One thing I have noticed is that if you are doing last minute Doctor Who party planning in the U.S. be prepared to get crafty. There is official licensed merchandise but it is all in the U.K. Since I only had a couple weeks to prepare I had a brief moment of panic and then called on fellow Whovians for help with ideas. This particular blog post is about the invitations. I will bog about the rest as I go along.
The only materials I used were photo/printer paper, printer, glue stick, scissors, and construction paper.
Here is the finished product, along with homemade envelope and if I say so myself (and I do), I did a pretty good job.
First take a piece of contruction paper or cardstock and fold it in half length wise.
While folded in half cut it into two pieces and you will have two blank note cards ready to be decorated.
For the images I started by doing a Google image search for Doctor Who Invitations to see what grabbed my attention. I really liked this one
made by a blogger named Nancy Dorcer (you can find her post along with a template here). Hers came complete with a drawing of the invitation Doctor Who uses in Season 6, episode 1. I only wanted to the top picture so I cropped that part out.
Then I took this picture of my son from Baltimore Comicon,
and edited it to fit in this picture from Doctor Who.
(don't mind my mediocre photo editing skills)
The envelope was really simple. For this part get a piece of construction paper, glue stick, straight edge and scissors. First, I took the paper and using the straight edge drew a line, I then cut along this line so my paper would be in the shape of a square:
Remove the card and then seal the edges with a glue stick, making sure to only glue the edges and not the inside.
My son is so excited about them he made me keep one to put in a scrap book. :)
Got any fun birthday invitation ideas? I would love to hear about them