In honor of International Picnic Day and the official start of summer, June 21st, I'm planning a kite flying picnic at the beach. Now I know not everyone has access to the beach, but this party can be hosted at a lake shore, a park, a vineyard, etc. All week I'll take you through the steps to host a successful, memorable afternoon-into-evening picnic. Let's start with the invitations. I'm making cute kite shaped invitations that are embellished with pretty satin ribbon. To see how I made my invitations and instructions on how to make them for your next party - these would also be adorable for a child's birthday party! -
To make this invitation you will need:
- cardstock in three colors (I chose bright orange, vibrant yellow, and electric blue)
- a perfect square/rectangular/kite shape to use as a template
- thin satin ribbon in colors that coordinate with the cardstock
- hole punch
To assemble this invitation:
- Start by creating a new document in Microsoft word. Write out the details in a fun font. For my invite I used Mistral in size 18 and wrote the following message:
Let’s Go Fly A Kite!
Summer has officially arrived
PartySugar would like you to join her to celebrate
kite flying, frolicking, and food on the beach
Saturday June 23, 5:00 pm
Stinson Beach, CA
Please rsvp for directions to
Make sure the text is spaced out like a diamond.
- Print out a test copy of the text. Once satisfied with the text, print out on one sheet of the cardstock (I used blue).
- Using your kite template as a guide, trace the shape onto the text page.
- Cut the text page out in the kite shape.
- Fold the template page in half. Trace the triangle on to the two other sheets of colored cardstock.
- Cut down to size. Fold in half and cut again until you end up with two small triangles of each color.
- Glue each pyramid on so that the two colors meet to touch in a point in the center. (Mine were glued on orange, yellow, orange, yellow).
- With the single hole punch, make a small hole in one corner of the invitation.
- Slide three equal length pieces of ribbon through the hole and tie a knot. Braid the ribbon.
- With the contrasting colors of ribbon tie a small bow onto the braid to create the illusion of a kite string. Voila! Your invite is finished. Slide into an envelope and send.
Where do you like to throw your outdoor picnic parties? Tell me about the destination below!