Last year our good friends decided to pick up their family and move across the country. They decided to do all of this without my permission, and I was less than thrilled with this idea.
So I did what anyone should try to do in the middle of a crappy situation- after the bitterness left me, of course- and I threw them a party!
We all got to have fun and eat yummy food and our friends got a great chance to see to all the people who love them dearly.
Its a win/win… except they moved, which still stinks.
Here is what we did:
I made these invitations- super cheap and simple, yet fit with the “moving” theme.
I just tore apart a box and cut some bubble wrap that was shipped to my house. I printed the invite on some cardstock and punched 2 holes at the top and tied it with some twine I got at the dollar store. Easy peasy.
I asked all the guests to bring their favorite side dish to share, so all I had to provide were the drinks and paper goods.
I also invited Jessica from Jessica Downey Photo to come set up a photo booth. Upon entry into my home, each family would get their picture taken and they would write a message to our moving friends. I took these photos and messages and I made a memory book on Shutterfly.com.
I had the book shipped directly to our friends at their new home and it was a total surprise- they had no idea. (Well, except I am sure they wondered what I was going to do with all those pictures that were taken of their friends that night, so they might have had a hunch, but no way did they realize how awesome the book would be!)