Throwing a VIP themed party? Here’s an inexpensive and simple to make red carpet party backdrop. Your guests will have a ball posing in front of this!
Now that the Circus’ bathroom is finished and I’m finally able to come back up for air, I’m working to get caught back up on posting and finishing projects I’ve had on my list for a while now.
This fun little vinyl record backdrop was part of the Circus’ VIP/Music Awards themed birthday party.
The backdrop was really simple to make and it was a super fun photo op to have for all the kids.
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DIY VIP Party Backdrop
- White Plastic Tablecloths – enough to cover your wall space.
- Vinyl Records – about 4-5 per vertical row. I used four.
- Fishing Line / Monofilament Line
- Hot Glue Gun
- Command Hooks
- Push Pins
Prep the records.
I opted to do a mix of black and gold records. If you want to do the same, spray paint some of the albums gold and let dry before preceding.
String the records together.
Lay 4-5 records on the floor with the side that you want to be seen facing down. Space the albums out evenly, then string fishing line from each album to the next, along the centers of the albums and securing with hot glue. Leave plenty of string above the top of the first album for hanging.
Note: I used four albums per vertical row. If you have taller ceilings, you may want to use more. I also alternated between gold and black albums. I did four vertical rows total of albums along about an 8 foot span of wall.
Set the strung albums aside after gluing.
Hang the tablecloths.
Using push pins, hang the white tablecloths at the top of your walls. Secure down along the sides with tape as needed.
Note: I doubled up on tablecloths because I was covering a darker wall and didn’t want it to show through.
Attach the command hooks.
Determine where you will hang your vertical album rows. Make a mark at the top of the tablecloths in each location, then cut a small slit in the tablecloths at this spot.
Attach the command hook to the wall underneath the tablecloths by putting the command hook through the slit.
Hang the records.
Hang each row of records from the command hooks. Use tape if needed to keep the records from moving. I found that mine were heavy enough to stay in place without tape.
Top it all off with a red carpet and stanchions.
The kiddos had a ball posing in front of this backdrop!
This would be a super fun background for a music awards viewing party too! What do you think?
Looking for more VIP party ideas?
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