When it was time for my birthday invitation, and it was a big one, the pressure was on!

What did i love? What was me? I had dreamed of a “Name That Tune” bash for years, so why not now? But I didn’t want a music poster or musical note-themed invite. So we created a version of the Black Ink basic invite we do for men­—the boxy block of text—and added an extra special flair.

The most fun was having my kids, closest friends and family send me words that made them think of me, and included all of them in the text. That was the centerpiece. Then we added Envelopments pockets with the party and game info on the back, and encased it all in a fantastic custom striped sleeve that would show through the clear outer envelope! Of course a custom, matching label would tie it all together!

We spent lots of time working on getting just the right color, and I loved the coral, black and white scheme so much that we did the dinner and cocktail napkins, the flowers and everything else to match! We designed a poster collage depicting my first love, The Beatles, and their unforgettable debut concert at the Hollywood Bowl. For fun, we inserted little pictures of me at different ages in the crowd scenes, sort of a "Where's Patti" idea. That historic summer night in 1964 was when I learned to love music. I still can't believe I was there, and I'll never forget it.

I truly love this invite, and it was an incredible night! “Epic,” as one of my friends described it! Music, food trucks, margaritas and madness... The best! And by the way, the game was hilarious fun!