No book was more fun to write than You're Invited. Except maybe You're Invited Too. In this sequel (out in February), our party planning tweens are graduating to the big leagues, tasked with planning--gasp!--a wedding (except the Bridezilla has no idea she's hired a group of kids and the girls themselves are eager to prove their worth.)
We're very excited to share the cover for You're Invited Too today, but we thought we'd start with a few other images first (feel free to just scroll on down if you'd prefer the cover right this very second, thankyouverymuch!).
We may or may not have gotten carried away creating a Pinterest board to plan out a fantasy beachside wedding that would both match the offbeat, yet sophisticated, tastes of our over-the-top bride, but also have tons of fun elements that our crafty girls would be able to pull off. In the end, it's amazing how many of these we were actually able to fit into the story!
You can visit the whole Pinterest board here if you're curious, but in the meantime, here are a few of our favorite elements from You're Invited Too's wedding!
Sandpiper Beach gets hit with an almost-hurricane the night before the wedding and most everyone, including the florist, has evacuated the island. No worries. Becca digs into her collection of costume jewelry, Sadie rounds up a Styrofoam ball, and presto bingo... they have a bouquet!
DIY Glow Stick Lanterns
Truthfully, we're dying to make these. Maybe for the launch party. With crushed up glow sticks and clear glue, these lanterns make the beach sparkle.
(Caution: Vi needed her dad's supervision for this one)
At one point our bride decides on a vintage theme (none of her themes last long, of course!) and Sadie and her sister rock these versions of Japenese lanterns (made using balloons and lace doilies applied paper mache style) to hang from tree branches at the reception site.
And now here's one last image for you- OUR COVER!!!!
You're Invited is in stores now and You're Invited Too publishes with Aladdin/Simon & Schuster on February 16, 2016.