This is the second in a series of posts on “how to” for planning a party. These are the unique invitations I used for this party, invitations that would be perfect for a New Year’s party or for a Retirement party.
This is the second in a series of posts outlining the planning and implementing of a cocktail party, the first post can be found here.
The watch/clock theme was selected, and I had to figure out how to incorporate that into a unique invitation. The wording for the invitation was no problem, it simply became:
“It’s time to have a party”
…the rest of the invitation details followed.
I printed the invitations in a dark brown ink on a light brown card stock, two invitations per 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. The font I used is Chocolate Box. The sheets were cut apart, and each invitation was carefully rolled as not to crease the card stock, and was tied with a narrow brown ribbon.
A counter full of watches…
Here are my Shrinky Dinks images sitting out on the counter to make sure they are completely dry before each one is carefully cut out by hand.
Here you can see the Shrinky Dink images after I cut out each one by hand and then punched a hole in each one. Into the oven they went at 275 degrees for about 4 minutes each.
…and this is what you get! Each little watch was then tied to the brown ribbon on the invitations. Each invitation was put in a box on a small nest of shred.
Each box was sealed with another clock-image sticker that I created on Zazzle.
I would have customized the mailing labels and postage if this were a personal party, however, being a business-related event, addressing and postage are being handled by my husband’s office. Wouldn’t any invitee be impressed if they received one of these unique invitations in their mailbox?