invite ideas

i just thought i’d share with you some of the invites i’ve done over the years. its always fun to get new ideas on things you can do yourself to make parties more personal!

i know you already saw these, but here they are again!

these were from gracie’s 4th birthday last year – a mermaid and pirate theme. these bottles can actually ship in the mail as is.
this is the simple invite printed on scrapbook paper in a map print.

then i rolled it up tight (using a pencil to wrap it around) and tied it with embroidery floss.

this is a menu from an appreciation luncheon i organized. all done on the computer on cardstock.

this was gracie’s second birthday invite. she had a bubble party. i printed on the cardstock, then traced the circles and hand cut them. this was before i knew about circle cutters – much faster! some of the bubbles are out of vellum, and some i painted with a bit of glue and added fine iridescent glitter. they were mailed in clear envelopes.

these were the invites my sister actually designed and made for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower. the silhouette is perfect – courtney is teeny and david is very tall. i especially love the tiny rhinestone as a diamond ring.

their wedding colors were black, white and hot pink. very fun!

these were from gracie’s third birthday – farm party. i made a pocket out of cardstock and brads, the “stitched” it with a gold pen.

pull out the bandana and the invite was printed inside.

another bubble theme, but for my bff’s first baby shower. just velum over paper, but the wording was all strategically placed in the bubbles.

this invite had the info printed on the back side of the cardstock. the “lingerie” was made from fabric and ribbon and teeny rhinestones.

this invite was to celebrate the adoption of twin boys from africa.

the decor of the shower went a long with the star theme.

this was actually a store bought invite (target, i think), but the font makes it! go to for lots of free fonts.

this was for a 30th surprise party with an asian theme – chinese take-out, low tables and seating on the floor.

a baby boy shower invite.

this was a fun, simple invite. solid color cardstock, printed in a clean font, all caps, but in all different size fonts.

my boy’s announcements. i used the circle cutter, and printed the info with an old type-looking font.

this baby girl invite was in a folded pink toile paper, tied with a ribbon. the word “be’be’ ” was printed very faintly behind the info.

here’s the menu from that shower. it was very girly – lots of flower-y china and lots of pink.

this was gracie’s first birthday invite. we hand cut all these flowers! why didn’t i use a punch?!?

this was for a baby girl shower with lots of asian and cherry blossom touches.

this also was for a baby girl shower. this invite is just layered paper, with vellum on top, and a tiny green safety pin holding the top. great colors – raspberry, lime green and chocolate brown (all yummy food colors!).
this was from lily’s 2nd birthday. i printed the invite info on the back then cut out a pie shape for the hat, then added punched out dots with foam sticky squares under to give a little dimension. then i added an embroidery floss strap and mailed them in clear envelopes.

so i know i tend to go a bit overboard, but i love throwing parties! i feel like the invite sets the tone for the party and i like it to match the colors and decor, etc.

things i’m thankful for today:
1. didn’t leave the house once
2. hardly even left the playroom
3. a fun little playdate today
4. yummy dinner
5. 3 sleeping kids
6. getting 35 (!!!!) headbands cut and interfaced. here’s a sneak peak (all the fabrics are inside out):



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    I am totally blown away and IMPRESSED at all of the invites you have created! I had no idea you had such a portfolio! Pretty soon you could start charging for ‘how to’ workshops!

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    oh my gosh – I love seeing all the invites – it brings back some memories :} You should start a invite business – in your spare crafting time!!! XOXO

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    Joyful Weddings & Events says:

    I have always loved all of your invites! They inspire me to be more creative with my invites. I’m glad you posted them!

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    Joyful Weddings & Events says:

    I have always loved all of your invites! They inspire me to be more creative with my invites. I’m glad you posted them!

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    Kristen says:

    Thanks for doing this post! I LOVED those invitations – and they definitely gave me some inspiration for future parties. Great ideas :o)

    Can’t wait to see the headbands!

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    Anonymous says:

    Wow, you are so creative, Lindsey! I enjoyed looking at your invites and can’t wait to see what you do for Gracie’s party! Oh, I so can’t wait to see the headbands as I have been waiting patiently! :) I love the adult headband I bought from you and get a lot of compliments here in the “south”!

    Have a great weekend!
    Shelly Primm

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    you do make the best invitations! such wonderful ideas. i’m so glad you kept all of them and have a portfolio to share.

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    Anna Lyons says:

    Lindsey! So, a confession…I totally lurk around on your blog. It’s so cute and fun to read! The invites though…I just had to leave a comment! They are so great! I love them. I thoroughly enjoy card making and I must say…you’ve got a knack for it lady! Muy Bien!


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    Lisa Leonard says:

    so creative and inspiring!

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    Stephanie says:

    you are so talented and creative. I just love looking at all of your ideas!

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    kendall. says:

    What a great post! This is great inspiration for the future. Thanks so much!

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    I LOVE that darling font on the pink and brown target invitation from acid fonts. Do you happen to know the name of it? I am hosting a baby shower in January for my sister and I'd like to use it on the invitations. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration. Blessings :)

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    becky – that font is called little days. it's one of my favorites!

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    Stephanie says:

    I love your bubble invitations for the 2nd birthday party! Do you know the dimensions of the bubbles and do you have an idea of what size envelope you used?

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