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.
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…..
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.
Next I took the same craft paper and cut a little tag shape with it and tied on a key with string.
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. ) So that’s what I referenced on the invitations….just in case you’re wonderin’.
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…..
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…
FIRESIDE CONVO AND MUSIC
GIRL’S BAKING TIME WITH KAISLEY (MO’S BIRTHDAY CAKE!)
(RAIN) OPTIONAL: GIRLS AGAINST THE GUYS PICTIONARY
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)
MOOGIE WOOGIE BREAKAST SPECIAL
FAMILY PICTURE (AT THE PARK????)
The third page was a sheet written specifically for each one and what they were to bring.
Then I rolled it up and tied string around the whole thing…..
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)
Next I added a tag to the outside of each box with “Staycation Invitation” on it printed out on parchment-like craft paper.
And, when they were all done they looked like this. Each delivered by hand…..
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.