I can't believe that Thanksgiving is already over. Now that the big meal has been eaten, it's time to start planning holiday parties! To kick off our holiday coverage, I am putting together a Hanukkah party. Instead of the traditional dinner, my party is a late lunch consisting of a delicious and hearty menu. But before I get carried away with menu planning, I have to send the invites. Download our Hanukkah festival of lights invite or make one like the dreidel shaped invite — it doubles as a festive decoration! — seen here. To see how I made it,
To make a similar style invite you will need:
- cardstock in two different tones
- old newspaper
- hole punch
- computer and printer
- menorah image
- dreidel template
To assemble the invite:
- Start by creating a new Word document on the computer. Drag the menorah image into the document. Arrange the text around the menorah. Include all of the details of the party. On mine, I used Monotype Corsiva in size 16, text color navy blue and wrote the following message:
Please join me for a late lunch
to celebrate Hanukkah
Saturday, December 10, 2007
2:00 in the afternoon
PartySugar’s House, San Francisco
Print out a test copy and check spelling and grammar. Once satisfied with the look of the invite print out on the cardstock. I used a sparkling silver cardstock for mine. Set aside.
- Using the dreidel template, trace the shape onto the cardstock and cut the invite and the backing cardstock down to size.
- Cut the foil down to the same shape as the dreidel. Cut into strips.
- Place the backing dreidel on a surface covered with newspaper. Tape several strips of foil to the newspaper covering part of the dreidel.
- Brush the glue on, covering both the foil and dreidel.
- Sprinkle the glitter over the top and shake to remove excess. Let the glitter dry.
- Remove the foil. Punch a hole in the top corner of both sides of the invite.
- Slide the ribbon through the hole and wrap around the top of the dreidel. Tie a knot to create a loop so guests can later use the invite as a decoration if desired.
- Gently place in an envelope, address in your best handwriting, and send to the guests.