This 'tradition', as it is becoming in many circles, can not only be a great idea for photographing family events, but can aid in conversations between people who have never met each other.
Give your hostess something to wonder about as you're filling photo frames on film with you and your table's zaniness! When she goes to get the film developed, she will have many years of laughter.
Weddings, big or small birthday parties, baby and bridal showers - they are all terrific opportunities to grab a few or more instant cameras and have one at each table or on the buffet table where guests can grab one and capture the fun you may have to miss! Instant cameras are low cost and very simple to use.
Capture the photos the hostess or host can't see and when the party's over, they will be able to recapture all the hidden moments and - won't they be surprised! From intentional funnies to unintentional goofs, to the serious moments and back to the ones filled with laughter - you can't go back and do it over again, so make sure you do it right the first time and let your guests help capture those fleeting moments for you.
Supply the event with instant camera memories by having one or several available for your next party or event.
Be sure to remember the film as well so everyone gets a print.