July 3rd, 2014
Are you planning a baby shower for a modern mum-to-be who’s all about classic, chic designs? A preppy shower theme and baby shower invitations are definitely in order for this trendy mother and is sure to impress her guests too. While there are plenty of different colour palettes and baby shower invitation designs that work well for this particular theme, here are some of our favourite ways to add a unique, preppy touch to your baby shower invites.
Using Patterns for Baby Shower Invitations
When it comes to preppy baby shower invitations, the ‘less is more’ theory comes into play. To capture the perfect touch of contemporary elegance, aim to use a striking pattern for your baby shower invites while keeping other elements of the design simple. Browse through a variety of patterns that can range from stylish golf checks and summer- like eyelet designs to chevron prints, polka dots, classic stripes or even a Greek key pattern for your baby shower invitation design. Once you decide on a pattern, get creative with colours, fonts and other elements to put together a truly unique invitation design that’s preppy and elegant without being too overwhelming.
Look for inspiration everywhere, when browsing for patterns to include in your baby shower invites. Be inspired by the season that the baby shower is being held in by opting for an elegant leaf print for autumn baby shower invites or if the mum-to-be has already decided on the nursery decor, spend some time looking through wallpaper designs to find an appropriate pattern to use.
Choosing a Colour Palette for Preppy Baby Shower Invites
Think classic elegance when choosing a colour palette for a preppy baby shower invite. Nautical colour palettes of navy blue, white and red are extremely popular amongst trendy mothers, who even opt to use this colour scheme for nursery decor instead of traditional pastel colours. If you prefer something more unique, consider transforming your baby shower invites by using a conventional colour palette of pastel yellow and white, but combining it with a splash of contemporary fuchsia for the font to change things up and give your baby shower invitations a modern touch.
Including Monograms in Your Baby Shower Invite
If the parents-to-be have already decided on a name for the baby, we love the thought of including a monogram to truly personalise the baby shower invitation design and make it a memorable keepsake.
If the expected little bundle has not been named yet, you can always just use first letter of the baby’s last name as a classic monogram instead.