If you ask a certain almost-two-year-old what kind of birthday party she would like she’ll tell you she would like a “bye-bye” party. In our house, a “bye-bye” is anything with a handle – a backpack, a shopping bag, a picnic basket – anything that you can fill with cool stuff (like food) and head outdoors with. This girl likes to go, and even when she’s playing she’s filling up “bye-bye’s” with her play food and hitting the door. So a “bye-bye” party she’ll have.
Here’s where you come in… I’m testing out the invitation design and winging it as I go. I’m envisioning a basket woven from paper with some basket detailing (still in progress), this red and white gingham waxed paper I bought to wrap baked goods in, and a white inner card that will have the party information. I’ll probably put some little white daisies on it as well, and maybe a few finishing touches. And part of me really wants some ants.
I tested out some painted ants – they are shiny and dimensional, and I thought they could march across part of the invitation and make a “2”. Cute or creepy? The three of us go back and forth between the two. (The birthday-girl-to-be was fast asleep.)