April 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
I was thinking about some ideas for Cinco de Mayo parties and I was torn between my memories from college swinging at a Pinata filled with tiny liquor bottles (lesson learned: the host thought it would be a good idea to suspend the Pinata over a tiled floor- only half the bottles survived the fall) and the thoughts of the summer barbecues I love so much so I just had to create two different invites with two different attitudes- one classy, one sassy.
Another party I’m itching to throw would be very different- tequila galore, bright colors, pinata centerpieces, and best of all a Mexican wrestling theme (perhaps involving a Twister tournament complete with brackets and wrestling mask decorating?) Click here to download this bad boy.
July 20, 2009 § 1 Comment
Yet another inspiration stemmed from a local Seattle event: Seattle chef/restauranteur Tom Douglas’ Ice Cream Social event made me think- wine tasting, beer tasting, ice cream tasting? It makes perfect sense! Baskin Robins had the right idea with 31 flavors- who wouldn’t want to try them all? This is a fun idea for a summer get-together with friends- even better for a baby-shower when you need a fun non-alcoholic activity. Ask each guest to either bring their favorite flavor of ice cream (mine is Ben and Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie Chunk) or make their own! Other ideas for the party:
- Go with an old-fashioned 1900’s theme and decorate the tables with candy striped table cloths.
- For centerpieces, set out vintage ice cream dishes and fill with ice-cream flavored chupa-chups, salt water taffy, other candy.
- Each guest gets their own shot glass or cordial glass like they would at a wine tasting. Try to find smaller spoons too. I like these cordial glasses from Target because guests can set their glasses down and find them later.
- I created an evite/web jpeg for you to use as well- click here to download.
July 14, 2009 § Leave a comment
Due to the popularity of my previous BBQ invite post I decided to make another BBQ invite image for you to use in Evite, or print out for a paper invitation. My favorite part about this one is the hilarious look on the animals’ faces like they know what’s coming =) Click here to download the hi-res version for printing. Click here to download the evite/web friendly version.
June 15, 2009 § Leave a comment
In honor of my recent delight at the SNL short I’m on a Boat I have decided to create an evite image/paper invite design for your next boat outing or nautical theme party. You can download the image here. Stay tuned for pictures , a playlist and theme ideas for an “I’m on a Boat” nautical theme party! This involves all of the guests dressing like their favorite sea-faring character- sailor, fisherman, pirate, mermaid, etc.
May 12, 2009 § Leave a comment
Spring is in the air and as a follow up to my Garden Party with a Vintage Vibe post- I made an invitation for you to send to your guests as the main image in an Evite or to print out and attach to a paper invitation. You can download it here. If you have a great idea for using this in a paper invite- post it below =)
**If the file is too large for evite, open the folder with the file and right click, select “open with” then “Microsoft Office Picture Manager.” Once the application is opened, select the “Edit Pictures” button at the top, then “Compress Picture” from the right navigation bar that comes up. From there you should be able to compress to your desired file size.
May 7, 2009 § 3 Comments
The sun has finally started to shine in Seattle and I can already hear the grill calling my name…
I created this design for a BBQ I’m hosting next month for the main image of my Evite (if you use Evite for your parties or get-togethers I think it always adds an extra sparkle if you design your own instead of using the templates.)
I have posted the image here for you to download and use in your Evites or print out- Enjoy!
For a printed BBQ invitation
- Print the image and instead of trimming with scissors, rip along the edges to match the vintage look.
- Rip a blank piece of white paper the same size as the design.
- Glue the design to the outside of a folded piece of dark red or red and white checked paper and glue the blank piece inside.
- Write the invitation details inside.
- With a piece of distressed twine, raffia, or black ribbon; wrap around the closed invitation and tie in a knot in the front.