After a several-year hiatus, we finally were able to re-convene, and add to, our group of "Spring Birthday Ladies", which along the way has expanded to include "Honorary Spring Birthday Ladies", meaning pretty much anyone with a birthday and an evening to spend celebrating ourselves.
Though most of us are half-century-ish in age, the group ranged from 24 to 84! It was an extraordinary group of women who inspire me just by being.
For party favors I wrapped the lids of these boxes in some old stationery after doing a little quickie Spencerian and offhand flourishing. I used Bill Lilly's Pelikan/powdered gum arabic recipe for the black, and Spectralite gold for the flourishes. Though the box itself was the favor, I tucked a little bar of soap into each one to make sure no one was disappointed by an empty box!