with two girls at home, i always welcome the opportunity to design for boys. especially when it's a fun challenge like this one. the birthday party was a small overnight on a battleship in baton rouge. the first part of the invitation had to go out via email, earlier than usual, because of reservation deadlines. and as i've said before, if you're going to send an email, it's a lot more fun to send one that looks good. so i created a logo banner that could be used first for the email invite, then later for the paper follow up. in addition to making the email look good, a nicely pulled together logo sets the tone and helps generate excitement.
the numbers were small for this party, and there was a lot of information to include in the paper follow up invitation, along with a special permission slip. so we came up with the idea of a "classified" folder that could be hand delivered to the guests. doesn't it look official?!
on the inside we included all the required information--an itenerary, things to bring, etc. and a special pocket for the permission slip that had to accompany each guest. i even noted the times in both military and civilian styles. it's all about the details! this was one of those invitations that had me giddy with excitement when they were all printed and assembled. i kinda wish i had my own boy to recreate it for!