Happy September everyone! I hope you had a nice holiday weekend! I take such delight in watching my friends grow their families, and my friend Lisa from Good on Paper has two of the most adorable little boys. Her younger son, Theo, is just a month older than Sophie! For Theo’s first birthday party invitations, Lisa created an adorable mini flip book full of cute photos of a happy and smiling Theo. Such a great idea!
From Lisa: Plans for Theo’s 1st birthday party came together rather quickly. A super mellow second child, Theo did not seem to mind at all. In fact, he is smiley and happy about 85% of the time so I decided to make “smiles and saying cheese” the theme of his party. I took a bunch of photos one day while he was eating (his favorite thing to do) and turned them into a mini flip book. They were mailed out in gray envelopes with custom liners.
Thanks so much Lisa!
p.s. You can see Theo’s birth announcements here and the birthday party invitations for Theo’s big brother, Lucas, right here: one, two, three!
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Photo Credits: Good on Paper
These neon Bat Mitzvah invitations from designer Alexandra Bisono are just so much fun… I couldn’t resist them! The invitations reflect the “glow” theme for the reception following the ceremony, with a layer of glow sticks at the bottom of each hand-delivered box – and of course lots of bright neon. The rsvp card is my favorite part of the invitation suite; I love that Alexandra included a space for a hand written note below each response type. Such a nice detail in an age when teenagers are glued to their cell phones!
From Alexandra: This client wanted a very memorable invitation for her “glow” theme Bat Mitzvah. The idea was for each guest to receive a hand delivered box that, once opened, would glow from the inside. This was achieved with a few dozen glow sticks attached to the bottom of the box. Inside the box guests also found their RSVP cards to fill out with custom neon pens.
Design: Alexandra Bisono
Printing + Production: Prestone Printing
Photo Credits: Alexandra Bisono
These first birthday party invitations from Leslie of Lilly & Louise are so darling! The accordion fold invitations celebrate all of the wonderful first experiences in Zavier’s first year, from his first word to first book, along with an adorable bowtie theme perfect for a sweet little man. The sunny blue and yellow color palette completes the design!
From Leslie: As anyone who has ever been to a first birthday party knows, the party is not only to celebrate baby’s first year, but also to celebrate that mom and dad made it through the first year of parenthood. We created a colorful, four-panel accordion folding invitation for Zavier’s first birthday party inspired by bowties and new experiences.
As the panels unfold they reveal details such as hand lettering, a list of sweet firsts that Zavier experienced during his first year (first book, first food, first word), and hand-drawn bowties for this little man.
The design was letterpress printed with three colors: teal, gray, and bright yellow. We used a bold teal and white chevron envelope liner against a lemony yellow outer envelope.
Design: Lilly & Louise
Letterpress Printing: Lumino Press
Lilly & Louise is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of her beautiful work right here!
Photo Credits: Cara Robbins
Rebecca from Crafty Pie Press sent over these modern invitations designed for her nephews’ joint birthday party – the blue and green color palette is so perfect for teenage boys! Rebecca’s challenge was to create something cheerful without being overly childish. The resulting invitation features a poster-inspired layout and fun chevron stripe pattern. Super cute!
From Rebecca: My sister asked me to design the invitations for my nephews’ 14th and 16th birthday party and Raymond’s 8th grade graduation. This was the first time I’ve designed invitations for teenage boys – it was a little bit challenging since I’m the complete opposite of a teenage boy!
They’re not kids anymore (even though I still think of them as kids!) so I couldn’t put together something childish. I decided on a modern poster style invitation in their favorite colors, green and blue. It’s still fun without feeling childish. I also designed a green chevron stripe pattern that was printed on the back of the invitation. I paired the invitation with a kraft envelope and an envelope liner with the green chevron pattern.
Photo Credits: Crafty Pie Press
Lisa from Good on Paper always makes the most creative birthday party invitations for her son Lucas! First it was a circus-inspired invitation, then a hide-and-seek inspired invitation, and for his 3rd birthday she drew inspiration from Lucas’s current favorite: letters and numbers! Lisa created the invitations using some inventive food styling and a few favorite photos of Lucas from this past year. Too cute!
From Lisa: I had so much fun making these. Lucas has really been into reading letters and numbers on everything from books to license plates so this year we threw him a letters and numbers inspired birthday party. For the invitation I basically set up a mini photo shoot with words out of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (another one of his favorites). It was super easy, fun and tasty.
The gray envelope was custom lined using a recent favorite photo of Lucas “reading” a newspaper. I also designed custom wraparound address labels and a directions card with another photo of Lucas lining up his cars and counting them.
Thanks so much Lisa! And happy birthday Lucas!
Good on Paper is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Lisa’s amazing work right here!
Photo Credits: Good on Paper