I take a lot of pictures at Halloween. Oh who am I kidding, I take a lot of pictures period. However I go to excess for my annual Halloween party. As I mentioned with my post about Halloween Photo Confetti, if I’m going to have all these pictures I want to be able to share them. Photo albums are fine, but posters are better.
Photo posters are cheap and easy thanks to places like Walgreens. I upload my photos, choose the layout and my poster is ready in an hour. All that is left to do is swing by Target and grab a cheap plastic frame. Isn’t my photographer Jennifer Ramos the best?!?!
I am up to 5 posters now since this will be my 6th year hosting the party. I love each one. I am a firm believer in the idea that your wall decor is not a forever thing. Change out your photos, posters and art for holidays. I do.
Five tips about photo posters …
- 1) Do not store the posters in a hot garage or attic. The cheap plastic frames will warp in the heat.
- 2) Think about adding dates to your posters. I used some scrapbooking goodies to label each of mine.
- 3) Once I started having a proper photo op location I only include pictures of people in that spot for my posters. The consistent background gives the collage a more unified feel.
- 4) If your party is for children think about what is eye level to them. I should practice what I preach on this one, but the posters are for them to enjoy just as much as the adults. Hang the posters low enough so that everyone can enjoy.
- 5) Photo posters are for more than just Halloween. Do you host Thanksgiving or Christmas every year for your entire family? Children’s birthday parties are a great time to share photos of the school year. Sport team parties. When they are this cheap and easy to make every occasion should be celebrated with a poster.