103 - Lasting Impressions
The fun and anticipation of entertaining begins the moment you mail
your first invitation. Whether you're planning a small gathering
of friends or a grand celebration, the right invitation entices
even the most seasoned party goer.
Invitation for a Bridal Shower
For this bridal shower Nik's train of thought took
a literal bent - going from 'shower' to 'soap'. He asked guests
to wear bathrobes, be prepared for a face mask and he's got plans
to capture their mud packed faces on film!
- one of each for the number of invited guests
- special paper
- bars of lovely soap
- glittery gold seals
- gossamer fine pink ribbon
- Write the invitation with relevant details and fun 'instructions'
to guests on the paper.
- Place the soap on the paper and wrap it up.
- Rather than tape, use a gold seal to close the package.
- Tie with a gossamer pink ribbon and a simple bow.
Invitation to a Picnic
- 2 styles of cocktail napkins of different sizes per each invitation
- vellum paper
- hole puncher
- jute cord
- pinking shears
- decorative fuzzy bee on wire
- Write the relevant details of the picnic on the vellum.
- Open larger napkin like a card and place vellum inside.
- Insert second smaller napkin.
- Punch holes through both sides of napkins and vellum.
- Thread jute cord through holes and tie with a simple knot.
- Illustrate invitation with a simple, caricature of a picnic
- Trim invitation with pinking shears, carefully lining up cuts
to give a neat zigzag
- edge and a triangular corner.
- Punch a hole on the overleaf and loop the bee's wire through.
Secure with a twist.