Write On Party

Photo on 4-23-17 at 4.26 PM, Write On GuestsLast Sunday I had a few people over for a letter writing party. I ordered the Party Pack, which was kind of a party-in-a-box with pens, confetti, and Write On packs for everyone, along with other goodies like a printable invitation, a letter writing themed playlist, and a Write On calendar and tote. air mail envelope garland, Write On party set-up 4, National letter writing monthI hung some vintage air mail envelopes and a Japanese air mail kakejiku (hanging scroll) from the ceiling and I strung up a few more air mail envelopes to make a garland. Write On party set-up 1, National letter writing month Write On party set-up 1, National letter writing monthI covered the table in kraft paper and sprinkled the confetti along with some mail things from my collection. Each person got a Write On kit and a little brochure about letter writing. Write On party set-up 3, National letter writing monthOn the stereo, I had all of my mail themed rubber stamps and washi tapes along with some extra air mail envelopes, postcards, and my new Mr. Zip book. (He deserves his own blog post!) Write On Party, envelope pies, letter writing treatsFor snacks, I made a pot of tea and put out some Trader Joe’s truffles, some Japanese Happy Turn crackers, and I made these little envelope pies. I found the idea here–they were so easy and even though mine looked rather imperfect, they were a really fun addition to the simple menu. write On party guests, National letter writing month write On party guests, National letter writing monthIt was a relaxing afternoon of chatting and letter writing. We all really wrote letters! (I finished two!!) My only regret is that we didn’t have Naoto take a picture of us writing in action, but we got a fun group shot using Photo Booth (at the top.) I think I’ve said this before, but I love letter socials. Obviously letter writing is a good solitary activity, but sometimes it’s interesting to get together and share our hobby in person.

I’m a little sad Write On is over, but the letter writing shall continue! I managed (thanks to a solid push to the finish line last night) to finish 31 postcards and letters and I’ve replied to everyone from my pile of overdue mail…whew! I need to give myself a pep talk to keep that momentum going in May!

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4 thoughts on “Write On Party

  1. Naoto says:

    Nice!!! Everything looks lovely !!!

  2. Cindy R. says:

    What a lovely party! Your pies look great! Congrats on reaching your goal. I only reached 23. Somehow I missed a whole week. Looks like you all had a fun time.

  3. Amara says:

    F.U.N.!!! I have my old Victoria magazines from the 80s & 90s stashed away, to pour through when I need a serious dose of loveliness, so thanks *so much* for linking that recipe, I had no idea it was available online now. In addition & in fact, the paragraph attached to it mentions the BBC show Lark Rise to Candleford, which has a 19th century postoffice & the postmistress as the central theme – and is brilliantly acted. The mail carrier in that show has a bag that we would actually come to fisticuffs over… and the mail – lots of it – is beautifully created. The main character, on who’s autobiography the show is based, is the postmistress’ apprentice. The actor who portrayed the main character’s father was wooed away from the show to take a prominent role, which was specifically written for him, in Downton Abbey {hint: he often brings His Lordship his mail (when not delivered by the butler), among other things}. If you haven’t seen it, I strongly commend it to you. I saw the series, which ran for several seasons (lots of excellent entertainment there) through Netflix. (fyi there will be a quiz later about all that, and very possibly an assignment to throw a LtC bash as a final project 🙂

    Back to 2017…Your postal theme decor is inspired; your guests are obviously completely smitten with your event… you are, as ever, the hostess with the most-est, and I wish I lived within range so I could be present at a few of your parties. Triumphant in reaching your letter-writing goal is much admired here as well.

    Thanks so much for sharing your happy occasions with the rest of us 🙂
    Carry on.

  4. jenclair says:

    Love the letter garland! And the letter tarts–how delicious!

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