I absolutely love that site for all of the creative ideas, pretty inspiration photos, and recipe ideas. And since I have only 3500 or so ideas pinned, I thought I'd challenge myself to create, sew (well learn to sew), or cook at least one item each month for 2012. I hope to share at least one project/recipe as I've tried them out. Anyone care to join me?
So for the month of January, I am in full birthday party planning mode for my daughter. This year she is turning FIVE!!! on Valentine's Day. I asked her what she'd like to do for her birthday. Her response was to "roll a ball." So a bowling party it is. I created a birthday party board on Pinterest for bowling party ideas such as invites, party favor bags, and decor. I used ideas from two invites I found online to create my daughter's invites.
I liked the wording from this invite. I decided to write it on black card stock I already owned with a white gel pen.
I used my circle cutter to cut out bowling balls from the card stock. Then I used a hole punch to create the finger holes of the ball and another hole for ribbon. The other invite I used as inspiration shows a bowling ball covering a pin and connected with a ribbon bow.
I decided not to cut the actual invitation into a bowling pin shape. It was just easier that way and maybe a little bit lazy. :) The bowling ball slides away to reveal all of the important party info. Taylor's favorite color right now is pink. I choose a hot pink colored font for the invite and used a matching sheer ribbon to tie it all together. I found pink envelopes at Michaels and finished the invites off with gold inked addresses and heart stickers. Side note: The holes on this invite are wonky and this particular invite was not used.
Next on the agenda is designing the party favor bags. I am working on making Hello Kitty "Thank you for celebrating with me" tags for the bags. And I know they will have more pink ribbons. I may even attach a another bowling ball similar to this idea:
I am also going to attempt to make Hello Kitty cupcake toppers using Photoshop and card stock. I'll include pics after the party.