Every so often when Mike and I are chatting we’ll touch on a subject and he’ll exclaim…”That should be a blog post!”
We were having one of those talks this week about a basic little revival of an invitation idea that I saw and thought was very clever to get people intrigued about an event.
The item I saw was a brick, with the invitation printed directly on it to a “Building Party”. Basically the infamous Phil Spector was building a new studio in Hollywood and invited people to a party to each come and add brick to one of the new walls. How cool is that?
What a great way to engage folks in advance (we can all visualize the construction site immediately.) And, then once they get there you have a fun activity of them actually placing the brick into the wall.
Granted the shipping costs would play into deciding to use an idea like this. But, you can riff off of the basic idea into different sorts of materials. The key concept being that the guest is involved in a basic way in the construction of this new structure. Maybe each person simply gets a bolt to add?
You could also make it a part of a service project for a group, it would fit great with a habitat or renovation type service project to engage the attendees before they ever get there.
I love the idea, so many creative directions to take it.
Has anyone else done any really cool invitations they’d like to share?