Anchors Aweigh!

When the simple wackiness of a photo booth experience isn’t quite what you’re going for, a theme may be just the thing — especially if the party/wedding/friends-for-the-weekend event already has a theme. The nautical aesthetic has a timeless appeal, and lends itself well to retro-styling for both props and backgrounds, if not entire wardrobes. Thoughts of the ocean conjure legends and lore, and the spirit of adventure that you’ll have a great time embodying in wistful and whimsical photographs.

There are opportunities to create scenes for children, where a handmade look will accentuate the charm of your little models, and a variety of ways to handle grownup-oriented photo scenes. Looking for a romantic setting? A boat built for two could be just for you. Looking for something funny? A boat built for two could be just for you… and six of your closest friends.

The key when building a photo booth backdrop that makes the effort worthwhile is to make a backdrop that sets the tone, props that provide inspiration to smile, laugh, gesticulate or otherwise pose, and decorative details that sell the moment. This isn’t a roll of wallpaper hanging behind you. It’s a stage upon which you and your friends and loved ones may create moments worth saving.

Props from Whisker Works that can really help put you in the seafaring spirit include the Beard (a staple of old-timey and modern sea captains alike), the Captain mustache (clearly), and the Engineer, as it is decidedly swarthy. If you’re going for the “I’ve been adrift for a few weeks but only grew a mustache” look, that’s the Naturalist for sure. Other choice elements include an oar, a captain’s hat, and possibly a parrot if you’re going for a Caribbean motif.

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Get Your Party Started!

Sass up your booth with these new props from Whisker Works! Just introduced today, these plastic photo booth messages will sure to be popular at weddings and events.

Photo Booth Phrases

Each sign measures 8″ x 10″ and is made of thick, high-quality plastic with a matte finish to reduce glare.

There are 5 signs to choose from, each displaying two phrases. Purchase all 5 signs and you’ll receive a 10% discount AND a free burlap carrying bag. Find them HERE.

Plastic • Durable • Made in America

Some Prop Kits will soon be gone!

Whisker Works has decided to discontinue three of their Prop Kits and put their remaining inventory on a super-sale! These lovely sets — the Hairy Pair, Classy Couple and Sassy Couple — are $3 each while supplies last. That’s $1.50 per prop, and they include prop signs!

Prop Kits

Find the savings here.

Also, there are a few new additions to the Whisker Works website. You can now purchase the Naturalist, a Lorax-inspired mustache, in all colors of the rainbow. And there are now six new styles of Fancy Bowties — metallic, pearlescent and even a glitter tie!

Fancy Bowties:
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Visit the Whisker Works Prop Shop to find these and more great props! All of them are plastic and are proudly made in America.

The final sale of the year!

All good things must eventually come to an end, and the final sale of the year for Whisker Works is happening now. For the first time in the history of our Mustache of the Month, we have TWO great props that are just $1.99 each. Visit WhiskerWorks.com for the following Cyber Monday deals:

1. Save $40 off an order of $100 or more using code “CYBER40”

2. The Professor mustache prop is just $1.99 for the month of December! Find it HERE.

3. Snowman Carrot Noses are also just $1.99 each! They can be found HERE.

4. Receive FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more to a U.S. destination! Free shipping on orders of $100 or more to all international destinations. NO COUPON NECESSARY.

Now these are deals to smile about!

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Now is the time to plan your Christmas photo booth! Find this holiday set in our shop.The Christmas Mix

Coupon code “CYBER40” is case-sensitive and valid for handmade props only. Coupon may be used a maximum of 2 times per customer.

Fired up for the Fourth

There’s no shortage of great ways to celebrate America’s Independence. So while you are firing up the grill and gathering with friends, don’t forget to include an all-American photo booth. One way to get creative and ensure a good time is to set up a patriotic back drop and snap away. Go ahead and put your best face forward and show off your star spangled colors. Click here to visit the Prop Shop at Whisker Works and get your own red, white and blue whiskers.

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Photo credits:
Flag backdrop with mustache: Colleen Salmans Photography
Paper pinwheels: Armelle
Voting/Photo booth: Pinterest
Props on a barrel: Pinterest
Patriotic photo booth props: Whisker Works
Bandana bunting: Investing Love
Sign & Couple: Sweet Designs

$3.99 Photo Booth Props + Free Shipping

Holy mustache! The biggest sale Whisker Works has EVER had is happening now. There are more than 20 styles of props for $3.99 each, plus you will receive free shipping on orders of $50 or more to a U.S. destination (free shipping on orders of $100 or more to all other destinations). No coupon code necessary.

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Visit the Whisker Works Prop Shop to take advantage of this offer.

The Mustache March sale is almost over!

You have only 12 hours left to take advantage of the Whisker Works Mustache March sale! All handmade props are 20% off until midnight EST tonight. Use code “MARCH” to claim your discount at WhiskerWorks.com. All orders ship within 4 days.

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King of Mardi Gras

Let the good times roll with a classic Mardi Gras themed party and photo booth. Today’s parties are nothing like the original celebrations. America’s first Mardi Gras was celebrated in 1703 by the tiny settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile (Mobile, LA). The most famous parties are held in New Orleans, LA but Mardi Gras is also celebrated in several cities in Europe too.
Make your own fun by kicking up your heels and throwing on a gold mask and plenty of beads. Or glitz and glam it up and smile big for the camera. Add a feather mask and feather boa for an instant bash with friends. Better yet, plan a themed date night New Orleans style and pull out all the stops.
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Jumping man: Studio Booth
Glam couple: Heather Bohm-Tallman Photography
Feather boas: Scenic City Photography
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New wholesale rates at WhiskerWorks.com!

Whisker Works has increased bulk savings for those customers who need a large quantity of mustache and smile props. For bulk orders only, we are now offering machine-made props that are based on our handmade original designs. Doing so allows us to produce large quantities faster and with consistent colors. These machine-made props are very similar to our handmade ones — take a look at the image below and see for yourself. It’s hard to notice a difference.

Wholesale Rates

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We chose our top selling four designs to be manufactured by machine, and each one has two colors available. Our bulk props are still made in the USA, and they’re still BPA- and phthalate-free. We can produce large orders fast. But better than that, we can offer really competitive prices on these props with a minimum purchase of 20 pieces.

Sample estimates (subject to change):
• 20 kit-style props cost $60 + shipping: available here
• 100 kit-style props cost $210 + shipping
• 100 assembled props cost $235 + shipping
• 500 kit-style props cost $975 + shipping
• 500 assembled props cost $1,100 + shipping

Visit Whisker Works’ wholesale page for current information. Bulk purchases may be ordered pre-assembled (attached to sticks), or as a “kit style” at a larger discount (sticks are included, but not attached. No glue required). Most kit-style orders can be ready to ship within one day. Most other orders are ready to ship within a week.

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Contact Whisker Works for a quote on a custom bulk order.

Individual Prop Kits are also available. They make great stocking stuffers! Find them here.

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All Whisker Works props are proudly made in the USA.

Whisker Works’ 4,000 Fan Giveaway

Four thousand Facebook fans?! Wow. You guys rock. To show my appreciation to you, I’m offering up a $50 gift certificate to the Whisker Works shop.

Open to anyone in any country, there are three ways you can enter:

1.Leave a comment below! Your comment counts as entry #1. Any random comment will do. Say hello, tell me a joke, tell me who your favorite mustachioed celebrity is — anything!

2. Share this blog on Pinterest! Pin ANY image from this blog using “Handmade Hilarity” in the caption. Then come back here and leave a comment saying you’ve completed entry #2.

3. Subscribe to this blog! Click on “Subscribe” above and follow the steps to join the Handmade Hilarity mailing list. Once you complete the subscription steps, come back here and leave a comment saying that you’ve completed entry #3.

Maximum of three entries per person. Contest ends Wednesday, July 11 at midnight EST. All entries will be verified and invalid entries will be removed before a winner is chosen at random. I will contact the winner via the email address registered for the comment. If the winner does not claim the certificate within one week, then a new winner will be chosen at random.

Share this link! Give your friends and family a chance to win too. I’m sure they’d let you borrow their props if they won.

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UPDATE: This giveaway has ended.

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