Kate Spade Inspired Birthday Party Invitations

Don’t let the bright colors fool you – these invitations are actually for a grown-up’s birthday party.  Anastasia from Anastasia Marie recently celebrated her birthday, and when it came time to designer her birthday party invitations she was inspired by the bright colors and patterns from Kate Spade.  How fun!

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From AnastasiaPrinted on creamy linen paper with red, yellow, blue, and green as the color palette, these lovelies also boast colorful flower bloom pop-ups!  The Kate Spade theme was suggested to me by a friend and I jumped at the idea.  I thoroughly enjoyed making these invitations and they definitely brought a lot of color into the actual party when guests arrived decked out in bright sweaters, bows, and mustaches!

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You can read a bit more about the inspiration behind the invitations over on Anastasia’s blog right here.  Thanks Anastasia, and happy belated birthday!

{image credits: anastasia marie}

Owl Birthday Party Invitations

When it comes to party invitations, I don’t think it gets much cuter than a first birthday party invitation.  Brandi from Sweet Harvey created these invitations for the first birthday of her adorable baby niece Zoey, and the resulting owl theme strikes the perfect balance between modern and whimsical design.

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From Brandi: Jennifer wanted something cute and fun for baby Zoey.  Jennifer had decided on a giraffe for Zoey’s baby announcements a year ago and decided to keep with the animal character theme.  We choose brown for the owl and added the strawberry for a girly touch.

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So cute!  Thanks so much Brandi – and happy first birthday to Zoey!

{image credits: Sweet Harvey}

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Helicopter Birthday Party Invitations

Janie from We Heart Paper printed these helicopter-themed invitations for an upcoming 4th birthday celebration, and aren’t they just the cutest?  I love the bright polka dot envelope liner against the blue letterpress details of the helicopter and clouds – so much fun!

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Thanks Janie!

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Balloon Birthday Party Invitations

I’m always amazed by the constant stream of inspiration and creativity from Brooke at inchmark – from sweet birthday presents for her husband to the cutest silhouette pregnancy announcements, she such wonderful ideas.  For her eldest child’s recent birthday party, Brooke created balloon invitations that were rolled up into a tiny tube, tucked into a helium-filled balloon (along with some confetti), and then hand-delivered to the lucky party invitees.  So awesome!

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I’m totally tucking this idea into the inspiration file for future use.  Read more over at inchmark!

Tom Sawyer + Huckleberry Finn Birthday Party Invitations

A few weeks ago, event designer Brandi Brown wrote in seeking advice for the invitations for her twin sons’ first birthday party – Brandi’s theme revolved around the story of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and she wanted something that would mimic the boys’ straw hats.  I suggested that Brandi use burlap as the main element, and did a quick burlap round-up that she could use as inspiration.  Brandi sent over some photos of the invitation and party, and they’re absolutely fantastic!

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To create the invitations, Brandi glued a square of burlap to a thin piece of balsa wood.  The invitation details were printed by a local printer onto green card stock and layered on top of the burlap.  A silhouette image of two boys fishing represents both the birthday boys as well as Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer.  So cute, right?!

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{a custom burlap banner from funkyshique}

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{LOVE the cute little menu cards!}

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{more burlap details – a burlap tablecloth above, and burlap sippy cups for littlest party-goers below}

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{the perfect favors, a personal hardback copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn!}

Brandi worked with fellow event planner Kate Landers, and you can check out additional details from the party on both Brandi’s blog and Kate’s blog.  Congratulations Brandi – I can’t wait to see what you do for the boys’ second birthday!

{image credits: inga finch photography}