Nancy Drew Overview

Lots of insanity went into Kira’s Nancy Drew birthday party this year.
To read about the book/shrinky dink invitations click here.
To read about the sleuthing notebook I made for her, click here.
To read about the magnifying glass cake, click here.
To read about the mystery that Kira and her friends had to solve in order to get her gifts, click here.
To read about the fun thank you notes, click here.
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  1. michelle {sweet mady's paper} says


  2. I read every Nancy Drew book as a girl, of course I have no girls and four boys; they never wanted to read my old books!
    L-O-V-E this idea!

  3. vanderweerd says

    I am planning a Nancy Drew party right now.. thanks for the ideas.

  4. I saw this on Tip Junkie. I'm going to bookmark it. My daughter is turning 10 soon and may like this idea.
    She was a detective for Halloween. (I made her costume if you want to see it on my blog just go back to October 2009 in the archives.
    But I love all your ideas. The cake is spectacular.
    Thanks for sharing these.

  5. kathleen in cincinnati says

    Any chance you would share your template for the invite? I am planning my nieces Nancy Drew birthday party for March…and am having trouble mocking up a book cover as nice as yours!!!! Thanks so much for your ideas & creativity!!!

    Kathleen in Cincinnati and Rosie, the birthday girl!

  6. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says

    I love it! What a great idea for a birthday party. I never would have thought of that. This would have been my dream party as a girl. So cool!

  7. I would love a template for the book, or some instruction on how to make it. I stopped being computer savvy after I had the babies and I have’nt gotten my MoJo back yet 🙂

    • The invitation, right? Unfortunately, I can’t really share a template or a detailed tutorial because everyone uses different software, and it was fairly in-depth adding all of the details to the book. The best I can offer is to insert your photo in to my design and customize it for you. To create something similar, you need a program that works with layers. At minimum something like Microsoft Publisher. Better would be a program like Adobe Photoshop (I use Paint Shop Pro by Corel). I tweak the photos quite a bit in a photo editing software to make them look more like artwork, then I put them as the front of the book cover, I really just looked at an actual book and tried to choose fonts and placement that most closely resembled that. I hope this helps.

  8. I mean the Mock Nancy Drew book, not the sleuthing notebook. Thank you! So Cute!

  9. Can I order invitations to be customized by you? If so, how long does it take?

  10. I am also a Nancy Drew Fan and I want to organize a party like this also but my friends think Nancy Drew is boring.

  11. What a wonderful party! I was looking for ideas for my daughter’s spy party and followed a link from this one so glad they credited you, as your imaginative designs blew my mind! Thank you for sharing a little of your creativity with us.

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