Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ice Skating Party Invitation

Hey Friend,

Let's Lace Up Our Skates,
Do Figure Eights
And All Celebrate
Mary Ashley Is 8!

You Are Invited to An
Ice Skating Party For

Mary Ashley Lester

Saturday, January 21, 2012
RSVP to Melissa for Details

Mitten invitations encouraged 8-year-old Mary Ashley's little girlfriends to join us for an ice skating birthday party. To make these, I found a mitten graphic I liked, re-sized it and removed extra details. Copying the altered graphic and flipping it horizontally allowed me to have a pair of mittens to work with. I personalized the left mittens with the guests' names and a greeting. Then the right mitten contained more details. My plan for the afternoon was a little complicated, so I wanted to talk with each guest's parents to coordinate details. I actually think not including all the party information on the invitation encourages guests to RSVP. To complete the front of the invitation, I hot glued mini-ball fringe across the cuffs. Then I connected the mitten pairs by hot gluing grosgrain ribbon to the back. Finally, I used polka dotted polar fleece to cover the backside of the mittens. When I printed my invitations, I printed an extra copy to use as a pattern. I traced the fleece with a blue marking pen and cut it out. Then I secured the fleece to the invitation with a light coating of spray adhesive and allowed the invitations to hang overnight to make sure they were dry before we distributed them. If you would like to make this invitation, click on the mittens below to copy the graphic I used.

If you make mitten invitations, I would love to see photos. If you would like to share, upload photos to the A Little Loveliness page on Facebook. I will be gliding through this week sharing lots of ice skating party ideas, so pour a cup of hot chocolate and stop in again soon!

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." ~ Edith Sitwell

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