We get a good amount of custom requests to create invitations and other items for shared birthday parties. When the kids have birthdays a few weeks or days apart, it makes perfect sense to only plan one party, especially when there is a lot of overlap on the guest lists. This is pretty brilliant, if you ask me. I’m actually trying to figure out if I can make Molly wait until December to celebrate her birthday, or if we should make a big deal out of James’ eight month birthday in August. Ha!
If the kiddos are young enough and of the same gender, deciding on a theme might not be difficult. Or if the kids’ birthdays are near a holiday, the theme might be built in for you. A costume party in October? An Easter egg hunt in the spring? A pool party in the summer. Yes, please. We recently did invitations for a four-year-old girl and one-year-old boy with a western theme; my family also attended the party and it was wonderfully done! Hot dogs and finger foods, red and aqua decorations, cowboy hats for everyone and pony rides for the kids! In the fall, we did the invitations for a mermaid and pirate party, which was darling and a great theme for a brother and a sister! Of course you could always go with a simple but fun great color combination and do different patterns in order to avoid a “theme” at all.
Our most recent combined party goods include an adorable construction + flowers and ladybugs theme. The mom had a great vision and Beverly did an awesome job of combining the two ideas for an adorable joint brother/sister party. I had already started to package up the items for shipping (and it was late at night, so the lighting is awful!) when I thought to take a few photos, but you still get the idea.
What do you think? Would you have a joint party for your children if the timing was right birthday-wise? Any other great theme ideas to put out there for inspiration?