9.09.2009

Invitations~

I know my blog has been a little short on the decor-related posts this week...my apologies to all you decorating-obsessed types - like me - who come here for a little inspiration. But I have a good excuse. (I always have an excuse - but this one is a good excuse.) You see, Mr. Two has a birthday coming up. And he is a little bit excited. Yeah, that may be an understatement. He is a lot excited. He is turning four, and this is the first year he really "gets" the whole birthday party thing.

I admit, I LOVE throwing a party!!! So we have been planning, and planning, and prepping and planning some more. Mr. Two wants a dinosaur party. He asks me daily about his "Dinosaur Birthday". It's really very sweet.

I just finished the invitations for his party, so I thought I'd share them with you all.







They're simple, but really cute. And he couldn't be more enthusiastic about these paper dinosaurs...he just doesn't understand why we're giving them away. Ha!


Two little notes about invitations...

  • I always make a point of saying whether we will serve food or simply dessert on an invitation to one of my children's parties, so that parents know how to plan accordingly.
  • For those of you, like me, who make your invitations, it's always fun to use a unique font. I created the font that I used on these invitations from my own handwriting! You can go to this website for the template and instructions on how to create your own free fonts! It's so much fun!!

EDITED TO ADD: I was just informed by one of my readers that the fonts on this website are no longer free. They are now $9.95. My apologies. When I created my fonts several months ago, it was a free service. Still, as far as font prices go, $9.95 is not a bad deal. :-)




And don't forget Friday is the Frugal Friday Linky Party here at the Shabby Nest! Can't wait to see all your Frugal OCD* goodness!! *Obsessively Consumed with Decorating!


This post linked to DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.


Have a great Wednesday~

29 comments:

TheOldPostRoad said...

Super-cute! And I like the new header/banner.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

love it, Wendy - your font looks SO much like mine, we have similar writing - I had to look twice at your super cute invites!

Mr. Two will love his special bday...save a piece of cake for me..

xo

Elizabeth said...

I love it!! Very cute design, not to mention your awesome rhyming skills!

Shannon said...

I love the dinosaur! I enjoy making invitations too, I will have to check out the site to create my own font! Thanks for sharing!

{ L } said...

Oh those invites a P.E.R.F.E.C.T. I love them!! We recently did a dino party for my son's 5th birthday.
Here is the link if you want more ideas! :)

http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/03/titus-dinosaur-birthday.html

AND, for a super fun craft at the party, I made a separate post:

http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/03/party-prep.html


One more...I made a cake that turned out super cute:

http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/03/more-party-cute-cake.html

Molly said...

Those invitations are TOO cute!

I don't mind the bloggy deviation, I find inspiration in everything. :)

Kelli said...

I am making my daughter's invitations this year too and it has been fun! I do try and say if we'll be having food too because people do like to know that information. You invites are adorable and I love the fun wording.

Shannon said...

Your party invitations and party ideas are always so creative.

LuLu said...

Darling!!! Oh i love the theme and the font is perfect! It's going to be a roaring good time!
xo,
LuLu

Laura said...

Super cute invitations! I love the rhyming! You're the best at making everything extra special for your little kiddos! They are very lucky to have you as a mom!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

How cute! Happy birthday hugs his way!

Mrs T said...

what timing! My Bub is also turning 4 soon and he loves dinos! May have to borrow your idea. Not sure how as we will be combing TWO birthdays...our oldest daughter Peanut turns 11 just 3 days after Bub and they want to share the party. LOL

Lisa said...

I went to the site, but it's not free :( After showing the preview and clicking the download button, I got a message that it's $9.95 to purchase it.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Lisa...I'm sorry about that...it was free when I did it. But it has been a while...

Runner Mom said...

Too cute! When my oldest son turned 5, we did a dinosaur themed party. As a kindergarten teacher, thematic parties were right up my alley! One of the games we played was like Mother May I--except I inserted allosaurus hops, pteradactyl leaps, etc. Y'all have fun!
Hugs,
susan

Lisa said...

No problem :)

gatheringupthehours said...

Those invites are so darn cute!

Tiffany said...

Oh, Wendy, I love to throw parties too so it excites me to see your ideas for parties. I loved your lego party and now the dinosaur party sounds so cute! The invitation is adorable. Mr. Two sounds like a real sweetheart!

p.s. your blog banner looks great. isn't it fun to "decorate" a blog? : )

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What an adorable invite! Love those polka dots.

Southern Fried Gal said...

So stinking cute!!!

Stephanie said...

love them! soo cute!

Heidi said...

Hi! Visiting from DIY day - Super cute! I love making our own invitations. We also had a four year old dino birthday party this past may for our eldest. Hope ya'll have a ROAR'N good time! ;)

Whitney said...

Too cute! I plan on making decorations for my son's first birthday. We are going with a cowboy theme.

Kristin said...

Those invites are so precious!

Amy said...

Adorable! I feel inspired to party like a dinosaur now :)

Lainey-Paney said...

So cute!

I just finished making a bunch of Cowboy & Lone Ranger invites for our little guy's 4th birthday coming up!

I didn't have any wording nearly as cute as yours!

Kimba said...

That's an adorable invitation! I'm about to start planning my soon-to-be 6 year old's birthday party. It will be his first kid party so he's over-the-moon excited.

You've inspired me to do the invites myself.

Things are looking a little different over here! I wasn't sure I was in the right place at first. I like it!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

This is adorable! I always make our invites too, and have to think of what we'll do this year. ;)

peata said...

sweet invites.