I have had so much fun planning the birthday party for Audrey and her cousin, Kate, with my sister, Christine! It all started with the idea of pony rides. Christine did it for her older daughter a few years ago and it was so much fun. The kids love it. So we were thinking kind of a western theme and started looking for dress fabric (we love to make matching dresses for their birthdays). We decided on the very cute Tanya Whelan Dolce for Free Spirit in the orange/white/blue/pink colorway and I was thinking I wanted the party to feel more "county fair" than "cowgirl."
So here we are! I have all sorts of things in the works, but finished these birthday invitations last night and they make me smile.
I am such a design hack. I wish I could learn layout in Photoshop or Illustrator (it's on my list for this year, I've been checking out online classes) but since I haven't yet I fell back to the program I design in best: PowerPoint! Works pretty well actually.
I was thinking of punching out the paper flowers from cute scrapbooking paper but found a bottle of them ready to go "Iced Got Flowers?" at Michael's. That saved some time.
I included a raffle ticket for every child to bring to the party and drop into a box for a prize drawing. Not sure what the prize will be but we'll find something fun! I can't wait. But I do have quite a list of things to still finish so a bit of time is good.
UPDATE: I had a request for the template for these invitations and the related thank you labels. You can find a PowerPoint template here ready for customization and printing: Fair Day Birthday Invite Template_AestheticNest