As it's our second edition of travel week here on YumSugar, I thought it would be perfectly fitting to plan and host a globe trotting fiesta. That's right you guessed it: a travel party! What on earth is a travel party? It's a blowout bash where each room takes the theme of a different country. I've picked five countries (Mexico, Japan, Russia, England, and Cuba) for five rooms in my house and each one will have its own appetizers, drinks, and decor. Instead of sending out a standard party invite, I'm sending faux passports to all of my guests. They have to bring the passport to the party and will receive a stamp on the pages after consuming the specified beverage for said country. More on that later, it's invitation making time! To see how I made this adorable passport booklet invitation just read more


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



To assemble an invitation similar to the one seen here:

  1. Start by dragging the passport image into the right hand side column of a new word document that is set in two columns. Crop it, cutting out the words and leaving the symbol intact in the middle.

  2. Above the symbol add the passport in all capital letters and below it type United States of America. Print out a test copy and once satisfied print out on the dark blue cardstock. This will serve as the front cover to your passport invite. Set aside while making the pages.

  3. On another new document set into two columns, insert a a blank square. When guests arrive at the party, snap a Polaroid pic, cut down to size and glue inside the square. In my invite I used geeksugar's avatar for her invite. I included her birthday and home address.

  4. On the other side of the column write out the details of the party. To make it fun include typical travel speak. Like a real passport, number all of the pages. Here's what I wrote in American Typewriter size 11:
    PartySugar invites you to grab your passport and join her in an adventure around the world!

    Take Off Date:
    Saturday July 28, 2007
    Estimated Time of Departure:
    20:00
    Departing From:
    PartySugar’s House, SF
    RSVP:
    415.555.5555

    Travel chic attire requested.
    This passport is your ticket to the party.

    Print out a test copy and once you are satisfied, print out on a sheet of light blue printer paper.


  5. Create the country pages of the invite by labeling the top of each column with the page number and the words that are found at the top of a passport's real pages.
    Entries Departures
    Visas
    Entrées / Entradas Sorties /Salidas

    Drag the image of the flags onto the passport pages. Each country should have its own page. Print out a test copy and once you are satisfied, print out on the light blue printer paper.


  6. Cut the pages of the booklet in half so that all of the pages are separate, also cut all pages to the same size. Put in numerical order.

  7. Cut the passport cover down to the size of the booklet pages. Carefully fold in half.

  8. Wrap around the pages and staple on the front outside crease of the passport. Ensure that the staples, one at the top and another at the bottom, went all the way through to the back enclosing each page inside of the book.

  9. Voila! Your passport is done. Send in envelopes addressed with your best handwriting.