May 9, 2010

My Cute Little Invitations

I know you've heard me talk about having "A Lemonade Party" at my house for some time now. The whole purpose of this little party was to gather a few young moms together from our church and give them an opportunity to spend some quality time with other ladies without the kids. So, the party is this coming Sat. on my front porch! I am so excited about the lemonade party. I sent our post card invitations in March to let the ladies know AHEAD of time about the party so #1 they could mark their calendar (we are busy ladies) and #2, get a baby sitter. The 3rd week in April I gave them their official invitations. My little homemade invitations turned out cute and wanted to share with them with you. 
I purchased some simple brown bags with handles. On the computer I made the name tags for each guest and glued to the front of the bag and then glued a ribbon on the front.

On the back of each bag I made another tag with lemons on it with "When Life Hands You Lemons Make Lemonade" and the the words Phil: 4:11 which says, "For I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."
Which to me personally says, "Take the obstacles in your life and turn then into opportunites. 
I made the invitations on the computer. On the front highlights the date, time and etc and on the back I gave directions to the Lemonade party on the porch! Also made a small brochure with all kinds of uses for lemons. Added a lemonade recipe to the front as well. 
On the inside of the bag went the following: A recipe for lemon blueberry muffins and photo from friend blogger Sharyl. Check out the recipe at http://thelittlebrownhouse.us/2010/03/15/tasty-tuesday-lemon-blueberry-muffins/
Lemon cookie, Lemon heads, Lemonade, Tea bag, and the brochure with all the uses for lemons.
They turned out so cute and the ladies seem to really enjoy their personalized invitation. I've got 13 ladies coming to the party on Saturday. It should be fun. 
And yes, you are in for lots of pictures to look at.

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20 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea cindy!
    I'm sure you made the day of those ladies by your sweet invite!!
    THe invitations turned out darling and so very creative!!
    ~Happy Mother's Day~

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  2. I can't wait to see what the party looks like considering how fabulous the invitations are! What a great idea, and what a thoughtful thing to do for those Mom's. You have a servants heart! I am so touched that you used my recipe as part of the invite!

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  3. What a sweet thing to do Cindy, young moms so need that time out. I know you'll have a great time and be a blessing to those ladies:-)
    Tracey

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  4. I am looking forward to Saturday, I am really excited! The invitations were adorable, I wish I was that creative. You are a blessing to me. Thank you!

    -Stacy

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  5. You are so clever! I love your "goodie" bag. You are so wonderful to take the time to think of others. God bless you ~Carrie

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  6. How adorable! Miss Cindy that is so sweet of you to do that. I know it will be appreciated. Angela

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  7. I love your idea and I know those Ladies will too.. You are so thoughtful.

    hugs
    Sonny

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  8. That is a great idea. Wish I lived there, I'd love to come to your lemonade party! :)

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  9. Hi Cindy
    I hope you had a wonderful mothers day!
    This party is such a great idea, those gals are going to love it. Such creative inspiration....
    Have a blessed week
    Rebecca

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  10. Hi Cindy
    I hope you had a wonderful mothers day!
    This party is such a great idea, those gals are going to love it. Such creative inspiration....
    Have a blessed week
    Rebecca

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  11. How thoughtful. What a cute idea for invitations. I love the idea of the goodies in the bag. I need to borrow some of your creativity! Oh I know you all will have fun at the lemonade party. Can't wait to see the pictures you post from it. Lizzy

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  12. Cindy, you are such a sweet 'giver'. That is so kind of you to have a party for the young moms. Those bags are too cute. I just saw the pics of your gorgeous, darling granddaughter and her little friends in their dance costumes. How precious!

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  13. That sounds like SO much fun!! I have been looking for something like that to do, so I might just copy you! When I came over the first thing I heard was Vince Gill singing "Go Rest High." I LOVE that song, love his voice. I sang backup for him and Amy Grant on a recording they did for Armed Forces Radio. I asked him about that song and he said he had written it for his brother who died, which I did not know. Anyway, love it, so nice to hear it on your playlist!!

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  14. Well sir, I would say that you really put some thought and time into your invitations! WOW! What an awesome idea. I know it will be fun! That is so sweet of you to do that. Don't forget to post pictures of your party. Oh, I forget who I am talking too unh? Ha! Trinity

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  15. This is cute, cute, cute!! I'm looking forward to seeing many pictures of the fun party!

    Katherine

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  16. Hi Cindy!

    How adorable! It's all in the presentation, and you get an A+++ for presentation, my friend!

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  17. Cindy thanks for stopping by my blog.
    These invitations are so cute. What a great idea!
    I just posted a Lemonade Icecream dessert...don't know if you'll be serving dessert too but it just sounded too perfect for your lemonade party.
    http://ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com/2010/05/recipe-lemonade-icecream-dessert.html

    -heather

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  18. that is such a cute idea. you have set a high standard with your invitations. it is so sweet of you to reach out to those young mamas and give them a place to get together and feel loved.

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  19. OMG Cindy. Who could stay away after receiving an invitation like that! You are such a sweet person and you're so good at making everyone feel so special.

    I would cancel any plans and be there if I received that invitation. I love the graphics you chose. Can't wait to see more.

    Love ya, Tracy :)

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  20. What a wonderful idea for hospitality. The invitations are adorable...

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