Baby Shower - The Invitations

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Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know I am going to be an Auntie this year!

But before the baby arrives, there is first going to be a baby shower! How exciting!

I met all my sister's close friends on her hen weekend in 2010 (I will post some photos next week so you can see what we got up to and it's a hint of what's to come for the shower) and I am really looking forward to seeing all her work, as well as old and new friends in March to celebrate her baby shower.

I have been collecting things for months and there was only one theme we could have. The baby is affectionately known as Baby B (as in bee) as their surname begins with B and their house is known as The Beehive!

Etsy is like a bumble bee paradise. What's even better is, with my brother living in America I have a US shipping address. We are going to visit him and my sister in law in February and I think I will end up with a suitcase full of party bits for the shower and the boy's birthday parties (Circus and Doctors) this year!

I want to send the invites out in the next week and looked into printing my own from printable files you can buy from Etsy. It's a great way to get a super professional look if you are not a photoshop pro.

I toyed with all sorts of ideas, had several conference and Skype calls to Mum who is co hosting and eventually settled on a sweet but modern honeycomb design on heavy linen lined card. They are quite the modern design couple so I am going to incorporate different elements of the other designs into the buffet table in paper treat bags, striped paper straws and table linen.

I have bought an ink stamp set to pretty up the envelopes and will use the stamp on the food labels and party bags.

There is a surprise envelope in the girls invitations with an activity for each of them I have made, a request and a prepaid envelope (I'll fill you in next week) back to me.

My sister is a big supporter of this blog so I have asked her not to peek this week! She has been very anxious through her textbook pregnancy with first time nerves and she really deserves to be spoilt, especially as she will have to return to full time work, shortly after the baby is born. Mum and I can't wait to spoil her rotten!

If you have any honey ideas please share them! I've been jotting down a list of games to play too but any suggestions would be lovely!

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