After designing a lady bug invitation for a friends baby shower and she did not pick it as the final design. I knew I had to create the lady bug invitation for Emma's birthday and the Ladybug theme was born!!
Here is the invitation I sent out:
You can buy these invitations in my Etsy shop here:
I had it in my head that I would create most of the paper decorations myself and try to get most of the other party items from Etsy. I then got crazy busy and ended up relying on wonderful Etsy artists for most everything!
The top banner "Happy Birthday" Banner was made by: Expressions by Devin
I made the photo banner of Emma with one photo from each month of the year and used
scalloped circles with ladybugs and the month that were created by: Ciao Bambino
Emma's highchair was decorated with a personalized banner also by: Expressions by Devin
Expressions by Devin also made the flowers that I used for the centerpieces.
I got the little tin pails at Michaels and adorned them with ribbon and a custom sticker from
These stickers were great and I used them on the party favors and cups as well.
Made by The Art of Joy
I had a lady bug basket made by Baskets by Elaina and placed the utensils in it.
The Snoop Dog
I even decorated my dog!
Snoopy got his very own lady bug collar just for the event
Made by Coley's Collars
(he really is excited!)
There were also many items I got from Etsy that I forgot to take pictures of but I don't want to leave them out. Here they all are:
I got a custom crown for Emma (which she refused to wear! :( ) Made by Two Little Bluebirds
I got this cute Onesie by Knitty Bitty Apparel for her to wear for part of the party:
(I forgot to take pictures of her in it but it was so cute on!)
The little girls at the party got these clippies made by in their goody buckets
Made by: 2darncute
Made by: 2darncute
Thank You Cards
I put these customized matchbook favors in all of the Thank You Cards
Made by Doodle VintagePlus
I designed the Thank You Cards using Clip art
And put a custom Address label (similar to the one listed below) made by The Art Of Joy on the envelopes:
(Please note I blurred out my return address a little)
So there you have it!
The party was a wonderful success and I can't thank the other artists involved enough!!!!
I have put together a treasury as well including the above artists - be sure to check it out and leave some love!!