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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Invitation Preparation

There are two birthday's in our household in July.

Monster will be three July Fourth and 
Roly Poly will be turning one at the end of the month.

Thus, I am in the midst of invitation preparation.

Although Monster's party is first,
and I am mailing the invites out today, 
I am going to share with you 
Roly Poly's invitations in this post.

His party is going to be bigger since it is his first one,
and there will be several posts 
covering party projects.

For Monster's Party I am planning on doing one or two 
posts to cover it all.

Okay, so on with the show.

I had Roly Poly's invitations made by my friend Melissa
Check out her other work.
She is so much fun to work with and has great ideas.
This was my second time working with her.

So she created these beauties based on Roly Poly's high chair.
You know you love the blacking out of info. 

Yes, we are having an owl theme.
Aren't they cute?

Well, we planned from the beginning that after printing the invites 
I was going to corner round the edges to soften them up and mimic the center design.

Melissa had done something similar in the Fall for her kiddos birthdays and it turned out soooo great.

Here are the before and afters.

Isn't it amazing how such a small detail 
makes such a BIG difference.

I am glad to have another small thing 
out of the way for his party,
especially because the next two weeks
 have to be dedicated to Monster's
Pirate Party on the Fourth.

Nothing says Fourth of July like Pirates after all.


  1. Ohh I love the invites so fun! And yes the simplicity of rounding out the corners made a big difference! They are adorable, how fun! I cant wait to see more. And a pirate party! How exciting.. I was wanting to do a pirate them for one of my boys next year.. so I cant wait to see what you come up with! I will most likely borrow some ideas! LOL

  2. I love it! Great job! I did an owl them for my little's first birthday too! I'm kind of obsessed with them right now... Go parties! Can't wait to see more!

  3. Hootnanny!! Love it!! And yes, so much better with the rounded edges! Who would have thought? I can't wait to see both parties! And I'm sure you'll need to be crowned Super Mom once all is over!

  4. How cute! I love that it's a hootenanny! Can't wait to see the rest of the details.

  5. Those are so adorable! Why is the summer so stuffed with birthdays? I have 12 between June and July alone...and it makes those months quite the whirlwind!

  6. Totally girl, I agree with everyone. The rounded edges are totally way better. The owls are adorable and your friend did a great job on the invites,

    I can't wait to see everything else, and totally looking forward to that PIRATE party, he he. Love Pirates.

    Hugs, Bella

  7. wow! love it! the rounded edges make a huge difference! Great job! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  8. o i love it!!!!!!!!!! so darling, i love the rounded edges

  9. so sweet! I love home made invites!


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