Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Parisian Baby Shower


I have known Kim since High School so when she announced that she was pregnant I was so excited for her to join the mommy club. Then I was super excited to help plan the baby shower. She loves Paris and travels there every year for vacation so it was fitting that we threw her a Parisian Shower, and of course with a Paris theme you had to have a Patisserie of yummy desserts. 



With the help of our group of girls friends, we had people making cupcakes, macaroons and cake pops. The rest of the treats we were able to find at Costco. Kim is also very talented and crafty herself and made chocolate Eiffel towers and the cute baguette bags.

The Parisan baby shower invitation can be customized in a different colors and wording.  You can order them at www.invitationparlour.com



 Congratulations Sean and Kim, we can't wait to meet your new baby boy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Super Hero Comics Birthday Party - Aidan Turns 4!

Last September, my son, Aidan turned 4! The ages of 3 and 4 are so much fun, because now they actually have interests and likes. This year we did a super hero themed birthday, because that is what he is currently obsessed with! I wanted to make sure to have most of the characters that he loved incorporated into the party and didn't want to just pick one. So purchased cute superhero characters on etsy at Pikaboo designs & ClipArtopia and designed a comic book themed invitation.

You can purchase the invitations on our Etsy Store.

For most of last year, he would run around town in a super hero cape and mask, so you would see him at the grocery store, library and grandma's house with it on, so I wanted to have capes and masks for all of the kid's at the party. I was lucky enough to find the capes at the Dollar Tree, since it was almost Halloween, and decorated them with felt stars.  I found foam super hero masks at Michaels and bought some foam star stickers to decorate them with.

For the treats table, I made cupcakes and loaded them with sprinkles and they had fun cupcake toppers. I also made super hero lollipops, Power Belts with sour belts and found spiderman ring pops at the Dollar tree. The packaging wasn't very cute for the ring pops, so I made a cute bag topper for them. Instead of water bottle labels, I did Powerade bottle labels, to go with the theme.


For food we had Hero sandwiches and a assortment of veggies and fruit etc, that would give you super powers :) A ploy to get the kids to eat healthy :)


I had purchased a city night backdrop from Amazon, and hung it outside where we did a sort of photo booth.  I made some super hero props to go with it. Everyone had so much fun with it.

After lunch, all the super heroes marched to our neighborhood playground for some super hero activities. First we had a Super Hero obstacle course where they had to rescue Spiderman.  Next we had to rescue wolverine and Captain America who were frozen in ice. The kids sprayed the ice with water bottles to free them.


Last activity was a pinata. The evil dragon had swallowed batman, and the kid's had to break him free. Instead of a stick, we used hulk fists to punch the pinata. 


We had a mini spiderman cake made at Albertsons so Aidan could blow out his candles and make a wish. It was a fun party to plan, because a large part of me knew how much Aidan would loved it....and he did!


*Note: Click on photos to make them larger.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2014 Holiday Cards

It is that time of year, where we reveal the new 2014 holiday card designs, check them out below, and also check out the designs from the past years at www.invitationparlour.com

We also have a Holiday Card Sale happening on our website, www.invitationparlour.com
20% off printed cards or digital files. Use the code: HOLIDAY2014IP


 Chalkboard Holidays

Golden Dots

 Holiday Magazine Cover

 Polaroid Christmas
Reindeers

 Vintage Charm
Gold Glitter

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mermaid Under the Sea Birthday Party at the Carlsbad Lagoon, San Diego

On August 30th we celebrated my baby girl's First Birthday at the Carlsbad Lagoon, with a Mermaid themed party. We went to the Lagoon earlier this year for another birthday party, and when we saw the location, and the large deck that you get to rent for parties, we knew that this would be the best spot for Zoey's party. We had such a great time out there and how perfect is it to have a Mermaid party at a Lagoon. I really wanted to get a mermaid that would swim out of the water....but my husband vetoed that idea....I guess that would have been overboard :)






Party details:
• Mermaid & Starfish centerpieces
• Custom Cake designed by BC Cakes & Bakery
• Madeleine clam cookies
• Rice Krispies starfishes
• Goldfish bar
• Custom water bottle labels
• Custom onesie and tutu from Joy Shine Designs on Etsy.

We rented some kayaks and peddle boats for people to use during the party....you can see my son in the middle waving to us :)




I designed a 4 page accordian styled invitation where we were able to place multiple photos of Zoey that we had take throughout the year. The invitations are available for purchase at www.invitationparlour.com or our etsy store. We also have a 5x7 flat version of this invitation available on etsy as well.

Do you have a party you want us to help you design, contact us at info@invitationparlour.com



And here are pictures of the birthday girl herself!

All photos by www.mycreativevision.com.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Party - Aidan Turns 3!

Last year in August we had a summer Dancey Dance pool party for Aidan's 3rd birthday. At the time he was still into watching Yo Gabba Gabba, and I decided that he had to have a Gabba themed birthday. With the cute character's and fun colors, it was such a fun party to design for.



Party details:

• Yo Gabba Gabba character banner
• Brobee treat bag toppers
• Cupcake toppers
• Treat Signs 
• Hershey nuggets wrapped with the character's faces
• Gable boxes that looked like the boom box
• Muno cake custom made from Albertson's
• Muno pretzel sticks dipped in red chocolate
• Plex jumbo marshmello's dipped in yellow chocolate
• Jello cups with characters


We designed the invitations to look like the boombox on the front, open it up and you can personalize with your child's photos, and invitation wording. Order these invitations at: etsy.com  we also have a 5x7 flat card version of this invitations at: etsy.com

Do you have a party you want us to help you design, contact us at info@invitationparlour.com


 Here's my cute Birthday Boy!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bacara Resort & Spa Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

A couple of years ago I worked closely with bride, Nicole, on her Romantic/Vintage themed wedding. The wedding was at the gorgeous Santa Barbara Bacara Resort and Spa and it was planned out with an abundance of detail by the bride and her coordinator, Mary at VP Events. Together we designed all of her custom stationary to tie the whole event together (Save the Dates, Invitation Sets, Custom Monogram, Table names, Menus, Place Cards, Programs, Signs for the dessert & candy bar, Thank You Cards).

The wedding was later on was featured on the blog, Style Me Pretty. Here are some of the beautiful pictures captured by Elizabeth Messina.

Here is the beautiful couple, Nicole and Gerry.






 Letter Pressed Save the Dates
Letter Pressed Wedding Invitation

 Programs



Custom monogram used throughout stationary and wedding decor.

Menus and Table Names




To read the complete blog post and see more pictures from Elizabeth Messina go to Style Me Pretty.

Custom Photo Valentine's Day Cards - 2014 Collection

Hi everyone, Valentine's Day is just around the corner...hard to believe, since Christmas seemed like it was just yesterday. Be different this year and give them out to your kid's classmates and friends. Or if you didn't have time to send out those Holiday Cards....send out Valentine cards instead and show your love. Check out the new designs for 2014, order them at www.invitationparlour.com