I had a lot of fun designing and creating the Baby Shower invitations for my friend’s Baby Shower in November. In my opinion, invitations help set the tone for the entire theme and decor of the event. I also think it’s fun to give the mom-to-be (and her Guests), a little taste of what’s to come.
I had already previously decided on the shower’s color scheme: pink, grey and white; these are the same colors being used in the Baby Girl’s nursery and I thought it’d be a nice touch if the Baby Shower continued in that vain.
With the color scheme in mind, it was time to start incorporating pieces of the theme into the design of the invitation. I opted for a shabby chic-style floral paper to add a pop of color and a lace-inspired circle that contained all of the event’s information.
The mom-to-be also wanted to ask Guests to bring a book rather than a card which I think is a really nice touch. Most people tend to throw away cards. So rather than spend money on something that will eventually end up in the trash, why not ask for something that the Baby can enjoy in the coming years?
Also. I wanted to make sure that mom was stocked up on diapers, so, I’ll also be asking the Guests to bring a pack of diapers (in any size) for their chance to be entered into the diaper raffle for a prize.
All of these additional pieces needed to be incorporated into the invitation somehow! I was really thrown for a loop, but, Etsy to the rescue! I was able to find these really sweet invitation inserts:
The inserts were only $5 a piece and I was able to print really high-quality images using my home printer.
With everything put together with glue and some nicer-looking paperclips, here’s the finished product!
Notice that the pink, grey and white colors are still visually dominant but there are some nice shabby chic-inspired elements.
I also made sure to tie everything together with a pretty cream-colored envelope and personalized address labels that matched the overall Baby Shower theme.
I can’t wait to send these out to all of the Guests at the beginning of next month! The invitations ended up being a little bit more time consuming than I had originally anticipated (and I even used my Circut), so I’m glad I gave myself plenty of time to get them all done!