Posts Tagged ‘Invitation’



Surprise Birthday in Pink & Gold!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

My birthday was last Friday and I seriously think it was the best I’ve ever had. It was one of those long birthday weekends with a celebration planned everyday. To top it all off, my dear friend Katie, threw the most amazing surprise birthday luncheon for me! I showed up expecting a simple lunch with her and her family only to find her home completely decorated and a few of my closest friends waiting to celebrate with me.

The decorations were beyond exquisite and I can’t begin to describe how amazing everything was. It was like walking into the best dream ever! Tulle… felt… glitter… I swear, that girl and I are cut from the same cloth!

To set the tone, she created two wreaths for the outside door reading “Happy Birthday”. Made up of a variety of felt pieces cut into floral shapes with small glittered birds peaking through. The entry way was decorated with pink tule around the banisters and a “Surprise” banner draped the front hall. Her living room had a canopy of tulle along with a cluster of pink pom poms hanging from the ceiling and the effect was amazing! Even the fireplace had it’s own dash of sparkle!


Note: All Address Have Been Changed

The invitations were hand lettered by calligrapher Danae Blackburn Hernandez of I Dream of Letters with matching custom envelopes. She also made the place cards and tags for each of the favors.

The dinning table was the true show stopper! Decorated with coordinating table linens, vintage pink glassware, and gold cutlery; all of which Katie has collected over the years. Katie even asked my husband what my favorite meal was and made pasta Boscaiola for lunch. For desert, we had a white cake with lemon buttercream frosting!

I honestly can’t think of a better way I could have spent my 32nd birthday. It was, without a doubt, the nicest event thrown in my honor and I loved every minute of it. Katie thought of every last detail and it made for a very memorable and delightful lunch. Big kisses to Katie for such an amazing party and to Melissa and Erica for celebrating it with me. I will never ever forget it! xoxo



A Sweet Bridal Shower

Monday, October 25th, 2010

As promised, I’ve got tons of pictures and details to share of my sister Laurel’s bridal shower. To match the invitation, most of the desserts were either pink or white. On the menu; a pink lemonade cake with sugar poppies (the brides wedding flower) I got from a local cake decorator, pink and white marshmallows, mini powered donuts, waffer cookies and peppermint knots. To drink, we had pink lemonade, blackberry IZZEs, Sophia Champagne and gin and tonics with a splash of grenadine.

For activities, I made a Couple’s Pop Quiz and custom cards for adult bingo. The main attraction, was a video my sister Allison made of Laurel’s fiancé answering a series of questions. Laurel then had to guess his response. It was so much fun and definitely the highlight of the night.

Lastly, for favors, I gave raspberry macaroons in boxes that I cut out on my SilhouetteSD. I was planning on making the macaroons myself but they didn’t turn out well (think Pepto Hershey Kisses) so I purchased some form a nearby bakery instead. I also made little cloth envelopes made to look like air mail envelopes with naughty scratch-it tickets inside.

All in all it was a great time and I was so happy to help see my sister off on this new chapter in her life!



A Sweet Bridal Shower Invitation

Monday, October 25th, 2010


* Note: All addresses have been changed for privacy.
My little sister Laurel, the youngest of 5, is getting married this coming Saturday! I can’t believe the day is almost here but I am beyond excited for her! To wish her luck and enjoy one last big evening with her before she says “I do”, I threw a bridal shower in her honor this weekend.

The theme was a lingerie shower with a few of her closest friends, an array of cocktails and desserts. I wanted the invites to reflect and celebrate the girly nature of the party so I choose pink, white and gold as the colors. I letterpressed the square cards with gold ink and paired it with a miniature bright pink envelope which was glued to the card. The mini envelope contained all the party details on an accordion folded insert.

I’ll be back later today with loads more details and pics of the event so be sure to check in!



Circus Birthday Party: Part I

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Hello Twig & Thistle readers! I am SO excited to be guest blogging this week! It is truly an honor to be here. Thank you to Kathleen for this opportunity to share (what I hope will be!) some interesting and inspirational projects. I will try hard not to disappoint!

The first project I wanted to share is Part I of a birthday party I recently designed. My niece turned the 1 this past July 4th, and I was lucky enough to design everything for the big day! She LOVES animals, so I thought it would be fun to create a circus theme for the party.

I printed the invites myself, saving a little bit of money by printing part of the invite (the blue) on my home inkjet printer and then letterpressing over the top (the purple). It was bit tricky lining everything up, but it all came together perfectly! I paired the invite with a simple purple envelope which I lined with coordinating striped paper.

Along with the invites I created decorations, party favors and even party hats! Be sure to check back tomorrow; I’ll be sharing more photos and even one of the birthday girl! 🙂



A 30th Birthday Surprise: Part I

Monday, August 2nd, 2010


(*Note: all addresses have been modified)

I am so excited to finally be able to share a project that I recently finished! My husband just celebrated his 30th birthday and I’ve been busy planning a surprise party for the last few months in honor of his special day. He has what I like to call a “meat tooth” so I ran with it and created the invitations with a subtle carnivorous theme.

I’ve been wanting to use the faux bois paper from the GMUND Savanna line for some time and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I letterpressed the invitations with white ink and printed the RSVP’s digitally. The RSVP arrows were also printed digitally and then run through a Xyron to make into stickers, I then post applied each one by hand for a layered effect. The envelopes were made from folded craft paper that was cut down to size. I wanted the addresses to look like a stamp so each recipient’s address was printed individually. I then folded the envelopes to resemble meat packaged from the market and sealed shut with meat stickers which were generously given to my by my local grocery store.

The invites proved to be a ton of work but I’m thrilled with how they turned out and it was definitely worth it for my amazing husband. I was quite the sneak letterpressing while he was gone on business and “staying late at work” to put together each of the invites. We had over 50 guests for the event and he was completely surprised. I’ve got more details to share, including favors, so be sure to check back tomorrow!