DIY Tex-Mex Thanksgiving invitation

My invitation for our Tex-Mex Thanksgiving this year was pretty simple and easy.  I had looked for more formal invitations in local stationery stores but found nothing that was “Tex-Mex” that also said, “Thanksgiving.”  So, naturally, I made my own. Tex-Mex Thanksgiving inviteI found some pretty textured brown paper at Michaels that I used for the “folder” – just an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet that I cut in half (to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″).  I had some leaf cut-outs left over from last year that I’d bought at The Paper Source; on those, I free-handed “Giving” and “Thanks” with a gold metallic marker (extra fine point). And then the leaf cut-outs were affixed to the invitation with some metallic foil leaf stickers.

I tried to find a Tex-Mex inspired paper on which I could actually print our invitation, but – nada.  (Maybe I should have spent longer than ten minutes looking!)  So, I made my own:  using vellum paper, I simply printed online clip art of chili peppers from Word 2013, and the text (using Gabriola and Playbill fonts).  I also placed a few fall leaf stickers under the vellum for that traditional Thanksgiving feeling.

Tex-Mex Thanksgiving open invite_mod

And here is the wording:

Please join us for Dinner

Tex-Mex style!

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 28th

at 3 o’clock in the afternoon

at our Home

Thank you for sharing this special day!

Rsvp Dave, Kathy, Roger, or Kris


Sure wish you could join us!  Happy Thanksgiving!