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The Attic Birds like to party!

As the weather warms up and flowers start to bloom, it seems like Spring and Summer are the seasons for hosting a great party.  Whether you are throwing a baby party, bridal shower, birthday parties, or just getting friends together for brunch, the invititation sets the tone for the event and gives guests information beyond the date and time of the gathering.  The invitation is the great opening line to wonderful memories with friends and family.

While estate saleing a couple of weekends back, Lainey and I came across some vintage invitations that were too awesome to pass up!  These invites reminded us of a time when getting the gals together for lunch was more of an affair than sending a group text/email.  A time when women wore hats and gloves to meet their friends for luncheons that might have included delicately prepared sandwiches with iced tea in the garden.  These invitations would be the great beginning to a bridal shower, bridesmaids luncheon, or just an excuse to share a meal with your favorite ladies.

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If you have a coed group, these brunch invitations are a great alternative.

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When sending out invites:

  • Plan ahead and send out invitations early
  • Use language that conveys the type of event you are hosting.  Formal events should use formal language (e.g. “request the pleasure”)
  • Always spell out full names, dates, times, and addresses

When receiving an invite:

  • If you receive an invitation with an RSVP, your hosts want to know if you are attending.  You should respond promptly, within a day or two, with your response.
  • Being a no show is unacceptable and you should only cancel in the event of an illness or unavoidable conflict.  Not coming because “something better came up” is not acceptable.
  • Sending a thank you note after the party has not gone out of style.  Say thanks and follow up with a sweet card.

Unfortunately, we live in a busy technology-driven society that favors convenience, thus the online invitation trend has boomed over the past few years.  While online invitations are free and usually have fun graphics, they don’t pack the same punch a paper invitation received in the mail has.  I am guilty of copping out and sending an online invitation (just did one earlier this week), but I want to suggest that we put in the effort of throwing awesome events from the beginning to end – starting with the invitation.

You can find the above invitations in our Etsy shop along with serving pieces to make your party or celebration special!  If you’d like something more custom but with a vintage twist let us know and we can create something special just for you!

For other party ideas, Attic Birds’ style, checkout: Downton Abbey Watch Party, The Thrifties, Closet Swap Party

Happy Celebrating!

~Emily

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  Maya Angelou