Cristin’s Literary Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations

Baby showers can be so much fun – and the theme options are endless! Freelance designer Candice Scott sent over the invitations that she recently designed for a friend’s shower – which she also hosted! Inspired by the mom-to-be’s career as an elementary school teacher, Candice came up with the idea of a literature-themed tea party baby shower. The invitations feature lots of little book-inspired details – so fun!


From Candice: When my friend Cristin announced that she was having her first baby, I jumped at the chance to throw her baby shower so that I could design the invitations! Since Cristin is an elementary school teacher I wanted to create a literature themed tea party.


The invitation itself was inspired by the title page of book. Subtle details like “First Addition” instead of Edition, “Published by” instead of hosted by, and use of the copyright symbol are some of my favorite details of the design.




I used a white 110 lb. card stock for the front and a thick textured light pink scrapbook paper for the reverse side. The diaper raffle ticket imitates a library check out card and the holder was achieved by cutting a coin envelope in half.


The party favor tags were inspired by the paper end of a tea bag. The ribbon wraps around the handle just as one would wrap the string on a cup of tea. I cut thick chipboard for the backing and used an eyelet punch to create the hole for the ribbon.


Thanks Candice!

Photo Credits: Megan Myrick Photography

  1. These are absolutely gorgeous! Is there any way of getting into contact with Candice? I’m throwing a baby shower for my best friend and I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this!

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