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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

cristina's 60th birthday bash

While preparing projects for my soon to be launched website, I had great memories of this invitation I designed for my mom's 60th birthday, in collaboration with relvet.

She went all out for her party, remembering the Oldies, but Goodies, of the 60's Rock n' Roll era. From hamburger and hot dog stands to hot fudge sundae stations and hula hoop contests, we knew we had to go all out with the invitation as well. This image of her when she was 15 was the main inspiration throughout the design process because it reminded us of old record covers of the era.

We started out with a Save-the-Date depicting an image of my mom rockin' & rolling. We gave it a modern twist with a polka dot background and large display type.

We chose to create the Save-the-Date as a long, vertical piece so it would fit into a standard #10 Policy envelope (we created ourselves) which added to the modern feel.

For the invitation itself, we wanted to give guests a taste of the fun to be had and we accomplished this with a sampling of the music they would dance the night away to.

This was a great tie-in to the rock n' roll era with the use of a simulated LP (actually a cd).

We kept consistency between the Save-the-Date and the invite with the polka dot background pattern, but in this case we changed the colors to white dots over a light, retro turquoise.

With the idea that a 'record' was just bought at a brick and mortar store, the envelope was created out of craft paper to simulate a paper shopping bag...

with a store logo and all (my logo).

The directions & map were printed on a piece of paper acting as a receipt.

As favors we gave out Hershey's chocolate bars wrapped in one of two designs created to match the Save-the-Date...

and invitation.

We also wrapped the candy boxes in designs matching the candy bars; these were passed around by my mom so they were easy to carry around.

The invitation suite and candy favors were a big hit at the party. We had a blast coming up with the concept and designing each separate piece, so we were thrilled when guests came up to us in excitement. Oh, did I mention we all dressed up, too. :)

{ Images Via :: LizzyB Loves }


  1. I love the cd's idea, its great how they look like the old records! how can i try to do this?

    1. Thanks for the comment Angelica. The album effect was done with a cd label. Just design it using your favorite program and print with the cd label templates.

  2. Replies
    1. Hi Jenn,
      It's an actual cd, and the record effect is done with a cd label.

      Thanks for the comment!

  3. How about the cover or case, are they an actual cd case? I love the idea


Hi. Thanks for the input.

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