POOL PARTY PLAYTIME
When your mom is a one of the finest luxury event planners in Dallas, Texas, you know you’re going to have the best birthday parties ever. When Emily Clarke of Emily Clarke Events (and client of ours!) came to Ceci New York to discuss creating a unique invitation for her daughter Mae’s 3rd birthday, we couldn’t wait to get started. The theme was a retro pool party. Pulling inspiration from ‘50’s beach-inspired advertisements to Gidget, Ceci Johnson sketched out dozens of illustration ideas and decided on a fun beach scene starring Mae for the invitation itself.
We chose to send a box invitation with thematic party favors to ensure the little guests’ excitement started from the moment they received the package. Inside the box, labels were personalized with one of Ceci Johnson’s watercolor illustrations and the friend’s name. Folding back the tissue paper, the invitation is nested is a bed of teal crinkle-cut craft paper. In addition, a customized bottle of sunscreen, a floral swim cap or bucket hat, and a pair of sunnies certainly guaranteed the guests were pool party ready!
In addition, we created a design for Mae’s Endless Summer Party that was used throughout the bash, from tags on candy jars and beach towels to beverage koozies. Ceci’s watercolors were found in yard and table signs at the event as well. We absolutely loved designing for Mae – creating custom art to celebrate life’s occasions are what we do best!
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