Fabric is your friend!!!

All around the party blogosphere I have noticed an awesome trend: using fabrics to make your party space pop. There are basically three great uses for fabric:
1. As a table runner or table cloth
2. As a backdrop for display areas
3. To create a makeshift "photo booth"
The Table Runner

The Backdrop
 This "vintage nesting" baby shower used remnants of fabric to make table runners, tablecloths for buffet tables and backdrops for display areas.
The back drop pictured above is from this adorable Elephant Dessert Buffet  (it's actually wrapping paper, which could be used as an alternative to fabric in all three of these cases).
The Photo Booth
Here's a great shot of a photo booth created by pinning up large pieces of fabric as a back drop. This was a "Candyland" first birthday party.  For more, click here. 
For some expert tips on making your own photo booths for a party, visit this post from the Hostess of the Mostess blog.

These photos, borrowed from this blog post talks about the use of chalkboards in photo booths. SO cute!