With all of the crazy talk about sending glitter to your enemies going viral lately, we're here to say that we LOVE glitter.
Sure, it can make a mess if not carefully supervised but, oh my, what's not to love about its shimmer and shiny light-catching qualities? And what if we told you that you could get all of that gorgeous shimmering glamor without any clean up? Take a look at our handpicked favorite no mess glitter baby shower invitations to see what we mean.
3 Baby Girl Glitter Baby Shower Invitations
Our featured designs were created using photographic images of real glitter in shades of gold and pink so they have all of the sparkle and shine of the real thing without fear of any of it falling off and getting stuck in your (or your mother-in-law's) carpet.
They are super cute for a girly girl shower in honor of the mother-to-be who is expecting a baby girl but we've also got several sparkly invites that are just perfect for a party in honor of a little man.
3 Baby Boy Glitter Baby Shower Invitations
Chic, modern and elegant, glitter invitations are becoming quite a popular trend for 2015 for all types of invites and we're seeing more and more custom designs being created using this sparkling theme.
There's plenty more where these came from too. Visit Glitter Baby Shower at Zazzle to see them all along with some other fun stuff you might like for the shower including matching stickers, custom postage and even adorable glittery pacifiers.
Looking for a nautical baby shower theme that's a bit more unique than the anchors and boats you normally see? How about a couple of cute white whales to lead the way towards your mother-to-be's special occasion?
Unique Nautical Baby Shower Theme
This unique red, white and blue nautical baby shower theme features two cute white whales, a mommy and her baby, out on the wide ope blue sea on the invitations. The mother is spouting bunches of tiny red hearts that are showering her little one. The background has some fluffy white clouds in the blue sky with sea gulls flying all around.
Most of your personalized information is written on the blue in bright white lettering with a line of red to add a bit of interest.
You'll also be able to purchase matching personalized favor stickers that can be attached to your guest's parting gifts to say thank you.
The small stickers come 20 to a sheet and measure 1 1/2 inches square. Three inch size stickers are also available and come on a sheet of six.
Cute custom personalized cake pops, sold by the dozen, are also available with the same adorable image. Personalize them with the mom's name and either serve them as dessert at the shower, or send them home as a yummy unique party favor.
This stylish modern unisex design would be perfect for a summer shower being held in honor of a girl or a boy.
The easiest way to request a book instead of a card for baby at the shower is to simply ask and the easiest way to ask is to include a card in the envelope when you send out your baby shower invitations.
At Zazzle, you'll find dozens of these cute book request insert cards that have been created using Zazzle's business card templates. Many have cute sayings and even cuter images that your guests will find irresistible.
We're featuring our top 7 favorites here in this post but you can see them all right away by visiting HERE.
Bring a Book Insert Cards
Neutral Bring a Book Insert Card
Pink Owl Baby Shower Book Request Insert Cards
Blue Baby Shower Book Insert Card
Elegant Burlap & Lace Bring a Book Baby Shower Insert
Pink Girl Giraffe Bring a Book Baby Shower Invite Insert
Modern Blue Boy Balloon Bring a Book Baby Shower Inserts
Because these are customized business cards, each of the above featured inserts are sold 100 to a pack. If that's too many, maybe you could go half-sies with a friend who is also expecting.
For much smaller gatherings, there's also some postcard-sized inserts available. These are sold one at a time.
Plum purple paired with neutrals and nude colors is a hot wedding trend for 2015. If she's planning to use any variation of this chic and trendy color palette for her most romantic day, we've got some of the prettiest plum bridal shower invitations you'll find anywhere around.
Plum Purple with Burlap and Lace Bridal Shower Invitations
Plum is such a vibrant and fun shade of purple. It works wonderful during the summer and spring and it can also be made to work well in the fall when mixed with gold and orange tones. For winter showers and weddings it can add a much needed bit of brightness to a dull and dreary day so, no matter the season, plum is an excellent choice for a bride-to-be who is in love with all things purple.
Plum with Silver Glitter Damask Bridal Shower Invitations
Named for the usually purplish color fruit, you'll note that the hue of the plum color on this design is much lighter than the one above. There are many different variations of the color and everyone has their favorite shade so you'll need to decide for yourself exactly how light or dark you'd like to go when choosing your plum-colored invites.
Modern Beautiful Bride with Plum Bridal shower Invitations
It goes well with just about any chosen theme too and would be enjoyed by brides who love all things modern as well as those who take a more traditional stand on wedding inspiration.
Elegant Plum Birdcage Bridal Shower Invitations
This design also works well if she's chosen one of the trendiest wedding color combinations for 2015 - plum with a nude or neutral color. Not to mention that it's also as pretty as all get out.
Chic Plum and Lilac Bridal Shower Invitations
All of the featured invites come with a white envelope and even though these are personalized, they also come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee from the manufacturer. They're printed on your choice of several different types of quality card stock and many can be customized for shape and size. Prices will be determined by your choices.
And there are a lot more beautiful invitations for you
to look at before you choose one of these.
Use the following ideas as inspiration to find the PERFECT bridal shower theme that the bride-to-be will love almost as much as she loves her groom.
Should the Bridal Shower Theme Match the Wedding?
The bridal shower theme does not, and most often should not, match the wedding theme. In fact, if the bride-to-be is trying to surprise her guests, using her chosen theme at the shower is likely to get her mad. And trust me, no one wants an angry Bridezilla on their hands.
Traditionally, the bridal shower will use the bride's chosen bridal party colors for the shower decor but this isn't mandatory.
The bridal shower is usually given anywhere from four to eight weeks before the wedding is scheduled to take place. Depending on her exact date, your party honoring her might be taking place during a different season than the wedding will be. Use the season that the bridal party will take place in to find a fun theme idea such as a spring garden party, a summer BBQ, a fall bridal tea, or a snowflake theme shower for the winter months.
What's Her Favorite Hobby?
Probably the most fun theme you could choose would be something based on her favorite hobby or pass time.
Whatever it is she enjoys doing most in her spare time, I'm sure you can imagine a unique and fun theme for her shower to match.
Personality and Style
Another thing to think about when choosing the perfect theme for the shower is, what's the bride's personality and style?
Think about the way the bride lives, thinks, and dresses to choose a tone, style, and perfect theme for the shower.
If she's laid back and casual, a rustic or shabby chic event might be in order.
If she loves country cute, you could go with a more whimsical theme.
A Fashionista might like something a bit more elegant.
If you love her enough to give her a bridal shower, you already know her taste and style best.
Ask the Bride
If the bride is going to be involved in the planning stages of the shower, and now-a-days many are, you could always just go ahead and ask her what she'd like.
And even if she's not going to help plan her shower, she'll probably know that someone is going to give her one eventually so why not make it a dream come true for her? Ask the bride what kind of a shower she imagines having and make it happen for her. Easy-Peasy!
Blush, that lovely lightest shade of pink, is probably THE most feminine color on the face of the earth. Fitting for the "blushing " bride and so simply romantic in its own flirty way it's no wonder it was one of the biggest wedding color trends in 2014.
And there's no stopping it as a chic and trendy wedding color as we enter 2015 and beyond. Although it can be used during any season, spring and summer are a perfect match for this soft shade of romance inducing hue.
If she's chosen this stylish and oh so sophisticated color for her bridal party, we think you're going to love our top 10 handpicked favorites for blush-colored bridal shower invitations.
Our Top 10 Favorite Blush Bridal Shower Invite Designs
Beautiful DIY Bridal Shower Invitation Idea
This happens to be way beyond my crafting abilities but if you're a talented stamper, this is absolutely gorgeous and well worth your time to watch. The colors she uses just happen to be perfect for a blush bridal shower too.
Visit us on Pinterest for more Blushing Bride Ideas
I became so obsessed with this relaxing and romantic color while creating this post that I went ahead and made a new Pinterest board filled with Ideas for a Blush Bridal Shower and Wedding. If you've fallen in love with it too, don't miss it. It's totally gorgeous even if I do say so myself.
After visiting, stop back and let me know what you think in the comments below.
She's the Queen for a day, the mother-to-be of a little prince or princess, the woman of the hour and so much more. Doesn't she deserve a tiara for that?
Back before we knew better, we used to make a crown for the lady of honor using a paper plate and all of the bows and ribbons from her pretty wrapped gifts.
Then, we had the audacity to make her wear it while we all laughed and laughed. Having been the victim or this type of baby shower crime, I have the photos to prove it hidden away, I know first-hand of the humiliation it causes.
Thankfully, back when I was forced to suffer this way, there was no Facebook or I'm sure the pain would have been much, much greater. There's a lot of truth to the meme that says, I'm glad there was no Facebook in my youth.
Okay, so maybe I'm exaggerating the level of embarrassment a bit, and yes, it was all in good fun but now-a-days we have a much better and prettier option that is available to our mothers and I think after all they've been through what with building a new life inside of them, excessive weight gain and swollen feet, they deserve this much more refined way of decorating their heads for the enjoyment of their friends and family at the shower.
I found a bunch of really cute and inexpensive ones, like the one featured above, at Amazon but you can find them at just about any party store.
Do her a favor and get her one before someone at the shower suggests making it.
You've chosen to pamper her, and her guests, in honor of her upcoming wedding. So, whether you're planning to do it for a day, a weekend or even just for a few hours, you're going to need specialized invites for her relaxing Spa Bridal Shower.
After you've chosen the time and the place, we're here to help you choose the perfect invitation for gathering friends and family to share in the fun.
We've handpicked 5 of our favorites to get you started or you can visit HERE to see everything available right now including more invites, matching personalized favor stickers, t-shirts, wrapping paper and even a few gift ideas.
Spa Bridal Shower Invitations
Click on your favorites to learn more, see a larger image or to personalize and order yours today.
Our featured selections include soothing photographic images of spa scene goodies and cute caricatures of women getting their spa day on.
You'll also find invites in colors to match her bridal shower party or even just her favorite color.
The invites are all created using your choice of high quality card stock and come complete with a white envelope. Your paper choice will determine the end price. They are easily personalized with her name and all of the pertinent party information by you.
Quick turnaround and a 100% satisfaction guarantee makes your shopping easy.
We'd love to hear all about your plans for her special day. Share your thoughts, ideas and comments below.
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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