Waverly’s Third Birthday Invites

I’m sure it has something to do with having a newborn at home, but Waverly has been acting like such a big girl lately that honestly, I feel like she has been three for a while now.  She knows that her birthday is July 26th & tells anyone we meet, and always quickly follows with “I am turning five”.  Slow down sister.  Also, almost all of her imaginary friends (Gamma, Gold, Greenie & Keely) have the same birthday, we practice singing happy birthday to them on the daily. 😉

I started planning her party a while back (you can see the post here, our color pallete is mint & pink), mainly because I knew this would be a crazy time for us so I wanted to get anything done early that I could.  It seemed like a great idea at the time, yet since, Waverly has officially decided that her favorite color “in the whole wide world” is purple.  She is seriously obsessed with it & tells me often that all she wants for her birthday is a purple cake & purple balloons.  And that will teach me to be a procrastinator, I’m hoping she will mistake all the mint I already bought for purple?!

Plan B is to roll with our original party the day before her birthday & then do a purple cake on her actual day.  And next year, if she still loves purple (which I feel like she will), an all-purple party she will get! 🙂  In the meantime, I’m excited to share the invites for Waverly’s third birthday party, an ice-cream theme with all sweets at our house.  We worked with Minted on these invites & are so happy with them, the quality is on point & this theme went perfectly with the vision I had for her party.

Invite Design

I feel like Waverly’s birthday is coming at a perfect time after so many changes lately.  We have had our moments, but honestly, she has adjusted to having to share the spotlight with her little sister way better than I ever would have expected & I can’t wait to celebrate her, she definitely deserves it!  As for gifts, we try to keep it small, but I got this make-up set for her & am planning on a new tricycle, I think she will love both! 🙂  We are also planning a trip to Busch Gardens the week after her birthday, they have a Sesame Street attraction that will most likely be the highlight of her life so far.  Even though everyone in our house knows, what would make her happiest on her day would be a box of band-aids & some of Avalon’s pacifiers.

Top from Target
Wishing you all a very happy week!


  1. June 29, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    While not as opinionated at the time, I had the same problem last year. As a planner, I bought a ton of bubble guppies party supplies in the summer. By the time his November party came he wasn't as into the show anymore. I stuck with the theme at did a construction theme (his new love) cake for his family celebration. So I would suggest doing a ton of purple stuff (cake and wrapping paper and maybe a balloon) when you celebrate as a family. I've told myself I need to wait on his 3rd birthday theme until 2 months before this year and I will actually ask him what he wants. Right now it would be trains, but who knows what it will be by the end of the summer ;).

  2. June 29, 2015 / 1:09 pm

    Well, I can't blame her for her favorite color now to be purple haha, but that definitely throws a wrench in your plans. Hopefully it all works out with relative ease. In the meantime, she is adorable with her little ice cream cone and #3 candle!

  3. June 29, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    Love her outfit ion the invites, so sweet and the #3 is so cute!!!

  4. June 29, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    I LOVE her birthday invites! I mean, gold glittery envelopes?! Yes please.

  5. June 29, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    Ady's party is the day after W's and I literally only have sent invites. No further planning here so you are wayyyyyy ahead of me!!! 🙂

  6. June 29, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    I'm sure Waverly will love her party even if it isn't quite as purple as she'd like:) So glad to hear the she's transitioned so well to being a big sister. Love her sweet face!!!

  7. June 29, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    Loving that mint and gold. But if Waverly has her heart set on purple I'd be all for the two parties! I bet Waverly would love it, too!

  8. June 29, 2015 / 3:14 pm

    so i LOVE her invitations!! and purple. i die. shes SO funny. but i mean its a month away. maybe she'll have like 10 new favorite colors before then? i vote roll ahead with mint and give her a purple birthDAY on her day instead 🙂 silly toddlers. and how crazy old do the kids look once the newborns get here. its INSANE!

  9. Anonymous
    June 29, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    purple lol. We go through similar things here too. AND THREE?!!! Goodness, I can't believe it.

  10. June 29, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    Oh how I love them! We are way too much alike and so are our girls! haha! Charli tells everyone her birthday… "I be free on July nineteef" haha! I am waiting for her invites now and am hoping to have them mailed out this week! My best friend is a graphic designer and does these kinds of things so she is always my go to! I will have to share her invites on my blog! How do we have 3 year olds?!

  11. June 29, 2015 / 11:49 pm

    Mint and pink is going to look so nice! I love that colour combo and I am sure she will love it too 🙂

  12. June 30, 2015 / 1:20 am

    She is so cute! I'm sure she will love either color scheme! Mint and pink sounds so pretty and purple is so fun if that's her favorite!

  13. June 30, 2015 / 2:27 am

    Oh my gosh hahaha she sounds like Scarlett… Which is why I don't plan on planning any kind of theme for her party until a month before. I'm kind of a huge procrastinator anyway… So it all works out 😉 I can't believe she will be three! Holy smokes!

  14. June 30, 2015 / 3:25 am

    Those invites are gorgeous! I'm sure Waverly will love her party! 🙂

  15. June 30, 2015 / 3:26 am

    I think the invites look great! And I'm sure Waverly will love her party, purple or not! 🙂

  16. June 30, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Love the invites, & I'm so impressed with how on top of everything you are. I have done no planning for Liam's party, and since we are vacationing the 3 weeks beforehand, I will be completely winging it, eek! Oh and might I suggest a strider bike instead of a tricycle… Liam loves his, and it has really taught me how to balance well. He'll be in a pedal bike in no time!

  17. June 30, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Your the Mama we all aspire to be! This is adorable! Hope you all are doing fabulous lady! xoxo

  18. June 30, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is so cute! I just ordered Mim's 1st birthday invites and I'm going to EMAIL them out because it's so late and I'm SO lazy/busy. I'm not ok with it, but am getting there. Ugh. These are amazing.

  19. June 30, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    You need to see if you can still grab a box of the Oh Joy/Bandaid collab from Target, they're the prettiest. It's going to be an adorable party, love the invites!! 🙂

  20. June 30, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    So so precious! I can't believe she is almost three! I know it will all come together and it will be the most perfect birthday, even if it's not all purple! 😉

  21. July 1, 2015 / 10:41 am

    Love the 3 on top of the ice cream cone idea! Love the invites. We picked a theme for my daughter second birthday after her first and sometimes regret it because she changes her likes so much! We're doing an animal theme so we should be ok- I hope;)

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  22. July 6, 2015 / 11:44 am

    Oh my goodness gracious, she is adorable! These pictures are precious! I am loving your invites too, what a fun party it will be for Miss Waverly! Xo, Stephanie

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