I definitely have babies on the brain these days, and it’s always nice to see parents do something a little unusual and fun for their baby-related stationery, from shower invitations to birth announcements. We’ve seen plenty of circus-inspired baby shower invitations, but I love this non-traditional interpretation from designer Tommy Perez for his own baby shower invitations – sideshow babies!
From Tommy: To celebrate our little Zoë’s arrival, my wife and I decided to have a circus-themed baby shower – Zoë’s Magnificent Baby Bash. The invitations were designed with a scratch-off detail, giving the invitee a chance at winning a fun prize! The invitations were digitally printed on French Poptone “Whip Cream” 65 lb cover weight paper.
To break away from traditional baby shower paraphernalia, I created a set of “Sideshow Babies” print inspired by a circus sideshow. The set of four prints included the World’s Strongest Baby, Two-Headed Baby, Amazing Bearded Baby, and Snake Charming Baby. Each print was a four color silkscreen on French Poptone “Whip Cream” 100 lb cover weight pape. We even made a “Ringmaster” onesie for Zoë to wear after she is born!
For one of the shower activities I created a “Build Your Own Elephant” paper craft project.
Photo Credits: Tommy Perez