Friday, July 7, 2017

Viking inspired Birthday Invites #HPSmartMom

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Most people would consider me a "crafty" person. Personally, I think anyone can go online or Pinterest and get "Crafty". Whether it is a talent or not printing your own invites is so easy. I swear anyone can do it and all it takes are your phone/laptop and printer. We have the HP Envy printer for reference.
I received the products in this post from the wonderful HP, as part of HP Smart Moms Panel, with Mom Select.
My son wanted a "Viking" themed party this year and like most years I couldn't find invites for it. I decided to head over to Hp and explore their templates. Although they did not have any pre-made ones they had a fun "Make your own" feature that appealed to me. I simply loaded a photo of my son, pictured above. Wrote out all the details of the party and as my son would say "BOOM" done. 

 Next I loaded our Cards into the printer and hit print! I got a Card & invitation kit for this project because I felt it was easier to make at home. Since I did it at home I also was able to customize it with a picture of my son, perfect for the grandparents to store and keep as keepsakes.
Next we wrote my cell number on the back of each one for a RSVP contact. Stuck them in envelopes and placed Nautical stickers on the back.
That was it. This took us about 10-15 minutes from start to finish. I spent longer searching around town for Viking themed invites. It is so much easier to print at home and more cost effective in the long run!





29 comments:

  1. How fun! My son is only 2 but I feel like even he would get a kick out of this theme. So creative!

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  2. So much fun! I'm not super crafty but I am always looking for diy options for everything. Just makes it so much more personal. :)

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  3. The 6 and 4 year old would probably love a viking theme birthday party. Never printed my own invites before. You did a great job explaining how it all works so we can make our own.

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  4. You did a great job! I always make birthday invites myself. They are much more personalized and a lot cheaper than ordering them. What a fun theme!

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  5. Listen love something like this! You are very creative I need to borrow your creative mind so that I can get something like this done for my family.

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  6. Now those are such fun invite ideas, I absolutely love the idea of making your own and making something extra specially personal to the birthday boy or girl.

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  7. What a fun birthday party theme! You could totally incorporate dragons into a similar theme as well.

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  8. What a fun and different party theme! I love the invitations, they are so adorable! My son would love these! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. These are fun! When my son was younger I bet he would have loved to have a Viking themed birthday party.

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  10. Love my HP printer! I couldn't run my business without it!

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  11. I love your son's name! It is so unique. I bet a ton of kids would enjoy a viking themed party.

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  12. It is really tough to find mass produced invites in unique themes, so creating and printing your own is a great solution. Yours turned out so adorable and I love the viking theme!

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  13. I have never thrown a viking inspired party! I bet it would be so much fun. Those invites are just the cutest.

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  14. What a creative party theme! You are right, buying them in the store is pretty expensive, plus they don't always have something that fits the party theme.

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  15. Themed birthday parties are fun.. My son's first birthday was not themed but I will organize upcoming birthdays in this way only..

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  16. This party sounds like FUN and I LOVE those invites!!! I love a good theme party too...what can I say, I love it all!!! HAHAHA!!

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  17. Modern but still has the old fashioned approach, I think making your own is the only way to go. They look great!

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  18. Ahh these are great! I love making my own decorations and invitations. Makes it a little more personal.

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  19. The Viking motif on the invites is really cool. The kids are gonna love it and this will build up excitement for the party even before it has started.

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  20. Oh what a fun idea! I don't think I've ever seen a viking party before!

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  21. This is such a unique idea. I can't remember the last time we had a Viking inspired birthday party.

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  22. This is such a cute idea! There is a grown up in my house that would love this.

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  23. Love this idea! I have never seen any Viking party before, looks pretty fun.

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  24. This seems like the best birthday party ever. I think that the Vikings are an interesting and cool part of history, my son would love this!

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  25. What a great birthday theme for your son. You did a fantastic job of it. Happy Birthday to him.

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  26. There are a number of options available online. I'm big on using Pinterest for projects, especially parties.

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  27. Definitely agree with you, nowadays anybody can be crafty. It is just a matter of hard work in searching and patience! Love that you got to personalize the invite.

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  28. This concept is really new..Great idea to design the invites..:)

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