Instead of a card-type invitation, each child received a box with instructions to "dig up the details inside." (I even had the patterned paper left over from two years ago - it was just too easy.)
For instructions on how to fold an origami box, click here.
What's inside the box, you ask? A mini dino dig! I printed the party details on little tags, tied them to small dinosaur (dog) bones, and buried the bones in sand. Yes, I warned the moms that these would be messy and that kids should open their invitations outside. But seriously, how much more fun is this than a boring ol' card!?
Speaking of boring ol' cards... Actually, I like this one. This was my first shot at making invitations until I decided to do the mini dino dig. I ended up using this card as a thank you note.
Wish me luck on the party! Enjoy your day.
Patterned papers from the Archaic collection by Basic Grey.