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Pampered Chef: What do you do with old invitations?

  1. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    I recently acquired are large stack of old PC show invitations. They were with recipe cards (which was what I wanted).

    What do you guys do with these? I typically use mini-catalogs for my invites, so I don't see myself using them as PC intended :D. These are old invites that call it "Kitchen Show" and show old theme shows and recipes, etc.

    I have:
    4 packs of "Celebrations: Simply Stunning Appetizers"
    7 packs of "Celebrations: It's a Wrap/Simple as Pie/Fast Family Favorites"
    2 packs of "Celebrations: Gifts to Go!"
    3-4 packs of "You're Invited to my Kitchen Show" on the front and a pic of "pepperoni Pizza Twist"
    2 1/2 packs of "Celebrations: Fast Family Favorites"
    and 3 packs of "How Sweet it is" Cookie show invites.

    I'm not selling them (least not yet), but just wondering what I can do to USE them?! I was sort of thinking maybe to print labels of my own with a recipe that corresponds to what is on the FRONT of the cards. One is the Pizza Twist, another has fajitas, the Wrap/Pie/Family I could just print whatever one I could find of the 3, and the appetizer- had crescent pinwheels. Cookies- well, I'll print one of those (have the corresponding recipe cards), and maybe a Batter Bowl gift idea for the Gifts to go.

    Since Recipe cards are what I use mostly when I am out-and-about or doing booths (have alot coming up the next few months)...that's why I was wondering about that option. Plus- it could give me a variety of recipes to pull from.

    What do you do with them? I see folks buy/sell them all the time, so just curious- other than the OBVIOUS of using them as invites.
    Aug 5, 2009
  2. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Senior Member Gold Member

    If memory serves me right, we sell them to Carolyn when she needs them . . . ;) :D
    Aug 5, 2009
  3. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

    LOL! That's what I was going to suggest!

    I like the idea of printing the recipe on the back, although you'll probably have to use a label to cover the show info area to give yourself more room.

    You could also use them as invites to your own show (customer appreciation) or team meeting. And then have an activity/prize based on the different types of invites represented by the people in attendance.
    Aug 5, 2009
  4. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    Well, I don't know who Carolyn is (least not by regular name :D).....but what had made me think of a label over them was the new template for the Mini's.

    Maybe my kids will like a few- they can create a collage of past PC life. :D
    Aug 5, 2009
  5. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

    Carolyn is Dannyzmom. She has a big FR each year with the local Humane Society, and is always looking for inexpensive (read: old) postcard invites to use, since they send out a couple hundred each year.
    Aug 5, 2009
  6. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    Thanks Ann. Well, even if I do anything with them- you can tell, I have ALOT! :) I'm sure I'd have some left over.

    But if I come up with something - I'll share.
    Aug 5, 2009
  7. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

    Yep - mine went to Carolyn too :)
  8. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

    I like your idea to put a label over the back "invitation" section and put the recipe on the front - what a great 2nd use! :)
  9. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

    I don't see the problem.

    I figure that the invites are OK as long as they have the right info on them. So what if you're not making the recipie they show on the card?
  10. SLDOWDY1978

    SLDOWDY1978 Member

    I have a bunch of old invites and recipes cards that i got from my aunt that used to sell. i have been using the invites but the recipe cards i was unsure of. thanks for the tips.
    Aug 8, 2009
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