Throwing a baby shower? Perhaps for the very first time? Throwing a baby shower can be stressful--they're a lot of work. What I think is always the most stressful part of throwing a baby shower, however, is finding a theme! It's hard to know how to decorate and how to make it extra special for the new mom-to-be. Well guess what? We just took the most stressful part of the shower and handled it for you! We've designed this adorable "bumblebee" themed baby shower that is perfect for whether your new mommy is expecting a baby girl or a baby boy. The "bumblebee" baby shower theme includes everything you can possibly imagine--invitations, party favors, bottle labels, silverware pouches, banners--even the pattern for an easy baby quilt that you can make as an adorable shower gift! So no more stressing, because we have you taken care of! Simply click here and you can download all of this and much more and print it out in either pink or blue so that you can throw a shower that will really cause a "buzz". Hope you enjoy!
Remember the joint shower that I was throwing for my 2 colleagues, one that is getting married, one that is pregnant with her first child? (it's been busy at work lately) The party was this weekend, and even though we didn't get to be the park as planned, it was still a nice event.
If you remember, I did a bird theme, covering both baby birds and love birds. It was the perfect crossover theme.
Fun and creative gift idea for graduates. I give this gift to graduating seniors every year but it is a great gift for weddings, house warming gift, retirement gift or birthday. You're sure to see a big grin.
Simply download the packet, print off the pages you want, attach the money and put it in a frame. We have seven different styles for you to choose from. You can download the free pages Here at
Parties and Patterns. Shopping complete!!! P.S. If you are giving this present to graduating seniors I buy cheap $1.00 document frames. From experience they usually love the money and trash the frame. Check out our blog for more fun ideas and recipes.
Free Printable Gift Tags - "Summertime"These are great for birthday gifts, thank-you gifts or special occassion gifts. All you need to do is to download, print, cut and attach. You can also embellish the gift tags with real buttons, rick-rack, ribbon etc. You can download the free printable pdf gift tags HEREat Parties and Patterns. Also check out our blogfor other ideas.
You all know about the girl I work with that is getting married, but I haven't mentioned that my other office mate is pregnant with her first! It's so fun to be around so many people with such exciting changes in their lives!
She has worked in design and architecture for many years, so she has a pretty specific aesthetic-- vintage, Brooklyn, and orange (not to mention she ate citrus by the bushel in her first trimester!). She had the idea of an outdoor baby shower with a picnic in Prospect Park in June, so I told her I would put some images together for her.
These would be cute invites and act as a fan at the party as well. Put a map of the park on it, to ensure guests bring it-- and won't get lost!
Blankets and pillows strewn across the ground would be so inviting-- as long as the mommy-to-be can make it up and down.