One of the things we discussed was the invitations. One good idea (that didn't really grab me, though) was to do a movie ticket design for the invites. Like I said, I like the IDEA, but I didn't like the look of any of the designs I saw online. They just looked a little plain.
Actually these ones are pretty nice, but I just didn't feel them, you know?
And then BF-BM-RS mentioned an idea she'd seen done for a wedding: WILLY WONKA'S GOLDEN TICKET INVITATIONS.
So I went to a chocolate shop and bought two narrow slab moulds, 5 kilos of baking chocolate, and proceeded to make 48 slabs myself. It wasn't hard, actually - I could do two at a time, and most nights I did five lots of two, so it really only took me five nights of running up and down stairs to throw in a fresh batch in between tv and blogstalking. And voila! 48 fresh, shiny, chocolatey slabs. Yum.
As the final touch, I had Mr Slippers design a Wonka wrapper for the outside, with the map to our venue on the back (stroke of genius, that). So with all the pieces in place, we set off for our assembly line party.
TO BE CONTINUED...