My girlies and I are in the midst of a full-blown love affair… with a camera. We are snap happy, taking little pocket-sized instant snaps like it’s our job.
The camera in question is the Fujifilm Instax Mini. The hubs gifted me with it for Mother’s Day a couple of years ago, and it has served us well, playing the starring role at countless birthday parties/showers/impromptu gatherings.
Our M.O. is to fashion some makeshift backdrop situation out of a couple of yards of bright fabric (I scour the remnants section at IKEA and JoAnn for fun prints) and maybe a little bunting action. Then we snap away, sending the resulting credit card sized pic home with guests as a fun party favor.
The only downside is that film for the Instax doesn’t come cheap. If you want, pardon the pun, instant gratification, it’ll set you back $30 for 20 exposures (yep, $1.5 per photo!) at Urban Outfitters. (I know this firsthand, as in a fit of desperation, I had to buy two (!) packs there yesterday for an upcoming rehearsal dinner I’m hosting.) But if you have a little lead time, you can nab the film (and the camera for that matter) for much less from any number of online sources, including eBay and Amazon.
Bonus: The Instax is now available in all sort of fun colors, making it a rather genius graduation gift. Throw in a few packs of the seriously adorable rainbow film above and you’re golden.