In My Life: A Beatles Birthday Celebration

Hope you enjoyed your long weekend!  We’re back with a party that’s the epitome of cool. Graphic designer Traci celebrated her daughter Emilia's third birthday with a Beatles themed bash, and she did these amazing letterpress invites along with the rest of the design work herself.  Handcrafted banners of lyrics adorned the trees, guests 'pinned on' their favorite Beatle and the little ones were given backstage passes and cardboard guitars to decorate. So many other fab details below...

photos © 45 wall design

From Traci: Our daughter Emilia is in love with all things the Beatles (especially her beloved John), so when it came to planning her third birthday party...having a Beatles party was really the only choice. For decor, we had Beatles posters (including an oversized one that is now in her room), Union Jack umbrellas, a mini Abbey Road zebra crossing, album covers, and (my favorite) hanging lyrics. For food, we had loads of fish and chips and Eton Mess cupcakes. We had "I heart" John, Paul, George or Ringo buttons for the guests, and the kids were given back stage passes and cardboard guitars to decorate. Guests also went home with a CD of Emilia's favorite Beatles songs. Of course, we had Beatles music playing throughout the party. While my husband and I wore our favorite Beatles t-shirts, Emilia dressed in her Beatles best: black skinny jeans, white button down shirt and black skinny tie. Oh, and her "I heart John" button, of course. The party ended with Emilia spontaneously sitting down on the steps (with her cardboard guitar) singing "She Loves You" and "Twist and Shout". She loved it. We loved it. The party was a success. 

Graphic Design (invites, CD, backstage passes, cardboard guitars, banners, pins etc): 45 Wall Design
Banners: sewn by Ellie Fun Day
"I heart" pins: printed by Zazzle
Succulent favor jars: IKEA (custom letterpress tags by 45 wall design)
Black Skinny Tie:
Me and Matilda
Posters: All Posters


  1. This is the cutest beatles party I've ever seen!

  2. Love, love, love this idea. What a fun idea! Can't wait to share, thanks! {}

  3. This is insanely cute! I love the hanging lyrics and the "backstage passes."