Thursday, June 9, 2011

Incorporating the Mason Jar

I have always had an obsession with mason jars. I even used them as inspiration for my wedding way on back in 2008. I will never forget checking out a venue before my wedding and telling the venue owner that I wanted to use mason jars at the reception. Can you believe this guy looks me dead in the eye and says..."what is this...Redneck Wedding?" I was appalled- who says that? So that venue was quickly marked off my list.

For the past week I have been trying to figure out a way to use the mason jar in an invitation design. I kept thinking firefly's and girly stuff and then out of the blue I thought about how awesome mason jars are as beer glasses and thus my mason jar as beer glass/ thirsty thirty party invitation was born. I loved the "Thirsty Thirty" quote and it's genuineness {I am sure someone has thought of this before me but for now I am claiming it}.

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Even though this invite is for a birthday party it can be so versatile too. It could be transformed into a bachelor party invite or even a save the date. I like the concept of printing this invite on a textured paper such as paper bag paper or butcher paper- heck you could even print these on paper bags!

To go along with the theme these s'more mason jar deserts would be perfect. You can find the recipe on the blog how sweet it is. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it- YUM!

Another genius idea is to use chalkboard paint so each guest can label and keep up with their mason jar. You can find the tutorial on Emmaline Bride's blog.
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I hope I have convinced you how awesome Mason jars are and you will find a reason to throw a party just to incorporate them. I know I will...darn hubby will not be 30 for another year.


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