3 Is The Magic Number!

My daughter turned 3 this past November and I had so much fun designing her birthday party invitations.  The idea for her invites came to me the summer before her birthday as I was in the office designing another project and listening to De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising album.  It occurred to me that although it was an adult album, it had a lot of qualities — and song titles that could be appealing and appropriate for a 3 year old — and the cover art was fun and young too!  I decided to make her party invite in the form of CD complete with album cover art.

The original album art looked like this:

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The final invite looked like this:

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I created a CD sleeve that had images of the birthday girl at different stages in her life (at 1 years old, at 2 years old, and a recent – almost 3 year old picture).  The back of the CD sleeve had a few of the song titles from the original album that worked for a 3 year old (“3 is the Magic Number”, “Say No Go”, etc.), and I tweaked a few of the titles to go specifically with Indigo, the birthday girl.  The actual CD was made of a die cut silver shimmer card stock and contained the actual party information.  The invite was visually appealing to the kids who received it and quite nostalgic to their parents, who may have enjoyed the classic De La Soul CD in their teen years.

I also created corresponding Thank You cards and favor tags.   The art on the Thank You card resembled the art on the cassette for the same album.

cassetteartThe thank you cards looked like this (and again the wording was tweaked a little):

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As predicted, the parents loved the invites and the kids loved seeing their friend’s face in print…and the birthday girl, was indeed, 3 Feet High and Rising.

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