Kids Party Invitations

A couple of weeks ago I received a reader request for inspiration for kids party invitations, so I put out a request on twitter and asked around, and I thought I’d share a round-up of what I found!

Lori from Paper and Thread Studio created these two invitations for a first and second birthday party, incorporating fabric and stitching as playful details:

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These “subtle sock monkey” invitations were created for the 1st birthday of a photographer’s son.  We created flat “buttons” using chipboard and sock monkey fabric and stitched those, together with the birthday boy’s picture, along the top of the invitation.  The script font was chosen to match the Curious George books.  Finally, the envelopes are lined using an image of the knit pattern from an actual sock monkey.

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These invitations were created for a girl’s second birthday party.  Elmo is cut out of fabric and applied to the top of the invitation, along with the stitching.

I absolutely adore these kids party invitations photographed by Nicole Hill Gerulat for One Charming Party:

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I absolutely love the art party invitations in the third photo – so creative!

Cassandre from Fete Festa Fiesta created these pop-up invitations for her daughter’s 9th birthday party, using paper from Envelopments:

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Naushin from Love, Paper & Ink created these invitations for a robots and monkeys-themed first birthday party:

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Nyle is the son of one of my best friends.  The invitation was designed according to the theme of his party – Robots and Monkeys – and as a digitally-printed postcard for easy mailing.  I also designed coordinating “Oo-oo! Beep beep!” stickers for the loot bags handed out at the end of the day.

For her daughter’s first birthday party, photographer Kallie Buckmaster went with an owl theme for the invitation design:

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Check out more photos from the party here! Found via The Sweetest Occasion via Party Perfect.

And one more for this round-up, lovely letterpress invitations from Cartoules Letterpress for a first birthday pool party!

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Do you have fun and creative kids party invitations that you’d like to share?  I’d love to see photos – just shoot me an e-mail right here!

{image credits: 1-2 paper thread studio, 3-5 nicole hill gerulat, 6 fete festa fiesta, 7 paper, love & ink, 8 kallie buckmaster, 9 cartoules letterpress}

Scallop Table Numbers

These scalloped table number signs from Maida Vale are so simple and lovely:

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I’m partial to the kraft paper table numbers, but the white table numbers would be wonderful for a more traditional or evening wedding.  Check out the full selection right here.

{image credits: maida vale}

Vintage-Inspired Typography Save the Dates

I love invitations that tell a story, either figuratively through graphics and images or literally through text – check out more evidence here and here.  Jen from Two Paperdolls designed these save the dates for her sister’s upcoming wedding, incorporating the bride and groom’s history into a playful design with vintage-inspired graphic elements:

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The bride and groom were high school sweethearts who reunited after college – such a sweet story!

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Jen’s main design influences were Texas-inspired shabby chic and the groom’s love of vintage music posters – and I love the result!  Check out more over at Louella Court.

{image credits: louella press}

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  The sun is shining and the weekend is rapidly approaching, both of which make me very happy.  I’m looking forward to a relaxed weekend just trying to beat the summer heat, but in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend:

That’s it for me this week!  I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and I’ll see you all back here on Monday!

{image credits: lake house via mary ruffle}

A Modern Eden Nursery Poster Series

Ryan Clark from A Modern Eden sent over this super-cool series of stylized animal posters that they recently created – each of which is screen printed in five bright (and kid-friendly) colors on French Pop-Tone paper:

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The poster series is actually part of a broader collection of art and educational tools for children – all of which emerged from Ryan’s desire to create things that he would be proud to hang in his son’s nursery.

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In addition to these three posters, the series also includes flash cards, tote bags, and even an educational iphone app!  So cool!  Learn more, and check out the rest of the collection, over at A Modern Eden.

{image credits: a modern eden}