Monday, January 19, 2009

Choosing a Baby Shower Invitation

How do you begin to choose an invitation for a baby shower? I'll take you through the process step by step. Let's pretend we're hosting a baby shower for Hillary. Okay, here's how we do it.

What will the party be like?
Will this be a very casual party? Or something a bit more formal? Will this be in a home or a restaurant? The invitation should give your guests an idea of what to expect as soon as they open the invitation envelope. This shower will be hosted in your home and it will be a Sunday brunch. So I'm choosing something that is not too fancy formal and yet it won't be super casual because that's just not the style of the expectant mom.

Is the mom-to-be expecting a boy, a girl, twins or is it a secret?
Since Hillary wants to keep the surprise till the baby is born, we're not going to use the sex of the baby to help us choose the invitation. No problem! There are so many great invitation choices that have nothing to do with the baby's gender. But Hillary is a bit of a traditionalist so let's pick something that she'll love.

Now comes the fun part. Choosing the invitation. We're going to look for an invitation that isn't too baby-ish. Also, we don't want to choose something based on whether the baby (or babies!) will be a girl or a boy. We do want something that's a fresh and fun take on a traditional invitation and is perfect for a Sunday brunch in your home. Now that you have a good idea of what you're looking for, the search will be easier, faster and more fun.

Have a great time planning the baby shower! I'm sure it will be perfect!

{evy jacob}

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