and printer that incorporates both print and digital technologies. This means that you can print out the photos for the trick-or-treaters and then send a digital copy to their parents.
You can use camera mode to take the photos and then the display screen to select the best image to print, which is always helpful when everyone wants to pick the best one. The direct print function will allow you to use the LiPlay as a smartphone printer too so you can print photos from your camera roll if you choose. There’s also a feature to add fun frames and filters to your prints.
Find a space in your home or in your yard to use. This was fairly easy for us because we just renovated our barn and have an empty room with nice shiplap walls. HOWEVER, I realize that most people aren’t in this position.
Look around and see what spaces will work for you. Maybe you have a wall in the dining room with some pieces that would be easy to move, or the family room. Or, even consider outside as an option. The siding on a house would work perfectly, a wooden fence around the yard would be great or you could even set up in the middle of the yard so there is no specific background.
Think about your dimensions and your final photo
When constructing the backdrop, you want to make sure that your spaces are all filled. So think about how a photo will print out using the instax mini LiPlay, how it will appear in square mode for Instagram and how it will look in vertical or horizontal frames.
You want to ensure you leave space in the middle for people, but you also want to make sure there’s height to the display so taller people, like my husband, won’t feel as though they’re sticking out of the set up. For this I used the sugar maple trees (which I was elated to find since our home is Sugar Maple Farmhouse), the sticky bats and the ladder.
You don’t always have to buy new things
When most people start to think about making a photo booth space, they think about the things they have to buy to fill it. However, I’m a big fan of using found items or things that you already have. It reduces the cost of projects and it makes your space feel individual.
For our backdrop area I already had the ladder, the blanket, the pumpkins and the silver bucket that one of the pumpkins is on top of. Some of the items were purchased earlier this year, and others I had on hand from other projects.
Use real flowers and/or pumpkins
I’m a big fan of using real flowers to build out spaces. Since mums are the flower of the season and pumpkins are plentiful, you can usually find some on sale the week before Halloween. If you buy them much earlier they will be full price so unless you need them for something else just wait until closer to the day. You don’t need a lot either. That’s the benefit of decorating a small space.
For more information on the FUJIFILM instax mini LiPlay, click here. It comes in gold, black and white, and it’s perfect for all holidays. In the past we’ve also used it for birthday parties!
If you want to use elements that were in our Halloween photo booth find them all here:
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What a beautiful and fun idea for a Halloween photo booth! I like what you said about using things you already have. I’m totally with you on this!
How cute is this!?!? This is a great idea for many holidays. I’m so glad to have stumbled upon this post!
This is such a cool idea. I would love to create something like this if I decide to have a Halloween party.
I love all things Halloween and this DIY Photo Booth is no exception! This is so creative!
This is such a great idea! I love how you set this up. I need to make one of these.
What a cool backdrop. I love those trees and need some for my house.
How cute is that?! I would love to do something like that for Halloween. It would be a lot of fun if you had a Halloween party going on. What a great idea.
That camera is so nice and printing pictures seems so easy. My husband used to print ours but we lost that capacity over the years. Having those memories saved is so smart.
I wish we’d happen across one of these while we’re out trick or treating! I think it’s a great idea for making fantastic memories.
Soooo cute! I love the back drop and think it is by far the prettiest photo booth I’ve ever seen. Those precious photos are great to capture the memories! Love the Halloween costumes too!
What a cute idea! If we had the space I would totally be creating a photo booth for everyday! This is adorable!
This is a fun idea. My son would love to create a photo booth to capture his Halloween photos. The kids got some stuff to decorate the front door so I will probably use that as a back drop.
Great idea! My teen daughters are all about taking photos and they would have so much fun with a decorated booth. I love how easy it is to customize the setup based on your personal style.
This is beyond cute. I so want more space to do it. We would use it.
This is such a cute backdrop! My son loves instant cameras so I will check this out!
I wish I had the space in our house to do something like this. I would do it in a heartbeat.
Photobooths are so much fun at parties and events. These are great tips for setting one up.
I love Halloween and I cannot wait to create something like this for our Halloween party. Also, I need that camera
This Halloween photo booth is such a great idea. It looks like everyone had fun posing for the camera.
wow! This is awesome! Seems so easy to recreate this! Thanks for sharing!
This is such a cute idea!! My family will love this for sure!
This is such a great idea! And your barn looks AMAZING!!!! I bet your neighborhood kids will love this!
You’ve created the background so pretty! It’s so perfect for all the photos. I need to do this too!
This DIY Photo Booth for Halloween is amazing! Such a great idea to get some festive photos to treasure forever!
This photo booth is absolutely brilliant for Halloween – love how you made the most of what you already had! It’s so impressive and I wish I could set up something like this for my house!
Fall is my favorite season, so this would be the ideal time to get photos of our youngest kiddo and our grandbabies. I know just the spot to set this booth up.
This is seriously the coolest fall Photo booth idea! Love it!
I love this idea! Your family costumes are SO cute!
This is such a cool idea for a photo booth, especially for those holiday parties.
This is such a fun idea! Perfect for a Halloween party or trick or treaters!
This looks so fun! I can’t wait to try this!
I love how this came out – it looks great! What a fun idea… we will have to do this as part of our fall get togethers.
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This Halloween costume is really cute. I loved it a lot!