You can find affordable ones here. Each of these options has their positives and negatives. Custom ordering the invites consumes less time but many times it may be a bit more expensive. Buying the invites and filling them in would be great budget wise. Making your own on the computer saves you the time of having to fill in the information however you still need to create it digitally and print it out. Crafting your invitation is definitely the most creative and fun alternative.
Cut out the arks on cardboard paper and paste cute little animals on them. To top it off, decorate the invite with glitter glue. Leave all of the details on the inside. If you want to get really creative, go to a craft store and find cute little felt animals to paste onto your crafty invite.
You can also print out your animals and then paste wiggly eyes on them. Some hostesses have placed large plastic blow up animals in the entrance. My all time favorite idea is to make a rainbow balloon arch. Each row can be a different colored balloon. Or you can just mix up the colorful balloons in a pattern. If you decide to do the arch, make sure that the balloons match the color style that you chose for your party whether pastel or bright colors. Here to the right is a rainbow balloon arch just for you to get an idea.
You can also check out the article that I wrote on how to decorate your party with balloons link will open in a new window. It will give you some ideas and tips for that. So it only makes sense to give it more attention and make it a major part of the decoration. Here are some ideas: Another option is to give them away as favors at the end of the party so each guest can take a small stuffed animal home as a memoir.
Make sure to tie a favor tag thanking the guests on each stuffed animal. To save money you can make the ark for the center of the table out of cardboard boxes or even shoe boxes and brown felt paper. Noah can be made out of paper or you can buy a Noah doll. Instead of using a regular table cloth, the front of the table is covered with a big brown ark. This ark can be hand drawn and painted and then glued onto cardboard. You can also use different textured construction paper to make the ark.
This option is a lot more work and will take time. I only recommend taking this route if you have a crafty friend to help you and if you start working on it way before the baby shower event date. It may take an entire day or two just to create this big ark table; but if you can, definitely go for it.
The end result is adorable. Charm your Guests with Animal Themed Food The possibilities for decorated foods are endless with this theme since there are so many animals to choose from. Some animal ideas are ponies, penguins, lions, dogs, cats, bunnies, ducks, frogs, donkeys, etc… A common sweet can look great just by placing a toothpick with the paper animal on top. Here are a few pictures to give you some ideas: In that case, use a one color table cloth.
My favorite table cloth color for this theme is pastel blue to remember the waters. You can even paint the waves onto the table cloth and add glitter or transparent rainbow paper. You can use both of these elements to make your food memorable.
Here are a few ideas for you to do just that: Beverage Idea — Rainbow Punch This punch takes about 10 minutes to make. You can also to place the punch bowl in a larger and more shallow bowl with ice to keep it cold. Pour the ginger ale or soda in first with the pineapple juice. Then add the sherbert and ice and mix for about 1 minute. This amount is enough for about 20 guests. Rainbow Food Get creative and make rainbows out of fruit. Here to the right is a picture of a rainbow platter of fruit.
Each fruit can be a row of color. At the end of the rainbow, simulate clouds with bunches of marshmallows. Have melted chocolate and caramel in side dishes so that the guests can dip the fruit into it. The same concept can be done with vegetables as well. Make sure to have yummy dip for them. Another idea is to make a rainbow candy tray organized by color like the picture to the right. There are many more animal themed sweets you can have made. Those with baking skills can let their creativity run wild with this theme and come up with many yummy and delightful treats.
Here are two more pictures of animal themed sweets to give you more ideas: Unique Ways to Serve the Food Be unique when serving foods. Place chocolate lollipop treats in large vases to decorate the tables. You can also use animal themed chocolate treats on a stick to decorate. For example; for a bowl of peanuts, put an elephant in front with the peanuts sign. For a bowl of banana shaped candy put a monkey in front. For carrot cake place a bunny with a carrot cake sign.