April 13, 2010

Invitations

Do you ever totally stress yourself out about silly things like a toddler's birthday party? Paige is turning three on May 1st, and I'm doing my best not to go overboard, which isn't easy for me! :o) Last night I spent the evening making the invitations.

This was her invitation for her first birthday;
I made so many of them, and it took forever! I even handmade the envelopes (apparently I had a lot of time on my hands....)


This year I'm throwing a "Polka-dots and Posies" party, and I thought I'd make the invites a little more simplistic. And they're all different, so it wasn't as tedious!






Simple always makes me smile :o)

P.S. I'm still in the planning stage, so if anyone has a favorite party blog or website, feel free to pass it on! :o)

65 comments:

  1. Those are truly girly and sweet! Love the simplicity and daintiness of it :)
    I look forward to following your planning stages xoxo

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  2. oooh Those are wicked cute! I'm planning my daughter's 2nd birthday which is on her birthday this year April 24th! & My Birthday is May 3rd! May is a good month! Your theme is cute! & different which is good! I'm trying not to go overboard either but it does ger hard when you see all these gorgeous parties from other moms & stuff...it gets my creative-ness flowing! Some party blogs I like are:
    Kara's Party Idea's
    Hostess with the Mostess
    Design Dazzle
    HowDoesshe.com-just recently posted a rainbow polka dot partyy which I love! Because I'm doing a rainbows &sunshine theme.

    & usually on there they have links to other party blogs. I will post more when I find them! I can't wait to see the other party planning ideas! You can do a lot with flowers & dots! so cute & sweet! what was Paige's theme last year?

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  3. Hi Disney, I found your website just a couple of days ago.. and needless to say, I'm obsessed! You have such great fun, creative ideas. My favorite website to plan parties on is Hostess with the Mostess.

    http://www.hostessblog.com/

    Good luck with the all the planning!

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  4. These are beautiful! I would just want to keep them all!

    Check out http://www.pepperdesignblog.com
    The parties on there are gorgeous and they have good DIY decoration ideas.

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  5. Impressive! They look so nice!

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  6. Very cute!

    I love tomkatstudio.blogspot.com (I think that's it) she does paper products, but features a lot of parties and ideas for parties on her blog. AmyAtlas is awesome, too!
    (You probably already know both of these, but they're two of my favs)

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  7. Cute cards! I think making them all different would stress me out more. I like the assembly line technique! Looks to be a fun party!

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  8. Love the invites! I stumbled upon this website while looking for ideas for my soon to be one year old http://www.thepartydress.net/ .... super cute party ideas!

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  9. I just adore the idea of doing a handful of different invites- love it! There might be a few ideas we used for our bloom party that would be fun to see done for a toddler party- http://thecitycradle.com/30x30

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  10. Keep them busy and get them down and dirty planting a flower in a clay pot they decorate with polka dots (bingo dabbers from $1 store). Doubles for a mother's day gift for the following week too:)

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  11. Sooo cute and sweet. They came out beautiful!

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  12. so sweet - i love that they are all different, i hate making the same thing over and over... here is a post about some easy cupcakes!

    http://lovelybud.typepad.com/lovely-bud/2010/04/an-easter-dessert-story-inspired-by-iheartfaces.html

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  13. Those are all adorable!! Good Luck with the planning!!

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  14. These are super cute! I love this polka-dot theme!

    Justine

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  15. Here are a few party planning sites I enjoy:
    http://lullabylubbock.blogspot.com/

    http://www.karaspartyideas.blogspot.com/

    http://partyperfectblog.blogspot.com/

    http://www.thepartydress.net/

    http://pisforparty.blogspot.com/

    http://hiphoorayblog.blogspot.com/

    http://www.headofthetableblog.com/

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  16. I love polka dots. I also love http://partyperfectblog.blogspot.com/ lots of cute ideas there.
    My favorite polka dot party can be found http://inchmark.squarespace.com/inchmark/2009/2/3/bees-party.html It's so sweet and simple.

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  17. Those you're inviting are sooo lucky! to be invited & to receive such beautiful cards! they're all sooo pretty!

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  18. I'm totally jealous of all of your creativity :) They're just presh

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  19. I go mad trying to plan the kids parties. Then its all worth it when you get compliments on how great it is. Im sure Paige will love it! The cards are fantastic too! I cant wait to see what else you come up with.
    I love the site design dazzle. And I seen a cute tutorial for tissue paper poms that Im actually making today to try out for my sisters wedding, I'll let you know how they turn out, it would be cute with the theme of Paige's party.

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  20. You did a great job those are VERY cute!! I'm all for simple!

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  21. Love your invites. So cute.
    I like to look at this blog for party ideas...

    http://karaspartyideas.blogspot.com/

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  22. Super cute! I love that the invites are all different so you don't get bored...I'll keep that in mind when I have kiddos of my own to plan parties for!

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  23. Super cute invites! You must be super woman to be able to do all of those with a 3 year old running around! My daughter would never allow it. I love the theme! Here's what I did for my daughter's 3rd birthday, just a few short weeks ago. http://darningdiva.blogspot.com/2010/03/nadijas-3rd-birthday-aka-gray-hair.html

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  24. Take a look at Party Perfect. She features some really adorable- but TOTALLY "do-able" parties.

    http://partyperfectblog.blogspot.com/

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  25. My Twins are turning 5 on May 1st!...
    Love the invitations.
    Congratulations!

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  26. So pretty! And I love the theme. :)

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  27. They are so cute and sweet. I love how they are all different.

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  28. So adorable. I love that every one is differant that makes them all so special.

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  29. You are so good at all things lovely and beautiful, that I can't imagine that you need a single idea! But if you are interested, I had a polka dot party for my daughter last year and there are a few pictures of her cake and the birthday table here: http://yourfaceislikethesunshine.blogspot.com/2009/06/very-merry-birthday.html
    And I will try to upload some to my Flickr account if you'd like to see more. : )

    kristen ♥

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  30. Your stuff is really cute!!! My daughter is turning 5 in 2 weeks, but I am lettting a gymnastics place do it all!! I will have to do something like this for my other daughters birthday in the summer!! I don't have any party blogs for you to visit but my blog(which is new) is doing a GIVEAWAY! You may be interested in joining!! it's at... www.coutureunraveled.blogspot.com
    I found your pom-pom light on your blog and made one of those RIGHT AWAY!! there is a pic of it on my blog too!!!

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  31. hello there! just found your blog and its darling! you are so great at what you do! and beautiful!
    loves!
    britt

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  32. Absolutely adorable! I love making cards. I agree that it makes it more fun and less tedious when you make a bunch of different style invites.

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  33. This post could not have come at a better time!! My son turns 4 on May 1st and I am going nuts trying to get everything ready...can't wait to get some blog ideas!

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  34. Ooo Paige is having a birthday huh, well she's lucky to have you as a mom, I am sure it is going to be amazing.

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  35. ADORABLE invites. Love, love, love. Oh, did I mention i LOVE them?

    here's a website that has great cheap party ideas
    www.creativestirrings.blogspot.com She recently did a "SweetPea" themed party. Adorable!

    Really nice stuff on there!
    Enjoy.

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  36. Too cute!! Love the idea of them all being different.

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  37. What a cute invites. My son's birthday is also on the first of May, he is turning 5 this year.
    Hope you have a lot of fun planning the party. Guess we are going to have a pirate party overhere...

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  38. The BEST party site I have ever found!!
    http://www.katelandersevents.blogspot.com/
    You won't be disappointed!! :)

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  39. Hi Disney! We did a baking themed party for my little girl and I made all the girlies little aprons and chef hats with fabric I already had on hand. Theyd decorated cupcakes, their hats, and we made plastic bag homemade icecream! It was really fun! I actually posted it today on my blog post in celebration of my little guy's birthday go take a peak!

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  40. Nice job! If you seriously have lots of time you should experiment with the Cricut Cake Machine. There's a video on my blog of the amazing cakes you can create.

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  41. So nice, plus I love that you can use bits and pieces , keeping it green by using all the little bits.

    I love the idea. You could have those tiny little plant holders and have them plant a flower. So cute

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  42. Hey Disney,
    didn't go through your comments to see if anyone said this one yet but I love "the party dress" website for inspiration!

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  43. Oh, each invite is just so sweet! I love them all. We just (as in 2 days ago) did our big combo birthday party for our kids. Fun, but I'm definitely pooped. We did some planters for favors that I think turned out cute. Something like that might work for your theme? I have to say that I feel pretty silly suggesting anything to such a creative gal, but here's the post :): http://threepumpkinslittle.squarespace.com/blog/2010/4/12/birthdays-2010.html

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  44. this post is just one of the reasons why i just gave you a sunshine award over at my blog
    thethriftyba.blogspot.com

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  45. Love the theme! And the invitations are beautiful. Paige is a lucky little girl!

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  46. Looks like it's going to be fun :) Cute cards!

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  47. Oh cute cards! I love P is for Party, here's the address
    http://pisforparty.tumblr.com/

    Good luck!

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  48. In my book, there is no such thing as overboard for a little ones birthday party!

    It's just as much a party for you for raising her another year!

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  49. Very cute!!! I love doing all different cards/invitations, it makes it a lot funner. Don't stress too much about it!

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  50. Those are sooo cute!
    I don't think I have the patience to do cards... maybe if all the supplies were put in front of my face.. more power to you!

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  51. Adorable cards...you are so talented!! I LOVE Whimsycookieco.blogspot.com. This girl is so talented and can match your cookies to your party theme. Her name is Laurie and she is a dream to work with!!

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  52. Those are really cute! And i love the idea u making different design invitation cards and polka dot theme. So now am wondering are u gonna make paige's bday dress? If so i would love to see that soon. I just cant wait... aaahhaaa... Hope u gonna have a birthday blast!!!

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  53. Those are darling!

    I always love it when I get a card(for whatever reason)and it's home made. It just seems more personal!

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  54. Love the difference between first and 3rd party invites... :D

    Sometimes when I get into the groove I also wonder where on earth I found the time to do things!

    Great blog - following you!

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  55. Disney, what a talent you have. I love the invites for this year. My daughter turn 3 in August but my son turns 1 in June and I am in the process of planning a party for him. It is hard to find boy themed party sites. I have only seen the ones listed above by others. I have a new blog that will be having some giveaways and reviews in the near future, please check it out!
    Party on Disney!

    Angela
    A Mama with 2 Cents Worth to Share
    URL: amamas2centsworth.blogspot.com

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  56. partycupcakeideas.com

    We love cupcakes for our parties. Maybe you can find some on there.

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  57. I love your blog! I've only been reading for a week, but you've already inspired me to make so many cute things for me and my little girl. Here's one of them: http://fastdaze.blogspot.com/2010/04/pretty-flower-dress-repurpose.html

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  58. I just did a really fun polka dot party for my little girl's first birthday party. I'll have to email you the picture of the cake. It turned out SOOOOOOO cute!

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  59. Hi Disney, I don't know if you need anymore ispiration but I thought I'd share these sites with you. I love party blogs. These are the best ones I have found to look for ideas/inspiration. Have fun party planning! http://www.hostessblog.com/
    http://partyperfectblog.blogspot.com/
    http://www.bakerella.com/
    http://creativepartyplace.com/
    http://www.birthdaygirlblog.com/
    http://karaspartyideas.blogspot.com/
    http://tomkatstudio.blogspot.com/

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  60. I love the idea of invitations that don't match. They are so cute. I'm working on starting a new party blog
    www.diycelebrations.blogspot.com
    I think I will put these adorable invitations on there. Please stop by and check it out!

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