Lu's Big Day: Homemade Birthday Party Invitations

Lu's Big Day: Homemade Birthday Party Invitations

Dabney Frake
Jun 3, 2013

I wrestled with whether or not to do actual, tangible invitations for Lu's party, or save the paper and do an Evite or use Facebook. In the end, my love of making happy little things won out. 

I wanted an invitation that was bright, fun and fit the feel of the party. I'm no graphic designer, but I do have tons of paper and envelopes on hand. I came up with a quick announcement, then stuck some neon office stickers on there. Done. I did have a little fun with the envelope though (couldn't help myself). I lined a basic kraft envelope with black and white striped paper, then added a closure with some tiny grommets and string. Boom. Inter-office party mail for toddlers.

Personally, I don't think it's a bad idea to do a Facebook invite — either on its own, or in addition to a paper invite. It saves folks the trouble of calling (gasp!) or emailing to rsvp, and serves as a reminder on the days leading up to the party. Plus, you can also give last minute updates in case of bad weather. I wound up doing one, and it's been handy.

How about you? Do you prefer digital these days, or do you like the feel of an actual paper invitation?


(Image: Dabney Frake)

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