~written by Kristen Overley, co-owner of Peacock Design & Paperie LLC
Wyomissing is a perfect little town. So quiet and pristine, you'd never guess it holds so many secrets. One of the best secrets was kept from the prettiest birthday girl in town ~ Nina Soffer, when her mother came to us with a "Pretty Little Liars" themed invitation request for her daughter's surprise Sweet 16 birthday party.
Nina's invitation design was given all the glitz and glamour that Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily (the four main characters on ABC network's Pretty Little Liars) would expect on an invitation of their own for a party in Rosewood. Our custom designed invitation suite is shown wrapped in a sparkling silver glitter bellyband and monogram card with an iconic blood-dripping initial like the "A" for anonymous initial on the show. A metallic red envelope liner was placed inside a metallic silver mailing envelope for a gorgeous pop of color and then addressed for each guest and printed in our studio. But that is not where this well-thought out piece stops. Even the wording on the invitation and reply card reflect the essence of the teenage TV drama with show-specific wording starting with "Got a secret, can you keep it? Swear this one you'll save. Better lock it, in your pocket, and you'd better behave. If I show you, then I know you won't tell what I said. 'Cause Nina is turning sixteen, let's paint the town red." In addition, the "accepts" line on the reply card reads, "Accept, your secret is safe with me" and the regrets line follows with "Decline, never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret."
The themed invitation design was well received by Nina and all her friends and family in attendance at her rockin' Sweet 16 party. We were pleased to have worked with such a Pretty Little Family from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.