When setting up a little party spread, sometimes the 'backdrop' can be tricky. I was recently looking for a place for a small folding table with party items and there wasn't a plain wall in sight. Plus that's sort of boring anyway! I think that's why you often see nice backdrops behind table settings in magazines. Hanging FABRIC behind a table does wonders. It screams the 'party is over here'!
How to hang it is another story. Every location might be different, but wanted to share a super simple method that worked miraculaouly for me! This three item solution was also cheap and fast.
First I popped a couple of over-the-door-hooks on some double closet doors. This might even work on a single door, if you spread them far apart.Next I used an adjustable tension rod, this one from Bed Bath and Beyond. I just twisted it out to the length I wanted, and draped the fabric over it. Then just cradle the bar in the hooks. These rods are nice a strong, so they can extend pretty far out without support. The fabric might pucker a bit but just tug and adjust. I used this adorable red and white searsucker print fabric, and about 3 yards was plenty.
And that's it!
If you take some memorable shots of your party, close ups look great with a the backdrop as well.
Remember this is not only a good cover-up technique but it really adds some fun color, too!