Come Party With Me: Fall Dinner - Invites



Fall has sprung! I know that saying usually applies to spring, but I decided to use it for fall as well. In order to properly embrace the new season, I'm planning a fall themed dinner party. Everything is set in warm tones with a rustic, homey atmosphere. To get the party started on the correct foot, I'm making a rectangular invite with knots and falling leaves. To see how I made it, and to make an invite like this one in your very own home, read more


To make an invite similar to the one shown here you need:

  • colored cardstock (in 3 Autumnal tones)
  • leaf template
  • satin ribbon (in two colors)
  • scissors
  • gluestick
  • whole punch
  • computer & printer



To assemble the invitation:

  1. Create a new Microsoft word document. Write out the details of the party. I used Bodoni SvtyTwo ITC TT-BookItalic in size 18 bold to write:
    It’s time to fall forward!
    Please join me at a dinner that welcomes the season.
    Saturday, September 27, 2007
    7:00 in the evening
    PartySugar’s House, San Francisco
    Rsvp 415.555.5555

    Print out a test copy and check for mistakes. When satisfied with the text print out on the cardstock.


  2. Cut down to size in the shape of a standard envelope.

  3. Cut the backing cardstock down to size. Set both pieces aside.

  4. Print out the leaves on the final piece of cardstock and cut out their shapes. Set aside.

  5. Evenly punch holes into text and backing pieces of cardstock, one every 1 1/2 inches.

  6. With the ribbon tie the two pieces of cardstock together. Instead of tying a pretty bow, I chose to do rustic knots. Alternatively, you could weave the ribbon in between the holes for a wrapped effect.

  7. Once all of the holes have been closed by knotted ribbon, glue the leaf pieces onto the back of the invite.

  8. Send in a regular envelope, addressed with your best handwriting and sealed with a pumpkin sticker.

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