We celebrated my sister, Caitlin, and her soon-to-be baby in June with an Alexander Girard themed shower. My sister has always marched to the beat of her own drum and has been a major source of inspiration to me. Thus, I knew we couldn’t do a simple, common baby shower theme. No, no! We took a cue from one of her favorite designers, mid-century master, Alexander Girard (read more about him here). My mom, sister, and I all love going to town with a theme so we all added something from wherever we live. Up here in Utah, our team created the simple shape garlands in Girard colors, Mom created baby blocks out of boxes, and Caitlin created cardboard puppets based on Girard’s dolls.
I provided the downloadable printables of the baby block invitation featured in this post, and I’m providing the rest of the design elements in this post. You can also download the invitation components HERE and HERE. We made some cupcake toppers (see above), a printable gift list, and stickers, which we added to the envelopes.
Here’s a better look at the puppets that Caitlin made as well as the baby blocks that my mom made.
Baby Jasper had a ball visiting with our beloved niece. I love her so much!
Printable cupcake toppers
Now, onto the printables! We created some adorable cupcake toppers that you can print off and add to a toothpick for some cupcakes in classic Girard-inspired designs. Download here.
Printable gift list
I thought it would be helpful to have a gift list printable that acts more of a memory than a throw-away post it note that you never can locate. Here’s the link to download.
Printable address/return labels
These printable address/return labels are a freebie we’re giving away to our newsletter subscribers only. Go sign up to receive yours! (Or if you’re reading this after it comes out, email us and we’ll send it to you!). Just print them out on sticker paper (this is our favorite brand!)
Click here to print off stickers. Just print them on sticker paper (this is our favorite sticker paper!)
Baby block invitation set
And don’t forget! We provide the baby block invitation set on this post here.
Shower photos by Elise Capener | Studio photos by Jane Merritt