Make Your Own Birthday Party Photo Booths

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Once upon a time, if you wanted a photo booth for your kids' parties, you had to rent one from a professional. Then, creative people everywhere figured out that you don't need an actual booth to have a photo booth. And so began the tradition of designing backdrops, props, and decorative photo-op settings where guests could pose for the camera at any event. If you're looking for ideas for your child's next party, get inspired by these 10 DIY photo booth ideas.

Car Photo Booth

Throwing a car-themed party? An awesome car photo booth is sure to be a crowd-pleasing addition to your event. Get inspired by this one created by Vicky Barone (of for a racecar birthday party.

Car photo booth
Vicky Barone

Easy Portable Photo Booth Backdrop

Turn a tri-fold board into a simple photo booth backdrop using your choice of colored paper and streamers. The easy fold-up ability of this design allows you to take this backdrop on the go—perfect for those away-from-home party venues.

Photo Booth for kids party
Christine Gauvreau

Western Jail House Photo Booth

The cowgirls and cowboys at your birthday bash will love dressing up like bandits and posing for a few wild-west-style mugshots in a jailhouse photo booth like this one created by Michelle's Party Plan-It. You may have to force a jailbreak just to get them to come out for birthday cake.

Jail House Photo Booth
Michelle’s Party Plan-It

Chalkboard Face in the Hole

Sugar Bee Crafts designed a collection of cute chalkboard face in the hole photo props from foam board and shared their tutorial so you can do the same. How fun for party guests to be able to stick their faces in whatever design you create!

Face in the hole photo
Sugar Bee Crafts

Frozen Photo Booth

This tribute to everyone's favorite summer-loving snowman from everyone's favorite winter-themed movie is a whimsical way to grab photos of guests at a "Frozen" party. Best of all, this Olaf in Summer photo booth is a cinch to make (from items you likely already have on hand).

olaf photo booth
Christine Gauvreau

Superhero Photo Booth

Give kids a chance to "fly" with this amazing superhero photo booth idea from Jamie Lundstrom of So Much Better With Age. Her superhero skyline backdrop is sure to thrill guests at your next superhero bash!

Superhero photo booth
Jamie Lundstrom / So Much Better With Age

Fashionista Photo Booth

This photo booth idea can be used for any celebration with a focus on dressing up in girly style. A glittery curtain backdrop, feathery boas, and sparkly jewels and accessories make this photo booth a fashionable favorite.

Fashion photo booth
Christine Gauvreau

Wood Pallet Photo Backdrop

This wood pallet backdrop from Borrowed & Blue would be the perfect photo booth for a party theme with a rustic touch, such as an autumn birthday or hayride party, or even a kids' square dance event.

Wood pallet photo booth backdrop
Borrowed & Blue