How to Design a Baby Boy Shower Invitationby Shelley Frost
Grab the blue confetti and balloons. A baby boy shower offers lots of possibilities when it comes to decor and party ideas. The invitations are one of the first steps in getting ready for the baby shower. A little craftiness goes a long way in creating one-of-a-kind shower invitations for the guests.
Items you will need
- Card stock
Determine the theme for the shower.
Determine the type of shower invitations you want to design. Traditional invitations are square or rectangular cards with the party details printed on them. For a twist on tradition, create invitations that are cut into a baby-related shape. Another modern idea is to send a 3-D invitation, such as a cloth diaper or baby rattle with the details attached.
Choose the material for the card background. Card stock is a durable option that is easy to work with and comes in many colors and patterns.
Decide on the details of the invitation. If you plan to make a shaped invitation, choose which baby-related shape. Ideas include a diaper, baby rattle, bootie or bib. Consider the embellishments to make the baby shower invitations stand out, such as ribbons, stickers or baby pins.
Develop the wording of the invitation. Keep it fun and creative, incorporating the theme if possible. Rhyming is also a common component for baby shower invitation wording. Decide if you will hand write the wording or print it on a computer.
Add the party details to the invitations. Include the date, time, location, RSVP information and other relevant details.
- Invitations that go beyond the traditional card style will likely require more than a first-class postage stamp to mail. The exact cost depends on the size and embellishments added. Create a sample invitation, place it in appropriate packaging and take it to the post office to find out how much it will cost to send.