Lucas’s Superhero 4th Birthday Party Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! Before we jump back into recaps from the National Stationery Show, I couldn’t resist sharing the wonderful invitations that Lisa from Good on Paper created for her son’s 4th birthday! Lisa creates the most beautiful birthday party invitations (and announcements) for her two boys, and it’s always an inspiration to see the creative themes she comes up with year after year. For her elder son, Lucas, this year is all about superheroes – but in a really fun way!

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From LisaWhile Lucas loves all kinds of super heroes – Captain America, Flash, Spider-Man, etc. – I really wanted the party to be more about the super powers of Lucas and his friends and to be a little less commercialized. The invitations were printed in black and green on heavy white cotton paper with a clean, minimal design highlighting Super Lucas.

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Each invitation set included custom tattoos and instructions packaged in a small glassine envelope for each guest. The tattoos had the guest’s name (i.e. Super Connor) as well as super hero speech bubbles with expressions like “WOW”, “OK”, “YES”, and “COOL” instead of the usual “POW” and “BANG” expressions. The envelopes were lined with a pattern of the same super hero expressions. 

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Such a great idea! Thank you so much Lisa!

Photo Credits: Good on Paper

Raffa’s Modern First Birthday Party Invitations

You really can’t go wrong with crisp, classic black + white – and these first birthday party invitations are no exception! Chloe from Hello There, Design created these invitations for her son’s first birthday (happy birthday Raffa!), featuring whimsical hand cut letter text and hand lettered envelope addresses. Love!

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From Chloe: I designed these invitations for my son Raffa’s first birthday party. The invitations are simple black and white with text to match some hand cut letters that are part of a felt banner I made for the occasion. I included a very appropriate enthusiastic photo of Raffa above the text.

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The back of the invitation features a pattern of asymmetrical diamond shapes, which matched the hand cut letters. I opted to have the envelopes hand lettered with white ink on black envelopes, then I made return address labels with the same hand cut lettering as the invitation. The invitations were digitally printed on Savoy cotton stock and the envelopes are Paper Source black.

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Thanks Chloe!

Design: Chloe Marty of Hello There, Design

Envelope Hand Lettering: June Bride Lettering

Photo Credits: Jonna Solheim

Thomas’s Western Rodeo 2nd Birthday Party Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I’d kick the week off with these too-cute-for-words birthday party invitations from the ladies of Vellum & Vogue! Inspired by vintage fabric, the suite features a wood engraved invitation that evokes heat branding, wood tags with the image of a cowboy, and burlap ribbon. So fun!

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From Alana + Krystal of Vellum & VogueDana came to us looking for a unique and festive invitation for her son’s 2nd birthday. The overall theme of the party was inspired by a vintage rodeo fabric she fell in love with. Once we laid our eyes on the unique textile, we knew we had to incorporate it into the invitation.

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We decided to create a custom fabric backer for the invitation, which highlighted one of the many rodeo-inspired vignettes found within the fabric. To complement the Western theme, we engraved the invitation design onto a solid cedar wood stock and kept the burn markings to mimic the look of heat branding. We then wrapped the invitation in a wide burlap-style ribbon and finished the look with small wood tags bearing the image of a cowboy.  

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Each invitation was packaged in a kraft box, sealed with a wraparound address label and mailed with Western-inspired postage.

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Thanks Alana + Krystal!

Photo Credits: Vellum & Vogue

Sophie’s First Birthday Party!

As you know, we celebrated Sophie’s first birthday last month! We threw a little birthday party for her, with family and a few close friends. Given the roller coaster of the last few months, it was so nice to spend a beautiful afternoon with some of our favorite people to celebrate making it through the first year!

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First, the invitations! Sophie is completely fascinated with balloons, so we knew that we wanted to bring them into her birthday party. I told Catherine from Printerette Press that we wanted something joyful and colorful and she dreamed up this amazing five-color design with her unique hand lettering for the text. My dear friend Michele of Meant to Be Calligraphy addressed the envelopes in neon pink ink in her Jackson script. I love the invitations SO much!

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We chose one of our favorite hidden spots in DC, Montrose Park in Georgetown, as the venue for Sophie’s party. It has lots of picnic tables and a big playground with swings, all of which was perfect for our needs. Sophie’s cousins came down from upstate New York for the party and had such a great time running around the playground, while the adults could chill out under the trees.

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We wanted the party decorations to be really bright and colorful, with lots of balloons, honeycombs, and garlands. My friend Kelly sent over some of her balloon honeycombs, which went perfectly with our balloon inspiration. I also made a bunch of tassels out hot pink, peach, and gold yarn, and spray painted a birthday banner in shades of hot pink, coral, and lavender.

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We served a mix of sandwiches from one of our favorites, Taylor Gourmet, along with cupcakes from The Sweet Lobby. My Dad took a few photos of Sophie enjoying her birthday cupcake! I chose red velvet for her, which she loved.

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Kelly also made Sophie a birthday crown! She wouldn’t keep it on for more than a few minutes, but it was completely adorable while it lasted.

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Photo Credits: Vicki Grafton Photography, except where noted

Theo’s Mini Flip Book First Birthday Party Invitations

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!

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From LisaPlans 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.

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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!

Good on Paper is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Lisa’s work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Good on Paper