It’s hard to believe my little dude is THREE now. In February, I set about to craft up his 3rd birthday invitations. He has a big love for all your typical “boy” things lately…trucks, cars, tractors, airplanes, and of course, DINOSAURS!
Here is a glance back at when I did his first birthday invitations with the Dr. Suess theme. I’m back again with the fun Paper Source invitation boxes! This time, I used the larger A7 size in the color “Lake,” which is a nice blue color. These mailing boxes are so fun and unexpected than your traditional mailing envelope. They really stand out in your guest’s mailboxes!
Each year I like to to incorporate a photo of him with the invitation. The shirt I picked out for him to wear by chance had a number 19 on it – the same day as his birthday! I incorporated colors of blue, orange and green and fun, worn-looking fonts to play up the pre-historic theme.
Kraft krinkle paper shred stuffing helped fill the box. Then, using a box of Melissa & Doug wooden dinosaur magnets (Colin enjoyed playing with the ‘leftovers’), I tied a tag around each one that read “Dig for all the Dino-mite Birthday Details!” This was because guests literally had to “dig” for the invitation.
Completing the design was a label address wrap that carried the dinosaur artwork and fonts to the outer box.
Believe it or not, our birthday parties are pretty low-key at home. Since we don’t go all-out for the party, I like to do something a little extra-special for the invitations. Stay tuned next week for a few little details from the birthday party!