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Friday, March 15, 2013

Jake's first birthday {the invites}

I've seriously been happily planning this party since my little man was... well, barely born. Now that it's almost here, I can hardly believe it!

Jake's birthday is next Wednesday and his party will be the following weekend. 
I. can. not. wait!!

I decided on a sweet vintage travel theme for his party with the tagline "Oh the places he'll go!"
Maps, globes, suitcases - all with touches of baby blue, tan and brown. I figure I have years of Spiderman, Lego, and Hulk parties in my future with this little boy, so I might as well work in the sweet theme while I can. 

And I had so much fun making his invitations!

These were created out of textured cardstock and and road maps {free! - courtesy of the kind folks at AAA!}.

I think sewing the pennants onto the cardstock gave them a really neat look. 

The envelopes are made with a layer of blue paper and the road maps. 
{card stock was too thick and stiff}.

And I love the butcher paper labels from Martha Stewart! 
{I talked about them in this post}

My tiny little peanut baby is growing up so fast. 

I get really nostalgic thinking about the last year with him, but I'm so proud of how he's growing and learning. He's such a little gentleman!

And I can't wait to share more about this sweet boy's first birthday!


  1. These are adorable! I love them! What font is this? Can I find it somewhere?


    1. Thanks Amelia! The fonts for the invites are Euphorigenic and Ever After.

      You should be able to download both for free from dafont.com! :)

  2. These are really great! I just love them and used them for Henry's First Birthday as well. Here's how mine turned out. Thanks!