Both of my parents turned 60 recently, and my mother decided it was time to throw a giant party to celebrate! She rented out The Hop in Lakewood, hired the Taco Man to set up an awesome taco bar, and got everyone out on the dance floor for a rockin’ good time.
My birthday gift to Mom and Dad was this invitation:
I initially made up both sides of this invitation as two separate design ideas because Mom liked the colorful 50’s-themed graphics and I liked the more realistic record. In the end, I used them both so we could include all of the necessary information.
Mom asked if I could do something with The Hop’s logo, which had a cool-guy bunny rabbit leaning casually up against it. She wanted me to add a girl bunny next to him. After a few unsuccessful attempts to Photoshop the low-resolution photo she had of the logo, I finally just drew it by hand, scanned it, and re-worked the file from there.
The invitations were printed on glossy circular labels and affixed to die-cut black linen paper circles for a realistic vinyl record effect. I used bright orange square envelopes (not pictured; we had to mail out every single one!) and printed address labels for the mailing and the return address.
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After the party, I made up some business cards for my parents to send out in their thank-you notes so people could see the professional photos taken at the party and share their own images. The best part of that was that I got to reuse that bunny logo! Here they are:
It was a fun project all around, and the guests seemed to really enjoy the invitations.