Sweet Shower Invites (Downloadable Template Included)

I am throwing a bridal shower for MOH-Ho and it is freaking me out! I did accomplish one thing, though not without huge assembly help from MOH-Ho and her momma – the shower invites:

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MOH-Ho is a big time baker (she’s the mastermind behind our wedding cupcakes) so she’s getting a ‘Sugar Spice Nice’ themed dessert shower. The 3-page invite includes the basic invite on the front (sugar), details & RSVP info in the middle (spice), and a blank recipe card on the last for guests to share their favorite recipe with the bride (nice).

The linen texture strips of increasing lengths are aligned on the left side and sewn together with matching thread…

to give this staggering effect on the right:

The envelope is folded from pastel pink vellum and sewn shut. The invite info is covered by a matching address label.

I originally wanted the seal to be done with an off white linen ribbon matching the paper texture, but I wasn’t sure it would hold up in the mail. Sewing it shut was a practical alternative, and it turns out to have a cleaner feel, which I like.

The finished product:

Like MOH-Ho’s wedding invitations, this set is also printed on a single piece of cardstock. Included are the 3 strips, address label, plus a couple extra matching small labels/tags:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS TEMPLATE

Also like MOH-Ho’s wedding invitations, matching thank-yous will follow. :)


NOTES:

  1. Cut 10″ x 7″ piece of vellum
  2. Score and fold in at solid red lines (the 2 shorter folds first, then the middle)
  3. Insert invite
  4. Sew shut at dotted line right above top edge of invite

Planning this sweet shindig has been difficult for me for a lot of reasons. I’ve never attended a bridal shower before, I’m doing this long distance, and my summer field assignment has kept me super busy and exhausted, Plus I’m nervous that it won’t be good enough for her friends and family (I’m not around women much!). Fortunately, MOH-Ho has been very supportive and forgiving about my shortcomings. While I feel bad that she has to work on her own shower, I really couldn’t do it without her!

Would you mind helping with your own shower?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Green Tea

Location:
Sacramento
Wedding Date:
August 23, 2008
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  1. Guest
    Jen, Guest @ 5:11 pm

    Amazing invites! I want to try to make them, but was curious if you could post what wording you put into the center “spice” card? Thanks!!

  2. Member
    Mrs. Green Tea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 3:51 pm

    @Jen:
    it reads:
    “(almost) endless desserts will be served at the shower, so bring your sweet tooth.

    a pampered chef® rep will join us and MOH-Ho will get to pick out all the bake/cookware she has ever dreamed of for us to shower her with.

    we’d love to see you come celebrate with us in pink!”

    at the bottom i added my contact info for rsvp.

    and next to the recipe card i put in:
    “bring your favorite recipe for MOH-Ho to keep!”

  3. Guest
    Burst Pipe Repair, Guest @ 2:32 am

    cute and creative idea!

  4. Guest
    Julie, Guest @ 4:59 pm

    Ok, I’m the shmuck who asked for you to share the vanilla extract & sugar labels before I actually looked at the rest of your work. SORRY! However, I have horrible penmenship, so I’d still like to ask for that printable.

    Thanks :) Such an awesome idea… please invite me to your next party! ;)

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    Mrs. Green Tea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 7:40 pm

    @Julie: I’m sorry but I no longer have the them. It’s basically the same as the bottom left label in the invite template though if you can make use of that. Good luck with your project :)

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    jbmeidl 4 posts, Wannabee @ 4:17 pm

    Love these!

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