a real birthday party

Little Miss Annika is turning 4 YEARS OLD soon!  Can you believe it?!  I definitely can’t.

We were never able to give Annika a proper birthday party since I was diagnosed within eight months after her birth.  Her first birthday was at home while I watched from my hospital room on FaceTime.  Her next couple of birthdays I was either still quarantined to be in contact with other people or  just too sick.  We celebrated in small ways, just the five of us.

My hubby and I were talking about it and decided that this is the year!  I feel great and she’s old enough to really understand.  We know how to sign the happy birthday song to her and she’s been getting that when a cake comes out with candles, you blow!

I discovered a great online card company, Basic Invite, and I am in love with all the options.  We’ve decided to do a Bowling Day Birthday Party.  Inviting friends that family and perfect day for Annika.

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So I started exploring Basic Invite’s website for ideas.  There are so many invites!  There are party invites and cute birthday invitations and ohmygoodness I was thrilled to start planning!

This one was my favorite!

But look at this one!  Maybe I can do a Carnival Theme instead...

Decisions, decisions...

Don't you just love it?!

I asked the folks at Basic Invite for a bunch of information and so I'm sharing it with you, of course!  And hang tight because I have a little surprise for you once you read about it all (can you say DISCOUNT!?!)
Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what we feel sets us apart from almost any other online stationery company and is what we feel is our biggest draw.

Custom Samples - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - Basic Invite is just as colorful with our envelopes as we are with our invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of our envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

Address Capturing Service - Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders.

Foil - Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.
Is that not amazing!?  Miah's bday is coming up soon too and I absolutely loved all of this for her NUMBER 16...

About that discount I was telling you about, loveys.  The folks at Basic Invite are giving all of you

15% off with coupon code: 15FF51


I can't wait to show all of you how Annika's party goes.  You know when you can't find me here, just go to Instagram and I'm there:)

Besos and Hugs,

Want to order your own invites - here are the deets:

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