Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Olivia Party, step 1: Invitations!

There's a very important party coming up around here .... Lucy's 3rd birthday is just around the corner!
(I don't know how that happened.  I must have blacked out about 2 1/2 years ago, because I'm not sure when she managed to "grow up" right before my eyes.)
Lucy got to pick what kind of party she wanted this year .... and she almost immediately decided on Olivia.
Haven't met Olivia yet ...?
Well, allow me to introduce you .....
This is Olivia.  
A book-turned-cartoon character piglet who loves to sing, dance, and boss her brothers and friends around.  
But she is pretty darn cute.... and Lucy LOVES her. :-)

So, Olivia party it is!  
I found some super-cute personalized invitations on Etsy from inviting ink.  
And then I got some red envelopes (that are extra-adorable, with a polka-dotted interior and fun, scalloped edges!) from Craft Warehouse.  
See!?  How CUTIE-PATOOTIE are those!?  Love 'em!

Then I had to add a little somethin'-somethin' (my attempt at being at least slightly creative, since I didn't actually make the invitations and was feeling like a slacker!).
So.  If you know Olivia, then you know she has many "Rules of Life" -- which I get a total kick out of!

I had a great time "researching" all of Olivia's Rules of Life the other day ....

Here are some of my favorites:
Rule of Life #3 - If you have to sit next to a little brother eating spaghetti, you better wear a raincoat.  
Rule of Life #5 - Not everyone looks good in red, especially when you're pink. 
Rule of Life #19 - Sometimes you just have to use your big voice.  
Rule of Life #31 - Most people think animals don't talk, but they do.  They just talk very quietly.  
Rule of Life #38 - Just because a dog looks cute in a nurse's hat doesn't mean he's a very good nurse. 
Rule of Life #42 - If it weren't for mothers, little brothers would be very stinky.  
Rule of Life #48 - If you really really really want something, it helps to use triple please.  
Rule of Life #52 - If your mom is having a baby and she asks you if you want a brother or a sister, that does not mean you're really going to get the kind you ask for.  
Rule of Life #53 - When playing a cowbell, never underestimate the importance of enthusiasm.  
Rule of Life #55 - If your teacher says 'no' to a sea lion or an elephant, a tiger is probably out of the question.  
Rule of Life #100 - Red is the very best color for absolutely, positively everything.  

And the most PERFECT rule I came across -- (and then incorporated into the party inviations) ...
Rule of Life #8 - Never miss a very important party.   

So I printed that out in a cute font with red ink and glued them on the outside of the envelopes!
Very fitting, don't you think!?  :-)

Life is still SO crazy right now (volleyball games, volleyball tournaments on the weekends, team sleepover at my house, parent-teacher conferences, field trip ... on top of "the usual"... all in one week!)
Sure hope I can get my brain to come up with some more cuteness for this shindig!  
I guess if nothing else ... at least the party had cute invitations!

And as always ... thanks for hanging in there with me, folks!
Happy Tuesday! :-)


  1. I love Olivia and those rules are hysterical. I esp like the ones about little brothers, as my granddaughter's life will change drastically in Feb when she gets one of those! What a fun party this will be.

  2. Whaaaaaat Grammy?

    *grinning at Rebecca*

    I think Feb 19th is a very good day.

  3. Just to clarify ... there was no hidden message in those "little brother" rules -- no little brothers for Lucy coming anytime soon. Or sisters either, for that matter. :-)

  4. These are adorable invitations Bec! Lucy is getting to be a big girl!! Such a cutie! Can't wait to see what else you come up with for the party! I like Olivia's rules...cute!

  5. oh we watch Olivia everyday around here!
    I just adore her and so does my son.
    Especially the soccer ball episodes, lol

  6. a friend of mine had an Olivia party for her daughters 3rd birthday in August. It was adorable!!!

  7. Hi, Bec
    This is my favorite cartoon. Love the theme. Have a great weekend.



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