A sign in board (to the left) is for guests to sign their names and add a message or words of praise for the Bat Mitzvah (or Bar Mitzvah) celebrant. Colored ribbon and theme related items are often added to the sign in board. Balloons and other embellishments can be as well.
A sign in board is a great remembrance of a wonderful event and the guests who actually attended the party. It is nice to look at the names of the people who signed the sign in board. This can take you back in time to the party so you recall the great time that was had by all.
Marnie (see Theater Play Centerpiece article) and her mom decided they wanted a sign in board for Marnie’s Bat Mitzvah celebration party. They decided Marnie’s sign in board would be made from a 30” x 40” foam core board.
Smaller versions of the playbills used on the centerpieces were placed sporadically around the sign in board. I placed colored ribbon around the perimeter of the board. The colors coordinated with the event’s theme and centerpiece colors.
I attached two pens to the sign in board. This was for the convenience of the guests when they chose to sign the board. I attached the pens to the sign in board with color coordinating ribbons. Thus the pens were readily available for guests’ use.
The sign in board was displayed on an easel and placed close to the place cards. This way guests could take their place cards and sign the sign in board in one location.
What to do with the sign in board after the Bat Mitzvah is always a dilemma. Where should it be placed? Is it best to be displayed in the living area of the house or in the Bat Mitzvah girl’s bedroom? Most of the time it is found in both of these places before it finds its way to the basement. Even years after the event, a sign in board can bring back fond memories.
This sign in board is suitable for any event and can be customized for a Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, wedding, anniversary, birthday party or any event where you wish to use a sign in board.