Congratulations, you're friend is having a baby in 2013! It's time to start thinking about and planning her shower. How can you make it the most memorable party celebrating the mom-to-be?
Invitations play a starring role in any baby shower. Not only do they offer guests a taste of what's to come, they provide the perfect keepsake to commemorate the celebration.
Gone are the days of generic baby shower invitations. You can create personalized baby shower invitations any time of year. There are hundreds of designs to chose from and you don't have to spend a lot of cash. Just use your imagination and this article to find a great deal. Here are a few creative invitation ideas to get you started.
New Year, New Baby
If your friend is expecting a new bundle of joy for the New Year, then you will have to leave the bubbly corked and go for some sparkle instead. Baby shower invitation bling doesn't mean a big bill with Tiny Prints coupon codes. Think black tie, golds and silvers. What about the glam of old Hollywood? Diamonds are a girl's best friend any time of year. Oooh confetti and glitter would be festive.
Say It with Photos
Many online invitation designs incorporate spots for photos. What better way to personalize a baby shower invitation any time of year than to include pictures of the parents to be or mom's growing belly (although...). It doesn't have to end there. As the shower planner, you have the creative freedom to incorporate baby pictures of the soon-to-be parents or the older siblings. The sky is the limit. Don't forget to get additional savings and deals.
Love and Flowers
If you are planning a February bash, hearts, reds and pinks might play into the invite. If the 2013 baby is set to arrive in spring, then flowers, greens and a more garden motif might work. Ladybugs (a popular nursery theme), and leafy trees give that outdoor feel, even if the shower is indoors. Spring is also the season for pastels and bright colors. It's time to shed the browns, greys and blacks of winter and bring a little sunshine into people's mailboxes.
Can you say surf's up? It's hot outside and the mom-to-be is feeling the heat for two. Think poolside cabanas and colors to rival popsicles. Baseball season is in full-swing and for those moms with an adventurous streak, think water slides and speed boats on the lake. Sunshine, suntans, pink lemonade and margaritas (for those guests who aren't expecting) also come to mind.
A Lil' Punkin
Fall baby showers can be a thrill in more ways than one. There's a chill in the air and oranges, reds and browns appear on the trees.
These may not be ideal colors for baby, but you're celebrating a punkin. Halloween themed invitations could be a treat especially if the ghoul or boo's gender is revealed. Thanksgiving also takes on a new meaning as invitations can celebrate the blessing to be. No matter when the new baby arrives in 2013, you'll have these ideas to inspire a one-of-a-kind invitation for that unforgettable shower.