Starting the Party!
I don't like the word "procrastinator". It's such an ugly term, isn't it?
I prefer to describe myself as one who works great under pressure. ;O)
Which comes in handy when my daughter's birthday party is in less than two weeks and up until today I didn't even know what the invitations were going to look like! I knew we wanted a book themed party. Paige loves books (and you know how she feels about the library!) so she thought a book party would be great!
I went to our local thrift store and picked up all these vintage books for 15 cents(!!) each. Most of them have been heavily "loved" in one way or another, so I didn't feel too guilty about repurposing them as party decor. I love the pages turned into these paper flowers!
I used the paperback book covers to make the invitations. I cut out a 4"x6" section and glued it to my cards, then glued these printable library invitations inside, with a bookmark ribbon to finish them off. Then I used a page from each book to line the envelopes.
Then I hit up the $ store for some cheap-o sunglasses to use as reading glasses props for a photo guest book. I thought that would be fun. I would have loved to get clear frames, but the lenses don't pop out very easily. :o/
I love Paige in glasses. Is it wrong to wish that my daughter had eyesight problems so she could wear cute glasses? (Yes, bad mom, that is wrong.)
So, let me tell you that I thought a book/library theme was such a unique idea-no one would ever think of that, right?? TONS of people have. Whatever. Like Solomon says, nothing new under the sun. :O) I try so hard to be unique with my ideas because I would never want to steal other people's ideas. But it's so difficult! So many of us think the same. I guess that's a nice thought, actually. It makes me feel like we're all somewhat of a big, happy family.
Have a great Monday!