Although there's nothing wrong with a paper invitation or thank you note, we like the idea of sending something unusual to increase the anticipation and excitement. Now where do we find mini beach balls in bulk?
The fine folks over at Martha Stewart's Craft Department have been busy sending neat invitations for a previous party and whipping up some rather unusual thank-you notes.
Beach balls when deflated fit in a standard envelope and when inflated reveal all the party information. Kids don't really care about a piece of paper, it's having fun they like, so sending something to goof around with is far more exciting, though not as easy to hang on the refrigerator.
Likewise, small frisbees were sent in cd sleeves with hand punched circles that had been written on by the birthday boy and addressed to each attendee. Both ideas truly set the vibe for a fun filled party. What other small items would work for this purpose? Leave your ideas in the comments below!
(Image: Martha Stewart Crafts Dept.)