While preparing for our daughter’s first birthday party last year, my husband and I decided not to go the usual route of having the party at fastfood establishments. Since we had just returned from a five year-mission abroad, we decided to have a celebration with close friends and family members, serving as a reunion of sorts at the same time.
We chose “Noah’s Ark” because the story of Noah is a very popular Bible story among young children, and also reflected our own testimony to God’s faithfulness to us, especially to our little girl. The party was also our way of saying “thank you” to everyone who had supported us through their prayers while we were in Timor Leste.
Hoping to do our part in conserving the environment, we decided to forego printed invitations and used e-mail invites instead.
We used photos of Noah’s Ark available on the Net (Google for them and you’ll see lots of options you can use) and edited them as needed (I used Powerpoint, as I am not familiar with Adobe or other similar software). Then we sent them out to the people we wished to invite and followed them up by phone and text.