Monday, July 25, 2011
library party details and nice bits - the invites
I'm still thinking about our party last week - in part because some of the signs and decorations are still in place, and partly because I haven't much else to show for the past week except piles of tissues...
After reading some lovely comments about our party, and because I genuinely would love for others to share the fun of a library party (and I think it would be fun for any age from baby to adult!), I've decided to post about some of my favourite details from the party, starting with the invites.
NB: Most, if not all, of our ideas for this party were not entirely original, but instead adapted from other ideas we found online (just search for library-themed party and you'll see what I mean).
After deciding on a library party theme (after scoring a huge haul of books at a school fete), head to the nearest church fete and pick up a fist-full of library card envelopes... OK, this step might not work for you, but the envelopes would be pretty easy to make from old yellowish envelopes.
I used an old typewriter font (found free with a quick internet search) to make the invitation cards, then printed them and cut them to shape. I added the date with a date stamp (I was going to let my daughter do most of these, but got a bit carried away...).
Because I wanted the older kids to be able to read their membership cards, I used a more modern font for these. We made up some "rules" for the back... including an invitation to bring a book to donate (we'll be donating our books to The Footpath Library and Second Edition).
Finally, because there was a self-adhesive bit on the back of our envelopes, we added a piece of magnet cut from those calendar magnets that real estate agents like to give out...
I'll be back in a day or so with more little snippets to share... please tell me if there's anything you especially want to know about (or if I'm going on too much!).