Sunday, November 16, 2014

unique christmas party invitations

If you've been reading for awhile you know one of my favorite traditions to
 kick off the Christmas season is my annual girlfriend party with ten friends, most of
 us met when our kiddos were in pre-school and this is our 14th Annual Party! As part
 of the tradition I come up with a creative invitation that I leave in their mailbox, and
 today I'll be dropping off these...

~ It's beginning to look a lot like cocktails... ~

This is the front, I included the pertinent details on the back. 
I loved that the back of the notecards look the same as the front with no text. 

They were super easy to put together, and if you're not able to drop off invites,
a flat paper martini glass would be fun. 

Martini Glass - Dollar Tree - $1ea.
8 Gold & White Notecards - Target - $1
Gold Berry Branches - Michaels - $2
Green & Leopard Ribbon - Michaels
 (last year after Christmas sale, but I saw it this year)

I punched two holes in the notecard for the ribbon, wound the berries around the stem
 of the glass and tucked in an evergreen sprig from our yard. The berries came in a longer
piece, I just took it apart to create 6" pieces. I added a drop of hot glue to the edge of the 
glass to keep the invite upright.  

You can check out the details of my previous invites and our gift giving game 
here and here.


I'm so excited to announce that I'll be joining these lovely ladies again this year
for The 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes starting in two short weeks!!
We  hope you'll join in the fun and link up your holiday home on December 16th!


Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

You are seriously so creative and fun!!! Where do you come up with these wonderful ideas?!!! I love the actual martini glass and those cute striped cards!! And I love love love that you have kept this tradition going for 14 years, that is the best part. Hope you and your girlfriends have such a fun time!

Dana Frieling said...

I know jealousy is a sin but, dang it if I don't feel a little jealous of your friends each year around this time! ;) Precious idea.

Cassie Bustamante said...

how awesome are those! i want to be your local friend, too! and can't wait to see your decked out halls!

Brandi said...

Such a fun party to throw each year. Your girlfriends will love your creative invites!

Monica said...

Heading to Dollar store for those glasses they are perfect and Michael's for the ribbon . Love your invites your friends are one lucky bunch to have you as a friend. have fun at your Christmas gathering!!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How fun is this. Love the ribbon too.

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Such a cute idea Pam! How fun is it to have this tradition with your girlfriends!!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

How flippin cute is that? You know how much I'd love to get that invite. Genius. :)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Those invitations are awesome!! Like the others.....I want to be your friend too!!!

Anonymous said...

So pretty and fun. I would love to be a fly on the wall (or, better yet, an Elf on the Shelf) at your party! Oh, and my invite can be full when you deliver it! Have fun!

Unknown said...

What a great tradition! Have fun! The invitations are too, too cute!
House of Highlands

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Oh I always love hearing about your party each year! such a fun idea- can't wait to see your gift! And so excited to follow along with the tour of homes!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

They are the greatest invitations!!...So beautiful and creative!

Andrea said...

This is adorable. Makes me want to have a little cocktail party. Can't wait to hear about your party.

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...

The best invitations ever I think! Can't wait to see your Christmas tour too

Unknown said...

I agree, best invite ever! So creative Pam!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Those invites are too cute! Looking forward to your home tour!

Carrie said...

This looks like so much fun! "It's beginning to look a lot like cocktails" is the best line!! Excited to see the Christmas home tour again this year! Xoxo ~Carrie

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Pam, these are darling!! I'll be anxiously awaiting the arrival of my invite :)

Julie said...

Oh my gosh, that ribbon!! I wish I was one of your friends ;)

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