I called Regan up and I told her I wanted to throw a vintage woodland themed party for her.
She told me she was scared of owls.
I told her to get over it.
Literally, our conversation.
She told me she was doing 'Pooh' as the nursery theme.
I remembered my name is Christy Robbins, my Mom was expecting a boy-Christopher Rob(b)ins, get it? I'm glad I'm a girl.
But still, a shower that's pretty much my namesake?
I actually had another uber cute, 3-D invitation idea, but these little guys are being mailed far and wide, and these bottles seemed sturdier. I'm using the other packaging idea for the favors.
The invites are always the first peek into how an event is going to be, and I want people to want to come just to see what will follow the invitations!
I found the jars on this website. They are only 50 cents for the bottle and the cap. The shipping was as much as the bottles, so they ended up being a dollar each. It's not a bad price, and it was the best I could find when shipping/bottles were combined.
I 'lifted' some clip art using google imaging, and added these to address labels. I'll add the guest addresses to the labels. I put my return address on a small sticker on top (I blotched out the addresses, not because *you* aren't totally on the guest list, but.....)
The jars have a smooth belly, and a smooth back. I'm going to place the mailing stamps on the back. (2 regular priced stamps, I'm going to see if I can find one that sort of kind of goes with my theme, and I'll share the final invites pre-mailing in a few months).
For the innards, I bought this bee punch for 'confetti' from Michael's, it's Martha Stewart...in my head, she'd approve. I printed off a simple invitation with info from the front using a 'food quote from Pooh.'
"It's more fun to talk with people who doesn't use difficult words, but rather short easy words like How about Lunch?"
On the back, I found a bunch of sweet quotes from pooh, and a little square with a bee. I inked both of the edges, and then glued them down to a larger sheet of brown paper (5x7). You can click to read those, but they will be on a lot of other shower related things in the the future as well.
I added a little hive I cut out free hand, and a bee from a stamp with a little buzz I dotted onto the back.
I rolled it up, tied it up with some ribbon from Hobby Lobby, and slipped them inside the bears with the bee confetti.
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