First Birthday Party Invitations for Baby Lucas!

Hi again everyone!  I’m back!  I’m still trying to process the last couple of weeks in my head, much less go through all of the photos from the trip, so a trip recap will have to wait a few days.  Before I get to anything else, a huge thanks to Carina and Ellie for their fabulous guest posts while I was away – not to mention all of the fantastic printers who contributed posts for the printing process series.  The printing process series isn’t quite finished, so stay tuned for future posts on a few other printing methods a bit later this summer…

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First up this week – invitations for a first birthday party!  Lisa from Good on Paper created these adorable circus-inspired invitations for her son’s first birthday celebration last month.  You can also check out Lucas’s awesome birth announcements right here.  I love the way Lisa uses different typefaces in her designs, particularly the cool ligatures on Lucas’s name and party date.  So fun!

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Thanks Lisa!

Photo Credits: Good on Paper

Red + Aqua Carnival Birthday Party Invitations for Grace!

As much as I love wedding invitations, there’s just nothing like the youthful exuberance of a kids party invitation.  Jennifer from The Paper Peony sent over these adorable carnival-inspired letterpress invitations that she designed and printed for her daughter Grace’s second birthday, along with some images of the party itself!

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From Jennifer:  We planned a vintage red and aqua carnival theme for a small gathering in our home.  The invitations set the tone with fun fonts, stripes, and a red balloon in each envelope.  I designed the thank you notes with sweet little flags to compliment the party décor.

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We decorated with lots of balloons and wonderful hand-made fabric banners that were hung all over the house (thanks to my mother-in-law).  We served lots of popcorn, gourmet hotdogs and salads as well as “popcorn” cupcakes that I made for the kids. They were a huge hit!

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We had toss games for activities and my husband Shaun even learned how to make balloon animals and flowers the night before.  He got really good at it too!  The kids favors were so fun to put together!  We included rubber ducks, animal crackers, clown noses, pin wheels, candy dots and whoopee cushions!  I also made little paper flags with each child’s name.

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Such a fun party, and it looks like Grace had a total blast!  Thank you so much Jennifer!

{image credits: jennifer larkin | the paper peony}

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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