Thursday, April 25, 2013
Teenage Beach Bum Birthday Party Invitations
So, we are bringing the beach to her this year.
She absolutely loves the colors aquamarine and light teal, so we will be incorporating a lot of shades of blue into her color decorations and edible selections!
Then I added the text, centered and resized different portions so it was easier to read and everything would fit. Then I used this cool highlighter features for the outside edges of the background image, using a aquamarine color and fading it out.
I really like knowing what the appropriate or expected attire is for an event that I am attending, so I figured a group of teenage girls would probably like to know as well.
And since our party isn't actually at the beach, I wanted to make sure they didn't show up in bathing suits. So I created this additional little piece to go with the invitation that just simply offers a fun suggestion for what they can wear to be comfortable.
For this template, I used an image of a really cute flip flop, created a text box with a white background and faded it out. Then I used a fun font for the text.
For this template, I used an image of a shell for the background, added a text box with a orange background color and faded it out. Then I used a scribbly font to showcase the gift suggestions.
I always love receiving gifts and gifts that have little surprises in them are even better!!! So, I used pretty organza bags to hold the invitation, added some cool shells my daughter collected from her visits to the local beaches in North Carolina (thought it was fitting).
Then I rolled up the large party invite around a pretty shell and tied it with a bow and placed it in the bag. Then I rolled up the flip flop invite around a smarty and tied it with a bow and inserted it into the bag. Then I rolled up the last shell invite and tied with a bow.
I didn't add sand because that would be messy with this type of bag, even then if you take out the rolled up invites after they have been sitting in sand.. yuck. Then you would have sand everyone.
Then I punched out little tags and included a decorated tag on the bottom and a plain tag on the top for the guest name, tied the organza bag string and voila!
I am more than happy to share this template with you, I just haven't figured out how to add word documents to blogger yet... Let me know if you would like the templates I created here and I will email them to you!
I have already started collecting items for the actual party... I will show you those in my next blog post! :)
What type of accessories are you going to include in your birthday party invitations?