Birthday Invitations – 4 Years Old

Hello Friends!  September is rolling right along and we are coming up on Emma’s birthday.  She will be 4 and I am so proud of her accomplishments this year.  Our party theme this year is princess (with out the help of Disney).  I had grandiose plans to hand draw the party invitation and be a little more planned out with the decorations but, alas, life took over and I’m keeping it simple.  Here is a peek at the fun invites we sent out…

I’ve been looking for new fonts lately and I found a treasure trove of them over at Lettering Delights.  The slightly off kilter font is called Felicity and I just love it.  After a quick run through the sewing machine a few times the invite was completed with envelopes from Paper Source in “paper bag”.  Although these invites didn’t fall into my original vision I think they do the job quite well.

Emma’s parties are this weekend and with a wedding on Sunday we will be very busy.  Last year was Emma’s first “friend” party and I was really nervous about what people would expect.  As I browsed Pinterest and some of my favorite blogs I saw really fabulous parties for which I have no budget for.  As I agonized over this a friend of mine said “start small and keep it simple, if you go all out when she’s 3 you may have to top it the next year and the next year and the next”.  I now keep this in mind as I plan parties for both kids.  There will come a day when Emma will know exactly what she wants for her party and I think I will be happy that I didn’t train her to have super big parties every year.  With that I have also started a tradition of having her friend party and family party on the same day.  This won’t work forever and it makes for a long day but when the sun sets we will have thoroughly celebrated Emma and be done.  Hopefully we are laying good ground work for the parties of the future.

Our weekend will be very full with lots of partying four year old style!  What does your weekend hold?

Until next time, thanks for stopping by!

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