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January 28, 2012

Pirate Party Part 5: Invitations,Thank You Notes




Down to the last few details of the pirate party - the invitations and the thank you notes.
I thought about sending a "message in a bottle" for the invitations (like you see here), but ultimately decided not to.  I still love the idea - but it was not what I decided to spend my time on.

Instead, I made little treasure map invitations.
They have a little rhyme that says:
Ahoy Matey!
Come and join our pirate crew,
As we sail the ocean blue,
Let's go find treasure and gold,
As we celebrate
[Child's Name]
Turning __ years old!

After printing these out 2 to a page onto offwhite cardstock, I cut the edges wavy and actually burned them all around, using a candle :)  It was fun, and I think the kids loved getting them in the mail that way.
We put stickers over the back flap that looked like this:
I am so happy that my daughter was so excited to write her own thank you notes!
During the party, I took pictures of each of the kids.
Then, we had them printed out and used them for the front of the thank you cards!
I folded a piece of cardstock, and using photo corners, attached the pictures to the front.  That way, the parents could keep the pictures without ultimately having to keep the note :)

My daughter wrote in every single one - which was so sweet.  She also insisted on including a pirate coloring page in each one, since we had printed those for the party but didn't end up using them.  I thought it was a sweet touch.

And that my friends, is it!  5 posts to commemorate my first birthday party ever planned - and I am still so happy :)

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8 comments:

  1. Merhabalar bayıldım,çok güzellerrrr..sevgilerrrr..

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  2. I'm just starting to plan a pirate party for ,y soon to be 4 year old. thanks for the ideas!

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  3. I'm in the process of putting together my son's 4th birthday party for the end of September. Thanks for the ideas for the invitations. We have a lot of stuff already, but still have just over 3 months for the party. Yo Ho Ho!!

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  4. Did you create the invite or purchase the template? I love it and would love to use it for my sons birthday!

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  5. Did you create the invite or purchase the template? I love it and would love to use it for my sons birthday!

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  6. Hi Kari,
    I created the invitation myself.
    Email me if you are interested in having me make a personalized one for you.
    Thanks!
    Lindsay
    craftyladylindsay(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. For those of you who are interested, I will make a custom .pdf of the pirate invitation, with your information, for a small price. You will receive an email of the .pdf file which you can save and print off. They are two to a page, so you would cut the page in half and then burn the edges to achieve this look.
    Feel free to email me at craftyladylindsay at gmail.com for information!
    Thanks!
    Lindsay

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