Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mans Day Out

On the 7th of this month the husband turned the big 30 and yesterday was his surprise party. I had been planning this day out for him and his two friends and brother for a long time, so it was fun to see it finally come together. I got the idea for this party from a real party featured on hostess with the mostess. I wasn't with the boys for all the events so my pictures are lacking unlike theirs.

Last month I made and sent them their invitations which I went a little over-board on, but I loved how they turned out.
I made a tri-fold pocket invitation that had little cards with all the birthday party information and instructions on them. I found the perfect paper to make the invitation out of and chose a cream paper with little confetti spots for all the inserts. It turned out just the way I wanted it to.
Each card in the pocket had a little image and title on the top and then contained the corresponding information.  One for the schedule of the days events complete with a little picture next to each thing they were going to be doing. 
An attire card asking them to dress up for the theme of the party.
An F.Y.I card telling them to bring their golf clubs, and guns.
And then finally a card reminding them the party is a surprise and telling them what to do when they got to the house.
I also had bought the boys fedora hats and sweaters to wear, so with their invitations they received a hat box with those items in it.
 Here is a picture of all the invitations finished and done before I delivered them. 
 I got the hat boxes at Joanne's, and made the little number tags with their names on them in photoshop along with the invitations. This has been my favorite invitation I have made to-date. I figured I could go a little over-board since I only had to make three.

The boys and the husband loved their Man Party, so it was a big success. 
Here are some pictures of their day.

1 comment:

  1. WOW Jill! Those invitations are awesome. I am pretty sure you are the best wife ever. :)