Impress your guests before they even get to the party with these DIY invitations!
I never had a birthday party growing up. I don’t know if birthday parties just weren’t the done thing in Canada back in the late 80’s/early 90’s, but I never attended any of my classmates’ parties either, not that I was even aware of them having any. Don’t get me wrong, there was always a birthday cake and a lovely meal and family gathering at my grandparents house to celebrate my passing of the years, but none of these parties that you have now, here in the UK, where the whole class is invited.
My children don’t get a full blown party each year either. Usually it’s a friend or two invited over for cake and ice cream, but when we do throw a party for the whole class to attend – we throw a party!
Our little man turned six years old earlier this month, and we thought it was nigh time he had a whole-class birthday party. The theme he chose: Super Mario Bros.
Check out that cake! Before the party we were looking through Google Images for cake inspiration, and the birthday boy saw a Mario wedding cake and he wanted that – nothing else would do. So I made one! 🙂
I can’t just do things by simple measures either. I like getting creative with every aspect of the party – including the invitations. A quick Pinterest search for inspiration led me to this blog post by Celebrate the Big and Small where she’d made a really nifty double slider card invitation. Immediately I had my heart set on making those, based on a YouTube slider card tutorial by Sari Hänninen.
I’ve changed a few aspects of the cards, and kept track of every step in the process so I could share the tutorial with you all. I hope you enjoy!
You’ll need to download the free font Super Plumber Brothers by Jackster Productions for the invitation text itself.
The Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary Guide to the Ultimate Super Mario Birthday Party post to follow soon!