Duet Letterpress: Party in a Box

When Julie of Duet Letterpress realized her husband’s 30th birthday would fall at an inopportune time for a gathering, she came up with an ingenious solution—a virtual birthday party. To pull off the surprise, she secretly mailed these Party in a Box invitations to their friends and family, which each included printed pieces, balloons and handmade confetti. Then each recipient was asked to snap a photo of themselves using the package contents and send to the guest of honor on his birthday—such a great idea and fun surprise. Check out the rest of the details right here.

Editor’s note: Julie has noted that this project was inspired both by a shower in a box she received for her own baby shower, as well as Amanda Jane Jones’s recent Party in Box project.


Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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