A couple of weeks ago our church youth group did a fundraiser called Market Day to raise funds for an organization called Opportunity International that helps developing countries through Micro-Financing. Micro-Financing is a great way to help those in need without just handing out charity, but by equipping them through helping them start their own small business (a financial loan, educational programs and business training). They even pay the start up money back when they have it so that other people can do the same. I am so proud of all the students who participated by creating their own “little business” for the day – they raise over $2700!
I helped out with two booths – a photo booth and a booth selling resin flower jewelry. The photobooth table was so much fun, I wanted to share some pictures with you. I got all the props from one of my favorite bloggers, Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day. You can find out how to make your own props HERE with her awesome free downloads.
Had some of our awesome youth help out with the tedious task gluing the paper onto a foam board and cutting out the props … and Penny helped too 🙂
We used a red and white striped wrapping paper that I had gotten at a Christmas sale in Ikea and leftover circle garlands I used for MH’s comic book themed party for the background.
My crazy family came to support Market Day! There were so many of us, we couldn’t fit with the background…
I had my home printer at the booth to print out the pictures with and made paper frames to make it a bit more fun. It was a lot of work to make the props but was definitely worth it – so I hope to do it again soon for an event or maybe even next year’s Market Day.
Have you ever done a DIY Photo Booth for an event?