“She had heard someone say something about an Independent Labour Party, and was furious that she had not been asked.”
Even though Evelyn Waugh’s ‘bright young thing’ was quite mistaken, she wasn’t wrong about the power of a party. The party starts long before the party actually starts… it really starts with the invitation. I love getting invitations; they are a little preview of the tone and direction of the party. Before you design your invitation, you need to pick a direction & style for your occasion. For example, I recently made invitations for one of my girlfriend’s baby shower and the host gave me a few pictures and words to point me in the right direction. The party was going to reflect the style of the nursery; blue and white ticking, bird dogs, with a touch of a woodland feel.
Here is the style board for Danielle’s baby shower:
And here are the invitations I created for the special occasion.