We are all used to the traditional baby shower invites of promising pink or blue accompanied by the sweet little ribbons attached and a neat border around the words. However, there are many styles of invitations for this type of event.
Nowadays, there are thousands of DIY ideas, with the rise in popularity of scrap booking, and women’s magazines, you can let your imagination run wild. Here are a few ideas to get you going.
The Creativity Inspired by Knowing
If you know the *** of the baby it makes the options for specialized invites much easier, as well as opening up the option in a specific direction. For example if it is a girl, then the invites can be in the form of little dolls. You can buy small inexpensive dolls from your 99-cent store. Once you have the dolls, you can tie the small invitation around the neck in the form of a bib, color coordinating, as you desire.
If you choose to use a doll for your invitation, small clothing for dolls is also a great option. This is a great template for your invitation. Machine activated and run embroidery can emboss almost anything onto material, so why not your invitations? The idea is the same as the bib mentioned above, but in this case, it can be baby-sized baby grows or doll cloths – just make sure your chosen item is large enough to fit your message.
The special advantage of these alterative invitations is that they should not be thrown away, stuffed in a shoebox, or placed in the attic. They can be kept and enjoyed as tiny works of art, and a reminder of the special event that celebrated the arrival of new life.
Waiting for the Surprise
When the *** of the baby is not known, then the options lead more towards the unisex theme. You may feel that your options here are more limited, but this is not a limitation on your options, but merely a new category! Think here in terms of general colors and objects that apply to both boys and girls. Diapers, rattles, and pacifiers may all be used as the medium for your message.
A simple yet effective invite is the pacifier and by simply attaching the invite to the pacifier with a well chosen ribbon is great, but you can take it one step further and use flavored candy pacifiers that everyone can bring along and enjoy at the special occasion.
The same idea can work with a rattle or any simple baby toy. You just have to attach the invite to the toy using a ribbon, and you instantly have a unique and colorful invitation.
Make Technology Work for You
If many of your invites are to be sent through the mail, then acknowledging that we live in a technologically advanced age can be fun!
Make a CD or even a DVD invitation. Fill the disc with your choice of soothing lullabies or your own calming music. With an introduction of you inviting your guest to the party while including all of the relevant details and information. An audio clip is perfect, but if you have the opportunity, a video clip is even better!
Safe with the Classics
You can never go wrong with a well thought out box of goodies because everybody loves gifts, even if it is just a novelty item. People love getting interesting items with an invite, and one or two small gifts that are applicable to the situation is the perfect way to make your invitation and the party a memorable one.
Fill a box with all the things you can partake of while pregnant, or the things you have started craving the most! Fill the box with items that may define your life for the next several years, like baby food, bibs, tissues, headache tablets, and a soothing jazz compilation for those tough days.
Baby shower invitations can be a fun and rewarding experience because they allow you to use your creativity. There are many invitation themes available for this type of event, but you may want to consider creating your own. By using items and colors that symbolize a baby such as a pacifier, diaper, toys or dolls, you can really set the tone of the event. These invitations can also be treated as a gift or work of art because of the time and effort put into their creation. If you are planning a baby shower in the near future, you may want to consider these tips for finding the best type of invitation for your event.
By: Brian Jenkins
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