I’ve asked some of my favorite creative mamas to help out while I’m away with our new baby. Today, one of my favorite stationers – and mama of two boys! – Lisa from Good on Paper is sharing the adorable foodie invitations that she created for her son Theo’s 2nd birthday party! –Nole
Hi there! Today I’d like to share the invitations I designed for my son Theo’s 2nd birthday party. Each year, for both of my boys, I choose a party theme based on what he is really into at the moment. One year the party had a “round” theme, another year it was a “smile” theme, and earlier this year, my son Lucas had a “superhero” theme for his 4th birthday. This year, I was a little unsure of what kind of party to throw for Theo, but I wanted it to be simple and low key. He generally likes whatever his big brother likes, but no interests or obsessions stood out in particular this year. I realized later that the big difference between Lucas and Theo is that Theo loves to eat. So why not a food-themed party? – Lisa from Good on Paper
The invitations I designed were inspired by his eight favorite foods, which include: blueberries, peanut butter, pretzels, and bok choy. I photographed each of the foods, and laid them out against a white background so they stood out. Under each photo, I inserted the name of the food, followed by Theo’s own pronunciation. The invitations were flat-printed on heavy, bright white cotton stock, and mailed in a kraft envelope with a custom liner (Theo’s yogurt-covered face). Finally, the envelopes were sealed with a black and white wraparound address label.
This year’s thank you cards were postcards. Designed with a full bleed photo of Theo along with his “signature,” these postcards came out super cute while saving money on stamps and envelopes.
Photo Credits: Good on Paper