Today I am honored to have Nancy from PurpleTrail here today to talk to us about choosing the right theme for your party! Nancy says, “Are you planning a celebration for your little girl’s upcoming birthday? Themed birthday parties are the “it” thing right now for children’s birthday parties and girl’s parties are no exception. Princess, fairies, ponies, tea parties, even girlie pirate parties are all wonderful themes to base your event around and give you inspiration for decorating, food and games. One of the best ways to introduce your party theme is with your invitations. You’re invitations will be the first thing your guests see, so here are some ways to make them wonderful and make everyone want to come to your party.
Colors are very powerful in design and selecting the right ones will really add to your invitation and party theme. When choosing a color scheme, try to think of shades, hues, and colors associated with your celebration’s theme and setting. You can then incorporate those same colors into the decorations for the party with balloons, colored icing on the cupcakes, table linens and streamers.
Design details like photos, artwork, and card shape will add character and detail to your invitations and their theme. Pick a card that you can add a photo of your child to. To really enhance the theme, have your child dress up in a costume that matches the theme and add that photo to the invitations. You can also make the shape of your card introduce your theme. Purchase heart shaped invitations for a girly themed party, or circle shaped cards for a fun and uniquegirl’s birthday invitation design. Adding elements like waves to a beach party invitation or bottles of fingernail polish to a spa party will really make the invites perfect. These little touches will be a hit with your daughters friends. Good Luck
About the Author: Nancy Arnold is a party planner and blogger in Seattle, WA. You might find her walking her two labradors on Alki Beach or dancing in her kitchen while making cake pops.