Okay, I must admit that when I first heard the words Papel Picado bridal shower invitations, I had no idea what to expect but after taking a look, I fell instantly in love with this type of paper art and had to share something about them here. These invitations are not actual Papel Picado designs. They've been created to look like the Papel Picado stye.
The words "papel picado" mean perforated paper. The designs are tradiionally created using tissue paper and the craft is considered a Mexican Folk Art. You can read more about it HERE.
The effect of the look alike artwork on these beautiful bridal shower invitations is simply amazing. They look laser cut but aren't.
Of course you'd pay way more if they were and if you wanted something hand cut, I think the design would be much too delicate for mailing so if you love the style, I suggest you take a look at what's available at Zazzle right now.
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Learn more or order the featured invitation.
This adorable invite features a drawing of a dapper giraffe wearing glasses and a black bow tie who is sitting in front of a striped background with a teal blue area that can be easily personalized with all of your important party information.
The flip side looks exactly like the front minus the giraffe and wording.
It's the perfect choice for the geeky mom and dad who are expecting a sweet baby boy in the near future and will absolutely bring a smile to the face of anyone who sees it.
Prominent colors include red, black and teal blue.
Oddball invitation size is 5.25" x 5.25" square and will require additional postage when mailing.
And speaking of mailing, they come complete with a white envelope that will do the job nicely.
Learn more or order your Geek Giraffe Baby Shower Invitations
Future Geek Baby Shower Ideas
I found a fun board on Pinterest that might help you with the planning stages of the party. Visit Future Geek Baby Shower to find lots of great suggestions for food choices, gifts and decorating ideas.
I also found a blog post with a couple of games that might work for your shower. Visit Nerdy with Children: Geek Baby Shower Games to see them. I especially liked the recommended Quiz game.
Have you got any Geeky Baby Shower Ideas to share? Tell us about them in the comments.
If you're looking for horse themed baby shower invitations for the horse loving momma, I think you'll enjoy gazing at these.
The following high-quality equine baby shower invite designs contain neutral colors and can be used for either a girl or a boy. They would be especially perfect for when the baby is keeping its gender a mystery.
Each can be easily personalized with your party information, come with a white envelope and of course, Zazzle's 100% satisfaction guarantee. They're printed for you in the USA.
3 Beautiful Invites for a Horse Theme Baby Shower
I really love this one. It features a gorgeous black silhouette of two horses, a mare and her foal that creates an elegant equine invite for anyone who loves horses.
This would also work well for a rustic country shower.
5" x 7"
Learn more or order your Mare and Foal Baby Shower Invitations
This announcement showcases a gorgeous photographic image of a mare with her foal in green meadow.
It would work well for a country themed or equine baby shower.
4.25" x 5.5"
Learn more or order your Horse and Foal on Meadow Baby Shower Invitations
A green and brown plaid border on both sides flanks the horses that stand in front of a horseshoe shape decorated with a smaller plaid pattern.
This makes a wonderful choice for anyone who loves horses.
5.25" x 5.25"
Learn more or order your Baby Shower with Horses Invitations
I've shown you my personal top 3 favorites but there are many more beautiful designs for you to browse through at Zazzle.
Plaid, also known as Tartan, is a beautiful pattern of criss-cross squares and stripes in assorted colors.
Plaid comes to us by way of Scotland. It was created sometime back in the 13th century and for a long time was only available in wool. Nowadays, you can find plaid everywhere and on every kind of material including, lucky for us, paper.
The colors in a true plaid pattern refer to certain Scottish clans with different families and organizations having their own design colors. If you're interested, you can learn all about the different ones at The Scottish Register of Tartans.
We often think of plaid for babies in pastel shades of pink but plaid is truly a masculine pattern, think kilts, and as you'll see can easily work very well on baby shower invites for a sweet little boy.
Our featured invite uses a traditional Currie plaid at the top and has an adorable little lamb at the left side of the bottom. A golden colored ribbon ties the design together beautifully.
It's easy to personalize, measures 4.25" x 5.5" and like all of our invites, it comes with a white envelope and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Learn more and/or order your Little Lamb Sweet Baby Shower Invitations
This majestic baby shower invitation features a rich blue with black plaid in the background and a shield with a crown over a banner of blue and says, A little prince is on his way!
The flip side carries the plaid, the blue band, the crown and has plenty of space for you to personalize it with all of your party information.
This one is 5.25" x 5.25" square which requires a few cents more for postage when mailing but I think you'll agree that these elegant invites are totally worth the additional expense.
Learn more or order your Blue Plaid Crown Little Prince Invites
If you're planning a more rustic baby shower, these adorable invites that use various types of plaid in the lettering that says, Baby Boy might just be the ticket.
The background is a faded brown stripe image that gives it an almost wood-like quality adding to the rustic appeal.
It measures a big 5" x 7" and contains several different types of easy to personalize unique typography in bright colors of aqua, red and white creating an extremely cute card, in my opinion.
Learn more or order your Rustic Plaid Boy Baby Shower Invitations
Here's a sweet one that incorporates whimsical jungle animals in the design.
A monkey, giraffe and lion are stacked up alongside of a pastel aqua plaid background with hand water-colored polka dots and a rick rack border.
These measure 4.25" x 5.5" and like all of the cards shown here, they're easy to personalize. Just fill in the boxes to add all of your personal party information.
Learn more or order your Jungle Babies Boy Baby Shower Invitations
This adorable one looks like a blue baby blanket being turned down to reveal a brighter blue plaid sheet.
A shield in the middle that says, It's a BOY! with more (different) plaid, a ribbon and a pair of vintage baby shoes completes the cuteness. In fact, at the time of this post, these were the most popular boy baby plaid invitations at Zazzle.
They measure 5.25" x 5.25" and will require additional postage when mailing.
Learn more or order your Blue Blanket Vintage Bootie Plaid Baby Invite
And there's plenty more where these cuties came from!
I'm not usually one to out my readers but somebody found these super cute "Bottoms Up" invites yesterday and I just couldn't keep them to myself.
I mean, really, these are seriously cute and I instantly fell in love with them and just had to share.
The design features a just-too-cute image of a vintage baby girl trying to do a somersault with her pink ruffled diaper-cover facing out and bottom... up. Her chubby dimpled legs and sweet smile are enough to melt your heart.
But the cuteness doesn't stop there.
The typography on these adorable baby shower invitations is simply stunning too proclaiming "Bottoms Up! We're tickled Pink. Come on over and have a drink."
The rest of your personalized party information follows on these quality full-color print 5.25" square cards.
The flip side shows a larger image of the same baby with the words, "Bottoms Up. You're invited."
These invites will work perfectly to gather your friends and family together to honor the expectant couple at any time of the year. They're easy to personalize... simply fill in the boxes. They come complete with a white envelope and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
In fact, the only disadvantage to them is that the USPS requires additional postage on square invites this size so you'll have to pay a little bit more for mailing. Then again, I think it's totally worth it when you take into consideration all of the compliments you'll surely receive when your intended guests receive them.
Learn more and order yours HERE.
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These fun western theme bridal shower invites are perfect for calling all the cowgirls together to celebrate their sister who's getting hitched.
The 5" x 7" card features two loving horses on the front with a badge proclaiming the big news set against a rustic background.
The flip side of these invitations carries the same rustic look with plenty of room to personalize them with all of your important party information.
They're cute in a romantic elegant way without being too cutesy. If you know what I mean.
Neutral shades of brown work well with any bridal shower colors she's chosen.
This design would work well for the bride who loves horses, is planning a rustic country wedding, or for the Equestrian couple who've chosen a horse themed wedding.
Learn more about the Western Horses Cowgirls Bridal Shower Invitations HERE
This gorgeous wedding shower invite features a mason jar filled with gorgeous holly and berries.
The rustic look is completed with a white-washed wood look background and the word, Love.
You'll find it easy to add all of the party info to the front of these big 5" x 7" invitations which will be printed in about 24 hours on your choice of high quality card stock. Pricing will be determined by your paper choice and the amount of invitations you order with discounts offered on purchases of 25 or more.
Each of these lovely Holly Berry Winter Wedding Shower Invitations comes with a white envelope and Zazzle's 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Welcome to Seasonal Showers!
Find the Best Invitations For Your Shower
Choose your season and party type, or baby's gender, to see our top picks for invites based on seasonal shower theme ideas
Discover YOUR Perfect Shower Invitation HERE
All of Zazzle's invitations are available on your choice of quality card stock including choices from the following:
You can learn all about their different paper lines, colors and all of the specifics about each type of card stock that is offered by visiting: Zazzle's Passion for Paper
The History of Baby Showers
Although the term baby shower is a fairly modern concept, the tradition of welcoming baby and the rite of a woman's transition into motherhood is
something that has been celebrated throughout history.
Learn more here:
The History of Bridal Showers
Did you know that the custom of throwing a bridal shower dates back to the time when dowries were popular? Friends of the woman to be wed began giving what is now known as a bridal shower to compensate women who came from poor families who couldn't afford a proper dowry, or for a woman whose father didn't approve of the marriage and refused to pay.
You can read more about the fascinating history of bridal showers here:
Seasonal Showers is written by Robin Svedi.
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