As you saw yesterday, I love informal co-ed baby showers â€“ aka a last shindig with friends and family! When designing the invitations for her friends Vivien and Jon’s baby party, Lauren Chism drew inspiration from a geometric pillow in the nursery and a bright color palette that included coral, navy, mustard yellow, and mint green. The resulting design couldn’t be more perfect!
From Lauren: When my dear friend Vivien, who is a stationery designer herself, asked me to design her baby shower invitations, I was honored, excited and a little nervous: designing for a designer â€“ that’s a tough job!
Vivien and her husband Jon did not find out the sex of the baby, and the shower was co-ed, so I knew the most important task was making sure that the invitation wasn’t too feminine and that the guys wouldn’t feel like they were being dragged to a traditional baby shower. They had already dubbed it a ‘Baby Party’ â€“ so with that tag line and a fun geometric pillow from the nursery as inspiration, I worked to create something that was fun, not girly, not too baby shower-y and most importantly, something that Vivien would love. Easy, right?!
The final result was a fun mix of typography, geometric pattern, and color. I worked with a palette that coordinated with her nursery: coral, gold, mint, mustard, navy and gray. I couldn’t decide which envelopes to use, so I ended up sending a combination of mint and mustard envelopes.
I didn’t want to crowd up the main invitation with the hosts’ names (there were several), so I created a little insert with a list of names. That or using the back is a great way to include everyone when you have lots of people or couples hosting, without having to fit them all on the main invitation. (Plus it added some fun color to whole package).
Vivien loved how they turned out and I loved getting to play such a special part in their shower. Oh, and by the way, Vivien and Jon welcomed a little GIRL, Zoe, in August!
Photo Credits: Heather Hawkins