I’m at that point in my life where my friends are having babies. Alien children are growing inside of their stomachs and will soon be walking the earth amongst the rest of us, by some form of magic or science fiction. Can you tell I’m not quite at that point in my life yet? :) While I think babies are fine and dandy, I’d rather spend my time at this point being an awesome aunt and throwing fun baby showers for my friends who are into the alien-in-your-belly thing.
One of my best buds in Charlotte has a bun in the oven, so I decided to team up with my friend Evelyn and throw a fun shower for the parents-to-be. My preggo friend was a bit nervous to have a shower thrown for her, since she’s not into the whole “measure my belly” and “guess the poo” types of games that most showers entail. I promised her that this party would just be a gathering of friends with a simple premise, yummy food, and loads of baby gifts. And some fun decorations that tie perfectly into my modern theme. Because that’s how I roll. We met the other night to discuss our agenda and came up with a crisp and clean color scheme that will be perfect for this no-nonsense modern mama.
This “mood board” of sorts is basically where we’re headed with the shower. No barn yard animals or dump truck themes for this Mom. The things I know about her are as follows: her wedding was black and white, her nursery will be green, and she lives and breathes on candy and cupcakes alone. Put those all together, and voila, a shower idea was born.
I’ll keep you all up to date with the details once the actual shower comes together, but for now I’d like to share a quick little invitation that I whipped up in Illustrator the other day. Yes, you read that right – Scott and I have taken the plunge and decided to teach ourselves Adobe Illustrator. Photoshop is still my number one bestie, but for anything that we plan to print, Illustrator is where it’s at. I know I wanted something simple and graphic for the invitations, and I wanted to make sure I wasn’t pigeonholing us into a theme by making any sort of animal or baby-themed item the focus.
A bunch of fun fonts in varying sizes, placed just so to fill up the page was just the ticket. The dotted lines help to give the invitation some structure and keep the mis-mash of text from being too difficult to read. The little pops of chartreuse bring in the fun accent color, and draw the reader’s attention to key points as they read along.
I printed these on my old standby, white card stock. I really do have a lifetime supply, so thank goodness I’m into DIY invitations. I’m still debating on rounding the corners of these bad boys for a softer, baby-ish feel, but I’ll let you give me your two cents on that one. Stay tuned for more modern baby shower items coming your way in the future!