C has wanted a "rocket ship" party for some time now. For the invitations, I went to work building rockets using some of my office paper stash. C loved them because they had a rocket on them.. I loved them because each one was unique and different.
When C asked why there was a "V" on the card, I explained how that meant the number five. "Why not just do a five?" Because those are a lot harder to cut out, that's why!
The main part of the rocket lifts up to show the party details which were stamped using my tiny alphabet stamps, available at most office supply stores. You need a steady hand, but I love these little stamps and use them all the time.
My favorite part of the invites was having C address the envelopes. I adore his shaky penmanship. We hand delivered the invites to his friends and cousins, a tradition I think I will continue. You should have seen how excited his friends were to see him knocking at the door holding up a little envelope.