We had our photography party. Want to see how it all turned out?
First of all, I have to start with the weather. We had planned to do some really cool activities outside but oh the wind. It was so strong that our backdrops got blown, the light sensitive paper wouldn’t stay put and our photo booth ate it twice.
So we moved a bunch of activities inside. Here are a few of the event’s highlights.
We took a large cardboard box (left over from the furniture we bought a couple weeks ago), and fashioned it into a homemade photo booth. Everyone took turns and well, I think the pictures speak for themselves…
The inspiration: coldplay video. The outcome: abstract. Actually, this worked out pretty well for these guys. They had fun filling up the blocks with color and laying on the ground.
Props and Photography Lesson
We did a bunch of other things too like, take pictures using props, gave the kids a photography lesson and then let them take pictures using a DSLR.
They seemed to have lots of fun with those things, but I think the biggest hit was the Hue Animation Studio.
The kids broke up into teams and created their own stop motion movies. They were so proud of themselves. You could see the excitement in their eyes as they watched their stories come to life.
After the animation studio, the kids watched Wallace & Gromit (with a new found appreciation for the work that goes into stop motion movie making), ate popcorn and then, the party was over.
Then Dave and I crashed.
I wish I could have invited you! Since I couldn’t, I’m working on the next best thing—a little something so you can throw a party of your own. Stay tuned!