Wednesday, May 25, 2016


As mentioned last week,  we are hosting a cookout at our house in a couple of weeks to kick off summer. As expected, I have put a lot of thought and planning into this, and I am so excited!

After Matthew and I confirmed the date we sent out a group text to our friends asking if they would be able to come. Side note: 95% of the time when we host a dinner party I like to create an invitation to send out (you can see my Friendsgiving one here), but I only do this after almost everyone has confirmed that they can come. I don't see any point in creating an invitation and spending any money (printing, envelopes and stamps) if I'm not 100% sure they can come. My reasoning for sending out invitations then? So they have a reminder hanging up somewhere with the date and time (so I don't get 15 different texts asking the date and time again ;)) and something to get them excited for the event! I also really enjoy creating invitations for these events, so it's not a hassle or burden for me, it's actually pretty enjoyable!

I don't want to share too many details because some of my friends read my blog occasionally and I don't want to spoil anything. So I will share my inspiration that I have found over the past couple of weeks! All of these can be found on my Pinterest board here.

and now for the invitation

As much as I would love to say that I created this invitation all by myself, I didn't. I got the general design and verbiage from one of my favorite bloggers, Christina, over at Carolina Charm. Girl is TALENTED! 

I addressed these bad boys this past weekend and got them in the mail. 

One thing you don't see, our address stamp. My BIL gave me an address stamp with our new address on it for Christmas this past year, and it is hands down, one of my favorite gifts. I didn't mention it back around Christmas time because we were still in the process of buying our house at that time and I didn't want to say a word about any of it until we had the keys in our hands. I love it and just want to send mail out everyday now so I can use it all the time. I stamped them after I took this picture so I don't share our address with the internet :)

Linking up with Amanda.


  1. I love the tater tots idea!!!! :)

  2. The tator tot kabobs are adorable! Such a fun idea!

  3. Tater tot kabobs! Can't wait to see more pictures of the main event!

  4. How much fun!!! Your inspiration is fantastic and the invites are so adorable! Can't wait to see how it turns out (which will be amazing!)

  5. Yes to the lime jello shots! Everything looks heavenly and I love the invites.


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