The event was the second My Favorite Things Party I hosted, a couple of years ago.
I’m still playing catch up posting details from events that preceded launching Debbee’s Buzz last fall. Right now, I’m menu planning and crafting decorations and favors for the fourth party.
A peacock theme is popular for weddings and bridal showers. Brides incorporate the color scheme and feathers into everything! You can find great ideas for bridesmaid dresses, floral arrangements, hair pieces, favors, and even wedding cakes.
But, today I’m going to show how you can easily create a peacock invitation for any special occasion.
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Strut Your Stuff with a DIY Party Invite
The peacock invitation was created using the same techniques as the Elegant French Queen Bee Invitation. Read that post for more step-by-step details.
Start with a ready-made invitation kit to print at home. Next, download online templates to your computer for customization.
Here’s a list of supplies and links to the images I used for the peacock invitation.
- White w/embossed edge invitation kit (Michael’s)
- Royalty-free peacock & feather images (The Graphics Fairy)
- Sheer teal ribbon (Michael’s)
- Peacock feather rubber stamp & teal ink (Michael’s)
- HP laptop computer & printer
- Microsoft Publisher & Word software
- Bird (Forever) postage stamps
These are just three images out of a wide selection. I used other peacock images for menu cards and signage. You can also apply the same DIY techniques to different imagery or another party theme.
Proud as a Peacock
Aren’t the colors gorgeous in the vintage peacock imagery? Using those images took an ordinary blank sheet and elevated it to a fabulous peacock invitation.
Then, I literally wrapped the peacock invitation in a bow. Sheer teal ribbon provides the finishing touch.
Hosting a My Favorite Things Party
The text on the front side of the peacock invitation is pretty straightforward. It included the hostess name, date and time of the My Favorite Things Party. You can also easily adapt and personalize the invitation for any type of event;including a baby or bridal shower, birthday or dinner gala.
To learn more about this type of gathering, see How to Host an Extraordinary My Favorite Things Party (Part I).
Here’s the Breakfast at Tiffany’s Theme Brunch invitation. For that third annual event, I used a different process to create the handcrafted invites.
DIY Alice in Wonderland Invitation was the most complex party invite I’ve ever made.
My Favorite Chicks
The reverse side of the peacock invitation details how the gift exchange works. It includes the number of items to bring and a dollar limit.
And, if you read closely, you’ll notice lots of corny puns. It’s something I’m guilty of with all the My Favorite Things Party invitations. I like to think I’m clever LOL!
Guests are also provided gift category ideas. Whatever ruffles their feathers! Darn, I thought of that phrase two years too late to include in the peacock invitation!
All four MFTP invitations text followed the same basic template, with adaptations for the theme.
Peacock Invitation & Party Theme Reflect Home Decor
Above is a large Fitz and Floyd peacock figure supporting the invitation. It sits in front of classic Schumacher wallpaper.
Look in the background of the peacock invitation photos. There, you’ll see some of the peacock decor in my living and dining rooms.
The grandfather clock, large mirror and other elements are showcased in Decorating for Christmas with a Peacock Theme.
Finally, the large peacock figurine was the anchor of a recent centerpiece. It also included a pair of floral arrangements with peacock feathers.
See my teal and peacock tableware in Exotic Peacock Tablescape Graces Formal Dining Room.
Here, the peacock invitation is sitting in front of a large, three-panel mural with another stately peacock. The custom-made painting was a birthday gift from my husband.
I’ll be sharing more Birds of a Feather Gather Together details soon. There’s party decorations, food, favors, games and prizes. So, join the flock and follow along!
Recently, I posted the hand-painted feather glasses in Peacock Party Favors, Gifts and Prizes.
Peacock Theme Menu provides some fun ways to present appetizers and desserts.
Another Party, Another Theme
For now, I’ve gotta get back to work on next month’s Unbirthday Party. See the DIY Alice in Wonderland Invitation.
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