Finally, the children are starting to get it, the fun of organising a party. So, this is the disclaimer – it’s not a party as such. But. Who really needs an excuse to get completely carried away at the weekend in planning a sleepover? Which, of course, would necessitate homemade sleepover party invites. Because you have to throw yourself full force into everything.
Fortunately, the craft cupboard came into its home. As Storm Brian beat our door down, we spent time indoors creating some invitations for a sleepover at ours during half term.Whilst we had lots of ideas for what activities might happen on a sleepover to make into invitations: pizza; films; make-up; and, lots of sweets, we settled for what I’d appreciate most on a sleepover – Sleep!
We found a mask shape (template at the bottom of the post) and trusty PicMonkey was at hand to create the perfect style for the invitation. We found some metallic card in my stash, along with pink ribbon and sequin trim. I don’t think there’s ever a good reason to buy sequin trim but on a whim, and this is proof that I reason will eventually be found. And fortunately, to my 8yo, the result was everything she imagined.
Whilst it would have been just as easy to print onto the metallic card, I decided to use a sheet of plain card so I could fix the ribbon between the two. On my first attempt I used craft glue. This turned out to be really messy, so after the prototype the glue-gun came out.
The glue gun allows you to make the invitations much faster, and much neater. Half-way through I decided to completely buy into artistic licence and use more ribbon than needed. I much preferred the effect of the ribbon being wrapped around twice. With the glue gun adopted, this is a really quick and easy homemade invite, which looks absolutely fantastic. I think it’s perfect for any sleepover party. And it could also be used for anyone wanting fun with a spa party.
Fingers crossed the sleepover itself will be as fun as creating the invitations!
Disclaimer: I sent the mums a message in advance to make sure the sleepover was possible. Only to discover my daughter was double-booked. Oh, the shame. So, no invites were proffered, but fortunately a sleepover date has been sorted.