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:
Come and join our pirate crew,
As we sail the ocean blue,
Let's go find treasure and gold,
As we celebrate
Turning __ years old!
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:
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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