Saturday, March 10, 2012

What do you bring to the party?

Have you noticed the text field that appears next to Signup Sheet items after you've signed up for an item? This is a great way to specify what you are bringing to the party. No pressure, but if everyone who signs up uses it, you will have fewer instances of two varieties of baked beans as the only evening appetizer. (Unless of course you are having a baked bean tasting party. Hopefully, that event will not be lasting longer than 2 hours.) Even if you do not know what dish you will be bringing when you initially signup, you can always go back in later after you've decided and add the information.

Pappa and Momma Bear are signed up... but what are they bringing!?!

You could also use that field to make a short note (30 characters max) for everyone in the group to see. The Special Notes box on the top of the signup sheet is only visible to the leaders of your group, but the details field is visible to everyone.  You do have to sign up for an item to do this, however.
What they are bringing is just nuts!

As a side note to the leaders setting up the Signup Sheets, remember that only the 'check box' Signup Sheet items have the optional detail field.  The 'quantity' Signup Sheet items do not have it.  Even though it would save a few seconds of time by setting up a quantity item for multiple appetizers, if you want your members to be able to specify what kind of appetizer they are bringing, you must use the 'check box' Signup Sheet items.

So what are you bringing to your next event?

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