When I was asked by a friend to make the invitations for his son’s 5th birthday party with “Le Petit Prince” theme, by Anthoine de Saint-Exupéry, I’ve got so excited!
Together we discussed some main ideas and, after that, I started the preparation for it: first of all the invitations. She wanted it to double as a bookmark, so the guests could use it even after the party.
I selected an original illustration of Saint-Exupéry that had only the outline, so I could watercolor it. After the painting, I digitalized it to make the layout and write the texts.
Here are the photos of the final results. During the making process I employed paper and felt as main materials. For the text I used the Little Days font as it looks a lot like the book’s.
And the final result is here:
For the party decoration I prepared tags with the names of each snack and treats bags tags. Also I’ve made some pompoms to decorate the room. I used the font mentioned above, original images from Saint-Exupéry and a Photoshop’s brush that worked perfectly as watermark.
The Little Prince in biscuit and the keyrings (party favors), made with felt, were made by Mania de Boneca.
I got very happy to develop this work! If you are interested about any occasion invitations and tags, you just have to send me an email (Marcia at minois dot ca) and we can talk about it!
See you later!
Updated on April 10th 2011:
Now I also have some new products that I’ve developed for parties with this theme. They are great for birthdays, baby showers or any event you want with this lovely character. For more details, or if you need some other theme for your party, just contact me!
Cupcake toppers, excellent to decorate cupcakes and snacks on the table:
Felt napkin rings and tags, also used in party favors:
Party favors, like this tin can with personalized bookplate stickers with the name of each guest (with a fabric cover and a ceramic piece of the Little Prince attached on it):
Detail of the bookplates and the tin can:
And a thank you card for you to give to your guests after the event:
That’s it for the moment, but later I’m going to update this post again with some other news about this theme.
You order these products in my online store. See you!