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Top 5 Birth Announcement Trends for 2019

15 Feb

If you are expecting this year (or have a recent new addition), you’ll love knowing the latest scoop on what’s trending in birth announcements.  We are excited to announce the top 5 birth announcement trends for 2019.  Taking a nod from nursery décor and baby apparel, the designs trending in birth announcements reflect the same aesthetic.

  1. Geometric Prints. This is probably the biggest emerging trend in all things baby. With a modern and futuristic feel, it is a trend that is great for both girls and boys.

  2. Nod to Nature. Beautiful florals, woodland creatures and greenery are a trend that emerged last year and continues to get stronger in 2019.

  3. Watercolor. A wash of beautiful watercolor is a really big trend in nursery design. This trend also emerged in 2018 and will continue to grow in 2019.

  4. Focus on Vital Stats. The standard vital stats will always be a part of a birth announcement, but now they’ve become the focus with interesting font treatments. 

  5. Minimalist. The pared down look of nurseries is reflected in birth announcements that have the same feel. The beautiful photo is the star of the announcement.

The Stationery Studio’s exclusive Buttercup Paper™ line of birth announcements incorporates the latest trends. “We love offering our customers modern designs with classic elements they’ve come to expect from TheStationeryStudio.com,” said President Renee Redman. “We are always incorporating the latest trends to ensure we have a selection our customers will love.” The Stationery Studio has birth announcement designs for any taste and also has announcements for twins and multiple births and adoption. The Stationery Studio birth announcements were recently featured in the Netflix original movie Private Life featuring Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn as well as Pregnancy & Newborn magazine.

5 Ideas for Throwing a Pumpkin Baby Shower

31 Aug

Are you planning a pumpkin themed baby shower this fall?  We have five great ideas to help you plan the perfect party!

Five Ideas for a Pumpkin Themed Baby Shower

  1. When planning a pumpkin-themed baby shower, try to incorporate all sizes of pumpkins and gourds for decorations.  You can hand-paint them the color of your theme (or gender) and even use stencils on them.
  2. If you’re planning a sit-down luncheon or brunch, you could make your own place settings with mini-pumpkins with guests names on them (also a cute favor to take home).
  3. Throwing a gender reveal party? Carve a pumpkin and the lid is removed to “reveal” the gender.
  4. Serve dips in carved out pumpkins.
  5. Plan a photo opp area with bails of hay and some pumpkins.

To set the tone of your pumpkin themed baby shower,  you can send personalized pumpkin baby shower invitations.  You can get even more ideas on our Pinterest board for Fall Baby Showers.  We are always adding the latest invites and party trends to help you plan the perfect party.  Happy Planning!

xo,

Jennifer

 

 

Personalized Napkins: How Many Should I Order?

17 May

Personalized napkins add the perfect touch to any celebration you are having.  From weddings, bridal showers, baby showers to graduations and birthdays, personalized napkins are something your guests will remember.

Many of our customers ask how many napkins they should order for their special events, and we’ve put together a napkin ordering guideline to help you plan for all of your special events.

Napkin Ordering Guideline

Formal Events  (such as a wedding or benefit)

Order 3-4 beverage napkins per guest For Beverage and Appetizers. Typically there will be a formal cloth napkin used for the meal.

Plus

-For multiple Bars and/or multiple Appetizer Stations, add 1-2 napkins per guest.

-For a Sweet Table, order 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

-For a Midnight Snack, order 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

-For a Photo Session, order 1-2 beverage or luncheon napkins per wedding party guest for wine, cheese and light appetizers.

 

Semi-Formal   (such as a rehearsal dinner, baby shower, bridal shower or special birthday)

Order 2-3 beverage napkins per guest for beverages and appetizers.

 Plus

-For a buffet or sit-down meal, add 1-2 dinner napkins per guest. The alternative is a  printed guest towel or formal cloth napkin.

-For a Sweet Table add 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

 

Casual Events   (such as a graduation party, BBQ party, birthday, child’s party)

Order 2-3 beverage napkins per guest for beverages and appetizers.

 Plus

-For a buffet or sit-down meal, add 1-2 luncheon or dinner napkins per guest. The alternative is a printed guest towel or casual cloth napkin.

-For a Sweet Table or special dessert, order 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

 

Cocktail Parties

Order 4-6 beverage napkins per guest as these affairs usually involve heavy appetizers and drinks throughout the evening.

Plus

-For a dessert buffet or passed desserts, add 1 or 2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

 

Washrooms

If you have a private washroom for your event, guest towels are typically used. Order 2 guest towels per guest.

If you have further questions about ordering personalized napkins, you can contact one of our customer service specialists who are always happy to help answer your questions about wording, color choices, quantities and more.

Best,

Jennifer