em’s second birthday // invitations

Today, I’m very excited to share with you Em’s second birthday party invitations. Em loves coloring. She also loves to read. Harold and the Purple Crayon, one of our favorite books, combines both. So, we decided to throw an Emily and the Purple Crayon Party. Her invitations were sent out in a kraft box. We letterpress printed a wrap-around mailing label and used pretty purple stamps to complete the package.

em's second birthday invitation

Inside, an invite and a little white envelope were bound together with lilac and orchid twine. Using a white mini clothespin, her second birthday picture was attached to the twine and all the pieces were placed inside a purple crinkle paper filled box.

em's second birthday invitation

We letterpress printed the invitations in two colors – a beet purple, like the color Harold uses in the book, and a soft, pinkish purple which we used to mimic drawing on the invitations.

em's second birthday invitation

Along with the invitation, we included a washi taped envelope that contained two purple crayons. The invitation invited everyone over for cake + coloring.

em's second birthday invitation

So, there you have it. Em’s second birthday party invitations for her purple crayon party!

9 Responses to “em’s second birthday // invitations”

  1. kimberly michelle // May 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Beautiful as always!

    • julie // May 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks, Kim!!

  2. Laurel // May 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    These are adorable! Where do you source your washi tape?

    • julie // May 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks, Laurel! I ordered them from https://www.cutetape.com. I order several different purple colors so that I could mix and match for her invitations.

  3. Cindy // May 3, 2012 at 3:30 am

    What a beautiful & fancy invitation! Love the purples!

    • julie // May 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

      Thanks, Cindy! I love a good purple palette :]

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