Baby showers are making a comeback in a big way, and they have had a makeover! Women everywhere are embracing the event and making it their own. No longer just a kitsch opportunity to play some embarrassing games and get some pressies, people are making it a rite of passage and an opportunity to rally support ahead of the birth and the big changes that are coming.
This has meant people have been making baby showers into must-attend events: making the theme fun, the décor gorgeous and the guest list broad. Many are now inviting the men along too and making it a whole family affair. Whether serious and chic or casual and fun, it makes sense to have gorgeous baby shower invitations to match! Here are some of our favourite upcoming trends in baby shower stationery.
Nature is a perfect option for a baby shower, since it tends to be a feature of kids books, toys and nursery décor. It evokes a sense of discovery and learning all about the world for the first time. Everything is new and exciting to a small child, and that feeling is contagious! What better feeling to capture in your baby shower invitations. Nature is, of course, a super broad area, so there are so many themes to choose from!
Here are just a few suggestions:
- Ocean or beach
- Sunshine or rain (weather)
- Animals (Rubber Ducky, Rabbit, Teddy Bear, Monkey, Elephant, Giraffe, Lion)
- Night time
You can go big with an illustration taking the stage on your invites or keep it simple with a small nod to the theme on the invitations. You can always decide to go big on the theme at the actual event. Either way, it’s bound to be a winner.
What better way to celebrate the arrival of a child than with the things children use, need or love. Consider:
- Bottles, prams, nappies, dummies, high chairs
- Teddy bears, stuffed toys
- Alphabet blocks, rattles
- Children’s books
- Baby clothes, onesies
- Favourite children’s characters from books or films
You could also include illustrations or photos of babies or children themselves. The trick is to keep it cute and classy. Less is more when it comes to stylish illustrations, so they shouldn’t just be piled on the invite. One larger feature image or a few smaller ones should be plenty to set the scene.
Patterned designs are showing up everywhere lately, and understandably so! Patterns are so versatile, but whether eye-catching or subtle they always set the scene. Patterns are perfect for baby shower invitations because they allow you to stay on theme without looking too juvenile or kiddy (unless you like that kind of thing!) Go with something subtly playful or incorporate elements of the other big trends with a floral pattern or an illustrated pattern with baby-related images. The colour scheme is important here. Keep with tradition by opting for soft pastels: baby pink and blue, peach, lavender or a mint green, or buck the trend and use bright neons or a strong, dark palette.
You can’t go wrong with a simple, typographic baby shower invitation, because it lets you say what you want to say in style or use words as the feature of the invitation. Again, this leaves you with heaps of room to move: you can go for a sleek and classy design if you want something more mature or use a playful typeface to keep on the baby theme. Just make sure you pick a great colour scheme and vary the size of the type to keep things balanced and visually interesting.
So if you’re planning a baby shower, consider one of these four huge trends and how it might tie into your theme. All four are incredibly versatile and can mix and match with almost any style of shower, whether you’re going for a casual get-together or the whole shebang.