April 18th, 2012
One event that will always be fun to attend is a baby shower. Even though the baby shower is no longer the hidden, surprise party for the mom-to-be, it will always be a favourite party to attend. Today, the mother-to-be or both parents are completely immersed in the planning of their first child’s party. In fact, some couples are throwing a co-ed BBQ or picnic style shower after the baby is born. This not only ensures that the guests will have a better idea of what gifts to buy, but it also gives everyone the chance to meet this new little bundle of joy. No matter when the shower is being thrown, the best way to have choice, unique, one of kind invites is to DIY your baby shower invitations.
Information That You Will Want To Gather
Besides a complete and correct guest list, you will need the correct information to put on your invitations. If you are throwing this shower at a park or recreation area, confirm that it will open and available for the day you have chosen. If you are having it in your home or back yard, check the weather forecast ahead for that week to see if you have chosen a good weather time. If it is an indoor event, then it is mainly getting the date set with the guests, deciding a theme if you want one, and getting a menu together for a meal, buffet or snack bar.
Searching For Ideas for DIY Cards
You really do not have to go much further than your nursery to get ideas for DIY baby shower invitations. Many of the young couples creating families today are using nursery themes that are bold, bright and adjustable. By this, it is meant that the décor is made up of items that can be moved or changed to fit the child, as he/she grows older. Appliqués that can be removed with ease, reverse bed and furniture covers and natural furniture that will work in any setting are being used more often in nurseries.
If you are not designing your nursery around any certain theme, then it is very easy to get ideas from baby books, baby stores, nature and even the internet. By browsing around you can easily see what the latest trends in baby invites are.
Creating Your DIY Baby Invitations
Using the internet, find one of the many sites that offer blank DIY invitations. You simply choose the colour, style, text and wording that you want and add your own trims when the invites arrive. Some of the trends today include using baby animals, bright, bold, colourful appliqués and simple, but beautiful nature photos.
Your guests will love the fact that you went to all this effort to create baby invitations that will be cherished for years. By adding your own touches of lacy frills, glittery borders or bright, colourful building blocks, you are creating a keepsake, not just for your guests, but something you will cherish and your child will appreciate when they are old enough to understand the efforts you went through to create your own DIY baby shower invitations.