When Lizi was younger, we started having a pool party for her birthday in our hometown, so extended family and old friends could come. She has a party here on her birthday too, with her friends. The theme for the pool party was always whatever she liked at the moment. It is always a lot of fun and seems to grow every year.
But when Lydia was born, it had to become a party for the both of them. It isn't easy to find a theme that suits a toddler and a preteen. And besides all that, I am so weary of the character-printed tableware, trying to make the all-natural cake look like it came from a bakery, plastic junk in a goody bag that will break before they get it home - you know the drill. This year I just wanted to bless them with a lovely, simple, fun party. Think Hello Kitty meets Dick and Jane.
So over the next few days as we finish up the preparations, I'll try to show you what we've been up to. First up is the invitations:
Aren't they just sweet! The invitation is printed on a half sheet of pastel colored cardstock. I cut flowers and flower centers out of the same cardstock, and stuck them on with foam mounting tape to make them stand out a bit. They are all mixed and matched so there are not many duplicates. Besides that, we have pastel envelopes that are all mismatched too. I was very pleased with how they turned out.