Henry’s birthday party was on Saturday, and it was a raging success, in my humble opinion. I am still working on a massive party overview post for tomorrow, but I never had a chance to share the invites we went with so I thought I’d pop in and share those today.
I’ve been thinking about a tractor theme since Henry’s first birthday. (Because I’m insane.)
While Henry’s love for trains came into the picture within the past couple of months, tractors are one of his first loves. He actually received tons of tractor toys at his first birthday and still plays with them all regularly.
Plus, Ryan works for John Deere and both my parents retired from Deere, so we have tons of green around these parts. My brother and I grew up on the Johnny Tractor books (and we still have my dad’s first ever book – which was Johnny Tractor), so I decided to run with a loose tractor and Johnny Tractor theme.
By loose, I mean I wanted to pull a few touches of the Johnny Tractor character, but also be open to just about any tractors, too. And mostly, I just wanted to use lots of pictures of my Henry-man.
I spotted the Beaming Birthday invites with kraft paper envelopes at Tiny Prints and fell in love with the colors and simple, fun design.
I like the primary colors and love that it left plenty of room for Henry. The front included the photo I took of Henry at our property on his tractor. I hand-carved a simple tractor at craft night and stamped the envelopes, which added a tractor touch.
The back gave me another opportunity to add a photo of Henry with the Gator. And the bright colors – I love it.
I think it’s just enough tractor to set the tone for a great kids’ party. Plus, it highlights my little two-year-old. And the Kraft paper envelopes ended up setting the tone for many other details at the party.
What do you think?
Special thanks to my friends at Tiny Prints for providing us with these great invites! And thank you for supporting NewlyWoodwards sponsors to help make posts like this possible.