Sunday, November 20, 2011

11th annual christmas party details

The invitations are being delivered today.
                                     It's an intimate get-together with 10 special girlfriends,
                                             it started when our kiddos were toddlers,
                                        the oldest of our group just turned hoo!

                                                            Cocktails, Appetizers,
                                                         Gift Exchange & Stealing,
                                                    After Dinner Coffees & Dessert

            They all politely play along with my rule ~ a 'theme' for the gift exchange and the
              anticipation they'll think outside the box, and bring something wildly creative.
                                                    They do not disappoint!!

                                I try to come up with an invitation to introduce our theme...

Pages from an old dictionary were the inspiration for the invite this year.

Since there are 2,408 pages, I didn't think anyone would miss a few.

 ~  Cut the pages into 2 x 3 inch pieces (16 per invitation)
 ~  Form them into cones, use a glue gun to secure.
~  Attach 16 cones to a 4 inch circle using your glue gun
~  For a bow cut 2 slits in the center of the circle, thread your ribbon
through to the front and tie. I chose a  pale shimmery satin.  
~  Print your party details on cardstock and glue below the bow

All set!

What clever gift would you show up with?



Carly {xoxo teacherista} said...

Oh what a beautiful invite! So creative. This is clearly coming from someone who doesn't know the group BUT possibly something like a canvas or piece of wood with lyrics to either a holiday or meaningful song to all of you? Can't wait to hear what people come up with!

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

Wow! You must have creative friends because it'd be easy to be intimidated by your invitations. They're beautiful! Wish I could come!

Lori said...

Beautiful invitations! I would bring the chocolate Scrabble set currently sold at Target and a pretty journal. Have fun!

Cathy Wall said...

How darling!!! Sounds like a wonderful party. I would bring the game Bananagrams, my favorite! Have fun and be sure to share the creative gift ideas post party....

Holly said...

I would probably do a journal or a board game, I love Catch Phrase and it's fun for all ages. What a pretty invite - I might try this. Will let you know if I do. What a fun party!!

pam {simple details} said...

Wow, I wouldn't have thought of a board game! My brain was thinking along these lines: workout-shirt (just do it), framed quote, notecards with words, pillow w/words, holiday items w/words, conversation cards, handmade cards, books, recipe w/sample, diy banners, magazine subscription...

Krystal said...

I am the WORST at deciding on gifts to bring, but i did see a cute's chocolate wine drink in a wine bottle. i'm actually not clear on if it's a drink or chocolate..but either's cool looking :)

Carly {xoxo teacherista} said...

Thought of another one: scrabble coasters! Have you seen the DIY posts on them or on Pinterest?

A Vintage Vine said...

Love those bookpage invitations! What a fun party, hope you have a great time! I am so bad at thinking up clever gifts, I would probably show up with something vintage.

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