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Monday, August 13, 2012

DIY Invitations

Image courtesy of the brilliant folks at Oh Happy Day

I'm moving forward with my plans to host a pop-up dinner party in September. It feels awesome to be dreaming, scheming, and crafting again. I've been so caught up in other things lately; I haven't had time to nurture my need for creativity. For me, the process of planning things is as enjoyable as the event itself. It's like I get double the pleasure: first, I enjoy the weeks leading up to the event, and then I enjoy the actual event. Hooray for extending the fun!

Since it's a "pop-up" dinner party, I thought it would be fitting to make pop-up invitations. I looked for some inspiration on Pinterest and found the adorable card featured above. 

As for a theme, I've been thinking about: "Farewell to Summer Fiesta." Here's what the invitations might say:

Please join us as we bid farewell to summer with a "pop-up" dinner party. Meet us in the XXXXXX parking lot at 7pm on Saturday, September X. We will lead you to the secret spot for dinner and board games. Please RSVP to sign up to bring something. Hasta luego!

As for a menu, I'm thinking:
  • Chips 
  • Guacamole
  • Creamy Jalapeno Dip
  • Vegetarian enchiladas
  • Rice
  • Salad (with cilantro lime vinaigrette) 
  • Horchata to drink
  • Dessert!
Here's a list of everything we'll need to bring:
  • Two folding tables
  • Table cloths
  • Folding chairs
  • Battery-powered white-lights
  • Plates
  • Silverware
  • Napkins
  • Cups
  • Bags to put dirty napkins, silverware, plates, and cups
  • Taboo and Apples to Apples
  • Camera
  • Small folding table to store and prepare food
  • Papel Picado for decoration
  • Tea lights (colored paper bags to put the tea lights in?)
I'm getting excited!

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Meghan said...

Why would you need tea lights and battery powered tea lights?

Sara E. Cotner said...

Oops! I meant battery powered white lights and tea lights. (There's usually a burn ban in effect in Austin, so no open flames).

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