Even though it’s been nearly a month since the girls’ birthday party, I thought I’d still share a bit about some of the crafty and fun things I did to make the day so special. Once I knew I was going with an owl theme for their party, I started collecting ideas on a pinterest board and things took off from there!
Before you can have a party, you have to invite people, right? I decided to go with hand-made invitations based off of a template I found here. If you use this yourself, print the file at 95%, or it won’t fit into a 5×7 envelope. I used a variety of neutral colored cardstock to make the owls and variety of colored scrapbook paper for the wings. Basically, no two owl invites looked the same. I also added a cute picture of the girls on the back because people like pictures of babies. Here’s how the invites turned out:
I used the same owl template to make a photo wall of the girls’ first year:
To make the birthday banner, I cut out pennants from the same scrapbook paper I used for the owls. I printed the letters I needed onto white cardstock and punched them out with a circle punch. I glued the letters on and ran ribbon through holes I punched in the pennants. Super easy and super cute!
For the adult favors, I made oreo pops and tied them up with an owl scrabble tile pendant. I made bubble labels to go on the kids’ favors. I found a ton of super cute owl clip art in this etsy shop, and that’s what I used to make the pendants, tags, and labels.
I made a lot of cupcakes for the party, including some cute owl cupcakes that I saw here.
My friend Stef designed these adorable candy wrappers for me. I just printed them out on address labels.
The girls wore owl shirts and tutus. I bought the owl shirts here, but I wouldn’t recommend the site. The shirts were adorable, but the customer service was terrible. Stephanie made the tutus for the girls using this tutorial. If you make the tutus, you can just use regular elastic…it worked just fine!
It was a warm day, so we just wore diapers with our tutus!
I think that’s about it. I had so much fun planning and crafting for this party. I really hope that some of these ideas will inspire other owl-themed birthdays!