My grandma’s 90th birthday party was this past weekend, and my aunt had mentioned documenting the day so my grandma would have something to look back on. I immediately stepped up because I had the perfect idea. A guest book done with Project Life kits.
If you aren’t familiar with Project Life, I highly recommend checking out Becky Higgins’ site now. (And don’t worry, we’ll wait for you to come back. Her site is worth it.)
I have this Canon Selphy printer (<–affiliate link), which was compact enough for my carry-on bag, and simple to use at the park (we were under a pavilion that had electricity.) All photos were shot with my Nikon.
I purchased a red mini album on Amazon which was MORE than enough pages for our guests! We had blank pages and they can be filled in if I want to send my grandma more photos.
I grabbed some of my Project Life cards and placed them throughout the album before the party. I asked all guests to sign a card and then I got as many photos as possible of guests with the birthday girl.
When I didn’t have a photo, I slid in another Project Life card. Towards the end, I was able to add more photos of the kids (because they weren’t into posing, but they sure were having fun!)
I didn’t have to do much journaling because others had written the notes!
By the end of the party, I gave my grandma the book and she couldn’t believe it. So many family members and friends of hers came, and this is such a great memento for her to look back on the day (and super, super easy! You don’t have to be a scrapbooker to do this!)
I love this idea for birthday parties, weddings, engagement parties or any type of gathering that you deem photo-worthy. We had an autograph frame at our wedding rehearsal, and I wish we had a book like this back then.
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