The party theme is classic picnic. Like I said, I have had this idea stored in my head for a long time, but I do have to give a shout out to Jessica from Two Shades of Pink for one awesome element. While designing the invites, I searched other picnic invitations. I stumbled upon Jessica's and just had to use her genius RSVP idea for the milk carton. Hilarious, right!?
The envelope is made from a brown lunch bag. (I included a photo on how to fold it.) For the sandwiches, I made each individual piece, put them all together and then placed the finished sandwich in a fold-over sandwich bag. The lettuce is a crumpled piece of green Post-it note. The cheese is cardstock punched with two different sized hole punches. For the meat, I raided my never-ending stash of paper; I cut it out and then outlined the edge with a marker. The bread and tomato were just printed from images I found online.
When creating an invitation, you should always include the who, what, when, why and where. So each piece of the "picnic lunch" represented on of those elements.
1. The napkin includes the "who" (Bree), "what" (a picnic) and the "why" (3rd birthday).
2. The pickle states the "where".
3. The sandwich tells guests "when".
4. The milk carton captures the necessity of RSVP-ing in a comical way.
5. And finally the watermelon, was left for any other notes. In our case, requesting guests to come empty handed.