My baby is turning 5. What?!
She’s just the best. She brings a girly flair to our family with her constant songs and dancing, she makes us all laugh and maaaybe has her daddy wrapped around her finger. Possibly her mommy and brothers, too.
The kids and I talk about our favorites all the time – favorite colors, favorite food, favorite memory. They all know that my favorite animal is a dolphin (I have been known to cry when I see sea life. I don’t know what it is, they are just so magical and majestic. Sea World is a teary place for me).
So when Audrey told me she wanted to have a dolphin party for her 5th birthday, there may have been a few secret happy tears. She knows her mama loves them and so she likes them too. See? She’s just the best. (Well, except when she’s not.)
Since I’m kinda into designing things, I had fun creating this invitation for her upcoming party. There probably won’t be a lot of decorations or fancy party food since we’re having it at an indoor pool, but I love making invitations and couldn’t help myself with the dolphin theme.
One little trick I wanted to share with you is how I add the glitter details. The secret? Glitter glue. This one, to be exact.
I used a free dolphin graphic and glitter digital paper to add to the invitation. The cards are printed on thick matte photo paper from home on this printer.
Then I filled in the outlines with the glitter glue.
And filled in the 5 as well.
The glue dries in about 30 minutes and does not flake off like regular glitter, so it works well for these types of projects.
I also added a few gold dots to a diy envelope liner (plain paper cut to fit).
Didn’t they turn out cute?!
We can’t wait to celebrate our dolphin-loving girl.
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