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Handmade Kwanzaa Invitations
Instead of purchasing your Kwanzaa invitations this year, why not make homemade party invitations to give out to your guests? Giving handmade invitations is a great way to show your guests the care you put into planning your party and your respect of the holiday. If you have children, invite them to create these handmade party invitations with you. It is a project that is easy enough for anyone in the family to do.
Kwanzaa sports the colors of red, black and green. So you should be sure to incorporate these colors into the homemade party invitations you create as well as your overall theme in the party. At your local craft store, pick up some African mask foam pieces. These are typically two to four inches in size and come in a variety of colors. You should be sure to pick them up in red, green, or black, but white or brown will work just fine as well. Purchase paints and feathers in red, green, and black along with some all-purpose craft glue. At home, use the paints to smear onto the foam pieces as if you were painting an ancient mask. Attach feathers with the glue and allow them to dry. With your computer, type up your invitation on white paper using red, green and black fonts. Paste your invitation to the back of your mask and you have created a crafty and festive homemade party invitation in less time than you thought you could!
Hand them out to family and friends for the party. Just remember to keep the theme going by using red, black and green throughout the party as well as possibly incorporating the masks into small place cards for your guests at the dinner table. Homemade party invitations can take a little bit of work, but in the end your guests will appreciate the time much more than a generic invitation you send in the mail.
Kwanzaa is a seven day celebration, so make sure you have tons of games to keep everyone happy and entertained. Print some of the free printable games from this site and have many board games for all age groups to play against each other. Have some imprinted cards to give everyone a piece of appreciation for spending such a special celebration with you.
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