Friday, March 27, 2015

In Search Of... Invitations

Operation 11 Candles
(aka PB's 11th birthday party)

PB wanted to have more of a 'hang out' party with his friends this year and informed me to not go all out as I have previous years past. He still wanted to have a theme though.  He chose to base it after one of his favorite television shows
 "In Search Of..."

The opening disclaimer of the show:
"This series presents information based in part on theory and conjecture. The producer's purpose is to suggest some possible explanations, but not necessarily the only ones, to the mysteries we will examine."
"In Search Of..." (1976-1982) was an unexplained phenomenon and mysteries show hosted by Leonard Nimoy.  The Ghosts episode gives me chills!

I decided to represent a few unexplained reoccurring mysteries as the common theme for his party:
UFOs, Big Foot, and Loch Ness Monster.

I constructed the invitation to appear to be a Top Secret X-file with various photos and newspaper clippings corresponding to the mysteries/subjects.

The pages on the right were fastened inside with clips so they could be flipped through. 
There is a page for each (Aliens, Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot).  

The classified paper inside the file on the left was a memorandum with the party info and details.
"Do not let this document out of your sight.  Memorize contents and destroy if necessary."

I put a comical "Note to Self" on the top portion of each subject's document:

 " Note to self: 1. Find UFO   2.  Ask pilot about buying a light saber."

Loch Ness Monster:  
" Would prefer to not be called Nessie. His name is Jeff."

Big Foot: 
 " Bigfoot and Justin Beiber have never been seen together.  This means something!"

The Top Secret folder invite went into a Confidential and Classified envelope.  They were then delivered to selected members of the southeastern sector by means of secret service agents wearing all black and keeping identities under wrap wearing Groucho Marx-esque glasses/mustaches.

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