I'm planning a baby shower for my niece. Her little guy was supposed to be born at the beginning of April but decided he couldn't wait and he was born while I was in Toronto! Since now he'll can be there in person, I guess he'll get to be the guest of honor at this shower.
I love baby and bridal showers. Actually I love having any kind of party... and planning for it, decorating for it, etc. I always have to have a theme. This theme, if you haven't guessed, is a vintage baby theme. I've been planning this one for a bit and have been collecting vintage baby items to use for decorations, as well as fabulous Cath Kidston plates and napkins.... fabulous items in blues, greens, aquas and a little yellow and pink thrown in for good measure.
Most of the vintage stuff has come from local garage sales and thrift stores for very inexpensive.... we're talking .29 cents to .99 cents. I've got an old chenille bedspread I picked up for $1.99 that is going to be turned into a fantastic blue and white bunting kind of thing... I actually saw this on another blog and will have to track the idea down again because I'm not quite sure where I saw it.
A few Martha Stewart blue and green hanging decorations and I'm all set to decorate for a beautiful little boy. I've got some great food and game ideas but you'll have to wait to hear about those until after the shower... wouldn't want all my secrets to get out!
I found this cute little, teeny, tiny vintage card on Etsy... I'm going to use it to make my own invitations. I took some pictures of the card against a variety of craft/scrapbook paper backgrounds. I plan to upload the picture to Picnik and add in the actual invitation text using Picnik... the invitations will be actual photographs that I'll have printed at Costco for a few cents each. Kind of a fun idea, huh?
So this is where you all come in... I've narrowed it down to the following four but I can't really decide which one I like the best...
Number one has a blue striped background. (Picture the text in the right half of each picture.)
Number two is a blue and yellow gingham.
Number three is blue, green and yellow polka dots.
And finally, number four is yellow and blue stars on a pale green background.
So please, let me know which one is your favorite...