Les Petites Chefs Birthday Party Invitations

It’s going to be such a fun week! Saturday, we’re having a birthday party for Olive. The theme is “Les Petites Chefs” (how chic! how French! how very Julie and Julia of us!) We’re bringing in the ladies from Sticky Fingers Cooking to teach the party guests some kitchen how-to. But more on the party details later. Today, I want to share the invitations.

Last week, I was sent a Cricut die cut machine to test out, so I decided Olive’s party invitations were the perfect reason to pull it out and see what it could do.

After playing around with the Cricut for a while to get comfortable (I had never even seen one of these machines before, so I really had no idea what to expect) Maude and Olive and I designed some invitations that would use a million diecuts and really show off our mad Cricut skillz.

Basically, we cut out oversize hangtags (I’ll note here, that cutting out all sorts of shaped tags in all sorts of sizes and colors will probably be my most used Cricut feature), and used the new From My Kitchen cartridge to cut out assorted cooking-related shapes we could display on the tags.

Then we attached the kitchen-themed tags to wooden spoons. So adorable! We actually tried 3 different ways of attaching our little tags, and couldn’t ultimately decide on a favorite. So we gave out invitations using all 3 versions (and used up a bunch of my ribbon scraps in the process — love it.)

What do you think? Next up to work on: party plans and party favors.


Hey. If you want to get in on the Cricut action, there are a couple of big Cricut-related contests going on. Visit Today’s Mama to see their Great Escape Contest — you could win a Cricut or 4 New Cartridges. And Cricut itself, is running a Great Gypsy Escape Contest — win one of 200 Gypsies or one of 20+ travel packages. Nice!

39 thoughts on “Les Petites Chefs Birthday Party Invitations”

  1. -gasp!- These are fantastic! I'm thinking I should throw a similar birthday party for MYSELF! Thanks for sharing the name of the cartridge too. I've been wanting a kitchen themed one to come out.

  2. Love the invites and can't wait to see more of the party plans! For favors, what about pulling out the YUDU and printing some aprons, or oven mitts?? Oh, my creative brain is on overload with ideas! :o)

  3. Very cute! Looks like it will be a fabulous party! Wish I were Olive's friend!

    I wonder what one has to have a Cricut show up at their house to try out. You can let the Cricut people know that I'd be happy to give it a whirl, too. :-)

  4. Those are adorable and will make your guests so excited to come to the party! I'm currently making tags for my shop, so I may have to borrow the idea of tying them to a wooden spoon to photograph. Always looking for ways to spice up product shots – thanks, as always, for the inspiration! Can't wait to see the favors :)

  5. These invites are darling! I might copy, in fact. You do the absolute greatest things for your kids' birthdays! Go find your kids right now and tell them how lucky they are to have you as a mom.

  6. So glad you like them!

    Thank you for the kind words, everybody.

    For those who are curious about mailing, I wish I had better information — we ended up just delivering them door-to-door. There weren't very many and I thought it would be easier.

  7. OOOH, I cannot believe they sent you a Cricut! I have had the old (smaller) one for a couple of years & love it. I really want the new one, because it's bigger and CAN CUT FABRIC – also can cut vinyl.

    I've been trying to think of how I can justify buying the new one, when the one I have works perfectly well …..

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