It's only 13 short days until my 26th birthday, so it's time I get moving on the party! I take my birthdays very seriously and by serious I mean I celebrate the entire month of September and always have a fabulous party. My last birthday blow out bash was in 2003, so this year I am hosting a huge cocktail party and inviting everyone I know. I've reserved a bar called Wish, here in San Francisco, and instead of asking guests to wear cocktail attire, I'm asking them to come dressed as their favorite cocktail. How will I do this? With a cleaver and crafty invitation, of course! To see how I made it, read more

To make an invitation like the one seen here you will need:

  • cardstock
  • shiny vellum paper
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • ribbon
  • computer & printer



To assemble the invite:

  1. Start by finding images that you like. I used silhouettes of glassware. A martini glass, a champagne glass, a wine glass, etc. and scattered them randomly around the cover. On the front write a similar message: You're Invited To A Cocktail Party. Next print out a test copy on plain white paper to check for mistakes. Once satisfied with the look and text, print out on the cardstock of your choice. Set aside.

  2. On to the second page: find an image of a lemon twist and drag it into a new Word document. Add the text: With A Twist... next to the lemon. Print out a test copy on plain white paper to check for mistakes. Once satisfied with the look and text, print out on the vellum paper. Set aside.

  3. For the final and last page, open a new Word document and write the details of the party. I used Zafiro font in size 12 to write
    Please come dressed as your favorite cocktail!
    Celebrate PartySugar’s 26th Birthday
    Thursday, September 27 2007
    10:00 PM

    Wish Bar
    1539 Folsom, SF

    rsvp 415.555.5555 gifts welcome


    Print out a test copy on plain white paper to check for mistakes. Once satisfied with the look and text, print out on the same color cardstock as the front of the invite.


  4. Cut each down to 5 inches by 5 inches.

  5. Punch two holes in the left hand side of mini booklet invite. Slide a piece of ribbon into each hole and tie a pretty bow to secure the invite.

  6. Send in an envelope addressed with your best handwriting sealed with a golden cocktail sticker.

Got an awesome idea for my birthday party? I would love to hear it! Please share it with me below!