For this week’s weekly wrap up, we’re sharing a little preview of the big New Year’s party we threw earlier this week. The theme was glitzy, girly and tons of fun, and one of our favorite parts of the evening was Max’s easy iPad photo booth. Everyone loves a photo booth (especially after some sparkling rosé), so we decided to share this simple how-to that can turn any tiny corner in your home into a festive holiday photo station. We picked some of our favorite photos from the evening to share, but you can see the full set right here. Nicolette created some incredible floral crowns that made their way into the booth — talk about party perfect. Every evening should involve your face being surrounded by fresh flowers and vines.
For the full how-to, check out the details after the jump! Thanks to everyone who joined us and to Max for setting up our booth. We’ll be back on Monday for our final posts of 2012. See you then! xo, grace
Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:
- 2012 D*S Scholarship Finalists: High School Voting!, Undergraduate Voting!, Grad Student Voting!
- Before & After: Holiday Contest Finalists
- 2012 Gift Guides: For the Photophiles
- Biz Ladies: Staying Sane During the Holiday Season
- City Guide: Palermo (Buenos Aires), Argentina
- Sneak Peeks: Melanie, Ryan & Beck Blodgett, Sandy Suffield
- Human/House/Harvey: Flannel
- In the Kitchen With: Jennifer Martine’s Bourbon Balls
- Behind the Bar: Jen Altman’s Hot Buttered Bourbon
- DIY Gift Series: Bear Mug, No-Sew Stamped Scarf
- Obsessions: Shannon Davenport & Julia Wilson of Fortune Favors the Brave
- Sound Garden: Elephant
- Flowers Under $50: Antique Roses
- Dorm Entertaining: Cooking & Baking with Your Microwave
- What’s in Your Toolbox: Lourdes Sanchez
- Maker Stories: Villarreal Ceramics
- Misc.: ABJ Glassworks Companion Lamp, My Favorite New Tech for the New Year, Spellbound by Graham & Brown, Cypress Planted Mugs, Donna Wilson Trays, New Year’s Invite & Confetti, New from OUI Ceramics, Cat Nap Pillow Set, Yume Confections
The full how-to for creating a home photobooth with your iPad is after the jump!
- iPad with the Incredibooth app
- iPad tripod mount
- gold tinsel curtain
- photo light or a bright source of light
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, simply hang the curtain and set the iPad in front on its tripod. You’ll need to set up the app and test it to get the placement right. Test the lighting to see what works best. When in doubt, a few lights pointed at face-height work well.
Then provide a small basket of props (we had glasses, beads and party toys), and let your guests have fun!