Halloween Party Must-Have: Photobooth & Costumes

Halloween Party Must-Have: Photobooth & Costumes

Dabney Frake
Oct 24, 2014
(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)

Photo booths at Halloween parties are like water in the desert — a welcome respite from social dryness, and an instant boost for your crowd. Even if guests say they don't like having their photos taken, everyone lets go for a minute or two, and relaxes their guard enough to get in on it. It's also a great way to document your guests — in all their costumed glory — for posterity.

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(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)


For Maxwell and Ursula's Halloween party, we created a backdrop using yards of fabric and fringe. It was fit for a palm reader to spin her fortunes for eager guests.

Want to have a photobooth at your next party? Check out this post for secrets on how to pull it off:


Guests were encouraged to either come in costume, or arrive in a basic all-black outfit. On hand for the party were a series of costume elements, which could be slipped on and worn for a photo or two. In addition to a princess and one very scary ghost, a unicorn, fox, vulture and owl also made an appearance.

Costumes: Tracy Bull from Happy Owl Glassworks

Take a look around at all of Maxwell and Ursula's party elements, and find inspiration, advice, and resources for throwing your own festive get-together this holiday:

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