12.05.2011

glitzy new years eve invites.


This weekend it snowed enough to keep me from leaving home most of Saturday. (I'm not complaining!) There were plenty of wise, mature things I could have done while snowed in...of course I did none of them.

Instead I made glittery New Years Eve Engagement Party invitations! Gabe and I are spending New Years Eve in California, at our very full home in Sacramento...with twenty five people. Both our families are getting together to meet for the first time--Gabe's enormous family is driving from around the state and my small fam is flying out from Wisconsin! Our best friends are joining us too...so the house will be full up.

Since we haven't done so yet, we thought New Years Eve might be a great time to celebrate our engagement: a festive little evening at home with lots of food, a pinch of glitter and some good tunes. Our families already know we're having a party, but I couldn't resist making an invite for the occasion.

The invite was pretty easy-peasy: The glitter boxes came straight from the Dollar Tree, and easily held the 3X5 gold embossed invite + a handful of festive hand punched confetti. Add a little paper doily, an embossed initial tag for each fam and a few inches of ribbon...and BAM. You've got yourself an invite.

Have you ever tried embossing? It's such a great way to make an invite a little fancier. Jacin over at Lovely Little Details just posted a fabulous DIY embossing video, which reminded me that I'd not used my supplies in over a year, so I set about building that into the invites. Take a peek at her video--it's a great intro to embossing.

Are you a big New Years Eve fan...do you already have plans? Or do you prefer to sit at home in your PJs, watching the countdown?

18 comments:

  1. those are beautiful!
    love the color scheme :)

    reminds me of my childhood when my birthday cards from my aunt were filled with glitter!
    (my mom hated it of course!)

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  2. these are sooo cute! let me know if you have an etsy shop... i love all of your crafts (:

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  3. Oh how dear!

    I'm usually a stay at home in my pjs kind of girl but my pseudo older sister is getting married on NYE at a black tie affair in a gorgeous hotel. I've got my sparkly NYE cocktail dress all ready to go and my boyfriend will look uber snazzy in his tux. Can't wait to hear how your fabulous engagement party is!

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  4. New Year's is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate :) I think it's genius that you guys are having your engagement party on new year's eve with both of your families, that's awesome!! your invitations are just grand, i love embossing too, they really make a pretty sweet tough to something that could be quite simple =)

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  5. I love New Year's Eve! But ever since I've started waitressing, I've worked most nights. I usually get off in time for the midnight part, though. Those invites are adorable! I hope you have a super fantastic time celebrating with your families. :)

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  6. The invites are so cute! I can only imagine the party will be just as lovely and fun.

    I enjoy New Year's Eve and each year dream of throwing a fab party, but never do. Unfortunately my friends that celebrate live in other places.

    Have a great day!

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  7. I am a stay in with my pj's kind of girl but my husband is an out all nighter. Two years ago we had this horrible New Years Eve dinner at a fancy place because I wanted to go home afterwards and he wanted to go party.

    It was one of those meals where your waiter knows you are quietly yelling at each other till the moment he comes over and then you fake smile your way through the order and go straight back to fighting after he leaves kind of thing. We have since come to a compromise for New Years but that year it was a little touch and go!

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  8. gorgeous!! you are so creative! hope it's a wonderful time ( i know it will be!)

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  9. I feel like I need to be on your mailing list with the understanding that I won't really show up to things...unless it's like really awesome. I just want more glittered, confetti-filled boxes to arrive on my doorstep. This little pretty just sets the tone for what will be an amazing New Years :)

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  10. it's so prettyyyy!! if the rest of the night is like this, can i come? :)

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  11. Ooh, I think you've got some fun napkins you might like to use at the party...

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  12. you already know how much i love these, right?

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  13. These are so beautiful! I wouldn't be surprised if they end up on pinterest as well!

    For the past 4 NYEs, I've loved them. Since visiting my mother in Europe (and now in the Middle East) is so close to London, I fly over there for NYE. My best girlfriend lives there, and we have the great tradition of having a nice dinner, watching the fireworks at Trafalgar Square, walking home, and then watching the Vienna Symphony Orchestra on TV the next day.

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  14. just love the invites!

    xoxo,
    megs [at] Shine On

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  15. Super cute. I can't believe those glitter boxes are from Dollar Tree!

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  16. They are amazing invites, you're so talented!

    I've spent the last 4-5 NYE overseas, and this time we're actually going to be in Australia - just another city. So we're throwing a party at our apartment for our Melb friends, should be fun :D

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  17. New Year's Eve sounds so fun in Cali! I wish we could all go -- and get a sweet invite like that. How did you create the invite, on like microsoft word or something? so splendid.

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  18. This is so fun! I'm actually having a NYE wedding as well and was hoping to make my own invitations. May I ask what font you used for the 12.31?!

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