my son’s 5th birthday invitation

brewer’s birthday is may 27th. his party will be on the 22nd, but i have already ordered the favors and made the invitations. i don’t do well with patience and i LOVE planning parties…now we both get to count down the days in agony!

theme: treasure hunt

this is our neighborhood park, riverfront park @ noisette, the party will be here. brewer and his guests will be given maps and clues to find their treasure…

i started with a sheet of white computer paper(makes 4 invites) and colored pencils.

i ripped a thin strip off all 4 sides and then ripped it in half twice to make 4 pieces

then i just drew some silly treasure hunt pictures and the info with color pencils. i didn’t worry too much about penmanship ’cause it’s an old treasure map, right?

i made 12 and then added a tea bag to a shallow container of water and piled them in…since i did them in batches a few sat for about an hour and the others for about 30 minutes. obviously the longer the better…

we decided to blow dry them to get them done quicker and i think it worked in our favor because it crinkled just right!

then i lit a few edges with a lighter and quickly blew it out. i think i inhaled too much smoke so be careful!


March 30, 2010. Uncategorized.


  1. Amanda replied:

    Super cute idea! You’re awesome!

    • ragamuffindesign replied:

      aww, shucks!

  2. Heather Solos replied:

    You know I’m just going to show up now, right?

    • ragamuffindesign replied:

      do it! except NOW we found out the park is having a damn festival that day. no idea what we will do now. i’m so disappointed!

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