Thanks for stopping by today to see my party decorations! As soon as my almost-three year old and I settled on “princess” as the theme of her upcoming birthday party, I knew I wanted to challenge myself to use digital elements to create a hybrid birthday party.
I ended up using a mix of different products from several designers and was able to coordinate everything. My creations included invitations, two banners, two centerpiece castles, goodie bags, and a party game. I will also soon be creating thank you notes using the same products.
- Princess Freestyle Album by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
- Wildflower by Nicole and Joyce. Paper 2
- Kissing Frogs by Nikki Epperson. Papers 3 and 10.
- DIY Scalloped Banner, MKC
- CK Ali’s Writing Font
- Photoshop Elements 6
- Epson Premium Presentation Paper
- Stamp (Reflections), ink and Copic markers
- Foam tape
- Cardboard and Scor-Tape
- Scalloped Circle paper punch
My first task was invitations. I cut all my cardstock to 5×7 inches and then designed the cardfront in Photoshop Elements to be 4.75x 6.75 inches. The pink paper is Paper 2 from the Wildflowers kit. I then stamped the princess image onto separate cardstock, colored, cut and adhered. By adding gems and a ribbon I was able to take them from simple to pretty and princessy!
Next up was table decorations. I took a page from Kelleigh’s Princess Freestyle Album, enlarged it, and added the same light pink paper used in the invites and some darker pinks to have it coordinate.
To make the castle stand alone on the table, I simply traced the shape onto a piece of thick cardboard and cut about 1/2 inch inside the lines. I adhered the cardboard to the castle with Scor-Tape. Then I added a small strip of cardstock at the bottom, also adhered with scor-tape, to make it stand.
The banner was created using Mari Koeglenberg’s DIY Printable Scallop Banner, a favorite of mine! I used the same papers as on the invites and castle table decorations and added them onto the banner in Photoshop. After printing and cutting, I strung each piece onto my ribbon. I also printed off two smaller castles to add to the banner and some text.
My son insisted on having a party game at the last minute, so I looked in Nikki Epperson’s Kissing Frogs kit and found the circle label image and the crown. I prepared a document with rows of crown within the circle in photoshop and printed it. I then took my scalloped circle paper punch and punched each one out.
We hid them throughout our yard as a treasure hunt and as the kids found them, they claimed a prize from the basket filled with a random assortment of goodies! This turned out to be a great game to play with varying ages of kids as you can hide some in easier spots for the younger kids, and in tricker places for the older ones.
Last up are the goodie bags. I simply created a document in Photoshop, added the digital papers, the digital scalloped frame, the frog image for the boys and each child’s name. After printing them off, I added a stamped princess image on each girl’s bag and adhered each to the goodie bags.
Thanks for visiting The Hybrid Chick today and viewing my hybrid princess party goodies. I hope I’ve given you a few ideas on how you can create your own party decorations and invitations!
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