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So much to catch up on! Em turned six last month. Surprise, it was a pony party! So we’ve got a pony party, our travels to Denver, Massachusetts, Dubai, Azerbaijan, and a Disney cruise to fill you in on. Plus, lots of letterpress including her invitations + paper goods for her party and lots and lots of custom home illustrated moving announcements.
Thank you veterans! To all those that have served in my family + friends circle and beyond. And to this guy – thank you, Paw Paw.
And a little life update – very recently, my family lost our matriarch. A very special lady and I’m still a little heartbroken. She had 93 good, happy + pretty darn healthy years. Though, I still wish it were more. There is just never enough time here on earth.
Earlier this year, Pierce’s little brother Mitchell turned one. We were so honored to work with their family again on the invitations + thank you cards for his special celebration.
For the design, Mitchell’s first birthday invitation complements Pierce’s first birthday invitation so that the two can work well side by side together in a frame. A sweet new theme and fresh color palette sets the two invites apart.
We hope your birthday was a fun one, Mitchell!
I’m so excited to finally share with you the invitations we designed + letterpress printed for Em’s birthday party. As you recall, she requested a mermaid theme for her fifth birthday.
The illustrations were really fun to work on. Kelp, seashells and bubbles! Oh my! Plus we hid a few mermaid specific illustrations. We chose a very soothing color palette reminiscent of sea glass and threw in a pop of vibrant orchid for the text.
How wonderful are these vintage stamps? Perfect for her underwater theme.
Like previous years, we handed out wish cards for our family to write their wishes for Em. This year, she really enjoyed reading them after the party.
And finally, the mermaid merci cards that we sent out post party to thank everyone for their thoughtful gifts and for celebrating with us.
And there you have it! Em’s mermaid invitations for her fifth birthday party.
This year, Em wanted a mermaid party for her birthday!
And a mermaid party during April was a fun challenge. Public pools open at the end of May. We found an indoor pool option but I wasn’t sure we were prepared to chaperone twenty plus five-year-olds. Then, we discovered The Fish Gallery – a tropical fish store that also installs professional tanks. They have a party room and a gorgeous showroom. It was perfect.
The kids got to watch + participate in feeding the fish in the grand showroom tanks.
They toured the facility and got to touch starfish and little fish in the touch tanks. It was all wonderfully informative and the kids had such a fun time!
Like previous years, the sandwiches and fruit came from a local grocery store as did the flowers. Continuing with the color scheme, we made a mint colored drink using lemonade and blue kool aid mix.
We got a small, inexpensive custom birthday cake from Whole Foods. It had layers of chocolate ganache on the inside. Mummm!
The cupcakes came from Hey Cupcake! and were part of The Fish Gallery’s party package. There were suppose to be all white. But, hey, kids love sprinkles! We letterpress printed mermaid + ocean characters and made cupcake toppers with them.
For party favors, we decided on these sweet mermaid and starfish cookies. They were incredibly good!
I found starfish + seahorse glasses at Homegoods. They were perfect to house the anchor forks and paper straws.
So that’s it! Em’s mermaid birthday bash. Thanks to everyone that was able to join us and celebrate her fifth birthday!
We look forward to sharing her birthday invitations with you, lovely readers. Be on the lookout!
Lots to catch up on. Like this 5″x7″ print with a custom house illustration that made for a lovely Christmas present.
Thanks so much for the opportunity, V!
Good morning readers! We have another custom moving announcement to share with you today.
Congratulations H family on your historic “new” home!