And then it occurred to me... why not make my own event to get dressed up for?
And so I decided that it was time to get the girls together... for a tea party! My niece, Evelyn (7) and I will be co-hostessing a Mother's Day tea party this year - complete with pretty dresses and hats! Since we are the only girls in our family who don't have kids, we'll throw a special luncheon for my Grandma, Mom, sister and two sisters-in-law. Evelyn's baby sister, Elsie (less than 8 weeks old now) will also be there - but NO boys allowed. I'm even kicking The Hubs out of the house for a couple hours. We'll be having the party the day before Mother's Day so that we don't interfere with any plans each Mom might have with their own family.
While searching for tea party ideas on Pinterest, I found this photo and knew it was the perfect color combo for our special get-together.
Since the day of our tea party is quite a ways away, I didn't want to send out invitations yet. I've found that it's easy to forget about events if the invitations are sent out too early. But I want to be sure that all the ladies are available that day, so I made up Save the Dates.
This card is 5.5" square and features several layers for a luxurious feel. I designed and printed the "Save the Date 5.10.14" and "invitation to follow" on my computer. The lower pink portion is dry embossed with a Darice embossing folder.
I'm not usually a rounded corner kinda gal, but I thought it added a bit of sophistication to the card and gave it more of a custom look.
MCT Products Used
Flower Petal Dies (blue patterned flower)
4 x 4 Journal Die + More (white stitched square layer)
More Gift Card Sentiments ("Mother's Day")
Tea Party ("Tea Party" and teapot)
I'm excited to still create the invitations and other party essentials (menu, decorations, etc.). My hope is that it will be warm enough here in Michigan to hold our event outside on the patio.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can see all of the other inspiration projects on the My Creative Time blog.
I hope you were inspired!