Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Nutcracker "Sweet" Birthday Invitation!


Why am I posting about an invitation?  Because I have the absolute joy of planning a Nutcracker "Sweet" Birthday for a beautiful young lady who will be turning FIVE soon!  

Her love of the Nutcracker began last year after reading the book and then attending a magical evening at the ballet performance with her parents.  Enchanted with the story, she was captivated by the idea of having a birthday with the same theme - and I was just as pleased to help plan and design it!  :)

I began searching the wonderful world of Etsy for the perfect invitation some months ago and found Andrea from The Green Grass Grows.  Her designs were just what I was looking for and after e-mailing back and forth about the invitation details and style - she came up with what you see above!  Perfect!!!  Just the right touch of magic and vintage Christmas!

We could have sent it just as it was, but after a quick consultation with the birthday-girl-to-be, decided to add just a bit of sparkle!  Here is the invitation getting her first coat of glam!


And here is the invitation complete with shimmer and shine (silver glitter around the edges and some candy cane pink glitter for the silhouette image)!


To enhance the enjoyment of all the young guests at the party, we wanted to be certain that they all were given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the classic tale and music before the event so each invitation was given or sent with a copy of "The Nutcracker" book and cd.  To heighten the anticipation further, we carefully wrapped the books in crisp, white paper and tied each gift with lengths of decadent silver/gold and pink ribbons!


Stay tuned for pictures of the actual event sometime in the next two or three weeks!  :)

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