We’ve embraced the emoji world takeover with clapping hands, champagne bottles mid-pop, and dancing twins in bunny leotards. Resistance is futile we’ve learned. And with The Emoji Movie coming out this week, we imagine even more will be psyched to discover our definitive guide to planning an exceptional emoji party.
And hey, what’s any party without a photo booth these days?
So I’ve looked around for some fun DIY emoji photo booth props and backdrops that you and your kids can assemble.
Yes, including the poop emoji. Sorry, parents.
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What conveys joy better than these DIY Sparkling Emoji Heart Balloons? No hardcore crafting involved with this prop — just the right balloons, and the smart DIY instructions at Studio DIY for easy assembly. Great for a photobooth backdrop.
Whether you use a backdrop or not, a frame can be the ultimate finishing touch for an emoji party photo booth. We’re crazy about this customizable mobile phone emoji photo booth prop at Imajenit on Etsy that you can print at your local office supply store. For just $15, you get to choose the contact name, message, and header so that all Instagram shots point back to your party. #Birthdaygoals.
These DIY Emoji Masks from Alice and Lois keep it simple with favorite old school emoji faces that kids can make themselves. It would be a great party craft if you’re showing an emoji themed party, and you’re likely to have most of the supplies you need. Just check the site for some tips to help make the project easier.
For a more semi-homemade idea, save yourself some time with this clever printable emoji photo booth prop set at at Simply Made with Sam, which covers your classic emoji bases. Including that ever-popular poop emoji, sigh.
The cat with heart eyes emoji is one of my absolute favorite emojis. Really, there’s no better way to say, “I feel very excited right now and also kind of like a cat.” That’s why I love this easy DIY smiling cat face with heart-eyes emoji mask tutorial at Brite and Bubbly, where they’ve provided a list of props and instructions for making a few for your emoji party guests.
For a more unexpected photo booth backdrop idea, check out these DIY emoji ghost balloons, which I’d hang on to until Halloween. Check out the full instructions at Aww Sam. Kids would have so much fun with these!
These Emoji Laughing Glasses and LOL hashtag are one of the easiest props to DIY, thanks to the free printables at Lillian Hope Design. Just grab a pair of dollar store yellow sunglasses. Done and done!
I love this clever Emoji Heart Headband which is perfect for emulating the boy-girl-heart emoji — or hey, just a fun way to connect two friends. Thanks to this tutorial from The Flair Exchange, use it in your emoji photo booth to show your love for anyone — and everyone! — at the party.
I’m foreseeing a lot of hilarious poses being acted out in your photo booth with this DIY emoji gift box prop. A must-have, especially if your emoji-themed party is to celebrate a birthday. Find out how to create your own at Design Eat Repeat.