Friday, March 30, 2012

Cocktail Party Invitations

I had a really great DIY project and post planned for today, but I left my optometry appointment this morning with more than a contact lens prescription. My pupils were HUGELY dilated from the drops they used, and I even had to wear these super ghetto old man sunglass shields behind my glasses because daylight was too much for my eyes to handle, not to mention a computer or phone screen. Couldn't even read my text messages!



Other than the usual cleaning and laundry I do on days off, I did sneak in enough time to whip up these invites. One of my good groups of girlfriends and I get together every month or two at someone's house. The number who attend varies, but consistently there's at least 6 of us. We take turns hosting so usually host once or twice a year, and next month I get to play hostess with the mostess. We drink champagne, eat delish food, and gab all night. My friend Meghan's hubby dubbed us the Champagne Mafia a couple of years ago and it has stuck ever since.

Anyways, the point of this post is that I LOVE actual invites. I do not judge if you invite me somewhere via facebook or evite, but I personally love the look and feel of an actual paper invite. For me, especially, they are super easy to whip up, and since I'm a lover of all things old fashioned, I appreciate the nod to the past in which things were amiably formal.

And, gosh, I'm starting to get embarrassed by my constant mention of the dollar store, but I got this set of 10 invites (paper, backing and envelope) for just $2 making these 20 cents a piece. Best of all, this set by Peter Pauper Press sells on their website for $10. Shabang! Oh Dollorama, how I heart you <3

Now I am off to get ready for Champagne Mafia hosted at girlfriends tonight! It her first time hosting and is sure to be smashing good time!

7 comments:

  1. Great invites! Just wondering what fonts you used? Thanks! Crystal

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  2. Hi Crystal! The calligraphic font is Carolyna Words by Emily Lime Designs. You can buy her full font for $89, but I just used the sample font which is a ding font, so the words are predertermined! The other font is Upper East Side! :)

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  3. So pretty! I was checking out your Etsy shop earlier. LOVE EVERYTHING! I wanted to stop by and let you know I'm passing along the Liebster Award to you :) Come check it out at http://www.firsthomelovelife.com/2012/03/ive-been-awarded.html

    xo-Christine

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    1. Thank you so much Christine! I'm honoured <3

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  4. I love that idea! I wish "my girls" lived closer so we could start a champagne mafia of our own :) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Hah! I was just looking at these yesterday! They are very cute!

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