Tomorrow is my sweet baby's FIRST birthday party and Tuesday is her birthday! Oh my, so many emotions. Yesterday, no lie, I cried when I heard Good Life by One Republic.
(It's okay. You can laugh. I'm fully aware of the laughability.)
But, I won't digress into tales of how becoming her mother changed my life in all the best ways possible. Or, go on and on about how my baby girl is sweetness and light and joy, all packaged in the cutest bundle. I've.ever.seen. Nor, will I wax poetic about her smile. Her laughter. Her curiosity. Her frequent hugs and sweet kisses. Her purity and innocence and pure, untouched-by-the-world faith.
No, I won't tell you all that. Instead, I'll share with you a fun idea for inexpensive invitations that can be adapted for just about any party you plan! You'd like that, right?
I started when I found the above box of faux bois notecards at Targ. 24 for $5.99...my kind of price.
Then, I grabbed a few sheets of scrapbook paper (6 total at Hobby Lobby for 50% off) in assorted patterns. Because, I can never pick just one pattern of anything.
I paired these purchased items with stamps, ink and the printable business cards I had in my stash...and, ta-da...an invitation was born. All for under $8, which brings us to about $0.33/invitation. Impressive, no?
I printed the party info onto the business cards because this was quick and easy. Seriously, you go to the website listed on the box, enter the style number, download a template, open the template in Word and begin typing. Easy-breasy. I'm not sure how much I originally paid for my business cards, but I've gotten lots of use out of them.
I cut the scrapbook paper into pieces that fit the inside of my card, leaving a 1/4 inch (ish) border of note card showing so I didn't have to worry about unattractive, scrapbook paper spillover.
I attached the scrapbook paper and the business cards to the inside of the notecards with glue dots (love glue dots!).
On the front of each card, I stamped a cute bird and my sweet baby's name and then glued down a 1, cut from my paper scraps.
That was it. So cute. So cheap. And, so set the tone for my daughter's bird-themed bash.
And, now, I'm going to give you the tiniest sneak peak at tomorrow's party decor. With the help of insta.gram. But, don't worry you'll be getting the full details eventually.
After I let them unfold and after I get a chance to savor every minute.
**UPDATE: Full party details here!
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