i’ve been busy the last little bit, planning and getting ready for my little z man’s second birthday.
i really can’t believe he’s going to be two next week!
we decided we are going to throw him a circus party with our families. it should be good times. i’ll post pictures after the party.
here are the details on the invites i created for the party. . .
first, i took the little guy out to have a mini photo shoot with a big red balloon. i never thought he’d hold still, but i think he liked the balloon. i turned the images into faux “polaroids” using photoshop and i had them printed to polaroid size on 4×6 photo paper then cut them out.
next, i created some long address labels and printed them on full sheet label paper and then cut them out. the front had the addressee and our return address was on the other end of the label that wrapped around the back of the envelope.
i also created the “circus ticket” invitation, and printed it on textured red cardstock paper and cut them out. the date and time are on each end where you’d normally see the ticket number on a real circus ticket.
a fun addition to the invitation and polaroid was the red balloon. on the back of the ticket invitation i put details about a secret password to redeem a prize at the circus party. the password is found on the balloon if you blow it up. my favorite part of the ticket [may be hard to read from the picture] is where it says “disclaimer: password may self-destruct.”
i can’t believe you did that with microsoft word! you go girl!
These are amazing. I absolutely love them. Especially the little “polaroids.”
This is absolutely adorable! I love love love it.
so clever. so creative.
i could NEVER in a million years do that.
you’re an alien.
So cute my friend!
Really lovely! Very nicely executed!!
fabulous. those pics are so cute!
What a great idea for invitations! I have some little cousins who have birthdays coming up and this is perfect for them!!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Hope you post pictures from the party, because if the invitations are this clever, I’m sure the party will be great as well!
These are great. so extra special.My little man just turned 2 also.
goodness. i love every detail. i’m excited to see your photos!
Oh I love them so much! Makes me want to have a party tomorrow.
I just discovered your blog and am kind of in love.
these are awesome!! you’ve done such a great job, can’t wait to see party pics!
are you kidding me?! Those might possibly be the cutest things I’ve ever seen. How lucky Z man was to have such a fabulous party!!
you are a genius! will you publish a book already!
too adorable! just brilliant.
Loooove these. How perfect. Might just have to do these one day. Thanks for the details!
such great invitations!!
This is such an adorable idea- so clever!
I can’t wait to see photos from the party!
One of the best ideas I have seen! It would be perfect for an adult’s birthday party too!
These are stunning. I LOVE them in every way.
I saw these on You are my Fave – what can I say – they are so amazing! I need to have a party so that I can copy this idea!
really great, encompassing a lot of ideas. nice work!
really….microsoft word?? we might need a “how to” on that one. what a lucky little one you have.
wow.. i love this. thanks for sharing. such cute houndstooth. darling!!!!
Brilliant! I can’t believe you did it all in Word – very impressive.
So darling! What a cute idea.
So completely creative and adorable!!
I’m just about to start planning a carnival-themed birthday party for my soon to be 7 year old daughter. I may have to steal your super creative idea!!
Love your blog darl,
hi from melbourne
How did you make that cute ticket in word?
What is the font you are using? These are great!
Would you mind sharing how in the world you got the border of the tickets to curve in on the corners like a ticket??? I have gone through everything on word. It's driving me CRAZY! I LOVE this idea and all of your ideas! I am using it in February for my 2 and 3 year olds party!
Thank you again for sharing!
there is a draw function in word. there is a drop box that has shapes you can draw like circles etc.. the ticket shape is in one of those. just play with all of them. at least it is that way in my version of word.
hi, great idea for the invitation. i'm throwing my son's first birthday party in this theme as well but i thought of writing the directions to the venue on the balloon instead. i inflated the balloon first and wrote it down. but when i deflate the balloon the ink gets smeared. i tried doing it the other way around, the ink disappears when i inflate the balloon. how did you make yours work? thanks!
Hi…I am throwing my kids' party, and I was wondering if you could tell me how you made the ticket invitation. It is such a great idea. You can email me at email@example.com. Also, just for the record…you are such a creative genius. Your party ideas rock!!! Thanks, Tabitha
hi girl!! im throwing mi little girls 1st birthday and i have everything for circus..!! please help me with the tickets invitation.. and how was the decoration?!!
Fantastic! So perfect! What font did you use to write all the cards?