Goldilocks & The Three Bears Party Invitations

by Amy on September 24, 2010

We are getting ready for Natalie’s 8th birthday, even though I am in denial that she is turning 8 already. How is that possible?

Anyway, she decided to have a Goldilocks & the Three Bears party. She has always loved this story and has been collecting various picture book versions to display in her room. (This is her current favorite.) We’ll be having a mid-morning brunch complete with an oatmeal & toppings bar. Natalie loves oatmeal… :)

Natalie designed these invitations – she wanted to make the three bears’ cottage with a door and windows that opened. They were simple, but time-consuming – I’m happy we only had to make a handful of them!

You can see all the pieces in the photo above. We started with a simple cottage outline that I traced from a coloring page. She colored it with crayons, then I made color copies of the colored cottage onto card stock. On the white back-side of some printed scrapbooking paper, we printed the graphics and wording that would appear behind the windows and door. I scanned in the cottage outline and used it to make sure everything was in the right spot. The little Goldilocks girls are color copies from a sticker book we have.

After using a craft knife to cut the doors and windows open, we glued the cottages onto the scrapbook paper and cut-off the extra paper around the edges.

All the important party info is on the back of the invitation, written storybook-style by Natalie. For a finishing touch, the envelopes were sealed with a teddy bear sticker. Cute!

More party fun soon! It’s back to checking things off the party-planning list for this Mama Bear.

Have a wonderful autumn weekend!

{ 13 comments }

Kara Fleck September 24, 2010 at 9:58 am

Oh, so cute! :-)

gina @ the little list September 24, 2010 at 10:07 am

These are just darling. What a keepsake!

Lindsay @ BytesOfMemory September 24, 2010 at 10:10 am

oohh my word these are adorable!!!

Marisa September 24, 2010 at 11:40 am

So adorable!

Kimberly September 24, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Very sweet idea, thank you!

Michelle @ A Mommy's Adventures September 24, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Oh my goodness these are so cute! I love the idea hopefully one day we will be able to do something like that. I love the non conventional birthday party themes!!

Christy September 24, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Sooo cute!!!

pink and green mama MaryLea September 26, 2010 at 9:25 am

Adorable!! My three year old announced to her grammy on Friday (during their play date) that they would be playing “Goldilocks and the Chamber of Secrets” — Can you tell we have some big book fans in my house?! : )

karen September 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm

How creative!! Karen
Sippy Cup Central Mom

JDaniel4's Mom September 27, 2010 at 4:14 am

This is so cute! I love all the flaps.

Nicole M. September 28, 2010 at 9:42 am

These are simply adorable. I can’t wait to see the party pics/info!

Jenn September 28, 2010 at 10:36 am

What a darling theme and invitations!! Can’t wait to hear about all the fun.

Jessica November 17, 2010 at 6:04 am

I love, love this party ideas. I will have to remember this when my girl gets a bit bigger! So creative.

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