With the Super Bowl merely days away, we thought it'd be the perfect excuse to throw a fantastic party, SMP styles. Captured by Hello Love Photography, this particular event was inspired by all things south of the border: bright, colourful and fun, with a little bit of spice thrown in for good measure. The best part? There's nary a red solo cup, chicken wing, or bag of salt and vinegar chips in sight. Yep, we're talking a Super Bowl Fiesta in all its glory. Just in case you feel like throwing your very own fiesta, we're here to break it down for you. And because we simply can't help ourselves, here's a quick sneak peek at what you can expect to find gracing our pages later today.
Are you excited? Because we certainly are! But let's not get ahead of ourselves here. In order to throw a proper fiesta, you need so start at the beginning. So let's go back for a second and focus on the invitations. These guys set the stage for what's to come. Simple and classic, there's no doubt your friends will be delighted when they open their mailboxes in the next few days.
Super Bowl party invitation (download it here!)
Invitation holder (download it here!)
Envelope liner (download it here!)
Black and white stripe washi tape (we got ours here)
White invitation holder (we got ours here)
Black envelopes (we got ours here)
White Posca paint marker (we got ours here)
White card holder
White copy paper
Exacto knife, scissors, or paper cutter
Glue or doublestick tape
Step 1: Download the invitations and edit the party information. (You will need Adobe illustrator CS6, and the fonts Bombshell Pro and Arvo to edit the invitation).
Step 2: Print the invitations on the white cardstock, and cut out along the border.
Step 3: Download the envelope liner and print on copy paper. Trace the edge of your envelope on the backside of the print, and cut out. Match the liner to the edge of the glue on the inside of the envelope, and use your ruler to mark where the liner is too wide on the bottom. Trim the sides so they fit. Use double stick tape (or a dab of glue) to secure the liner to the flap of the envelope. Tuck the rest of the liner inside the envelope.
Step 4: Download the invitation holder file. Unfold the paper holder and tape down the inside flap with scotch tape (so it doesn't catch inside your printer). Put the holder in the printer with the flap going in first, and print the file. Put the invitation inside the holder and tape closed with the striped washi tape.
Step 5: Use the white paint marker to address the envelope, pop in the invitation, seal it, stamp it, and mail it out to all your friends!
SHOOT CREDITS Photography: Hello Love Photography / Flowers: Petal Floral Design / Styling: Style Me Pretty / Location: Petal Floral Design & Hello Love Photography / Black Appetizer Plates: Noritake / Black Salad Plates: Noritake / Serving Bowls: Noritake / Black & White Striped Straws: Dime Store Buddy / Black & White Striped Tape: In the Clear / Black & White Striped Gift Bags: Little Bit of This / Glass Jars for Margarita Mix: Save on Crafts / Black & White Pasta: Amazon / Linens: BBJ Linens / Envelopes: Paper Source / Invitation Cards: Paper Source / Popcorn Bowls: Crate & Barrel / Glass Individual Salsa Bowls: Crate & Barrel / Gourmet Taco Bowls: Crate & Barrel / Taco Towels: TJ Maxx / Salt Cellars, Spoon: Crate & Barrel / Cutting Board: Crate & Barrel / Citrus Squeezer: Sur La Table / Margarita Cake Plates: Crate & Barrel / Cocktail Glasses Crate & Barrel