Mardi Gras Design-A-Room Pack
I used this as a picture backdrop for a scrapbooking event in New Orleans. It was easy to put up and looked awesome in all of our pictures! We did not use any of the people add ons because the back was sufficient for our use. It already has the beads on the balcony and shadows in the windows.
June 16, 2010
very happy with my purchase. Just do your homework.
My husband and I are in the process of putting up the decorations currently. I am very happy with what I've seen so far. Just make sure to read the reviews and leave sufficient time to cut out the characters and to assemble. it makes a great backdrop for photos.
February 18, 2015
Looked amazing, but too much work!
Great appearance but too much work. Would've paid someone to cut out the pieces (took 2 evenings to cut them all out) and then use spray adhesive to spray each of the pieces on. I attached the balcony to the street view by rolling out in the garage and driveway upside down. Taped them together after matching up the uneven backdrop pieces. Then I used spray adhesive to attach all the characters and necklaces. It looked great but it was a lot of work. Then the day of the party, we used a "shower curtain idea" to hang the piece as it would not stick on stucco outside. For the price, I would think a lot of these steps could be avoided by just having it all printed out on one large sheet! In Either case, my daughter's first birthday pictures look great with the backdrop.
September 8, 2014
Good value for total items
The price is a good value for all the items received. As other customers have noted, however, the street background is longer than the balcony background despite having the same measurements listed, so plan your decorating accordingly. The musician/jester packs do require you to cut out the items, but they don't have to be cut out exactly along the lines since they are printed on a clear plastic background. If you use double sided clear tape, once the musician/jester pieces are affixed to the balcony/street backgrounds, they blend in seamlessly.
Overall, very happy with the purchase.
June 7, 2014
I chose this background for our school's New Orleans theme party. Too bad the material wasn't a little bit stiffer, especially along the ends where we attached it to the stage. That would have been a difference maker. Overall, a good purchase!
May 27, 2014
The items were great and worked perfectly. However, inspect upon receipt! When placing the balcony scene, there were cuts throughoutt the ENTIRE banner! OTC gave me a credit as I had not discovered this until I was setting up for the party and it was too late to return! Definitely a great buy! Also purchased the figures to complete the look!
May 18, 2014
I bought this for an adult Mardi Gras party. It is VERY lightweight plastic and folded very small - the creases do not come out. They do not send anything to hang it with (which I knew) but found everything I used took the paint off the wall. The cut out items are horrendous as it took hours to cut them out when they could have just been printed on the plastic and avoided much aggravation. I would not order this item again.
March 10, 2014
Great Deal for Pack
This was great for the space, we should have purchased 2 sets but it was great deal and once together and up it looked great! The only downside was to cut out the people and beads, but once cut the set up was pretty quick. Although time consuming to make cuts, it was great to have to the option of placing everything because we were able to center the details were needed. The Graphics were great! Full of color, I loved it and so did the guest.
March 6, 2014
We got this for our daughter's Mardi Gras themed 13th Birthday party and it looked so good and everyone complimented us on it. It made the party! I liked this one much better than the other one on other sites b/c it already has the beads and the windows with the people's shadows on it and when you cut out and add the other people (and more), then it just makes it that much better!! We didn't add every cutout b/c we were running short on time, but we it still looked amazing!!! Highly recommend this set!
February 24, 2014
Love it! Make sure you buy the $47.50 set which includes everything. Allow a few days to cut everything out. The static cling helps cling to walls.
Love it. Make sure you buy the $47.50 set which includes everything. Allow a few days to cut out the people, lamp posts, plants and beads. It will be well worth your time. The static cling helps keep things intact until you use 3M double stick tape. We decorated our entire house. There are creases where it has to be folded for shipping. I will roll up pieces for next year to reuse. Have fun.
February 18, 2014