Anyway, I took some vintage sketches of the two animals (also, are bees even considered animals?) and made up some invitations.*
I kept the little-tag theme going from the invitations to the seating cards...**
Now this particular friend loves all things French, charming, warm, and generally just "lovely," as she often says. She also harbors a delight in great children's books, so we requested each guest bring a copy of her childhood favorite, her classic.*** These were added to the Sholdt Family Library, and were stamped as such:
Rebecca's selections of fine teas, Jessica's homemade quiches, Le Panier brioches and macarons...yes, we showered...
(Two mothers-to-be, "lovely" on the right. 2010)
* Note: I'd arrived home the night before from the Motherland, so in my head I was actually serving dinner, not brunch
** Acknowedgement: A hearty thanks to the gentleman at Kinko's who helped print these invitations despite the fact that they were set up horrifically!
*** Note: We determined previously that a "good" children's book has memorable illustrations and does not try to sneak in some innane moral lesson (ie: eat organic, ride a bike to work, recycle).