Sunday, November 7, 2010

Guest Book Platter

A little while back, the family had a wonderful engagement party for my sister Christine and her fiance Andrei (Andrei is a totally amazing guy who is the perfect match for my sister, and is also one of the only people I know in real life who reads my blog, which means a lot to me -- hi Andrei!)

Instead of a guest book for this party, we decided to buy a white serving platter and ceramic pen. 


Everyone at the party signed their names, and I then took it home and baked it in the oven. This sets the writing, rendering the platter totally food and dishwasher safe. You could use the pens (available at Michael's and other craft stores) on all sorts of ceramic pieces - teapots, platters, whatever you please. 

Here's a look at their guest book platter. Isn't the children's writing (e.g. Sophia) super cute?
 You can spot my name on here, too:
 
If you wanted other guest book ideas, see how we set up our guest book table (with spray painted Dollarama frames and tons of guests' wedding pics) at our wedding here.

Jenny

20 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea. I love it. Such a wonderful keepsake for the couple to have.

    Thanks also for the spoons, and there is no hurry, I am just thrilled that I won. Hugs, Marty

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  2. I totally love this idea !! And, may just have to borrow it. :) Thanks so much for your sweet note about my Christmas mantel and decor ... I really appreciate it. And, I'm sorry you've run into a computer glitch about becoming a follower ... hope it works next time. Have a great day, Becca

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  3. What a great idea!! I love it- just a perfect little memento!! :)

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  4. Fabulous idea! For Hubs' 50th, I just did a big poster board. Wish I'd thought of this! Who wants an ol' poster board hanging around. Well, actually, he does . . . I'll remember this for his 60th ;)

    Thanks for dropping by the other day!

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  5. As I have supported my doula clients, some through pregnancy and birth and others with new baby care these last few days I find I do not have the time to chat with each of you individually and thank you for commenting or participating in our Tuesday meme. Please know how much we appreciate and anticipate your contributions each week.

    Look forward to joining you around the tea table this week.

    Blessings, Pam

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  6. Hi Jen,

    Your post made me laugh (a lot). Thanks for the the wonderful plate. And also thanks for all the work you put into our party especially the cupcakes!

    Andrei

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  7. This is just what I was looking for as I need an inexpensive and permanent way to decorate a dishwasher safe ceramic plate. Thank you for posting it! I hope those pens come in many colors! Can't wait to try this!

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  8. What a great idea! Now, they can enjoy it all the time! I don't even know where my guest book is! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. fabulous idea! thanks for sharing!

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  10. What a wonderful way to remember an evening! Thanks so much for linking up to my Pink Hippo Party!

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  11. This is a great idea. I have done this with an an engraving pen...but this is so much easier. Stopping by from Bobbypins Boardwalk!

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  12. My MIL has done this for years with a tablecloth, but she always has to go back and stitch the words in. THIS is genius! It's a keepsake (which makes my heart skip a beat), and it doesn't require any work on my part! Brilliant! :)

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  13. Oh, I do love this idea!! There are so many great parties you could use this for to make a sweet keepsake! Thanks so much for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  14. This is such a fabulous idea! What a great idea for special events... Thank you SO MUCH for the idea...
    Hugs, Donna

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  15. My neighbors just did the same thing for a friend...I have never seen this pen before, and now I must get one!! This plate is sweet

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  16. This is such a great idea for a really personal gift that will be treasured forever :-) Love it!

    Kelly

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  17. Love this idea! I am going to use it for my future sister-in-law's bridal shower. Do you mind me asking where you found the platter?

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  18. This platter was found at Michael's, but you could use any oven-safe platter. Using a piece from the china they registered for could be a neat idea! To get the ceramic pen to "set", put the plate in the oven so it is in there as the oven preheats and everything. You want it to be roughly at 275 or 300 if I recall correctly, for 20 mins or so. Then let the plate cool in the oven, too (I left it in overnight after I turned the oven off). The pen will come with instructions though, so not to worry if you don't remember all this. Have fun!

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  19. great post! I stumbled onto it from a google search (party guest book), and like others, I may have to borrow this idea for my own gathering! :)

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