Too busy to think about Thanksgiving? No worries, this week I'm planning a quick and easy Thanksgiving dinner that requires little effort and minimal stress. With help from the grocery store everything on the menu can be made the day of. A dinner party that gives thanks can be stress-free and delicious. Instead of hosting a formal fete, host a casual meal with the emphasis on friends and family. To get started, call guests to invite them to dinner, or send these easy, hand-written invites in the mail. Learn how I made them and,
To make a similar invite you will need the following supplies:
- shimmery cardstock and regular cardstock
- decorative paper
- leaf-shaped hole punch
- nice pen and good handwriting
To assemble the invite:
- Punch a leaf-shaped hole in the regular cardstock near the bottom, right hand side.
- Glue the cardstock to the shimmery cardstock. Turn over.
- Mount the cardstock on top leaving an overhang of decorative paper on each side of the invite. Set aside.
- Figure out what your message will say. Practice writing it on a separate piece of paper. On mine I wrote in my best handwriting, this message:
I would love it if you could join me for Thanksgiving dinner. Next Thursday, November 27 at 5:00 in the afternoon. Please let me know if you can attend. Thanks!
Write the message on the cardstock.
- Trim excess decorative paper. If your paper is not double sided, glue strips to the back to make it double sided. Fold in over the invite.
- Close with a sticker, slide into an envelope, and send.