Baby showers are just the best. They’re both a chance for parents-to-be to celebrate with family and friends andÂ stock up on a few new baby essentialsÂ (OMGbabiesneedsomuchstuff). And seriously, there really are so many things that new parents need â€“ including moms and dads becoming parents through adoption. I’m beyond thrilled and honored that the talented Kristy Rice ofÂ Momental Designs is sharing her whimsical floral adoption baby shower invitations with us today!Â The invitations feature Kristy’s signature vibrant hand painted florals, rose gold foil printing, and fabric envelope liners, these festive baby shower invitations â€“ perfect for celebrating Kristy’s newest addition!
From Kristy: These invitations were very special for me as I created them for my own baby shower for my recent adoption. The invitations are loosely based on the paintings of artist, Frida Khalo, and a blooming cactus watercolor painting that I did. They are very whimsical, featuring a variety of different fun elements to help the overall aesthetic come to life!
The highlights of the design for me were the rose gold foil printing, fabric elements, and the individually hand painted components of the invitations. All pieces are hand painted using various techniques like gold spatter, bold aqua watercolor washes, and fuchsia free hand outlines on the menus.
The envelopes were lined with fabric for an added touch! To complement everything inside the envelopes, we featured calligraphy envelope addressing with colorful artwork on front and oversized vintage stamp composition.
Each guest wore paper flower crown, even the babies! Made from handmade, painted papers and greens, each crown had its own personality. Each seating card featured a personal free hand watercolor sketch that I made for guests based on their favorite flowers, favorite pet, favorite collectibles, favorite food, or a nickname. Seating cards were hung on a dip dyed fabric backdrop featuring a calligraphy laser cut wood sign and greenery.
The menus were die cut on shimmering gold stock with a nearly-neon pink painted edge. The edge painting was done a bit differently than usual as it was painted on the face of the menu along withÂ the edge. Each menu was uniqueÂ depending on how much pressure was applied to the brush during painting.
The vibrant floral aesthetic continued throughout the party with floral watercolor pattern placemats featuring dahlias, mulberries, vines and ranunculus. I had a blast putting together all the elements for this special day and making my vision come to life.
Design: Momental Designs
Envelope Calligraphy: Designsgirl
Wooden Calligraphy Sign: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Event Planning: Patchwork Planning
Photo Credits: Danielle Coons Photography