Sunday, March 20, 2011

An Invitation

Yesterday, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of our good friends. Ideally, I would have liked to post about the entire process of arranging the party as it was happening but since it was a surprise party, I didn't want them to find out about it from my blog. The first task of arranging the party began 6 weeks ago with making the invitations and choosing a color theme (teal and brown). 

I bought 2 packets of 5.5 x 8.5 teal and brown paper from the Paper Source. I trimmed the teal paper by 1/2 an inch and used a Martha Stewart puncher to make a design at the bottom. I used a template from the Paper Source to print the invitations. I made a bow with a wire edged teal ribbon and used a little embellishment in the center of the bow. Using a glue stick, I adhered the 2 papers together and used a hot glue gun to adhere the bow to the paper. Voila! The invitation was ready and my color scheme was set to plan the event.

In future posts, I will share the cake, the tablescape, the flower arrangements, etc.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including gluten free recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website

I am joining Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday, Patty's Weekend wrap-up and Smiling Sally's Blue Monday.


  1. My house is full of teal/seafoam and brown, so your post really caught my eye. The invitations are lovely!

  2. Oh my!! oh my!! The colours are so so gorgeous.. totally loved it.. Cant wait to see the cake and the table... I'm super excited.. :-) Cant wait.. Thanks for linking in.. You totally made my day!!

  3. wow Komali - they are beautiful....

  4. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Komali.

  5. beautiful...well designed invitation.