Saturday, April 19, 2014

Buffet/Dessert Table Backdrops

I posted on Facebook last night how I am just getting started working on my daughter's Halloween Dessert Table at school.....yes today....like in a few hours and I'm sick!! However, never fear...I have a plan! That is the most important thing when creating a dessert table is to have a plan. I actually sketch out my table so I have a direction. I'll get into that later on another post. Today we are talking about backdrops. There are so many cool things you can do for a backdrop. Have you ever tried engineer print?? It is the fastest and really cheap way to create a cool and unique backdrop! I am creating a swamp dessert table for her Halloween party. I'm kind of over the whole ghosts and goblins right now....way too many Halloween parties for me! 

I wanted an actual swamp for a backdrop so I simply downloaded a swamp photo off the Internet and emailed it to my local Office Max. It takes about 5 minutes for it to print. It only comes in black and white and it's 62 cents per square foot. I have used this method so many times!!! Most prints stores are only capable of printing height in 36 inches but if you want your height larger you can have it sent out and will take a couple of days. However, since I only have a few hours this is perfect! My swamp backdrop is 36 inches in height and 5 feet long! Perfect! It cost me roughly $15. I have done this with faces and it comes out pretty good but can be very "pixel" looking....you know with the squares...but it still looked really cool for a backdrop! 

Think of all the possibilities you can do with this??? Great for the upcoming holiday season as well. I love black and white add the color red and that would be chic for Christmas, don't you think? Go forth, use engineer print and have a great day and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Be safe!!

***I will take pictures of the final dessert table and this backdrop today and of course I'll share with you!

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0 #2 Jessica @{Chic Sugar 2012-11-01 02:15
Love this idea! Can't wait to try it!
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0 #1 Keisha 2012-10-31 18:38
Wow - you learn something new every day!
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