Q is turning seven in a few weeks and has decided on a spa theme for her birthday party. She attended one last year that my girlfriend hosted for her daughter and ever since Q regularly asks to soak her feet and put cucumber slices on her eyes. Ahh… the pampered life of a sweet six year old.
With the party date fast approaching I set to work on the invitations. Naturally I scoured Pinterest for some great ideas and came across this one. Since this adorable template by One Charming Party was available as a free printable, my work was halfway done.
I downloaded the PDF into Illustrator so I could insert my own details for the party. I loved how Darling Darleen wrote the dates of the week and checked off the appropriate box, so I did the same.
I visited Michael’s to pick up some paper, ribbon and tape. I had a few other party details in raspberry and turquoise so the colour palette was already set and when I found this beautiful floral I knew it would be a good fit.
Once the template was filled out, I printed it on card stock and cut out the individual masks.
I cut the floral paper to the same shape and before glueing the two back sides together, I inserted the end of a length of ribbon between the papers on each side before I glued everything together. This would be the ties for the mask.
Next, I glued a piece of trim ribbon around the outside edges of the invitation front. I used a rick rack ribbon as seen in the inspiration photo as it’s very flexible and bends nicely around the rounded shape of the invitation. I allowed the ribbon to overlap the edge a bit so when you flip it over the trim frames the floral print as well.
For the envelopes I used a standard No. 10 you can pick up anywhere including the dollar store. They are just the right size for these invites and so cost effective.
I wanted to pretty them up a bit so I cut a piece of complimentary paper to fit just inside the envelope and used the envelope’s pre-sticky tabs to secure the paper in place. Easy peasy!
To seal the envelopes I picked up some sparkly tape and cut it with pinking shears to give it a more finished look.
I just love the way these turned out. Finding the inspiration and template saved me a tone of time over designing something from scratch. Q just loved them too and can’t wait to give them out to her friends.
Do you have any spa inspired party tips to share?
2 thoughts on “Create Spa Party Invitations”
I can’t seem to be able to use the link to the printable invitation. Would you be able to send it to me? Thank you!
Hello, just wondering how they invite information was added?
Name, date extra. Thank-you
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