Dinner Party Guestbook

November 5, 2009

Every so often a customer asks us what to do with a blank book. Here’s a creative way to turn a Blank Page Guestbook into a Dinner Party Journal. Capture memories with photos of special dinners, favorite recipes and comments from friends and guests.

This Guestbook demonstrates how to record and remember a special dinner party with friends. Take photos of guests and their dishes during the party and print them out using a desktop printer. Adhere the images to the pages using Acid-Free glue or photo mounts. Guests can sign the guestbook pages around the photos, adding comments about favorite dishes.

Dinner Party Guestbook

Provide blank index cards for guests to share recipes

Take photos of dishes & cooking in the kitchen

Ask guest to write comments about the party

Leave comments about the dishes

Place the Guestbook where guests can share thoughts & recipes

Tips & Ideas
~ Supply blank index cards to collect recipes at a pot-luck dinner
~ Ask guests to comment on dishes they prepared
~ Include photos of plated meals and cooking in the kitchen
~ Take a photo of raised glasses or all your guests together
~ Make it a tradition for an annual dinner party or celebration

Blank Page Guestbook
Overall Size: 7 x 10.5
Page Size: 6.5 x 10 [6.5 x 20 open]
Twenty blank pages
Available in any cover option
Click here to buy!

Do you have an interesting way to use a blank book? Let us know! Leave a comment and if we use your idea we’ll send you that book for free!


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  2. I LOVE THIS! And I desperately want to snoop through it.

    Comment by katy — November 5, 2009 @ 10:28 am

  3. Not surprisingly I’ve always wanted to cut through a whole book. Each page would be a cut out of 1-3 trees. The negative space would let you see through to the next page and create a forest effect. I’d add spots of color and make a children’s story out of it all.

    Comment by patricia — November 5, 2009 @ 11:58 am

  4. I am sharing something I learned in the ’80’s.
    While visiting a woman in Switzerland, she said, ‘Don’t send a thank-you note, write of your visit here in this book on the left page, and I will take your picture to place on the right page, and the memory of your stay will be with me forever’.
    I have done that ever since with our guest’s, it creates a wonderful journal of house and friends. To look back, is a blast!
    For those guests that miss the guest book and send a Thank-you note, they also go in the book at the time they visited.
    WARNING: The Guest book may become VERY large, depending on your company, ours has champagne foil, stone crab claws, photos, memento’s!
    A spiral bound would be helpful, as would slits for 4×6 photos on the right!

    Comment by Hol — November 8, 2009 @ 1:56 am

  5. Love the guest book idea! (I even spy a few of my recent photos!). This would be a really fun gift for a bride. At my shower 4 years ago, everyone brought a favorite recipe and my aunt provided the recipe box. I like the idea of a book- a DIY cookbook of sorts!

    Comment by fresh365 — November 11, 2009 @ 4:32 pm

  6. I am very sentimental and I think that this is just a great idea. I am thinking of using this idea for Thanksgiving. Have everyone write a little message of what they are thankful for, have children draw a picture and then have the host read it aloud during dessert. Start a new tradition. Re-read entries from years past :)

    Comment by Denise West — November 11, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

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  12. Your blog is very inspiring! I featured your article here: Die Dinner Party im Notizbuch - http://www.notizbuchblog.de/2009/11/25/die-dinner-party-im-notizbuch/

    Comment by Christian — November 25, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

  13. cool~

    Comment by Fee — December 18, 2009 @ 6:35 am

  14. Great idea, I have a dinner party in a couple of weeks and I definitely use this idea! I especially like the recipe sharing idea!

    Comment by sarah — March 8, 2011 @ 2:27 am

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