Ben’s Crawfish and Cake Birthday Party Invitations

How fun are these birthday party invitations from designer Lauren Chism? Crawfish and cake? Such a great idea! And total bonus points for a party concept (and invitation!) that appeals to both kids and adults!

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From LaurenBen’s mom, Mary, and I worked together last year on a crawfish boil birthday invitation for Ben’s first birthday. The party was such a hit, that she wanted to do it again for his second birthday, but with a little different twist.

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She came up with a ‘Crawfish & Cake’ theme and it was a really fun challenge to create something for the same person, with the same theme, but still making it unique for this year’s party. I think I achieved that with the long, skinny format and stacked typography. They are bright and fun and just make you want to be outside celebrating!

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From the invitation design, I created coordinating stationery and a logo of sorts, which Mary used on cups and napkins. I love how everything turned out – they are playful for the kids but it’s still a party that adults want to attend. I know I wanted to!

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Thanks Lauren!

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Photo Credits: Lauren Chism Fine Papers

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland

Spring has sprung and it’s time to start showing it in your party decor! The first thing that I think of when you say spring is daisies. So it only seemed fitting to find a way to incorporate it into some party garland. And make it a garland that you can re-string to change up the wording for any occasion, now that is some win-win party decor. Here’s how to DIY your own spring daisy party garland. –Lauren

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Supplies

– cork letters (found here)

– faux daisy bunches

– glue gun

– drill with tiny bit (about 1/16″)

– string

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step 1. Start by drilling holes through the tops of the letters. This is where you’ll string the garland.

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

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Step 2. Remove the daisies from the stems and attach on the front of each letter.

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step 3. Add a touch of greenery to each letter with your glue gun.

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Now string your garland and hang!

Tip for stringing: create a “needle” with a small piece of wire to make getting the string through the cork easier.

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Continue on with all of the letters so you can change up your words for every party this season! What would yours say?

Photo Credits: Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Leah + Kyle’s Matte Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

I’m loving every detail in these wedding invitations from Sam and Kelly of Deliver. Art Deco-inspired details, classic typography, and stunning matte gold foil? Yes!

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From Sam and KellyOur bride, Leah, was inspired by her delicate 1920s engagement ring. She had the brilliant idea to create a wedding that centered around the era in which her ring was made. We used the things that she loved most about her ring as inspiration for her invitation design: vintage details, delicate but ornate line work, and of course, gold.

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The typography lends itself to the vintage details, while the gold and soft gray creates a sense of elegance and glam. Her entire suite was printed with a matte gold foil on a natural color paper.

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Thanks Sam and Kelly!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Deliver

Lola + Ryan’s Hand Painted Tropical Wedding Invitations

I’ve been loving tropical details of every variety for nearly a year now, so of course I’m loving these lush botanical wedding invitations from Kacey at Hoopla Love. The beautiful greenery and watercolor elements are so perfect for a tropical (or tropical-inspired) wedding! And the combination of soft pink and tropical green may just be my new favorite color palette.

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From Kacey: This design was inspired by a lush garden wedding. Brides often ask me to design invitations that match their wedding flowers. For this suite, we focused on the detail within the greenery instead. The greens, subtle teals, and hints of blush infused within the gorgeous leaves creates a fresh, colorful but sophisticated look.

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I love the versatility of these invitations. The botanical design and bright, rich hues work for a wedding in a tropical setting, or any garden, spring, or outdoor summer occasion.

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The artwork was hand painted with watercolors. The pink, cream and orange mini pom-pom twine that binds the suite together is one of my favorite details. I found it at a vintage trim shop in New York and have been waiting for the perfect invitations to pair it with!

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Thanks Kacey!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Hoopla Love