Friday, August 19, 2011

The Invitation

I asked you guys for party planning websites and advice a couple months ago and oh boy did you come through!

I had so much fun following all your links and gathering ideas.

The big party is only three weeks away now. We will be finalizing our adoption the week before Jayden's party so we will be celebrating both finalization and his first birthday in one big party. I AM SO EXCITED!!

I decided to go with an animal theme because Jayden loves animals.

I am in the middle of a couple birthday party projects right now that I will be sharing with all of you when I get a little farther, but for now I will leave you with a picture of the invitation.

Not pictured is an insert asking guests to bring something to add to Jayden's "First Birthday" time capsule. A letter, picture, poem, song lyrics, newspaper clipping-- whatever they think of.

Also not pictured is the address labels I had made for his invitations. On the left side of the label, there is a little cake with the number 1 on it. On the right side, there is a picture of Jayden.


  1. Very cute :) Such great reasons to celebrate too!

  2. How fun! It will be a great party I'm sure!

  3. OMG only 3 weeks to go! I am so so excited! And the invitations look amazing. Wow, I know we say it all the time but I can't help but think about how much we have been through and how far we've come since we met. I am so thrilled for these big milestones in your life!

    I have an award for you! you've been such a huge support for me over these past few years(!) and I am so grateful to you. Thanks for being such a wonderful friend