One of the things I remember about my birthday parties as a child is the little touches that went into the party. The special invitations, the decorations, the party bags. I always remember that it was like a bit of a competition, between both the children and also the parents, as to who could hold the best party.
These days children’s parties are becoming even more competitive and elaborate. When you are working full time creating a full scale children’s party can be a daunting experience, not to mention costly but there are solutions if you know how to find them.
A friend of mine holds the kind of birthday parties for her son that you would dream about when you were a child. Last year was a safari theme, complete with cut out animals and trees, party boxes and banners, and a themed invitation. I remember at the time all the parents asking where she had got everything from.
It turns out that my friend Wendy had quite a creative streak and had designed and made everything herself.
Wendy has now gone one step further and has created her own shop on Etsy, with printable designs for parties, with everything from full party packs including banners, party boxes, invitations etc to separate pieces. Everything is customisable to your specifications.
As everything is sent as a pdf design, you can buy these designs from anywhere in the world and no postage is involved. You can simply print them out and put together at your leisure.
Take a look for your own children's parties. She is adding more designs every week and you can email with specifics requests. Here are some examples of her work, with photographs sent in from people who have purchased for their child’s party.
She can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WendysPrintableParty