Hearts, stars and horseshoes. Clovers and blue moons. Pots of gold and rainbows and me red balloons. As I mentioned, Vincent’s fourth birthday is coming up. The theme he requested was colored balloons, which made me think of the Lucky Charms commercials. So I made an invitation to reflect that theme.
A bunch of rainbow-colored balloons, rainbow confetti and a number four with the birthday info. When I asked Vincent what he thought of it, he said, “Huuuuhh (that was him sucking in his breath) It’s beautiful!” I love that he’s still pretty easy to please.
For more fun and color, I gathered rainbow-colored envelopes with coordinating mailing labels.
I thought about adding confetti, but decided against it. That might be annoying for unsuspecting party attendees to have to clean up off their floors. Our guests have received the invitations and the response has been great. Though, we have had a few questions about the no gifts policy and the time. The reason? Our boys have been showered with love, affection and toys, and don’t need anything. As for the time, the 21st is Vincent’s actual birthday, but because it falls on a weekday, we decided to host a dinner party.
How do you decide your child’s birthday party theme? Do you let him or her choose? Or the time? Have you instated a no gifts policy? Ever opened an invitation filled with confetti? Did you think it was cute, or annoying?