So, my beautiful Minnie's Bowtique invitations have all been delivered by hand or post at this point. They went winging out into the world each with either a bow tie or a hair bow attached in Minnie Mouse's favorite color/pattern combo.
Shortly after getting them all out I realized what a jerk I was. Addressing pretty handmade bows to children in late July and asking that they wear them to a party in early September. What was I thinking? At my house I had extra bows made up so I gave Riley one to wear until the party and saved one for the big day. Here kids! Aren't this great? Now give them to your mommies and forget they exist so they don't get lost or damaged. Sorry.
Opps! I assumed I'd be a hero for addressing/handing each invite to the little one themselves because when do they ever get their own mail? In reality, I just made (to borrow Riley's expression) llama drama. Speaking of addresses and drama, unlike I insinuated (and initially believed)in the post about making the invitations they could not be mailed in regular envelopes.
Apparently, because the wired ribbon and barrette backs/safety pins wouldn't fit neatly through the postal machines meant for flat things they're considered Special Handling. They had to go in bubble mailers luckily they had polka dot bubble mailers at the post office. I was pretty thrilled. I also added Minnie stickers to the front of each and addressed them with hot pink Sharpie. See what I mean about making everything appealing and then the mom's having to "put them away for later." Sigh. So, after all the re-addressing and re-using of stamps, etc I found one still in my bag the next day. I was especially bummed. Thankfully, I was able to drop that one off, phew.
I can't wait to see all the hair bows and bow ties at the party. I'm so glad I went with bows instead of ears. I think it's going to be a great group. Especially if everyone comes. I have a great start on the planning already. Not that it's a challenge this theme has so much room for creativity. Yay! Although, Riley seems far more concerned with when Halloween is than her birthday. We might have to do a Halloween themed birthday next year. It's always been her favorite holiday, but it's all she talks about lately.