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?
Posted by bethany at 12/05/2011