Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Big BDay Invite!

Now obviously, this is the blog version of the invite, 'cause I can't put our personal details out there on the interwebs ;-) I'm really happy with how it turned out, and I totally made them on the cheap. I took the pictures in the backyard (approximately 585308374675 of them to get these three good ones), created the invitation on Picnik, uploaded it to the Kodak Gallery and sent it on over to Target for printing as 5x7 photos. Then I trimmed off the excess (because it's square, not rectangular) and into the mail they went! Now you're probably thinking "who has a birthday party on a Monday?" I'll tell you who. A mama who called the town to reserve the park in January and was told that every weekend was booked for the entire.summer. Ok...what? I thought I was all ahead of the game and apparently I'm nothing more than a party-planning slacker. Luckily for me our families said they could come on a Monday if they had enough notice and many of the invitees are educators who are off for the summer anyway. So we'll make it work. 

I'm not a real theme-y girl, so there is no definite theme for the party. I have a vision in my head of a vintage picnic, though I haven't worked out the details of that yet. On the menu I think we'll have pulled pork, corn bread, GiGi's (Sweets' great-grandma's) famous baked beans, pasta salad, iced tea, lemonade and carrot cake cupcakes. The details still need some ironing out, but luckily I'm done with work for the summer in TWO days so I'll have some time to work on it :-)


  1. those look awesome!! i've seen so many great invites on people's blogs but had no idea how they were making them! so picnik is the secret then?!

  2. Cute! I'd love your carrot cake cupcake recipe, if you don't mind! Carrot Cake is Seth's absolute favorite. :)

  3. Adorable! It came out really cute :)

    Thanks for linking up to Toddle Along Tuesday at Growing Up Geeky and Our Growing Garden!

  4. Thanks ladies! Yes, Picnik is the secret to great photos, and apparently, great invitations too :) I'm a little obsessed with it.

    I'm still researching the perfect carrot cake cupcake recipe - I imagine a few batches of test cupcakes will be in order this month! I will definitely share when I find it!