Saturday, April 25, 2009

Birthday Party Planning Step 2 & 3 - Choosing a theme & Invitations

A ladybug party is an adorable, simple theme for a 3 y/o birthday party or any young child. Of course ladybugs are cute and the simple color scheme of red, black and white with accents of green is simple. Choosing a theme helps keep the party planning focused and fun. Obviously a theme can be chosen from anything from a story book, a movie or TV show, animals, colors, abc's or 123's...really, the ideas are endless.

The first thing that will give your guests an idea of the theme of the party is the invitation. You can send an invitation on-line using E-Vite, or you could buy pre-made inviations or have them professionally made. You can also make them yourself. Of, course, that's what I did!

I used a template I found on-line, along with instructions and created the invitations shown above. I used black & red cardstock from Stampin' Up! I looove Stampin' Up cardstock. Trust me, once you use their cardstock, you'll never use another brand of cardstock. The wings are attached with an eyelet and open to reveal the words " Our little bug is turning 3, come be spotted at Taylor's birthday party. The date, and time and Give us a Buzzzzz at our phone number". Didn't they turn out cute?!!!!!!

OK, so now for some fabulous on-line resources to help in birthday party planning!

Family Fun Magazine

Birthday Party Ideas
Oriental Trading Company

Happy Party Planning! Stayed tuned for Step 4 - The food! (My favorite part!)