Even more than throwing a party, I love a good invitation. Shortly after we found out we were moving to Minnesota, Jordan Ferney posted these on her blog. She gave step by step instructions that were easy to follow. Once I saw her post, I decided we needed to have a going away party, and these needed to be the invitations.
There are just a few things I would add to her instructions:
1. I found Walmart had the best price on poppers (3 for $1.50). I manually unloaded these so the spring would stay in place.
2. These are not the cheapest invitations to make or ship. It was around $3.50 per invitation (including shipping). I was okay splurging on the invitations as we only invited about 20 families.
3. The reaction of recipients were priceless! Just about every person that received an invitation contacted us directly after receiving it.
If you don't follow Oh Happy Day, you need to. Jordan is full of wonderful ideas and tips. She is a genius when it comes to party planning and staging. And, she's generous. Not only does she give her lovely readers tons of ideas, she also gives us printables so you can easily recreate the incredible ideas she has (like the invitation above).
She also is super generous today.... she is giving away a week trip to Paris!
I am secretly hopping I win this so Casey and I can go to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. That would be a dream come true!! You can enter too. The details can be found here.