August 24, 2012

A Roman Holiday Birthday Party

Birthdays provide the perfect excuse to throw a theme party, and when it comes to theme parties I am consistently drawn to's selection of die-cut invitations.  Die-cut invitations think outside of the box (literally) and are the perfect way to set the tone for a distinctive and memorable event.

For example, my dear friend and her husband are about to set out on a tour of Italy to celebrate their birthdays. When I saw this Stevie Streck Vespa invitation in our collection, I couldn't help but start to plan a Roman Holiday inspired party to help them celebrate before they say Arriverderci! (Tip: The Roman Holiday theme would also be great for a  bon voyage party or wedding reception where the couple will be honeymooning Italiano style!)

Roman Holiday Party
  • Give the guest of honor this Audrey-styled polka-dotted scarf to wear around her neck upon her arrival  --
  • Send guests this Vespa die-cut invitation by Stevie Streck -- Available at 
  • Set up the event space to resemble an Italian market and bistro with chalkboards listing the menu -- KBY Designs via Special Events
  • Decorate your space with vintage travel ads and set up a projector to play the Roman Holiday movie upon a wall-- IMBD
  • As a party favor, invite guests to visit your party's mini-flower market you've created  to gather a few stems as their parting gift -- KBY Designs via Special Events
  • Serve espresso based drinks in this leaning tower of Pisa set -- Adore Tea
  • For dessert, serve gelato! -- The Stone Soup