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Episode 103 - Lasting Impressions
The fun and anticipation of entertaining begins the moment you mail your first invitation. Whether you're planning a small gathering of friends or a grand celebration, the right invitation entices even the most seasoned party goer.

Invitation for a Bridal Shower

For this bridal shower Nik's train of thought took a literal bent - going from 'shower' to 'soap'. He asked guests to wear bathrobes, be prepared for a face mask and he's got plans to capture their mud packed faces on film!

  • one of each for the number of invited guests
  • special paper
  • bars of lovely soap
  • glittery gold seals
  • gossamer fine pink ribbon

  • Write the invitation with relevant details and fun 'instructions' to guests on the paper.
  • Place the soap on the paper and wrap it up.
  • Rather than tape, use a gold seal to close the package.
  • Tie with a gossamer pink ribbon and a simple bow.

Invitation to a Picnic

  • 2 styles of cocktail napkins of different sizes per each invitation
  • vellum paper
  • hole puncher
  • jute cord
  • pinking shears
  • decorative fuzzy bee on wire

  • Write the relevant details of the picnic on the vellum.
  • Open larger napkin like a card and place vellum inside.
  • Insert second smaller napkin.
  • Punch holes through both sides of napkins and vellum.
  • Thread jute cord through holes and tie with a simple knot.
  • Illustrate invitation with a simple, caricature of a picnic goer.
  • Trim invitation with pinking shears, carefully lining up cuts to give a neat zigzag
  • edge and a triangular corner.
  • Punch a hole on the overleaf and loop the bee's wire through. Secure with a twist.