June 1, 2010

Invitation Inspiration

An invitation sets the tone for any event. After all, it is the first bit of information that a guest will receive. The invitation can convey what kind of event is being thrown, what the color scheme will be, or if there is a theme. With the invitation being of such importance, why not choose one that you simply adore, and then style your event after it?

This invitation by Ellie Mim’s is so cheerful and bright – wouldn’t it be lovely to use as a baby shower invitation? The floral and gingham patterns are delightful, while the mix of aqua, red, pink and yellow create a color palette that is so energetic. Using this invitation as inspiration, host a summer afternoon baby shower that is blooming with pretty laid-back style.

Invitation Inspiration

  • Opt for an outdoor setting, choosing a covered porch or garden for seating. Decorate simply with fabric bunting and plenty of comfy cushions -- Country Living

  • Set a large glass drink dispenser full of refreshing lemonade on a table with mason jars to sip from -- Pottery Barn

  • Cupcakes with creamy icing in red wrappers look darling when placed in a white cupcake tower -- The Knot

  • Fill antique milk glass vases with soft yellow blooms and place them around the party space -- The Knot

  • Miniature jars of jam topped with red gingham cloth make adorable favors. Place them on the table next to red chargers for a pop of color -- The Knot

  • These colored milk glass and floral centerpieces are whimsical, and will brighten up the tabletop -- County Living

  • Mount seating cards to a board covered in a printed fabric, and accent them with tiny buttons -- The Knot