This morning I’m sharing a few fanciful invitations I created for a baby shower that was “one for the books!” The event was themed around popular children stories so I thought a page right out of a book would be the perfect invite to celebrate the couple’s exciting new chapter.
Given the baby’s gender will be a surprise, the event strayed away from the ever-popular yellow and leaned more toward a perrywinkle blue. A hand-crafted pattern of classic storybook illustrations was printed on the reverse side of the invitations and envelope liners. It was my first time hand-lining envelopes but I found a few tricks that made the process quick and easy (I’ll try to share my method in a DIY post soon)! Vintage stamps on craft paper added a bit of character, making each invitation unique and one-of-a-kind.
Elephants will also be making a stomp in the nursery.
What’s a baby shower without goofy games? Supplementing the classic staples (above I believe Lindsay and Emily are tag-team attempting to determine the mommy-to-be’s belly size), I created a little quiz covering everyone’s favorite books growing up…or so I thought. Surrounded by elementary teachers, most aced the questionnaire while others (including my boyfriend whom I made participate before the event) found it near impossible. Come on, everybody knows Amelia Bedelia is a housekeeper! With that answer in hand, download the quiz here and see how you do! Verify your answers here.
Look familar? See closer images of the hand-lettered book rack right here.
It was a fairytale afternoon for one of my best friends since childhood. I can’t wait to see where their story takes them!