If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I'm a fan of clever invites, and to me, the ultimate ones are those you can't slap up on a fridge, i.e. in a box. Yes, if you can't hand-deliver, the postage can be a bear. But you know they won't be easily misplaced, and oh, the possibilities! And I can't say it enough, I'm always excited by a clever invite, because it means there is a great party in store. Case in point, the boy's upcoming soccer party invites...
Thankfully we'll be secretly passing these out at school and hand-delivering the rest. I'm so in love with the green bubble masking tape that I found in Michael's dollar section(!!!). Even cooler because Washi tape
is the latest in packaging, but alas, it is a bit pricey! My boxes, a score from Packaging Specialties
Reader Celebrity Mommy
wrote me asking for some help with baby shower invites; check out her final results, loving those pretty pinwheels and butterflies! She found her boxes at PS too! So, in honor of our invites, I would like to share some more ideas to get your party started!
For Paris Hilton's perfume launch, the planners extraordinaire from the Gospel According To Party Confidential
, sent out tiaras tucked in a black velour pouch that was tied with a pink ribbon and attached to the invitation.
from Inchmark Journal would be a perfect invite.
Pinwheel baby shower invite
from The Hostess.
Pretty invites sit on a bed of Lemonheads
. Pretty boxes
stamped with the couple's monogram.
This invite has a mask
I bet the recipient could wear. Wedding invite
has pretty details, down to the baker's twine.
Guess what's inside this company's invite
to their first anniversary bash? Yup, a cupcake! Even the outside of the box is clever...it spells out 'ONE'.
An invitation to a kite-flying birthday party
where mama sent a kite to each guest to decorate and bring.
Tell me you do not love this bridal luncheon invite from Gourmet Invitations
, filled with a personalized pencil and questionnaire for each guest.
This beautiful invitation comes inside a decorative box
that was delivered inside of yet another decorative box.
An invite to a 40th birthday party
invites guests to an evening of fun. Moving announcements
feature packing accoutrement as filler...clever, clever!
Peek under those pistachios and you'll find the invite to a dinner party
, try not to snack!
This clever mom uses tiny specimen boxes
with slips of paper and plastic insects inside to beckon guests to her son's spring themed party.
Another bug-inspired invite from Nounces Designs
...she even punched airholes in the top. Hee.
The pièce de résistance; this beautiful Las Vegas themed invite
included three layers, hand-sparkled in gold, hand-cut and hand-folded gold tissue paper, real poker chips and the card included the reservation details, all wrapped up in a black invite box.