Every now and then, the neighborhood message boards alight on a trend unknown to City Desk. Today, a Cleveland Park resident—-“Peggy Robin”—-posted some serious consumer news on deploying a photo-sticker booth at Bar Mitzvahs. It has been a long time since we raised a chair or two at a Bar Mitzvah—-like five years (and that one included a “dance team” à la Sparkle Motion)—-so the photo-sticker booth idea was news to us.

Robin explains:

“The kids can go into the photo booth one at a time or a few at a time, have their pictures taken, and get a sheet of photo stickers created from the photos. The bat mitzvah girl gets a guest book with page for each guest, who then places one of his or her stickers on the page and can sign the guest book under the sticker picture.”

Sounds simple. But “Peggy” goes on to describe the pitfalls of the photo-sticker booth. “This would have been great, except that from the beginning the photo booth wasn’t working very well, and it took a long time to take each kid’s picture and make a sticker. So the kids had to spend a long time in line waiting, and that took them away from the dancing and games. Then the sticker booth broke down completely during the last half hour of the 2-hour time it was booked.”

So beware of faulty photo-sticker booths!