H.G. asks from Keller, TX on June 19, 2007
Turtle Themed Baby Shower
My SIL and I are throwing our cousin a baby shower. She has chosen turtles as her nursery theme and wants the shower to have the same theme. I did a little research on-line and found two invitations out of our price range. I also tried to find wording, but because turtle doesn't have anything besides purple that rhymes with it, I didn't have much luck. Any suggestions on how to tie turtles into a baby shower??
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Thank you all for your great ideas...I wish I could use some, but the shower is in California, so I will see what I can find there. We are making our own invitations from stuff we found at the scrapbooking store. We found a little animal wording we liked and just changed tiger to turtle, and it worked great!!
M.N. answers from Dallas on June 23, 2007
Try Dragonfly dreams! Here is their website. I buy stuff from them all the time and they do a great job & they are resonable!
S.L. answers from Dallas on June 20, 2007
I usually design my own invites it doesn't take long. I can actually do them for you. Just give me a turtle you are looking at. I then send the finished product to Walgreens and have them printed like pictures. I have seen people send them out just like a 4X6 photo and some people add a border to it for thickness and just "eye candy". It is simple and VERY cost effective. I only charge a one time fee for the work. And it can be done online or through email.
J. answers from Dallas on June 22, 2007
What is your budget? I am sure I could create invitations and possibly a cake if you are interested.
A.M. answers from Dallas on June 20, 2007
Here are some things I found on-line
you could always make your on on-line "Evite" at evite.com and not have to spend anything!
K.W. answers from Dallas on June 20, 2007
I am assuming she is having a little boy? If so, you could use for your heading the famous:
"Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, that's what little boy's are made of."
As your heading and then type the rest for the info for the shower. You can either decorate and theme it with turtles or do the invitations and the cake with turtles. Match the plates, napkins, and silverware with a green for the turtles.
Depending on how many people will be there here are 2 suggestions.
1. You could asks guests to bring themed gifts to go with the turtle nursery and the most creatvie gift gets a prize. You could do anything for a prize, but when I have done this I did a $25 gift card to a resturant.
2. Round the Clock Shower-give everybody a time around the clock from am to pm and tell them their gift needs to correspond with the time. She will end up with mom and baby stuff. For example for 5 in the am she could get some coffee or energy drink to go with the 5 am feeding. For 10 pm she could get a cute nighty to have some alone time with hubby.
J.P. answers from Dallas on June 20, 2007
I would suggest making your own invitations. Visit a scrapbook store and I'd be willing to bet that you can find paper printed with turtles (you can check at craft stores, but an actual scrapbook store will have a lot more choices). Just start with a basic inexpensive white card, print your message inside and embellish the front with a small piece of the turtle paper, tiny bows and whatever else you want. I found some adorable-- and very inexpensive-- little heart-shaped charms at Michaels (or Hobby Lobby?) that say "it's a girl" or "it's a boy" that can be added to the design (I picture putting a bow at the turtle's neck and adding the charm to the bow-- almost like a little dog tag). You could also use a turtle rubber stamp instead of printed paper. Talk to the people at the store and they can give you ideas. Also, if you're trying to write a poem using the word "turtle," maybe end the line with another word, and use "turtle" in the middle of the sentence. If you can't find paper or anything printed with a turtle, who says you can't just use a basic baby invitation?
C.S. answers from Dallas on June 20, 2007
try princessofpaper.com, she can design anything for invitations if it's not already on her website. Or, you could just print the invitations on green paper, with a white vellum overlay and a green ribbon with yellow dots tied through the top. Then, just put a turtle sticker on it somewhere. Then, you could just use green and yellow plates/napkins at the shower, and decorate the table with any turtle toys you could find. I know of at least one at toys r us, a turtle with shapes in his shell that you hit and his head pops out when they are all down. Hope it works out, have fun!
K.C. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2007
IDEA Turtle rhymes with hurdle which could refer to getting past a certain point in the pregnancy...
"It seems that this time goes by as slowly as a turtle
Come share in the fun as we get over this hurdle..."
I have a great caterer who can make beautiful cupcakes or frosted sugar cookies with your turtle pattern to tie everything in. She made them for our high school graduation reception with the school logo on them very reasonably.
Interesting choice for a nursery... I make door hanger mums with ribbon streamers for showers and for the hospital door upon delivery and have done frogs, trains, rabbits, bears etc. but never turtles Could be fun with some monkey grass and a sand textured dome for the decorative turtle to stand on. Michael's craft store and World Market have realistic animals in their toy department also for table decor.
K.K. answers from Dallas on June 19, 2007
also, check out www.perfectshowers.com
I'm not sure if they have turtles but they have really great stuff for a shower.