Whether we want to admit it or not, summer is winding down to an end once again. If you live around my stomping grounds (Greater Toronto Area) you've probably not enjoyed much of a summer this year with colder than seasonal temperatures and soggy grey skies for the most part. All the more reason to throw an end of summer party to send her off in a good mood and maybe she will be a little nicer to us next year! What a better way to start your party planning than with picking an invitation that reflects the mood and tone of your gathering.
The nice thing about end of summer parties is that they usually have a very laid back and casual vibe. Most people choose to have a picnic or barbeque type of event and therefore try to run with that informal attitude and forego a posted invitation. But if you choose to invite more than a couple of people, the printed invitation can actually save you a lot of time you would be wasting on playing telephone tag or going through a hundred emails, which I know from personal experience is the worst!
Your invitation holds all the information you want your guests to have including date, time, address of party location (great for parties being held at outdoor venues like parks and recreation centers) and lets face it, who doesn't like getting something in the mail that doesn't require writing out a cheque?!
The invitations above are all featured on our site Lily Lemontree , just click on any of them to get a larger image. My next post will have some great tips on party decorations and simple but delicious recipes for your backyard soiree! Any plans for celebrating the end of the season? Please leave a comment and share any ideas you might have!