A.T. asks from Raleigh, NC on May 16, 2008
Looking for Invitations to a Joint Birthday Party
My daughters both have birthdays in June, 9 days apart. One will be turning 1 (cant believe that already) and the other will be turning 3 (REALLY cant believe that one). We have decided to have their birthday party together. I am looking for a cute birthday invitation but having a hard time. I have a cute wording that I can use that refers to a 1-yr old and a 3-yr old but cant find any cute paper. Has anyone seen a site that has joint birthday invitations?
H.M. answers from Raleigh on May 16, 2008
You can do photo invitations with any of the drug stores or some place like Walmart. You can put a pic of both of them on it. The only think is that there's not a lot of space for typing on there. But with mine, I had to include directions anyway, so I included a piece of paper with additional info.
A.B. answers from Raleigh on May 17, 2008
I have boy/girl twins and just had their pictures done at Wal-Mart. I got one done of the both of them together with happy Birthday back drop. Then they put it on a card that says its my birthday. They give you the envelopes and everything. Then all you do is write on it with a marker when, where, ect... Hope this helps
N.G. answers from Fayetteville on May 20, 2008
When you can't buy what you're looking for, you gotta do it yourself, right? Well, I hope you live near a Kinkos. For my son's first birthday I designed my own invites. All I had to do was pick out one of many bordered paper selections I wanted and give them instructions. They were great! They even cut the invites for me because you can get two printed on each page. They had envelopes to fit the invites and all was right with the world;) Have a great time!
S.D. answers from Nashville on May 17, 2008
I have not seen any joint birthday invitations. But, you could use Publisher on your computer and create one of your own. One of my friends writes a cute poem about her children every year at Christmas and puts it in her cards. You could do something similar for your daughters. My son's girlfriend's dad used to create a birthday invitation on Publisher for her every year. It is one of her fond memories of her dad.
Our best birthday parties were when our boys were preschoolers. We would get permission to use the church gazebo and playground for the fall birthday and the church fellowship hall and gym for the January birthday. We would mail out birthday invitations instructing parents to bring their child's favorite riding toy. We would bring a few extra riding toys for anyone who forgot. We had pizza, cake, ice cream, and a cooler full of juice boxes and little bottles of water. One year we even had a magician at both boys parties. Fun, easy, and cheap birthday party.
T.H. answers from Raleigh on May 17, 2008
I just had birthday invitations done for my son's first birthday and they turned out really cute. I had his picture on it but you don't have to put a photo on it. If you do put a photo on it, she will remove the background if you want. The girl that did them can pretty much do anything you want. She will make you a proof and adjust anything you want to change. Then she will send you the final image and you can either print them out on your computer or send them to Wal-Mart 1 hour photo or Walgreens or wherever and they will print 4x6's out. She also does thank-you cards for half the price. The invitations are $15 for the image and for her to do the work (well worth it-you pay for the cost of how many 4x6 prints you order at the store)and $7.50 for the thank-you cards. Her name is Colleen and her email is ____@____.com
I can send you an example of what mine looks like if you want to see it. My invitation had a Cookie Monster theme. (My email is ____@____.com)
T.C. answers from Nashville on May 18, 2008
Why don't you do picture card invites? Or let the 3 year old design a card and you put the wording ontop of the picture.
C.D. answers from Chattanooga on May 17, 2008
You could just make them! I recently made my daughter's invitations using PhotoShop. They turned out great! I had them printed at the photo lab, so they ended up being less than $0.20 per invitation!
L.C. answers from Raleigh on May 16, 2008
Hey A., what about the premade ones???? We just had our boys joint (1 at and 3 rd)B-day party in Jan and got Diego invitations from the store . It was great. Just a thought:)
L.S. answers from Raleigh on May 18, 2008
I don't know about any specific for joint parties but there are cute invites at invitingsmiles.com