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Friday, February 3, 2012

Pink and Grey Striped Birthday Party: Inspiration

My baby girl is turning two this year!  When brainstorming 2nd birthday party ideas, this design from Social Butterfly Ink's Spa Party kept coming to mind.

I didn’t want to use commercial characters and Mia’s not into any particular one. To make Mia’s birthday party theme unique to just her, I wanted to incorporate her first (stuffed animal) friends. Meet Bradley, Lenny, Daisy, Thumper and Piggy!

When thinking about who should design my invite, these cute little guys from Marissa De Leon immediately came to mind. Aren’t the animals on her website adorable!? From just the two pictures above, Marissa did an amazing job recreating Mia’s friends and capturing the essence of the soft pink, grey and white striped birthday party I wanted!

Marissa even designed a backside where I could write personalized messages for our friends and family. I had 40 double sided 5x7 invitations printed and cut at Minuteman Press for $30. I was really happy with the thick non-glossy, smooth, white cardstock and super quick turn around.

Mia surely recognized her friends on the invite. When she first saw it, she said "Piggy waving to Mia!"

Most of my decorations are in the works, so there should be a sneak peek next week! You already caught a glimpse here.


Tracy said...

Love the pink and gray! I considered that color combo for my wedding before deciding on pink and brown. I wish Marc would let me decorate one room in pink and gray but that just isn't happening! =(

Laney said...

Love the theme and're so creative! Can't wait to see the rest of the stuff for the party.

Sarah said...

I love that you used her stuffed animal friends to truly personalize her party. Great idea, I'm sure she will love it!

Christine Trevino said...

So awesome! Love the design. So sad we can't make the party.

Mira Crisp said...

that's a great idea to incorporate her fav toys! I like the little design you created. It's so pretty!
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The Primetime family said...

Beautiful blog! I'm so excited I found your blog! Happy 2 to your cutie! Happy Sunday! towe.