Thursday, June 7, 2012
In this 'phone' age, it's nice to receive an invitation in the mail. Anticipation for a fun atmosphere at your party is created with an eye-catching invite. Mine are handmade with no apologies for my cutting or coloring skills (or lack thereof). I feel the attempt speaks to my sincerity. However, that said, the laborious nature in making them often derails my good intentions. Sometimes, by the time I conceive of a party idea and its accompanying invitation, time has progressed close to the event. Case in point: last month's Cinco de Mayo. The week preceding was heavily scheduled and it wasn't until Monday that the idea of a party was suggested. Tuesday I emailed a 'Save the Date', planning on hand-delivering invitations on Wednesday and Thursday. Alas, some invitees had already made plans which is to be expected. (Buzz: have a backup list to fill your optimum guest limit). So I will try to set forth and abide by the following Party Principle: send invitations 2 weeks prior to event. This lead time is sufficient for most parties but a more significant event (shower, birthday celebration, etc.) necessitates more advance notice.