Having a guest book at any party is a great way to remember the special day. However, sometimes it’s hard to get each guest to sign a page in a book. Making a picture guest book is the perfect way to make signing the guest book fun and simple. The picture can speak for itself and the guest only has to sign their name and add a few nice words. For my sister’s graduation party we had a Polaroid station where guests could snap a pic and add it to the book.
I recommend getting the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Polaroid Camera you can purchase it for around $62 on Amazon or Best Buy. These cameras are so much fun and are definitely worth the money. Film for the camera can be expensive so I suggest buying it in bulk on Amazon. We went through almost 4 packs of film (each with 10 pictures). Next, you need to get a cute book to put the Polaroids in. We found the perfect book on Amazon for only $9 (it also comes in blue and pink).
My sister decorated the book in the cutest way! She used white and gold markers to write “Ali’s Grad Party” and add some geometric designs to the front. In addition she took a Polaroid picture of the word “celebrate” and added floral washi tape to the bottom. I think adding washi tape to the bottom of Polaroid is the cutest little touch! Paper Source has great washi tapes I will list a few of my favorites here: orange floral, pink floral, tropical leaves, black and white set.
We got these fun graduation photo booth props from a friend who had her grad party before us. You can get photo booth props at many places such as Walmart, Party City, or Amazon for all different party occasions.
I suggest taking a practice Polaroid before the party starts to use as an example so guests know exactly what to do. Also, it is a good idea to test the lighting in the area your “photo booth” is set up. We chose to place the photo table underneath our car port so it was in a shaded area. Polaroid pictures tend to come out better when there is not too much light in the area.
The pens we used for guests to sign were Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens. It looks great to have many different colors people can choose from! You can even go back through after the party and add fun designs to the corners.
The Polaroid guest book was a huge hit at the party! It is such a fun way to get everyone involved and a cute station to have at any party. This would be perfect for birthday parties, weddings, bridal showers, or more!