Make sure your friends aren’t tardy for your party by sending one-of-a-kind paper invites that they’ll surely laahv.
In the age of the quick email and Facebook invites, sending out snail mail paper invitations for your super special soiree might sound kind of passe. But you'd be wrong. It’s now even more of a rare thing for someone to receive something that was created with love and care and glitter and ribbons and stickers and...any way, of course the act would be appreciated more by your friends.
Creating one-of-a-kind paper invites isn’t rocket science, and anyone with the right materials can create something eye-catching the moment it lands in your BFF’s mailbox.
Planning on a fancy tea party? Maybe a Victorian themed garden banquet? Opt for invites that look like they’ve been lost in the mail for a hundred years. Purchase regular white envelopes and paper and dip ‘em in tea or coffee. Hang to dry, and you should get that antique-y look. You can even push the envelope (oh, pun) by burning off the edges with a lighter or candle – just be careful not to burn your house down, you crazy pyro. Add some pizzazz by tying a ribbon around the invite.
Going for a more contemporary feel with your invitation? Nix the envelopes and look for colorful pieces of paper at your local arts and crafts store. Make sure to choose thick paper (think postcard thick) so that the invites can withstand the travel. Handwrite the contact details and go crazy with the glitter and design. Your friends will surely not mistake your ah-mazing invitations for junk mail.