It all starts with the perfect invitation

So, I decide to throw my husband a surprise sports themed birthday party. The only glitch was I had just about 3 weeks to fully plan and execute it. Yes… 3 weeks. Now, more miraculous feats have been accomplished (I am sure of it), but there was one snag — we were going on a 2 week vacation. On top of that, half of our time away we would be completely disconnected from all phone and Internet access. HOW was I going to do this? Well I knew what had to be done first, a killer sports party invitation was needed.

Thankfully I was able to enlist the help of a very talented designer, Kori Clark of Paper & Pigtails. I’ll be honest, at first I was worried she might not “get” my vision. I didn’t want a kiddie invite and of course nothing cheesy. I just wanted… well… I wanted… I had NO clue. I was absolutely no help in conveying what I was looking for. So, how did Kori respond? She said “I got this.” And overnight she had sent me a proof of the best invite I could have imagined (had I actually imagined it).

Here is the proof she sent me (front):

I just loved by the use of fonts here! Check out the rest of the details (back):

All the party details were cleverly incorporated and I loved it! Here is an images of the print version:

Thank you to Kori of Papers & Pigtails for your amazing custom work!

More party details coming soon so stay tuned!

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5 Comments on It all starts with the perfect invitation

  1. Kori Clark
    August 4, 2010 at 8:25 am (4 years ago)

    Thank you so much for sharing and your sweet words, Tori! I had so much fun working with you on this!

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  2. Dennis @ Wholesale Flowers
    August 4, 2010 at 6:35 pm (4 years ago)

    Those are some great organizational skills. You were right though, with a tight timeline and part of that time being incommunicado, it was absolutely necessary to find someone dependable and talented and then delegate.

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  3. Jess
    August 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm (4 years ago)

    My daughters vintage themed 16th birthday party is next week and I went on vacation for 3 weeks last month and now I am quietly panicking (well actually NOT that quietly!!!). Love the invites.

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