This sweet and simple Fiesta invitation is from Nomad Luxuries. Start by typing your invitation in Microsoft Word, or any software of your choice, and print them out on simple white card stock (make sure you leave enough room at the bottom for the fringe!) For the fringe, use different colored streamers and cut them to the length you need. Cut up each streamer about halfway so it creates several small ruffles. Once your invitations are printed and cut to size, attach the streamers with glue or double sided tape, starting from the bottom and overlapping each piece. So easy!
I'm in LOVE with these invitations! I'm in the middle of making them for Brooklyn's 2nd birthday as I write this! I found this amazing idea from i felt fuzzy. The full tutorial is on their website so I won't go into it in too much detail, but you definitely have to check it out! Once I have all of my invitations folded I'm going to glue the wording that I created in Microsoft Word in the 4x4 window in the middle. Instead of putting these into envelopes, I'm going to attach the stamp right to the front and mail them as-is!
These lollipop invites just make you smile! I found these on One Simple Bliss. For these you'll need lollipop sticks (you can find these at any craft store), colored and plain white card stock, and ribbon. Again using my favorite Microsoft Word, create a circle shape in the size you want, add a text box, and customize the wording and colors to match your theme. I love how she did a variety of colors, but to save on the amount of ribbon and card stock you need to buy, you could just pick one or two. Next print the circles on white card stock and cut them out. Then cut out circles an inch or so larger from the colored card stock. Attach the white circle to one of the colored with glue or double sided tape. Take one of your lollipop sticks and tape it to the back of the invite, add a small piece of ribbon and you're ready to give people a sneak peek of how cute your party will be!
These castle invites are adorable with a draw bridge that opens to reveal your party information! The free template is available from Make Your Own Invitations. Check out their website for detailed instructions as well as other free template ideas!
I love these for a Spa Party or any kind of girly event! These will take a little extra work but the final product will be worth it! There were no instructions for these so this is just how I would do it. Type up your invitation wording in your preferred software program, keeping in mind you'll be cutting them rather small. Hand draw your mask on card stock (it may take a few tries before its perfect!) and cut it out for your template. Print out your invites on white card stock and use your template to cut each one into a mask. Using two sided scrapbook paper, cut your outer layer slightly bigger so it shows behind your mask. I love the colors she used, but there are so many choices out there! Take two pieces of ribbon and attach them to the back of your white card stock on the outer edges with tape or a dot of glue. Now take your colored scrapbook paper and use double sided tape or glue to attach it to your white card stock. Almost done! Tie the two ends of your ribbon together at the back, to have it lay flat you can add a drop of glue or a glue dot to the back of the bow and secure it to the paper. Next, buy a set of pretty envelopes, tuck them inside and mail!
Now I know we're a ways out, but how cute are these Halloween party invites! Pin them now and use them in October! I found these on Housing A Forest and they are absolutely adorable and so easy to make! She has the full tutorial on her website so I'll just list the short version. She created a stamp for the mummy gauze by attaching a strip of burlap to a thick piece of styrofoam, you could use any raised object that can be cut to the correct size. She attached a piece of black paper to a simple white card and stamped the burlap using white paint. Make sure you leave a small v of black paper showing and attach two googly eyes!
I hope these invites gave you some good ideas for your next event! Happy Planning!
This Mermaid 1st Birthday was thrown by Tara for her adorable daughter, Chloe. With the party starting at 3p, Tara didn't have to provide a full lunch. Instead, she had a variety of amazing desserts, drinks, and an onsite Taco Man serving up three types of tacos, beans and rice.
The decor was sweet and simple in colors of soft pink, purple and teal. Tara had two dozen balloons blown up and let them float up to the ceiling. She served pink lemonade in mason jars with purple chevron paper straws, similar to these from Painting Paris Pink on Etsy ($3.95 for 25).
The dessert table was amazing! Full of sweets so pretty you almost didn't want to eat them! The cupcakes continued the color scheme in pink, purple and teal frosting, and were all topped with different edible sea creatures. You can buy fondant toppers like these on Etsy. ($18.95 for 1 dozen).
Tara baked brownies and delicious rice krispie treats and used a cookie cutter in the shape of a star. The Mermaid cookies were another "too pretty to eat" treat that I just had to try! You can buy cookies similar to these on Etsy, like these from Cookie Coterie. ($31 for 1 dozen).
A must when throwing a child friendly party? Activities! Tara didn't forget her littlest guests when she set up an area on the lawn for them to play. My girls, Brooklyn and Hayden, enjoyed this area! She rented a few toddler chairs and tables, like these from America's Party Rental, and set up a variety of art supplies for them to create a masterpiece. She also had a sand and water discovery table that the kids got REALLY messy in! A big thanks to her for allowing me show everyone her adorable Mermaid party and I hope it gave you some inspiration for your next event!
For my sister-in-law's bridal shower her maid of honor asked me to decorate a wood letter "C" for Chelsea and "U" for her soon-to-be last name. She wanted the C to be sparkly and the "U" to be more manly. Her colors are ivory and wine so I went to my favorite craft shop Michael's and filled my basket. The letters were just a few dollars each. They were painted white so before I could paint them, I had to sand them down slightly so the paint would stick correctly. I bought a small bottle of Americana acrylic paint in ivory and cranberry wine and two 1" Art Minds foam brushes. I put down a piece of wax paper before I started painting so the letter wouldn't stick on the back. The paint dried very quickly so I didn't have to wait long to do my second coat. The slightly streaked look of the "U" was what I was going for so I didn't add another coat.
The "U" was done and now onto the "C"! I bought 8 packages of Darice self-stick rhinestones in clear. I used two sizes, the 5mm and the 7mm. I started at the top and just eyeballed where I wanted them, making sure to change it up between the two sizes.
If you need to remove one of the rhinestones to re-position it just make sure you do it right away so it's easier to pull off.
Done! Chelsea's maid of honor did a beautiful job with her bridal shower! Here are a few pics of the finished product. Happy designing! I also sell these in my shop on Etsy if you like the look but don't want to go the DIY route.
When I began planning Hayden's Minnie Mouse party, I started looking at invitation ideas. I found a few really cute ones on Etsy but I didn't want to spend a lot of money. After getting my inspiration from a few of them, I decided to try my hand at making them myself. They turned out to be really easy!
For my Minnie stencil I went with a light colored card stock so it would be easy to see against the black paper. I drew a large circle for the face and then eyeballed where to put the first ear. In order to have the second ear match up, I set the edge of the stencil against the bottom of the smaller circle and made a pencil mark on the opposite side. It took me a try or two before I had it perfect.
After my Minnie looked the way I wanted, I cut it out and had my stencil. I placed it on black card stock and cut out A LOT of them!
Now my Minnie's were ready for bows! I bought red ribbon with white polka dots, made my bows and hot glued them to the top of the cut out.
For the wording, I went to DaFont.com and downloaded the Disney font for free, it's called Waltograph. In Microsoft Word I created circles that would fit within my Minnie face and added a text box, typed what I wanted in my invitations and voila! I cut them out and glued them onto the center of the black cut-out. They were so easy and turned out just as cute as if I'd paid a lot of money. I hope these gave you some inspiration for your next DIY invitation attempt!