I'm gearing up again for another party - this time for my son's 9th birthday. As the boys have got older, I have found it has been harder to bring in the creative touches that I so enjoy doing. Of all things party related, I most enjoy creating original invitations. Master almost-9 decided he would like an Olympic games theme this year, and so we bought some very cheap singlets and transfered on a flag from the Country that each child will be representing. I used photo transfer paper, which you run through the printer and then iron on. It was very easy to use with good results. I'm sure there are lots of other fun things you could use it for - Father's day presents, personalised tea-towels for Grandparents, fabric place mats - oh for more time!
To make the invitation, each singlet was wrapped up and presented with an "official" letter from the Birthday World Games of the Millennium Committee inviting the athlete's attendance! Hope the boys like them.