7.28.2008

uh-oh...turning five!



We are preparing for the four-year old to become five. Only two and a half more weeks! And since I have been slowly brain-washed into a deep love of child-birthday-party-planning by Martha Stewart Kids magazine (and now Cookie magazine, too), I find myself really looking forward to the whole thing (even though I wish she could stay four forever).

Here's her invitation. It's a drawing she made that we plugged into photoshop and colored with the paintbrush tool (very fun). Under the little corner pop-up flap it says something like: "the four-year-old would love to invite you to celebrate her no. 5 along with her imaginary friends." We are planning a chicken cake and many kind of bizarre games having to do with her imaginary friends. It should be interesting and thank goodness small. More details to come, whether you are interested or not!

22 comments:

Rowena said...

that's a beautiful invite and the party sounds like it will be a creative blast. can't wait to hear more, myself.

Jess said...

We have that to look forward to this winter.
Happy Happy!

jomama said...

i love the idea for the invitations! my (just barely turned) five-year-old has so many drawings that we could doctor up that way...thanks for the inspiration!

kirsten said...

oh, i love planning kids' parties, too! so so much. my son's #6 is in november. and already planned (nerd).

amy said...

i can't wait to see the chicken cake!

kristin said...

Birthdays are my favorite - and I have a five-year-old-in-a-couple-of-weeks as well! I've been posting pictures of the upcoming car party - she's a big fan of all vehicles - and some excerpts of past party themes. I've loved four. I miss it already. So the car crafting has been making me feel a little better!

melissa said...

Oh, I love it!

Renae said...

Love the invite idea!! My kids love creating their own b-day cards for friends anyway, so this would fit right into their idea of fun.

Joslyn said...

i'm super interested in the details as we're heavy into the planning for audrey's 5th (september) too...

Bethany Hissong said...

I love that you used her own artwork!! What a keepsake! And it sounds like so much fun :) I think I should do that for my birthday theme this year!!!

Thank you soooo much for the package I got! I was thrilled when both of you wrote a little note (I'm not sure how you did that, but I was thrilled!). I love the stationary and it was so cool how you packaged it! You two are always blowing me away with your ideas! thanks thanks thanks and i love you both ;)

heather said...

that's the best themed birthday part ever...imaginary friends!! I adore the invitation...i can't wait to see all the other details!! thanks for sharing!

Barbara Brown said...

i just love my children's drawings.your four year old's is darling. what a great use of it. hmm..i will have to keep that in mind when my four yr. old turns five. my nine yr. old is turning ten in a week. first one to reach double didgets. fun but sad.oh ya does martha stewart still publish the kids magazine?

Barbara Brown said...

are you going to make any more little red stationary? i would like some please.

Anonymous said...

i LOVE your card! so cute! if you want any martha stewart kids magazines- with a lot of birthday party ideas- i have a bunch in my etsy shop- cactusgirls. we are moving overseas, and i am forced to downsize and purge my treasured collection.

Jen said...

What a great idea!!! Idid not know you had Photoshop. I would like to come over and check it out, I was going to ask for it for my bday.

sew nancy said...

what a great drawing
love the invite

andrea said...

I LOVE that idea! how fun!

Kellie H said...

I for one am interested in the party...I love birthday party ideas & I am sure you;ll have some!!! My lil gal turns 2 in a mth. We are having a cherry party. I love cookie mag too. How fun is the latest flower child party with the tie dyes?!

Jaime said...

Fun, I love to hear the details. I am working on my daughters four year birthday party that is in about a month. Keep the ideas coming so I can get inspiration.

Lauren said...

She is going to have such a great party - love the invitations!

jill said...

This theme rocks. I did a killer "disgusting" birthday party for my twin six year olds. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

rachel said...

wow, that is a beautiful invitation! what a pretty drawing!