Annie M’s birthday party is in just a few weeks and her party will be a Fancy Fifth Fiesta! I have the idea for her invites and will soon make those! Think fringe, colors and gold glitter!!! I posted my inspiration board here and I cant wait to see it all come together!
I already have my brain on planning Annie M’s fifth birthday party and as I sifted through my craft closet and pulled out some of my supplies I will be using, I realized I never posted the tutorial of the custom bachelorette invitations I made!
They were so easy and fun to make and so last night, I found the images so I could upload my step-by-step tutorial. Before I launch into the how to, here was the finished product.
As I made these, I thought through the who, what, when and why’s that would be surrounding the event. Here were some of the items I considered as I envisioned.
Location: Charleston on a yacht
Why:: Bachelorette Party/Wedding Celebration
Colors:: Black, white and gold for Kristin’s wedding
Just FYI, when I am event planning or party planning, I go through all of these things in my brain every single time. It helps things to be “consistent” and I am a consistency freak!! If I am planning a kids dragon party, I don’t want to send out pink princess invitations and then have a green party…get it?
I also knew that for these, I wanted a boat on them and then 3-D or texture with things coming off of the invite instead of it just being printed. I wanted it to be more fun and funky and I liked the whimsical, non perfect look. Made things easy as well as I didn’t worry about perfection and just assembled quick once it got to that point!
Usually before I start, I do a sketch, but this time, I knew my “idea” so I first started by gathering my supplies. I had lace on hand at home, twine, off white cardstock, colored paper and ended up purchasing stickers of drinks and rings as well as the gold foil and the striped paper. Kristin’s wedding colors were black, gold and white, so that seemed appropriate!
I also posted this picture on IG/Facebook to tease my sister – even though she had no idea what it was for!
I knew I was going to over lay the gold on the striped. I tried a few with it straight or even but again, I preferred it to be lopsided and fun. You can see here that I attached the gold with double sided tape. Since it will be covered, no need to worry that it can be seen!
I actually started out doing a few with a sail boat. As I thought about it, something just seemed a little off…then it hit me. We were going on a yacht not a sail boat! A quick google images search of yacht profiles and I just free handed one, cut it out and had the perfect template to work from! You can see the difference that small change made in the two below. Sail boat left and yacht right.
Before I actually “glued” any more down, I practiced how it would all be placed.
From there, I just added pieces step by step until they were all complete!
I also hand wrote the information on the invite. Since I had been corresponding via email with most everyone, this invite was just a fun little thing for them and my sister in the mail and it had my contact info and my sisters sizes for her lingerie party and all included. They already knew addresses and all of where we would be!
Some of the items I stuck on already had adhesive on them…stickers, etc. For other stuff, I used either double sided tape or a hot glue gun.
Here was the finished product and I thought they were all so cute! They do take a bit of time, but for me crafting, making and envisioning is all therapeutic and fun so I was happy to do it!