I randomly came across these really cute house cards about six months ago at a Dymocks sale and I knew they would make the perfect invitations for the party.
They even have the number 6 on the door. Prefect! They're no longer for sale at Dymocks but you can buy the cards here from ecojot.com. I used picmonkey to create the text for the inside of the card and taped the cards (using washi tape) to a sheet of normal A4 paper and ran it through my home printer. Easy!
· 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
· 115 grams butter softened
· 2 large eggs
· 1/4 cup molasses
· 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
· 2 teaspoons ground ginger
· 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
· 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
Step 1: Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius (fan-forced). Using an electric mixer at low speed, cream the sugar and butter until thoroughly combined. Add the eggs and molasses and mix until combined. Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and combine with a spoon or spatula.
Step 5: Using royal icing, ice the cookies as desired.
Next I packaged the cookies in clear cellophane bags and gave each invitee a card and cookie. The invites have set the theme and colour scheme for the party. So the next step in planning for the party is to decide on the games, treats and cake. I've made sweet little aprons for each guest, which I will post soon with a step by step tutorial on how to make them.