STAYCATION INVITATIONS!

 

Well…..it’s that time of year again……Staycation time that is.

After a fun-filled weekend last year with the fam they declared they wanted to do it every year which made this Mimi/Mama very happy.  So, of course, oblige them I did. 

And, this year I decided I wanted to do something fun with the “invitations” so I decided to tap into my crafty side and get creative.

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With burlap all the rage these days (and it being fall and all) I thought it’d be fun to do something with a rustic, casual, autumn-like vibe using it for the cover of my invitations.  So I bought some off the bolt at good old Hobby Lobby…..

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And, glued a piece of wheat colored craft paper to one side to give it substance.  Then I frayed the edges a tad just to give it a more defined edge.  After making a front and back cover I hole-punched them with three holes and tied them together with string.

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Next I took the same craft paper and cut a little tag shape with it and tied on a key with string. 

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I added a little note to the tag for the key to their individual rooms.  (They’ve nicknamed us as a couple “Doogimi”, a combination of our grandparent names….Doogie and Mimi. – Kind of our version of Brangelina I guess you could say. Smile )  So that’s what I referenced on the invitations….just in case you’re wonderin’.

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I attached this to the outside of their invitations….

Inside when they opened it up they saw a little dorky poem I wrote (yes, I’m always writing dorky poems) about the Staycation…..

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Which reads:

FAMILY STAYCATION!

NOVEMBER 1-3, 2013

The time has come once again…

For our fun-filled family weekend…

Can’t take you on a glam vacation….

So we offer the “Doogimi” staycation!

Where, fun and games, surprises, too –

Await each and every one of you!

So come prepared for a good ole time….

With family, food and a little wine.

More memories we can all hold dear……

And hope to each and every year!

And, the next page was the itinerary…

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Which reads:

ITINERARY

FRIDAY:

DINNER

FIRESIDE CONVO AND MUSIC

GIRL’S BAKING TIME WITH KAISLEY (MO’S BIRTHDAY CAKE!)

(RAIN) OPTIONAL: GIRLS AGAINST THE GUYS PICTIONARY

SATURDAY:

DOOGIMI-LICOUS BREAKFAST “PAPA J STYLE”

PLAY TIME WITH ELY AND KAISLEY

GRANDMUNCHKIN TREASURE HUNT

ADULT SURPRISE AFTERNOON

THE VILLAGE AT 5:00PM

DINNER AT THE MOVIES (FIRESIDE)

SUNDAY:

MOOGIE WOOGIE BREAKAST SPECIAL

FAMILY PICTURE (AT THE PARK????)

PICNIC LUNCH

CHECK OUT

 

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The third page was a sheet written specifically for each one and what they were to bring.

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Then I rolled it up and tied string around the whole thing…..

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And, slipped them into these cool wine boxes.  (The older ones were required to bring the wine box back with a bottle of wine of their choice in it)

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Next I added a tag to the outside of each box with “Staycation Invitation” on it printed out on parchment-like craft paper.

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And, when they were all done they looked like this.  Each delivered by hand…..

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Just a fun little special way to start off a special weekend.

Come back in a few days and I’ll share our Staycation Vacation pictures and adventures with you.

Happy Decorating!

2 comments for “STAYCATION INVITATIONS!

  1. November 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    What a neat idea!! Love it!

  2. Susan
    November 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Sheri, you are amazing! I LOVE it!!!!

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