Consider incorporating a Keepsake Guest Sign In Prayer Box for your next life’s celebration such as a Christening or other religious function. What an absolutely special and unique way to receive guests, welcome them to the party and create a memento of who attended this special day, with none other than my unique idea of a Keepsake Guest Sign In Prayer Box.
To bring this magical little vignette to life, you’ll need to incorporate a few elements, but they may be as elaborate or as simple in style and design as your own party decor and taste in embellishments.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
PAPER: You’ll need some type of paper, notepad, notebook or cards in which guests will write down their names and the words they wish to include. If you end up using smaller paper of sorts, you might want to consider leaving the card blank in order to maximize the space available for the guests to write down lengthier messages if they need to. If you end up selecting a larger notepad, maybe you will want to stamp a message on each sheet to dress up the sheets and unify the theme. On notepads, you could consider embellishing the top portion of the pad, to match the rest of the decor and add weight to the pad. In this case, I personally found a beautiful notepad made out of cardstock and gold foil from PaperSource on SALE and embellished the top portion of the cover with Swarovski crystals and a cross.
WRITING TOOL: The variety of writing tools you may choose to incorporate are as limitless as the styles of pens and pencils out there. Depending on your event, you may opt for casual pens or crayons for children’s events, custom message stamped pencils for fancier parties, to more elaborate decorative writing tools, such as raffia wrapped pencils or jeweled fine point pens for evening events. In this case, I used over-sized birch wrapped pencils, because they worked perfectly into my scheme of things, with tons of wood and jungle tones worked into all aspects of my design for this gorgeous Twins Safari Chic Baptism.
CONTAINER FOR WRITING TOOL: Typically, I use a cluster of writing tools, rather than just one, particularly if the event has a large amount of guests in attendance. Thus, rather than simply scattering the pens or pencils around the table, I try to think about creative ways to display the writing tools, whether that may be in a simple vase, a unique container, a dressed up bowl, etc. For this event, I used a stunning copper three cup staggered stand, wherein I placed several of my pencils in each of the three containers to make a cute and rather full cluster of different pencil colors for guests to be able to choose from.
KEEPSAKE BOX: The main idea behind the Keepsake Guest Sign In Prayer Box is so that the host of the party will have something to take home, holding treasured memento notes from loved ones and friends to remember the special day by. It serves both as a creative sign in sheet of who attended, but goes a step further to bring a special little message to the host too! So cute. This box may also be anything that serves as a receiving basin, be it a jewelry box, a pedestal bowl, a glass container with rocks scattered at the bottom, anything really, as long as you keep in mind the size of your paper selection. I used a lidded box that I jeweled up with a gorgeous cross-looking star, that embodied the plush theme we were going for with this Baptism for the twins. The contrast of the dark wood with the sparkly jewels was spectacular and guests had ample room to deposit their little prayers into.
A SIGN: In creating party vignettes, it is important to provide guests with some direction where it applies and in this case, an explanatory sign is vital. I wrote out what we were asking guests to do, which was to “write a prayer” and named the TWINS and the EVENT DATE to make it a bit more special and unique to the event. I embellished the frame with the same embellishments that I also carried over through the design of the box as well and added a quote to the bottom to top it all off.
FINAL TOUCHES: I love to add florals to any design if I get a chance. In this case, I designed an absolutely breathtaking vertical arrangement to place on the very side of this Sign In Table. When using florals, be mindful of how much space you have, thus, I opted for a skinny but tall arrangement to bring the flavor of the party to the table without overpowering the rest of the design.
You may also use other props that are appropriate to your design or theme. Since this was an evening event, I made sure to bring in several little candles of various sizes and widths, to illuminate the entire tablescape and the concept of Prayer to Life.
Let me know how you end up putting together your very own Prayer Box and share your unique touches.
CELEBRATING LIFE BY DONA