3rd Birthday Invitation :: “Monkey Donkey Robot Piñata” Theme

Huh? Yep, that’s what I thought too. First of all, welcome to June! Can you believe how fast this year is flying? And welcome to party season! This month alone we are committed to throwing or going to at least 10 parties so far. Bananas! And speaking of bananas… this is the party that my almost 3-year-old son requested this year. A “Monkey, Donkey, Robot, Piñata Birthday Party.” Don’t believe me? Check out this video we took of him in March – (the robot was a late entry, which he later tried to change to a monster but I vetoed that since the invites were already done!)He would NOT budge from this theme and the more I thought about it, the cooler I thought it would be. Okay… so monkeys, donkeys, piñatas & robots. Let’s roll with it!As a rule, I am a maximalist. I love simplicity, but I don’t do it very well, so this is what we ended up with. Since the theme is so… hmmm… diverse? wonky? bonkers?… I kept the icons (which I yanked from google’s image search, then converted to illustrations in Illustrator) black and white and pulled the color in through other places. That red and that blue is my favorite color combo in the world (I call it “Thing One & Thing Two Red & Blue”) so I decided to use them for this party. I, like everyone else in the world, am on a bit of a chevron kick so I wanted to incorporate that into the party as well. I found the envelopes on zazzle and they have a bunch of other cool color combos as well. Check it out.To add to the wonky vibe, you’re asked “What’s up buttercup?” on the back of the envelope. Why not? I had to wrap the return address around anyway, and leaving it red just seemed wasteful to me! Hee hee!I used thick foam tape to mount the white part of the invite to the blue chevron. (See how it’s raised in the photo above?) The red “3” pattern was on the back and also used as an envelope liner. The party isn’t for 3 weeks but I thought sharing this was a good way to kick off his birthday month. Wording was:
You’re invited to Brooks’
MONKEY DONKEY ROBOT PINATA BIRTHDAY PARTY
Yep. For reals. Join us at a funky little shindig for a funky little guy.

(Date/Time)    Brooks’ Pad    (Address)
RSVP to Annika          No Gifts Necessary
Can’t wait to share photos of the “funky shindig” with you later this month! (And for those of you coming, ignore the date on these… this was round 1! You know the real date of the party!)

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Kid’s Birthday Invitation :: Flip Book Invitations

Growing up I absolutely loved flip books where you could give a dog’s head an ostrich tummy and an alligator tail. Heidi of My Paper Crane created these insanely creative and totally awesome flip book invites for her son’s upcoming 8th costume themed birthday party. How I wish I thought of this! I would have played with this invite forever as a young girl. Well… actually, I would probably still play with it forever. Just amazing.
(Found via Sara’s Party Perfect & Hip Hip Hooray.)