Monday, April 25, 2011

Police Party ~ The Invitation

Smarty Pants is turning the big 5 next month and has requested a Police Party to celebrate the big day.   I like the challenge of coming up with something wholesome yet still "cool" for my little, big boy.

I hear all the time that planning a party for boys is "boring" or "not cute".  I totally disagree!  With a little creativity, there's no need to "settle".  And honestly, I think that planning a boy's party is a lot more fun than all the flowers, pom poms, princesses & sparkles combined (but I may be a little biased). ;)

For Smarty Pant's Police Party, I decided to keep it simple with primary colors-- red, blue & yellow;  a star shape and chevron pattern for a little fun;  simple fonts & design for a retro feel; and some cute clipart to pull the theme together.

Here's how the invitations turned out:

the invitations were created in photoshop  and inspired by this design
the typewrite font can be downloaded for free at dafont
the car is from a clipart set by stockberry studio

the plain envelopes are decorated with "air mail" washi tape
purchased from pretty tape

the return labels were created in msword.
the policeman clipart is also from stockberry studio

Next up:  a little peek at the Favor Bags