Make any event a one-of-a-kind memory!

June 23, 2009 at 9:57 am 1 comment

Tis the season for milestone events like babies and weddings, but who says you have to spend a fortune on run-of-the-mill shower decorations, party favors, and gifts? With a little bit of creativity, you can create personalized, inexpensive gifts and decor that your friend or loved one will cherish for years.

I’ll start you off!  Some of the Uppercase Living corporate staff recently held a baby shower for an employee, and here’s what they came up with for an “It’s a Boy!” baby shower display:

As with any good design, they started their display with the very basics: color scheme, graphics, and text. They chose two coordinating colors (Sky Blue and Green Tea) and a neutral color (Bright White), then picked out their embellishments—Elephant (size 5” and 12”; item #4482105 and 4482112) and Face Card Heart (size 2”; item #4485002).  MyDesign was the next step—and a huge help in creating an expression that was meaningful for their shower recipient. They created a 2” custom expression—Welcome Baby Boy Olsen—in a playful, perfect-for-a-baby-shower font called Jot.

On their wall, they created the ideal focal point—a mommy/ baby pair—using two differently sized Elephants (one mirrored, so they face each other), three hearts (grouping items into threes, or any odd number, is a popular technique), and their custom expression. Repetition is essential in design, so they also placed their 2” Elephant embellishment on their favor boxes.

To round out this darling display, they purchased a metal tin (you can find similar gift items for a steal at Wal-mart or Target) and decked it out with a series of alternating-color alphabet letters in a boyish font called Princetown (2” Sky Blue ACEGIK; 2” Green Tea custom BDFHJL; 5” Sky Blue B for the top).  They embellished the tin lid with a 9” Hollow Circle embellishment—once again, Sky Blue—and repeated the primary font, Jot, in a custom “is for baby” expression.

The last item on the list was the memory-keeping keepsake for mom. They found a white photo album and turned it into a pretty baby book with two embellishments: a Sky Blue B (2.5” B in Jot) overlaying a Green Tea Round Medallion (size 3”; item #4476803).  A touch of ribbon, a plush teddy bear, some chocolate candies (of course!), and a few balloons were the perfect final accents needed to finish off the design with style.

That’s it!  Custom décor for any shower. Now that you’ve got your next party idea in the bag, let the oohs and ahhs begin!

Want even more wonderful designs?  Check out my website!


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jenny  |  June 24, 2009 at 12:04 am

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