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Bon Voyage Party Invitations

I love making eye-catching invitations – I feel like you get RSVPs much quicker when the invitation isn’t just a plain text email. These paper lantern globe invitations are perfect if you’re throwing a bon voyage party for a friend. Wouldn’t it be fun to make one from a giant paper lantern for party decor? Just hang it with some happy decorations and you’re good to go!

Bon Voyage Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!Bon Voyage Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!Bon Voyage Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!

Supplies: 4″ blue paper lanterns, card stock, scissors, hole punch, paint, paintbrush, pencil, marker/pen, string

Step 1: Assemble your paper lanterns.
Step 2: Using a map as a reference, roughly and lightly sketch the continents onto the paper lantern.
Step 3: Paint the continents that you just drew. This is a lot easier and quicker if you add some water to your paint so that it flows smoothly.
Step 4: Repeat for the rest of the paper lanterns.
Step 5: Cut tags out of card stock (these ones are about 1 3/4″ by 3 1/2″) and hole punch the end.
Step 6: Write your message on the tag with more party details on the back side.
Step 7: Cut a piece of string about 14″ long. Fold it in half and tie a knot 5″ from the fold.
Step 8: Thread one of the loose tails around the metal armature of a paper lantern and thread the tag onto the string tail as well. Tie the two tails together and cut off any excess string.

Bon Voyage Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!Bon Voyage Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!

  1. Lindsay // Shop Ella Lou

    May 27, 2014

    Now I want someone to take a long trip so I have an excuse to throw a bon voyage party and use these invites (and maybe have a paper airplane making contest at the party?!)!

  2. Debbie

    May 27, 2014

    Haha so perfect!! I will send it to my friends so they do it for my next trip 😉

  3. Diana P.

    May 27, 2014

    Aww so cute!!! I love it!!!! 😀

  4. Amanda {Planning It All}

    May 27, 2014

    I love this idea – but I don’t trust myself to draw the continents so they are recognizable!

    • kathleen

      It’s really not so hard once you get started, I promise! Or you could always try doing something more like this if you’re still hesitant!

  5. Anna of Flawlessly Flawed

    May 27, 2014

    I swear I have never seen cuter invites! I will be using this idea!!

  6. Colleen Pastoor

    May 29, 2014

    These are adorable! They would mail great too as a bon voyage for an out of town friend.

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • May 30, 2014


  7. Michelle

    June 1, 2014

    super cute! I’m going to *hint* that someone have a Bon Voyage party for me with these invites 😉

  8. Lorena

    June 2, 2014

    The word creative falls short – its spectacular!

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