New Kids Party invites!

boys2How to woo the new kid on the block? Dazzle em’ with a fresh new custom invite, that’s how! We have brand spankin’ new designs, one to flatter any theme. Be it your boy’s bash or your little lady’s day to remember, we've got it! But that’s not all… Tomorrow we are offering 25% off to one lucky contest winner! Stay tuned for the details that will be posted here, and on our facebook page. In the meantime, pick out your favorite kids party invites here!


New Kids' Party Invites from Esther Aarts!

We're so excited to introduce a new line of kids' birthday party invitations designed by the lovely and talented Esther Aarts. These invites were inspired by our popular series of birthday cards designed by Esther. And like all invitations on our website these designs can be personalized with the message you want and with your kids favorite color palette.

These cards don't match your party theme? Check out our circus birthday party invite, balloons invite and all of our other kids' birthday party invitations.

Flower Fairy themed party from Vanessa Mason

My daughter Sienna was 1-year-old last month and “girl” what a bash we had! We had a guest list of 12 children ranging from 1 to 8 years old and I had decided on a flower fairies theme, which worked out beautifully. The girls all arrived wearing fairy wings and Scott and Sienna wore theirs. The delicious chocolate cupcakes, perched on a cardboard themed stand, were decorated with little flower fairy figures and the table was adorned with mini fairy stands depicting magical flower fairy girls. The mood of the party was happy, fun and innocent! The main eye-candy was a homemade-layered rainbow cake, which I had made the night before. Sadly, I ran out of steam to do the seventh layer to be true to the rainbow, but nobody noticed a part from me.

The floral centerpiece was made up of a selection of vases carrying fragrant white lilac, baby pink cherry blossom and fresh mint. We served our guests with pink raspberry lemonade and Italian Prosecco, depending on their mood. English classic pastel party rings and pink wafers were also served as part of the buffet. And Sienna’s godmother Grace surprised us by bringing a huge box of pink gloss Krispy Kreme doughnuts, yummy. Halfway through the party, a children’s entertainer named Barry from Loopy’s Laughter Show put on a needed distraction, whilst the grown-ups chattered away in peace.

If you’re looking for the same innocence and return to nature for your wedding or party invitations, check out Hello!Lucky’s Floral or Vintage wedding invites, all of which can be customized and changed into birthday party invites as well! Table decorations by Talking Tables.

Third Birthday Party -- Rainbows & Unicorns!

Jude, James, Alex and a whole band of kids just celebrated their big birthday number 3 and the theme for this years party was rainbows and a unicorn. The Unicorn was the only member in the group who was turning one. Beatrice had a special unicorn outfit just for the party. It wasn't easy to top last years amazing neon bash but Eunice, Sabrina, and their friends outdid themselves and managed to make this years celebration even more memorable than the last one.

Eunice designed the rainbow themed invitations complete with custom rainbow liners. Each kid was assigned a color of the rainbow and as you can see from this photo the parents matched!

This years party was held at Urban Recess in San Francisco on a Saturday evening. Urban Recess proved to be the perfect space since there are already so many built in activities for kids including train sets - which Jude loved-- slides, a climbing wall, and even a giant swing.

As a surprise the parents brought in a musical act this year and the kids loved dancing and singing along to the band Your Song My Song. Jaime Lee Currier and Eric Hart sing classic kids' songs, Beatles, originals, family favorites and lots of sing-a-longs.

The preparation for this years party of course involved lots of crafting. Together the parents made sweet little party hats (inspired by hats made by Jihan of Geronimo), a giant number 3 covered in rainbow streamers, t-shirts with the number three on them for the birthday kids, colorful cupcake liners and rainbow toppers, rainbow balloons from Sparky's, and of course a giant number 1 so Beatrice wasn't left out.

Happy Birthday to Jude, James, Alex, Ella, Raphael, Hugo, Lillian, & Beatrice! We can't wait to see what your 4th birthday party looks like!

All photos (excluding the giant number 3) taken by Sandra of Happy Morning

New Kids Birthday Party Invitations

We have some exciting news to share with all of you! For years we've heard from our devoted fans and customers about how a variety of children's birthday party invitations would be the perfect addition to our collection. Well the time has come! Some of our favorite invitation designs are coming out of the archives, and even some brand new invitations are making their big debut.

Balloons (above)

You might remember Jude's first birthday party invitations (a whole year ago!) but now they are available just for you. Perfect for a group party or just one headlining guy/gal. This Big Top invitation sets the bar for a roarin' good time.

Alex and James' cardboard box party was such a hit, we couldn't resist adding their custom designed first Box Party invitations to the mix.

As for the boys' second birthday party (along with a whole march of kiddo's) we designed this stellar Color Block invite similar to the one created exclusively for their neon-inspired bash. Check out more photos on Apartment Therapy here!

 All these designs can be customized for twins or even group parties, so give us a call for more information. Enjoy!

Second Birthday Party - Neon Bash + GIVEAWAY

Jude, James, Alex and a whole band of kids just celebrated their big birthday number 2 and the theme for this years party was none-other than NEON! Eunice designed these awesome mod lettepress invitations, complete with custom liners and neon edging. The event was a huge success, stocked with tons of neon balloons, cardboard playpens, and delicious treats galore.

Ruby is holding down the fort.

Each honorary birthday boy/girl wore custom #2 tee shirts. And how adorable are Ella's neon shorts? What a trend setter!

You can never underestimate the power of duct tape. These bright neon colors made the perfect assembly tool for the cardboard houses.

Party-goer Finn smiling bright inside the magic box. Definitely frame worthy!

 Sabrina and her twins looking stylish as always. Alex is rocking the sweet shades while James is practicing his fishing skills. The fun goes on...

What a spread! Even the quadruple layer cake (created by the multi-talented Anna Hurley) was neon!

Can Jude be any cuter? This photo of him and Eunice makes us totally melt.

You can have a chance to win this awesome plexi glass neon number 2 cake topper! Leave a comment below telling us your favorite detail of the neon party and we'll randomly pick a winner this Friday, April 6th. Best of luck!

A winner has been chosen! Thanks for participating!

Photography by Modern Kids


When we spotted these silk screened cotton ribbons by Pikku on Parcel Post we stopped right in our tracks. Pikku has an entire collection of pillows, office accessories, ribbons, and wrapping paper! What a perfect coincidence it is that our custom birth announcements by Pikku go hand in hand with these accessories. We personalized our Mums birth announcement to match their lemony color scheme, and it's truly a match made from heaven.

Check out the entire Pikku shop here, and our Pikku birth announcements here!

Circus Fever


It's no secret that we love everything circus. We find timeless inspiration from the peppy colorways and the wild patterns, especially when we find one of a kind vintage circus themed items, like this fabric (above via Cherry Tomato).


The images inside Circus Alphabet from Whitman Tell-A-Tale-Books are packed with hilarious illustrations of the circus days of the 1950s. We can only imagine the excitement of such a fantastic event!


And we can't forget precious Jude's first birthday party invitations and circus party decor!



It doesn't end there! We have our beloved Circus Photo Birth Announcement!


Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! So many wonderful ideas!

Pikku Designs: New Pocket Tees

Pikku is debuting some dapper, darling new tees! Some of the Hello!Lucky boys got them as a surprise gift, and we had to share a preview.



Click on the images to visit the Pikku shop.

Have you seen our Pikku baby announcements? If you like these simple, sweet patterns, peruse our Pikku birth announcement designs. With a simple change of text they can be re-purposed as a birthday invitation, too!

Hello!Lucky's Everlasting Giveaway on Pingg!

We wanted to let y'all in on one of our best kept secrets! Many of our most darling birth announcements and kids' party designs are available on Pingg! If you don't already know about Pingg, it's a fab site that allows you to create adorable E-invites, for free!


Hello!Lucky has seventeen different designs to choose from, a couple that you won't find anywhere else. How sweet is that?


Click on the image of our Roller Coaster design to see it on Pingg!


Or, how about a Tea Party shower invite? Can we come too?

Pingg is super user friendly, fast, and it's easy to sign up through your Facebook account, or just through e-mail.

It'll be a great party! Wish we could come!

Jude's Big Top Birthday!


Saturday was Jude's first birthday party, and what a fun little fête it was!


We served fresh popcorn in vintage style popcorn boxes, sugar cookies frosted with royal icing (so fun to paint!)  and delicious cupcakes with chocolate frosting with little flags made from ribbon and satay sticks - classic birthday treats!


The cake was a yellow cake with buttercream frosting, with a cute little banner (it's been a hot trend this year, and I couldn't help myself - so perfect for the circus theme!) And how perfect were these napkins?  I found them (as well as stripey straws, paper fringe and more) at a super adorable little shop called Shop Sweet Lulu!


We provided clown noses, for those who didn't happen to have any appropriate circus attire on hand...


...or who just happen to look ridiculously cute in one...




We made these charming birthday hats out of pom poms, ruffly paper trim, stickers and poster board - so fun!


One of Jude's birthday presents was this amazing Schylling baby piano that Sabrina picked up at the super marvelous shop  Paxton Gate's Curiosities for Kids which was a big hit at the party - she brought over hers too so we could have dueling pianos...

Jude, striking a pose...
One of Jude's friends, the ever charming Miss Eva, arrived dressed as a tiger!  How apropos, given the presence of this Ring 'o' Fire - hilarious!
We painted an upside down flower pot to look like a circus pedestal - a perfect place to pose this vintage Dumbo doll and his strong man friend...and I made simple striped slip covers for our ottomans to transform our living room into an instant big top!
Now, a great party is all about enthusiastic guests:  Sabrina's son James, seemingly unperturbed by his amusing head wear and sporting a natty suit!  Quite the sartorial splendor!
Darling Hugo, who's half French, looking very adorable as a tiny French clown!
spacer spacerOur friends Jillian and Toast of Because We Can, came in hilarious cowboy attire...(props to Jillian for staying up 'til the wee hours the night before decorating cookies!)
The whole family, getting our circus on...
Alas, the birthday boy was a little less than enthusiastic about sporting a birthday hat!
Sabrina and her son Alex, having a jolly time! (How could you not, while double fisting kazoos??)
The party reached it's peak with an all kazoo birthday salute!
Happy Birthday, Jude!
We'll be posting tutorials for the Ring of Fire, Pennants, Circus Sugar Cookies, the cake topper and more, all week, so stay tuned!


Love this blog, designworklife.  We found they had posted about our Jude Turns 1 party invitation, and in the process turned up all sorts of beautiful things!  Foremost in our minds today were these amazing wee artist books by Elsa Mora (click on her name and be awed at her cut paper creations!)




Be sure not to get completely derailed by Elsa's amazing stuff, though, as there are all other sorts of goodies to see on designworklife.


Dino Epoch!

Spotted these cookie favors and thought they would be perfect for a Dino Epoch themed birthday party!



Our birth announcements designs aren't just for new babies, they can easily be adapted into birthday party invitations with just some minor tweaking.


Contact us with questions!

The rawr-some cookies came from Whippedbakeshop on Etsy.

Jude Turns 1!!


Eunice's little boy, Jude, is turning 1! Check out these super cute invitations she designed for his circus themed party...


Stay tuned for photos of the party itself!  There are rumors of clown noses and a ring of (felt) fire for the babies to crawl through - feats of daring, ahoy!

Zulily Promotional

Have you heard of Zulily? Picture-37

Zulily is a fab, beautifully curated listing of brands that specialize in kids and moms, be it clothing, decor, ephemera or stationery of course!

They have weekly and daily coupons and promos.  It's simple and painless to join the list (we love avoiding spam, too)— just provide your name and e-mail and you're set. They even have some deals for non-moms... and it's good inspiration for mom-wannabes.

Hello!Lucky has a current promo, through 11/9/2010, that's good for our birth announcements and great for holiday cards too.


Peruse the cuteness!

Some of our favorite stores for kids' stuff are their favorites too. They represent blabla, HABA, Zid Zid, Urban Smalls, Kiwi Industries and many more!