August 27, 2010

The Power Of An Invitation


Think back for a minute…to the first time you ever received an invitation.  This invitation may have been to a birthday party, some type of celebration, or a special event.  Can you recall the feelings you had upon receiving something that was specifically created for you?  I still remember the time I was invited to a neighbor’s birthday party when I was six.  Oh, I was so excited!  I kept the invitation on my mirror and each morning and night, I would look at the invite and I just knew that great things were coming my way!  In the spirit of feeling special and having something exciting to anticipate, I decided to create an invitation!
My little girl is three.  She now gets anticipation and excitement to the greatest extent.  I was planning on taking her to the zoo and I thought….”Why not make it a little more fun?”  I headed to the grocery store where I found a monkey beanie baby.  (I have noticed in the ads that often times grocery stores run awesome deals on beanie babies!)  I then came home, printed the invitation, and left both the invite and the monkey on her pillow.
When she went to bed that night, she was SO EXCITED.  First for the monkey, and then for the invite that promised a fun filled day at the zoo on Friday!  Each day when she woke up we had a countdown to the zoo.  The invitation made the whole thing special, personal, and exciting.  Instead of just announcing we were going to the zoo, the invitation made it an event!
If you are doing anything fun with your family, download the skeleton invitation below and leave it on your child’s pillow.  It will give that extra pizazz to any outing!
What special things do you do for your kids?

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12 Responses to “The Power Of An Invitation”

  1. allie says:

    So fun! Can't wait to try this out.

  2. Kristen says:

    Great! I think starting with an invitation for Date nights is an awesome idea! My husband ALWAYS loves that! :)

  3. --strings and things-- says:

    I think this would be awesome for my HUSBAND. lol, he's such a little kid. He saved all his Ty beanie babies from when he was a kid for our baby

  4. Kiirsty says:

    I couldn't agree more about the power of an invitation! Sometimes I hide things under my kids' pillows for them to find at bedtime. Even if it's something small like a piece of candy, they act like they just found Christmas!

  5. Lisa says:

    Love the idea of the kids getting an invite!

  6. Leah says:

    Awww..soo cute! Personalized invites do make the event seem extra special.

  7. Cassie says:

    That's such a cute idea!

  8. anna nicole says:

    This takes it from an event to a memory!

  9. becca jordan says:

    my husband LOVES the zoo! and is a total kid at heart!! and i know he loves when i put effort into the packaging of a date, not just the date itself. GREAT idea, that i might use for his birthday! :) ooooh, you all should do a birthday post with tips and ideas for gifts and/or how to celebrate hubz's bday!! you girls rock.

  10. Tara says:

    Becca – we are actually doing an entire Birthday WEEK!! It will be the week after New Year's….in January! It will probably be too late for your hubby's birthday THIS year….but you will have plenty of ideas for his birthday NEXT year! :)

  11. Gerbers says:

    I just stumbled onto your blog this week. My husband and I have been married a little over three years. I decided that I needed to do some of these dating ideas to help fuel the flame. Last night, I did the spa idea!!! My husband LOVED it!!! He said we should do it every Friday night!! Who knew he would love such a girly thing. Well… I'm sure he loved everything that it involved. Thanks for the awesome ideas! I will keep coming back for more!!! :)

  12. Kerry_Kid Giddy says:

    That is the cutest thing ever!!! I need to do that more often with my own little girls!

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