Monday, March 5, 2012

Holly's Ballet Themed 3rd Birthday- Part One (Invitations)

Now, let me start off by saying that I was scared to plan a party.
I am one of those people who gets overwhelmed easily- and a house full of people to entertain seems scary just in thought. So, because Holly has never had a birthday party before, I decided to try a small (mostly family) gathering to test out my party-planning/entertaining skills.

What's the first step to planning any birthday party (besides picking the theme)?

After we nailed down a ballet theme (chosen by a very picky little girl), I decided to design my own invites, and this is what I came up with:

I used a clip-art picture of a ballerina (found online) and used a simple computer program and some downloaded fonts to throw together a cute little ballet invitation.

I obviously edited out my address and phone number to post these pictures on this blog.

After printing the invites onto a think white card-stock, I cut pieces of textured pink scrapbook paper a bit bigger than the invites, and glued them together!

To add a bit of fun to the invites, I used this technique to make a sweet little ruffle flower in the corner of every invite.

...and voila! A ballet themed party invitation.

I love making my own invitations.
It's the best when you can tweak every detail to your liking (instead of just hand-writing information on a line!).

1 comment:

  1. Those invites are so cute!! I had a party for my daughter's 1st birthday and it was extremely overwhelming lol my mom made fun of me the entire time because I was stressing myself out haha!! I don't even want to think about planning her 2nd birthday soon especially since I'm planning our wedding at the same time!! Talk about stressful lol. I made my daughter's invites too last year and I loved having control over how they looked so much fun!

    I'm sure her party turned out great though!! :)

    Love, Jazmyn


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