In August, I hosted my son’s 7th birthday party and as you know from following my blog, the theme this year was Skylanders. Unclear on what that means? Skylanders is an interactive game where the figurine of each Skylander comes to life through the Portal of Power and the player can then manipulate that character on the screen through various video game systems (we use the Wii, but it can be played on XBOX, Playstation, etc). It’s pretty cool, actually. You can read all about Skylanders at www.skylanders.com.
There aren’t a lot of party supplies out in the market yet for Skylanders, like what you would find at Party City. So I headed to Etsy to do some shopping when I started to plan this. For the invitations, I found these very cool Skylander cards from DenimGraphics, pictured here. My son was able to choose the Skylander he wanted to feature on his invitation and then I provided the details to create it. What I purchased was an image that I could print myself or take somewhere to be printed. She also offered a print option through her store, so I went that route. When they arrived I was so pleased! They looked great – printed, cut, and ready to go with envelopes included.
To add a personalized touch to the decorations, I purchased images to make a banner from Kid Invitations. This came out looking great! I decided that I could handle taking these to Office Max for the printing. After cutting them, I added larger orange circles to each of them, hole punched, and assembled with twine.
I also found some very cute personalized party favor tags from Lulu Cole on Etsy. Again, this was an image I purchased and these went with me to Office Max for printing. Then they just needed to be cut out, hole punched, and tied to our party favors.
Each of these Etsy stores provided me with excellent customer service and quick turnaround times – for which I was very grateful! What shopping on Etsy have you done?