A couple of weeks ago, I shared some photos from Grace's 3rd Birthday Party. Since Grace LOVES Sesame Street, we chose a Sesame Street theme for her party this year.
I was having trouble finding party items that I liked at the party supply stores. Mainly because it seemed that a lot of the decorations and supplies were designed for FIRST birthdays.
Since I was trying to keep costs as low as possible, I decided to check my craft supplies and see what I had to make our own invitations.
In addition to being low on funds, I was also short on time. I really got a late start on party planning this year and had to get the invitations made up and mailed on the same day!
To help me get motivated, I decided to check out Pinterest to look for some inspiration. That's when I found this handmade Elmo invitation. Our party wasn't focusing on any one particular character from the long-running kids' program, so I knew I wanted to do something similar but for a variety of furry characters.
After "borrowing" pack of Grace's stickers and searching my stash for coordinating bright colors, this is what I came up with:
They were pretty easy once I figured out the color combinations. It's been a long time since I purchased new craft supplies, so I had to improvise and switch up a couple of the color combos in order to make the needed number of invites.
Aside from choosing colors, the only other time-consuming aspect was choosing the fonts I wanted for the invitations. After downloading some FREE fonts from free font websites, I printed out the party information on white cardstock and was ready to assemble the invitations and get them mailed out!
I had just enough time to snap a couple of quick photos of them spread out over the kitchen table before having to address them to our guests. Since I was running out of time, I just used plain white envelopes that I had in my office supply cabinet, rather than the color coordinated ones in my inspiration photo.
Working on this little project reminded me how much I love and miss crafting. Hopefully, soon I'll be able to work on a few other projects I've been wanting to start.
You may notice that I used similar ribbon on the invitations I made for Grace's first birthday. I've gotten a lot of mileage from my ribbon stash and still have plenty more to use on future craft projects!
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