in Dutch we have a word called 'voorpret' and I am not aware of a direct translation for it in English. too bad, because it is one of my favorites. I will try to explain it. voorpret is about enjoying an event, day or moment long before it is happening. it is about creating those stomach butterflies and a smile on your face when you think of that particular day, event or moment. the literal translation would be 'pre-fun'. you typically experience it before weddings, parties, holidays... do you get the idea?
since I enjoy voorpret a lot myself, I wanted to do something in advance of create 'n date to get my guests in the mood and enjoy the voorpret with me. but how?
while I was busy organizing the event I thought it would be nice if everyone was recognizable through name or blog name tags. and of course for a creative event like this, the badges had to be good looking, colorful, unique and preferably handmade.
the idea was to have everyone make their own badges in advance. I put together little packages with the paper invitations I showed you earlier. and I crossed my fingers the guests would love the idea too...
like I said before, I hardly took any pictures during create 'n date last Sunday. but I promise you, the results were amazing! I am very happy it turned out so well. the ladies really made such a great effort putting their beautiful badges together, got creative with the given material, added their own touches, made small and larger badges... for now I can only show you my own little badge with a crochet edging. but there's more to come.