It's the start of birthday season.
The first is E's in March, then V's in June then finally Z's in August. After Z's birthday I breathe a huge sigh of relief and get six months off before starting to plan things again in February.
I always design invitations and do the parties myself. I think this is because when I was a child the trend for hiring party entertainers wasn't around and also because I really enjoy putting a party together myself. The other reason is because with three children they do so much day-to-day sharing I really like to be able to give them something special on their birthdays.
For E's invitation I scanned different Liberty fabrics and used this to design a bunting card. I printed it onto thick A5 card and used a corner cutter to round off the edges. As it's E's 5th birthday I added glitter to 5 of the flags and put each invitation into glassine bags with 5 gold stars (and some hole-punch confetti).
For the actual party I'm planning on making personalised bunting for each child, and am just working out the quickest, cheapest, easiest but also most beautiful way of making it. I'll keep you posted but I sense a few late nights ahead!