When the announcement was made to the family that my niece was expecting twins we just feel off our gilded rockers. It was a total surprise, one that she and her husband met with endless grace and a bit of terror! Soon we were decorating one of their bedrooms with a Rock ‘N Roll theme and visiting the sonographers office every chance we got to see their sweet little hearts beat – two boys! She wanted her baby announcements to be timeless but with a nod to her husband’s affection for all things hipster, so we decided to create a bow-tie design with a pin-dot or speckle back. We featured one picture of each of the boys on this card, it is shown on the site as a birth announcement but I have since, used it for other twins first birthday party too, here it is:
When I get the urge to tackle a do-it-yourself invitation, there are few designers that compare to the whimsy and utter awe factor of Odd Balls. One of my all-time favorites is their Frosting Invitation. It is a sweet little colorful cupcake iced with loops of elegant bubble gum pink French silk taffeta ribbon. One afternoon my daughter and I had little tea party of our own and put a big stack of these together for a twins birthday party, it was their 1st birthday so it had to have extra princess appeal. We created the loops using drinking straws, cut in 2 inch sections, to hold the ribbon in place as the ribbons were strung and looped one by one (the thicker the straw the better to make the frosting look extra scrumptious). We were just tickled pink as the finished cupcakes appeared, each one different from the next. It just made our hearts jump to see how cute they turned out. You have to order Odd Balls Invitations at least once in your life!