I can't believe it has been 12 years since I was the guest of honor at a baby shower! A good friend threw a shower for me a few weeks before The Pea was born, and I was truly touched at the effort she made to gather my friends together and help me prepare for such a big life change.
We received baby blankets, onesies, diaper pails, baby outfits, toys and so much more. We played a few games and had light snacks... simple but fun!
Here's a photo from another baby shower I attended. Can you guess who's pregnant? (hint: it's not me).
Once again, the party was simple, but it's really the little touches that can make or break a baby shower: a vase of flowers adorning the presents table, a sheet of paper tacked up on the wall where guests can write their greetings and congratulations, a marshmallow on a stick dipped in tinted chocolate to look like a baby's rattle, a sweetly designed invitation and thank you cards.
If only Tiny Prints had been around back then! Their baby shower invitations are so adorable, they make a statement about the baby shower even before it begins. When I was planning my sister's shower I didn't have time to go down to the local stationery store to browse through their invitation books, but with Tiny Prints, you can do everything online. They have every kind of design, from classic to modern to whimsical to vintage to funky and fun. You can customize everything, even down to adding a photo of the mom-to-be (or the baby in utero!).
The level of cuteness only gets higher once the baby is born, because Tiny Prints has dozens and dozens of birth announcement cards! There are so many ways for proud new parents to let their family and friends know of the happy news. Once again, I wish Tiny Prints had been around when my babies were born! (I should have held out just a bit longer: my twins were born in December 2003 and Tiny Prints was born in March 2004!). Oh well, I'll just have to wait until my grandchildren are born!
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