Party Planning Central
I have an engineering background (crazy, I know) and so I am type A in a lot of ways - which helps with the need for being detail oriented for a party plan.
A few things I always do for my parties:
1) I like my invitation to set the tone for the party - everything from the theme, colors and "feel" of the invitation will help me decide how to decorate, what activities to do and what PAPER products to have ;-) (most importantly)
2) I like to use elements from the invitation to make logos, favor tags, stickers, food tents, cookie seals, envelope seals, etc.
At AndersRuff.Etsy.Com we sell a custom logo to match your invitation. That logo can be used for all of those elements in a really simple way!
3) Logos are GREAT for favor tags. See my example in the photos below. Its a great way to personalize your party and make it really special, all while tying in to the theme and feel of the party!
3) Thank you note - I always tie in the thank you note with the party. I pull out key elements from the invitation and put it with my child's name personalized on it. I also like to use the logo as a sticker seal on the back of the envelope, or printed on the envelope itself!
So hold on to your hats, lots of photos to come.... I mainly am showing how I used printed logos/personalized paper products to tie the party together. I may have thrown in a few cute pics too... ;-)
This example shows how to utilize our invitations/logos and thank you notes through AndersRuff.Etsy.Com to make a perfectly flowing party! This was my son, Pierson's 2nd transportation birthday party.
Here is the logo that I used on my invitation as well as throughout the party.
Used a version of the logo on my envelope to send out the invitations:
Thank you note: (paired this note with a chartreuse envelope and sealed the envelope with a LOGO sticker!)
here I used the logo elements to print out luggage tags to tie on the favors.
Again, I easily printed the logos on stickers and put them on the cups for guests to drink the "petro punch" out of.
We also used the logo on a little sticker that I put on the "airline boxed lunches". It had a description of the type of croissant sandwich inside. (Ham, turkey, tuna)
Inside the box lunch was a bag of chips, croissant sandwich and a fruit cup. On top of the fruit cup, guess what was on the lid? You guessed it - a party logo!
Logos could also be used for food cards/tents. In this case, I didn't use the exact logo because I had a punch that I used, but I would have used the logo had I thought of it!
"ships ahoy" cookies:
Train Track Trail mix
Again, the logo was used for the cookie wrap to seal the top of the bag.
Here is my little birthday boy. Yes, I appliqued a little jon jon that I made. Yes, I am anal. Yes, his car does match the car on his logo. I am showing off now,... sorry.
Bye for now! ;-)
Baggage Claim (favor pickup)