This post New Year’s Eve at the Disco Party is sponsored by FUJIFILM instax®. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep the crafts coming!
New year’s eve is fast approaching and I am so excited to finally get to celebrate with friends this year! With young kids, we rarely ever get to the midnight celebration, but now that they are a little older, I think we just might make it. That is why I am throwing a fun New Year’s Eve at the Disco Party complete with a super simple but oh so much fun photo backdrop. Not only that, but I am setting up my FUJIFILM instax SQUARE® SQ6 instant camera on a tripod (yes! It can do that!) and we are taking faux aura photos and putting the FUJIFILM instax SQUARE® film in DIY disco ball frames as keepsake party favors! It’s going to be so much fun!
First up, how amazing is this backdrop?! It just screams New Year’s Eve party – doesn’t it?! To recreate the look yourself, just hang up silver mylar streamers and use double sided tape to add in metallic star and moon balloons and a few disco balls scattered about. You can also add in a pink tissue paper bunting if desired. I like the added height to the photo booth that the bunting made.
Now that you have the backdrop, let’s talk about the instax® SQ6 instant print camera. As I mentioned, it has a screw opening on the bottom so you can attach it to a tripod for your party. It also features a self-timer mode, so guests can easily snap a photo of themselves and no one has to miss out on being in the photo, which is pretty awesome. But my favorite features of the instax® SQ6 camera are the interchangeable colored gels that you can add to the flash to get colored photos. Even better, if you use the gels in conjunction with the double exposure setting, you can get a fun “aura” type photo instantly that your guests can take home!
To make the “aura” photos, simply shoot the backdrop plain with one colored gel while the camera is on the double exposure setting, then switch to the other gel and take a photo with the person in the shot. What you get is a two tone colored photo of your guest that looks almost like a real aura photo.
To make the photos even more special, I made up a ton of disco ball frames to put the photos inside. That way guests have a special framed memory of the night and can usher in all the new things 2019 is sure to bring while remembering 2018.
To make your own disco ball frames, simply glue small ½” mirror pieces (you can find them at the craft store) to the edge of a mini frame (I found these black ones at the craft store too!). Once the glue is dry, you can add your instax print and send your party guests home with their keepsake.
I am sure everyone is going to have a blast taking all the aura photos and regular group shots throughout the night. I am also sure the photos are going to get sillier and sillier as the night goes on and I can’t wait to see them all!