Guest Book with a Twist!

22 May

At some point during that party, your guests will be sitting at the table with some idle time on their hands.  So, to keep them busy, why not have the guest book right at their fingertips!  Going along with my ‘Last Class’ Retirement party theme, the guests were going to “pass a note” to her during the party.  I first caught this idea from blog The Sweetest Occasions, where it had a great 80’s school themed wedding profiled.  I used past pictures on the pass a note (I had four different combinations of past pictures on the cards to keep it interesting!).  I accompanied the guest book with a pink eraser card holder to tie into my school theme.  I had mini golf pencils available for the guests to use.

The cards were 4 x 6 and can be put into a photo album easily.  I plan to place the note cards amongst the pictures from the evening.  The pink eraser holders were easy to make as well– just cut a deep slit into the eraser and insert the printed card stock.  I found there is a difference in pink erasers and some are easier to cut than others.  The pink erasers were 3/$1, so it will not kill the budget.

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4 Responses to “Guest Book with a Twist!”

  1. Ashley McElroy May 25, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Do you have the template you used for the teacher retirement party guest book? I’d love to use that for a retirement party I am having this Tuesday. That is such a great idea. It is difficult for a guest book to get passed around but I love your idea! Thank you in advance.

    ashleymcelroy@rocketmail.com

    • W May 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

      I don’t have a template per say, but I can pass on what I have and you can add your own text and images. The format is 4 x 6 and the typewriter font is free here. I’ll send you what I can! This method definitely got more people to leave well wishes than the traditional guest book. The guests loved the old photos of the honoree! Hope the party goes well!

  2. Monik Kadarmanto May 23, 2013 at 12:42 am #

    Did you print on 4×6 index cards or on a regular size paper and cut it? I’m putting together a retirement party for my mother-in-law next week and absolutely love your ideas! Thanks :)

    • W May 23, 2013 at 11:35 am #

      Hi! Thanks for checking out my blog! I ended up cutting them out from card stock. Since they were 4×6, I arranged the layout to get three to a page (which also means less cutting when you get them close enough together). I did attempt at using a package of postcard paper (they’re perforated, 4×6, and super easy to format- little less paper weight than cardstock), but I was running out of paper and time. I know you can get the post card paper cheaper online than in the store, if you have enough time before your event. Hope this helps! Forgot to add– I used background of lined paper– but if your printer is able to print on index cards – it should work too!

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