Hello everyone. Today is Wednesday and that means it is time for my weekly Event Wednesday post. Today I am going to give you a sneak peek into the party favors for my 1920's Speakeasy Party.
If you have not been following along, I planned two parties/events this spring. The first was an afternoon tea with my girlfriends on Palm Sunday in March and the second is a Roaring '20's Speakeasy Party later this month (in a week and a half, actually). Last week I shared the handmade party invitations. So this week I will share the party favors.
Since this is a Speakeasy party I thought we needed to send our guests home with "bootleg" liquor as they await the repeal of the 18th amendment. I ordered old fashioned looking bottles with cork stoppers from a bottle supplier on line. I went to our local liquor store and strolled the aisles until I drove the salesman mad looking for the perfect bootleg bottle filler. I finally settled on Irish Cream Liquor.
I used my Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette printable metallic adhesive sheets to create personalized bottle labels - Bodacious Bootleg Booze Bottled by Doug and Susan. My friend Susan M. saved the day with the metallic sheets - I had ordered the sheets and they did not come in. According to the store at some point after I ordered they sold out. I could not get them from a local store, from Silhouette, or from Amazon. But Susan M loaned me a package of the metallic sheets she had on hand. In the meantime I found another on-line source and ordered sheets to repay Susan.
Back to my labels - I set up a print and cut file in the Silhouette Studio software. I personalized the fonts and the wording of my labels then I went in and changed the exterior cut shape. The labels were cut at 2.5 x 2.5 inches. I know the title - Bodacious Bootleg Booze - is a bit cutsy, but I like it!
I also printed and cut a sheet of Repeal buttons. This is a copy of the buttons worn by The Crusaders, those against the 18th amendment. I turned the art into a jpeg and printed and cut the buttons. Using the cord, I attached the buttons to the neck of the bottle.
The corked bottles are 6 inches tall and have an 8 ounce capacity - for 8 ounces of Irish Cream Liquor!! I photographed the bottle next to my favorite liquid glue. I am not sure this really helps with the perspective, but I am hopeful.
All I have left to do is fill the bottles right before the party. I can only hope my guests like their Bodacious Bootleg Booze as much as I do!
Thanks for stopping by today for Event Wednesday. I will be back tomorrow with another Mad Men inspired card to share.