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New invitations are up in the shop

I think it was last week when I showed up a sneak preview of a variation on my Peter Pan invitations for Jude’s party. It’s amazing to me that there are never-ending solutions to any design “problem.” I think that’s what drew me to design initially.

Lauren contacted me through Etsy. She had found my original Peter Pan invitations and liked them, but was throwing a joint birthday party for her son and daughter and needed, in her words “More pixies and more pirates.” But her other caveat that it was not to be too babyish for her six year old boy, or too charactery overall. Quite the challenge! I sent her three different proofs — here are two of them:
Peter Pan 2.pdf @ 200% (CMYK/Preview)

Peter Pan 3.pdf @ 125% (CMYK/Preview)

The first proof was based on the image in the movie when Captain Hook’s pirate ship is overtaken by Peter & the Lost Boys and Tinkerbell turns it to gold.  The second proof was more of a storybook feel with the typography.

So the final choice was … (drumroll please!)


Golden pirate ships! And in 6 year old Teddy’s words, “I like that one because the pirate ship is the biggest!!”

Curry-colored envelopes matched the invitation, and were sealed with customized return address labels.

To wrap it all together, we did 2 versions of custom favor tags that could also be used as cupcake toppers.

So so fun!  Thank  you, Lauren, for letting me help out with your kids’ big day!  I can’t wait to see photos.

Are you planning a Peter Pan or Neverland party for your kiddos?  I just added all of these items to my shop!

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