One of the most important things in life is becoming a parent. The trials of parenthood can be troublesome at times but the enjoyment outweighs the troubles. Soon to be parents have a long to do list from getting the baby room ready, getting clothes, blankets, bottles, and the other necessities. Don’t forget preparing a baby shower. Whether the soon to be parents, relatives, or friends are the ones throwing the party, they can use some help in getting ready. Finding the right baby shower invitation can be hectic. Looking for an elegant, cute, fun, pink, blue, or whatever type of invitation you want is not always easy. American Stationery has recently begun selling baby shower invitations. Here are a few ideas when looking for the right baby shower invitation. PINK STRIPE INVITATIONS or BLUE STRIPE BABY SHOWER INVITATIONS A combination of cute and fun, these baby shower invites add that adorable touch to your baby shower. These invitations come in either pink stripes or blue stripes to go along with the color theme for each gender. Featured across the top of the invitation is a string of cute little animals: giraffe, elephant, lion, and turtle. Below the animals is a...Read More
Baby showers are a fantastic way to announce a pregnancy, celebrate the parents to be, and commemorate the pending arrival of that precious bundle of joy! Though traditionally thrown for the mom and baby, it is becoming more common to have couples showers or even showers for the dad-to-be. Growing popularity has been to have more than one shower, though this is purely based on personal preference. Baby showers are generally thrown for the expectant family’s first baby. In recent years it has become more common to throw a shower for the first baby as well as the first of a different gender (i.e. if the first baby is a girl, then a shower may be thrown again when the couple is expecting a boy). Showers can be hosted by anyone and can be thrown at any time during the pregnancy, and even shortly after the birth. There aren’t any set dos or don’ts for baby showers, but one thing is certain: your baby shower invitations can set the tone for the fabulous party you are throwing! Shower invitations announce the date, time, and location for your party. Be sure to include a phone number or email address for questions and...Read More
Do you know someone expecting a baby? Would you like to give them a baby shower? A baby shower is a way to celebrate the pending or recent birth of a child by presenting gifts to the parents at a party. The term “shower” is often assumed to mean that the expectant mother is “showered” with gifts. Pregnancy is an exciting time, and the mother-to-be deserves to be pampered and showered with gifts before the bundle of joy comes along. Baby showers are generally thrown for the expectant family’s first baby. In recent years it has become more common to throw a shower for the first baby as well as the first of a different gender. Either way, celebrating a new member of a family is the perfect reason to have a party! The cost of a baby shower can sometimes spiral out of control, before you know it your budget has well and truly been spent and yep, you’ve still got things left to buy. This is why a baby shower planner is a real must, they help you to plan and organize the shower from start to finish. I know it may seem like you do not need to one...Read More
Lingerie Shower- women only, hosted by any bridesmaid, friend, or family member (but should be close enough that you feel comfortable giving her underwear); gifts are generally lingerie for the honeymoon, including panties, thongs, bras, and other unmentionables; casual in nature and sometimes followed by the bachelorette party Wording Option 1 Wording Option 2 Something sexy Something sweet Something to knock Mr. Spillman off his feet! Saturday, April 15, 2032 2:00 pm Given by Eden Fort 11111 Baggins Ct. Whitestown, IN RSVP by April 10th (555) 876-1234 Soon she’ll be a bride, all dressing in white Let’s get her ready for her honeymoon night! Hosted by Allison’s bridesmaids Bachelorette party to follow Saturday, April 15, 2032 Six o’clock pm Hosted by Molly Luttrell 11111 Baggins Ct. Whitestown, IN Regrets, (555) 876-1234 These are just a few ideas for a shower theme and some options for wording. The American Stationery Company offers several invitations that allow for customized invitation wording that will fit your party perfectly! Read Parts:  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  
Couple’s Shower- men and women, hosted by anyone in the wedding party, friends, or family; gifts generally given are for the couple’s home, monetary, or can be anything related to the couple’s personality or hobbies (such as camping equipment for the outdoorsy couple); can be formal or informal Formal Wording Informal Wording Please come to a Couple’s Shower honoring Allison Stogsdil and Emerson Spillman Saturday, April 15, 2032 Six o’clock pm Given by Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Luttrell 11111 Baggins Ct. Whitestown, IN RSVP by April 10th (555) 876-1234 Before they take the plunge Please join us for a Couple’s Shower honoring Allison Stogsdil and Emerson Spillman Saturday, April 15, 2032 at 6:00 p.m. 11111 Baggins Ct. Whitestown, IN Hosted by Ethan and Molly Luttrell Regrets only, (555) 876-1234   Read Parts:  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6    
The bridal shower is an important part of the festivities leading up to the wedding, and the invitation is the first step to making that shower a success. Begin by choosing a theme for your shower. Once you’ve picked a theme let your invitation announce that to your guests. Here are a few examples of themes, details about the shower, and wording associated with them: Traditional Shower- women only, hosted by bridesmaid, friend, family member, or coworker; gifts generally given for the bride’s home, such as kitchenware, tableware, home accents, bedding, or bath items; can be formal or informal Formal Wording Informal Wording Please join us for a Bridal Shower in honor of our bride to be Allison Stogsdil Saturday, April 15, 2032 One-thirty pm til Three o’clock pm Given by Chandler McLarren 1234 Heavenly Drive Carmel, IN 46032 RSVP (555) 876-5555 Allison is registered at Crate & Barrel Allison’s wedding is on the way let’s get her prepared for the big day A bridal shower for Allison Stogsdil Saturday, April 15, 2032 1:30p.m. Hosted by Chandler McLarren 1234 Heavenly Drive Carmel, IN 46032 Regrets only (555) 876-5555 Allison is registered at Crate & Barrel Read Parts:  1  |  2 ...Read More
A couple’s wedding shower is a shower that involves both male and female guests and both the bride and groom. This type of shower is becoming increasingly popular! Because your guests will be both men and women, the theme and activities will vary slightly from the traditional fare. Your party will need to be acceptable for everyone. If you are having trouble coming up with an idea, ask the bride and groom for their input. They might have a hobby or common interest that you can plan the shower around. One idea is a barbecue. Most people can appreciate a gathering of this type and it is easy to plan activities outdoors that will be enjoyable for both men and women. Another alternative is wine and appetizers. Because your guest list will naturally double with a couples shower, look for venues other than your home in which to have the shower. A local restaurant or park is a nice option. Try planning the shower time around a sporting event; the men can watch the game while the women play a more traditional shower game involving the bride. Then you can bring everyone back together with the gift opening portion of...Read More
One necessity of every shower is the invitation. It does more than give the guest information regarding the shower. It sets the tone and indicates the theme of your party. Your wording will run down the day’s events and give the pertinent details of date, time, location and RSVP information. The American Stationery Company has many bridal shower invitations to choose from. If you are looking for something that’s sassy and fun, look no further than invitations. For something traditional, the "Mint Julep" invitation is a great option. Set on a light pink and mint paisley print background accented by chocolate fleur de lis on the top and bottom, this pretty invitation is great for any shower. This tea-length invitation is both classy and elegant, yet would look great with either formal or informal invitation wording. The "Umbrella" and "Flower" bridal shower invitations are equally versatile. With a beautiful chocolate, bright blue, and lime fun floral pattern, both of these invitations are contemporary and modern. The "Flower" invitations have the design in a thick band on the left side of the invitation with accent stripe on the bottom. Your wording custom wording sits nicely on the right side of the...Read More
Bridal showers have a rich history dating back to the sixteenth century when a dowry had to be provided for the future bride; in the cases where a father refused to provide the dowry because he did not approve of the marriage, friends would gather to bring gifts to compensate for the lack of a dowry. The word shower can be traced back to a time when gifts were placed in a parasol, that when opened, "showered" the recipient with gifts. The traditional shower did not become commonplace until the 1 920s, when friends would spontaneously drop by the bride-to-be’s home to give her presents that would benefit her as a housewife. This informality has prevented the bridal shower from the prescribed etiquette that surrounds the wedding. Still, bridal shower invitations are indicative of the bride’s personality and set the tone for the event you are planning. Customarily, the maid or matron of honor hosts the bridal shower. However, it is not uncommon for a bride-to-be to have multiple showers hosted by different people. Because showers are gift giving parties, it was once taboo for the bride’s family to host, but this is no longer the case. Some conventional hosts...Read More