Elsie’s 1st Backyard Birthday

October 29th, 2014

EOH owners Wade and Emily recently celebrated their daughter’s first birthday with a simple + sweet backyard gathering. Surrounded by friends and family, they snacked on Elsie’s favorite treats, sipped on pink lemonade, and watched the little ones play on quilts. This darling party was filled with thoughtful touches that made the day feel like a sentimental celebration that reflected their baby girl.

With a paper-lovin’ mama like Emily, guests had to be invited to the party with something extra adorable…Cue birthday candle invitations from EOH! These letterpress invites were pressed in bright kelly green with a touch of pink and cobalt blue envelopes (with pink envelope liners!). Beautiful pressing done by Beth Lehman and Hand-lettered envelopes by Mary Dea Heldman. It set the tone for a simple but playful start to the party decor.

Wade and Emily loved the sweet idea of having a menu inspired by their baby’s favorite things! Elsie’s most-loved snacks included goldfish and cheerios. They also threw in some of mama’s favorite snacks when preggers: blueberry doughnut holes and pumpkin muffins, and daddy’s favorites: a cheese plate and his secret, homemade salsa!

Such a fun touch! Guests were treated to champagne cocktails with personality…Featuring pink lemonade, St. Germain, and limes, these sips were the perfect treat for parents to have in hand while relaxing in the great weather and watching the kiddos run around, play croquet and ride the vintage toy horse!

As far as first birthday’s go – Elsie did not TOUCH her cupcake! Either she is like her daddy and does not like sweets and/or she is having major texture issues. She was happy when she got a potatoe chip instead! All her favorite friends were present. Have you ever seen a cuter guest line-up?!¬† Pictured above are her future besties, the Mooney twins, Caroline and Bailey! And they had to get a snapshot of all the kiddos, just to document each year how they grow! Fun was had by all ages during this thoughtful, no-fuss celebration on a gorgeous September afternoon in Nashville. Happy Birthday, Elsie! We can’t believe you’re already one!

To see more adorable birthday party invitations designed by Elsie’s mama, scroll through our selection here!

Thanks to some of our fave photogs Camille Blinn Photography & Mary Deaton Studios for the photos!

Sweet Babe Photos + Birth Announcements!

May 20th, 2014

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes hubby with a baby carriage! So many beautiful weddings already this summer and so many preg bellies popping out everywhere! In honor of summertime babes, here are some gems from our 2 month photo shoot with Elsie and inspiration for birth announcements! Love the above pics of Wade changing E’s diaper. So many rolls, so much love! Thanks to the talented Camille Blinn for the photos – she is going to take new photos for us soon!!! We’ll try to post them quicker next time, seeing as Elsie is almost 8 mo. old!

Here are some of our happy birth announcements! Please contact EOH if you have a bundle-of-joy on the way! We would love to help announce your beautiful, new arrival! We can personalize any design on the website with different colors, fonts and motifs OR we can create a custom card perfect for your little one! A few mom’s that have been on top of it {this gal not included} have ordered their cards before the babe arrives and even addressed their envelopes! Afterwards, all we have to do is insert the photo and print! Just an idea; though, no judging here if you contact us when your little one is no longer a newborn… ours went out when she was 3 months old and the pic was from her 2 month photo shoot – whoops!

And finally, the below have to be my all time fav! I’ve always wanted little nude booty shots….and do you know what happens when you take a diap off a little baby – yup! She was relieved and I was wet, but we got some great photos out of it! After that, E was getting super sleepy which led to some cuddly moments. Love this girl and her daddy!


Birthday Season! (+ free birthday card printables)

April 10th, 2014

Everyone knows spring is wedding season, but it can also start to feel like birthday season, too! With so many celebrations headed our way, we decided to design some little birthday tags you can download for free! This will make adding that extra personal touch to your gift much easier. Print them out on card stock & then get busy gifting!

Stick one on the top of a present covered in pretty wrapping paper, tie one to a bouquet of flowers for a friend, or stick all 8 cards in some cute packaging and give as the gift itself!

We’ve designed two different sets with your unique friends (& family!) in mind. One set features happy, bright graphics, while the other features hand drawn illustrations in springy Easter pastels.

Click here to download your very own free birthday card printables from EOH. We’d love to see how you spruce up a gift with our cards! Tag us in a pic on Facebook or use the hashtag #EOHcustompaperlovelies on Instagram!

Looking for more birthday bliss? Check out our line of adult birthday invitations and children’s birthday invites, too!

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