Thinking Ahead to #2!

I’m so excited to start thinking ahead to Clark’s second birthday! Yes, it’s early, but I’m also going to craft a huge amount of items to save money on a really personalized party so it will take me several months to get everything done (and still keep up with my ridiculous grad school schedule).

I’ve already created an inspiration board on Pinterest but I find that I need paper goods finished before anything else to really get the theme of a party going. Last year, I made some super awesome Yo Gabba Gabba invitations that were completely from scratch, but this year I borrowed a little inspiration from this blogger. I can’t say that I won’t be copying even more ideas from her AMAZING party! My husband and I discussed it and decided upon a Sesame Street theme, which will allow for many toddler-appropriate activities.

Her awesome invitations had me searching all over the graphic designers’ website, but I couldn’t find anything about invitation design so I decided to copycat them and make my own. Note: this design will NOT be for sale with my custom invitations because it is not mine to sell even though I did recreate it myself. But as far as designs go, it was fairly easy (minus the font, which I decided to replace with one of my personal faves instead of trying to find the exact font the designer used) and I could make a different version to sell in the shop if anyone wanted it. A couple of hours later, and we have a 5×7 invitation, a 3.5×5 sizing insert, and a 3.5×5 thank you card (which I’ll print as a flat card and write on the back). Obviously, the actual print quality is better IRL since I sized them down for the blog. What do you think?


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