College Graduation Party Invitation - Michael and the Cornhole / Bags Tournament

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When Michael's family reached out to me to create an invitation for his college graduation from Stony Brook University in New York, I knew exactly how awesome this party would be. You see, Michael's family is pretty famous for their bags (also known as cornhole) game tournaments in their backyard. The competition is fierce, the parties are epic and a good time is generally had by all.

If you're not familiar with cornhole or bags, the game is also known as tailgate toss, bean bag toss, and baggo. Here's more details over at Wikipedia on the game itself.

So, when it came to creating an invitation that celebrated Michael's accomplishment and also announced that the party would be one of these famous bags/cornhole tournaments, I wanted the final piece to feel just as fun as the game itself. The family requested I use two favorite pictures of Michael in his graduation cap, so I figured out the perfect way to use them: turn the invitation into a bags/cornhole board itself.

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The resulting invitation is designed to look and feel like a bags / cornhole board firstly by using a No. 10 card that is long and skinny and gives the feeling of the iconic shape of the real game board. Next, rather than have a blank hole at the top of each side (where the bags go), I used it as a frame for Michael's photos.

Both sides use the shape of the iconic bean bags from the game to celebrate/communicate fun information about the party, and the front side is complete with a watermarked (made to look painted) mascot (the Seawolf) from Michael's alma mater - Stony Brook University.  

Altogether, with Michael's school colors bringing everything full circle, I loved how the final invitation came out. And I'm not sure who won the tournament this past weekend, but I'm sure it won't be the last time this family will host an epic bags battle. Many congratulations, Michael!


Custom College Graduation Party Invitations for Stony Brook University | Designed by Greatest Story Events
Photography by Annie Franceschi

This post originated from the blog of Greatest Story Creative (www.greateststorycreative.com/blog).