We all have friends. We all have friends that we invite to birthday parties and weddings. We all have friends that we ask to join us in celebration of graduations, babies, and engagements. We all have friends that party-hearty with us at 4th of July BBQs, Thanksgiving dinners, and St. Patty's Day celebrations. So why not have a party that celebrates those friends and the memories that have created the friendships?
Let's start with the invites...
Yellow roses symbolize true friendship. So why not give yellow roses as your invitation?
There are a ton of sites that offer invitations with yellow roses on them. These four invitations range in price and come in various degrees of personalization.
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1. Sweet Yellow Roses Custom Wedding Invitation Suite ($129.99) - These custom invitations are my favorite!This particular set is a wedding invitation set. However, the designer says in the description of the item that she can create custom invites for any event. I'm sure she would have no problem working with you to put this yellow rose design on a regular invite.
2. Blank Custom Yellow Rose Invitation Card ($2.95/ea) - This invitation can be personalized with your own wording and images right on the website.
3. Yellow Rose Square Folded Invitation($1.25/ea) - This invitation is blank inside, so when you receive them you can write in the information or you can use a rubber stamp, like the "Fun Invitation" stamp found at 1-2-3 Stitch.
4. Long Stem Yellow Rose Invitation ($1.39/ea) - This custom invitation can also be personalized on the website before ordering. The wording is entirely up to you, rather than a standard fill-in-the-blank format many personalized invitation sites have.
If you're really looking to go ultimate DIY, go all the way with a handmade yellow rose. Invite your friends to the party with an origami (the Japanese tradition of paper folding) rose.
You can find step-by-step instructions on how to make an origami rose on Google. I used the instructions found at DofTNet. The instructions are pretty easy to follow and the pictures are a HUGE help. I say"ultimate DIY" because one rose took me over an hour to make. I'm sure with practice the folding would go quicker, but be prepared to spend time on this invitation.
Once your rose is nicely folded, nestle it in tissue paper in a small white favor box. Use ribbon to attach your invitation to the box. The invitation can be a simple white handwritten card or you can use an invitation rubber stamp.
Time- & Budget-Friendly:
This invitation is my absolute favorite out of all the ones I've shared in this post! I've always wanted to receive a hand-delivered party invitation and this one is just crying out to be handed to each friend personally.
Attach a simple and small handwritten or rubber stamped invitation to a piece of ribbon and tie that ribbon around the stem of yellow spray roses or the stem of a single yellow rose.
Simple and sweet, yet beautiful and elegant.
Stay tuned and next week I'll have more on throwing a Friendship Party.