Still suffering from the guilt of throwing Master J the laziest "party" for his first birthday, I decided to be a little more pro-active this year.
I decided on a Kiwiana theme just before Christmas (but don't mistake my eagerness for actual organisation), for Master J's 2nd birthday in mid-April.
So here are the invites which I am delivering today. I have seen cookie pops everywhere lately so I decided to make them into invites - a little "sweetener", if you will. I used this recipe and it's a good one - delicious and easy to work with.
I made the paper part of the invitations using Word - kiwifruit on the front and the party details on the back. It's my aim to learn to use Adobe Illustrator this year - particularly so that I can create some templates and freebies for my readers which is something I have always wanted to do, but for now Word does the trick.
I made the stick tag by printing out black squares with "Kiwi as", backing them with more kiwifruit, and then cutting them using a 2" circle cutter and small hole punch.
Now for the party planning - I have a load of lollies (candy) on their way from NZ - milkshakes, pineapple lumps, Jaffas etc, and can't wait to plan the party food!
Speaking of which, I am suddenly reminded of one of my favourite NZ ads, hope you enjoy it!
If you have any questions about cookie-pops etc, please leave them in the comments below and I'll be sure to get back to you.