Liveblogging Day 7: Tara's Coaster Invitations

Liveblogging the January Cure

Entertaining is one of my favorite things to do. And, sadly, I haven't had people over in a long, long time. I've been embarrassed by the state of my place, and I'm thrilled that the January Cure is helping, nay, requiring, me to throw a party.

After almost two weeks of assignments, I'm already feeling better about my space and I'm excited about the progress. Though we're still in the thick of it right now, I'm prepping for the finish line — the party!

While my soiree is a celebration of the new year and a festive end to the Cure, it's also sort of a housewarming for my brother, Dane. For that, I did have to include a Facebook invite component. I was also surprised to realize just how few people's addresses I actually have! If you're having trouble bridging the gap between tech and paper, there's a cool company called Sincerely that designs apps to turn your photos into actual greeting cards and postcards.

Despite having a less-than-full address book, I am a devoted lover of paper and letterpress. I toyed around with designing my own, ordering professional custom ones, or using pre-printed fill-in-the-blank invites. Since I'm throwing a laid-back cocktail party, I decided to pick up some letterpress coasters on sale and handwrite the event details on the back. It's something a little different that will hopefully make my guests smile.

What are you planning for your party?

JANUARY CURE LINKS:
• Day 7: Get Your Get-Together Together: Date, Guests, Invites

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(Image: Tara Bellucci)