Come Party With Me: Spring Picnic — Invite

Spring has sprung! To celebrate, I'm gathering up some friends, heading to Crissy Field, and having a picnic. Spring is a great time to have a picnic because the weather is warm without being too hot. However, the success of the picnic depends on good weather, so be sure to check out the local forecast when you start to plan. Once the weatherman has given you the go ahead, send the invitations. To see how I made these grassy green invites, read more.

To make an invite similar to the one seen here you will need the following supplies:

  • green paper or cardstock
  • scissors
  • gluestick
  • colored paper scraps
  • single hole punch
  • computer and printer

To assemble the invite:

  1. Start by creating a new document in Microsoft Word. Write out the details of the picnic. For my invite I used the font Bradley Hand ITC TT-Bold in size 14 Bold to write this message:
    Spring Has Sprung!

    To celebrate the arrival of the sun,
    please join me for
    frisbee, frolicking, and fabulous food.

    Sunday, March 30, 2008
    1:30 in the afternoon
    Crissy Field, San Francisco

    Regrets only 415.555.5555

    Center to the left of the page and print out on regular paper. Check for spelling and grammar mistakes. Once satisfied with the text, print out on the green paper.

  2. Fold in half, lengthwise. Cut the bottom and top off the folded invite, leaving a 2 inch border at the top.
  3. Cut small 1/4 inch slits down the top of the invite. Cut the tip off of each slit on a slant in order to form grass blades. Set aside.

  4. With the single hole punch, punch out a bunch of colored holes. Don't discard the holes.

  5. Glue the holes to the front of the invite to make small flowers.
  6. Slide in to an envelope and send!