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Secret Message Invitations

Remember the the dinner party in in the middle of nowhere? Well here are the invitations I made for it. Since there were only a few people in attendance I only needed to make a few. One of the reasons I like small gatherings is you can put more detail into things. First I used my typewriter and I hand typed the party information on a small strip of paper. I said lots of things like "make sure no one follows you, wear disguises if necessary, this message will self destruct in ten seconds." Then I rolled up the strips of paper and tucked them in these cheap old little glass capsules with a cork lid. I got them at the flea market, their original use was to hold spare watch parts. I typed the attendees name on the card and affixed the capsule with twine. Then I left the invitations on the doorstep and doorbell ditched.
  1. Laura

    October 21, 2008

    As always, I am blown away by your creativity!

  2. piper

    October 21, 2008

    how cool is that? you amaze me woman!

  3. Jennifer Leal

    October 21, 2008

    You are so darn creative–they would love you at Martha Stewart

  4. buericana

    October 21, 2008

    That is so cool.

  5. Casey

    October 21, 2008

    that is very clever. I love 3D invitations. good job.

  6. Amy

    October 21, 2008

    So adorable, and so much more stylish than the go-to e-vite :).

  7. Meg

    October 21, 2008

    oh jordan- you never cease to amaze me!!!

  8. mary

    October 21, 2008

    I could read about the parties you throw all day long. Love these!

  9. Holly

    October 21, 2008

    you are soo creative!

  10. Kaylen

    October 21, 2008

    good lord I’m never going to be as cool as you, Jordan.

  11. amber

    October 21, 2008

    The doorbell ditching is hilarious! I was sitting here wondering how you mailed tiny glass vials!

    I was just thinking I want a typewriter.

  12. elle @ pret-a-party

    October 21, 2008

    this is AWESOME! wow! i’m so impressed. how did you even come up with an idea like that?

  13. Jessica

    October 21, 2008

    So very cool.

  14. Summer

    October 21, 2008

    I am in disbelief.
    This is so creative and wonderfully fun!
    very clever

  15. Stephanie

    October 21, 2008

    love, love, love!

  16. julia

    October 21, 2008

    so cute! great idea.

  17. m l e

    October 21, 2008

    So great– these pictures are good, but they’re even cuter in real life!

  18. The Sassy Kathy

    October 21, 2008

    That is adorable! Always impressed when I hear amazingly creative ideas like that. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. jordan

    October 21, 2008

    Thanks everyone for saying such nice things. The whole project took 30 minutes so I was happy with how they turned out vs. how much time I had to put in.

    I had bought the capsules thinking I could use them for thank you notes or favors of some sort and then the invitation came together really quick.

  20. Laura D.

    October 21, 2008

    I think you are way cooler than Martha Stewart, much more original and clever!!! I check your blog each day, to see what fun and exciting things you will do next. Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. Schriftstellar

    October 21, 2008

    I love it! One question: how did your guests react?

  22. Grosgrain Kathleen

    October 21, 2008

    Ooo how I would love to have friends that are this creative! You have sooo many fabulous ideas:) I think this one will be one of my favorite ‘oh happy day’ posts.

  23. Jane Flanagan

    October 21, 2008

    Clever and cute and perfectly executed. I have a funny image of you playing Nicky Nicky Nine Doors around SF. Cuteness!

  24. rachel

    October 21, 2008

    these are so adorable. i typed every one of my wedding invitations with a typewriter. (there were just 70) I need to move to san francisco.

  25. kell-bell

    October 21, 2008

    So cool, what a great idea, I remember when you got those tiny containers, you’ve got such a great creative eye!

  26. liz stanley

    October 21, 2008

    brilliant. as usual. please move here so we can throw parties together

  27. karen

    October 21, 2008

    love your blog. and those invites are absolutely darling. i love the idea of a super secret meeting place, all undercover and stuff.

  28. kim

    October 21, 2008

    Can I be your dog? :)

  29. Courtney

    October 21, 2008

    These are incredible. And further testament to how amazing that party was. Love them (and how funny that you ding-dong-ditched! Even more perfect with the wording of the invite!)

  30. Chris

    October 21, 2008

    That’s an awesomely unique idea. I love the thought and detail you put into stuff like this.

  31. A Day That Is Dessert

    October 21, 2008

    You are brilliant! I wish I was your friend so that I could be a lucky recipient :)

  32. SHILL

    October 21, 2008

    brilliant idea! you are an inspiration :)

  33. Joyce

    October 21, 2008

    These invites are adorable! I love the fact that you used your typewriter. I have been thinking of bringing my mom’s old one out for display and to play with.
    Thanks for sharing.

  34. Mom in Mendon

    October 22, 2008

    Fun–and funny.

  35. Mary

    October 22, 2008

    Seriously! I am in awe of creative people like you.

  36. illy

    October 22, 2008

    That is so so sweet and brilliantly clever!

  37. Jill

    October 22, 2008

    this is fantastic. you always amaze me.

  38. Caroline

    October 22, 2008

    This has got to e one of the coolest ideas I’ve seen in a long time! Definitely a party I’d want to attend!

  39. Emily

    October 23, 2008

    How clever! I would never have thought of that. My younger sister loves clandestine things and this would be a perfect party idea for her. Thanks!

  40. amber {daisy chain}

    October 23, 2008

    those tiny glass capsules are fantastic, great touch!

  41. mushbelly

    October 23, 2008

    I’m so jealous of your lucky, lucky friends.

  42. Chloe

    October 23, 2008

    Jordan, you are too cool for school :)

  43. UPPERCASE

    October 25, 2008

    Nicely done! Thanks for letting me know about this and your site.

  44. Lou

    October 26, 2008

    Amazing with a capital AMAZING. That is absolutely fabulous, you really are so creative! How could any of us ever attempt to be cool like you? We pale in comparison!

  45. Heidi@TrulyEngaging

    October 27, 2008

    How very, very cool! You’ve inspired me to put our antique typewriter that actually works to some creative use!

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