Princess & Pirate/ Princess & Super hero! Gorgeous stationary for mixed parties (boys and girls) from Paper Gekko
I've only recently entered into proper birthday party territory with my two children who started pre-school and reception this year.
My kids have always had friends of the opposite gender but I've noticed when shopping for themed party invitations, there are very few options for mixed groups of boys and girls.
Which creates a bit of a dilemma. My daughter would like to have a princess themed party but not all of her friends are into girly and pink. I've also thought about throwing her a pirate party (because she likes playing pirates too) but then, not everyone is into pirates either.
So I was delighted to see that a UK stationary company called Paper Gekko, are making these 2-in-1 invitations. Great thinking!
We could have a "Princess & Pirate Party" or a "Princess & Super hero Party". My daughter is heavily into PJ Masks at the moment so if we had a "Princess & Super hero" party, she would definitely want to dress up as the character Owlette.
I'm pretty sure a couple of her girl friends would be Princesses. And I know two boys in her class who would definitely choose to be Spider-Man. So this stationary is ticking a lot of boxes for me right now!! The paper is good quality too which I'm always a fan of.
You can buy the ones above on Amazon but you also have the option to personalise the invitations through the Paper Gekko website. This means you can add as little or as much detail as you like to save having to handwrite it 15 times over!
Another great idea are these personalised party stickers with your child's name on them. You could give as game prizes (instead of sweets) or your child could give them out to his/her friends as they leave the party. Very cute!
A suggestion which looks great is using these plain paper party bags (below) and jazzing them up with the personalised stickers. Simple but smart. I found bags like these on Amazon.
Sending thank you messages can take a lot of energy which I usually don't have after a party, but I think it's polite so I always do it (even just a text message). So I think it's great that all of Paper Gekko's invitations come with the option of matching thank you cards that the kids can help me with.
Finally, a really nice idea, if your child is a guest and you want to bring a gift that's a bit different, you can order these lovely personalised Art/Drawing pads with the child's name on it from £7.50 which I think is about the right amount to spend on a party present. This A4 size (below) contains 50 good quality strong sheets of plain paper.
We love clever ideas here at Five Little Stars and I hope you like these ones as much as me.
*I was given these sample products for the purpose of an honest review but all opinions are, always, my own. We only reccommend products we genuinely like and would use ourselves. This post contains Amazon affiliate links*