You can plan a Pinterest-worthy baby shower without any design skills or experience and I’m going to show you how.
I want to introduce you to one of my favorite party planning tools. Say hello to Canva.com
You can do this!
Canva is an online design tool that can be used for lots of things but my favorite is using it for event planning. I don’t know about you but I love scrolling Pinterest and looking at beautiful baby showers and parties with all the cute matching details and perfectly coordinating theme items. Canva has a library of thousands of templates and even more graphics at you disposal. You can find just about anything you need with a free account but you can always start a free trial to a paid PRO account if you need something special. You will have predesigned templates you can just plug your theme into and you’ll have a beautiful Pinterest-worthy party in no time!
Just head over to canva.com (after finishing this post) and start browsing all it has to offer. Just search for whatever it is your wanting to make and see what you can find.
1. Choose a Baby Shower Theme
You may already have a theme in mind and that’s great but if you need a little inspiration head over to Pinterest and search for baby shower ideas. They have themes for boys, girls, gender neutral, trendy themes, and traditional.
Planning a baby shower after you know your theme is easy because then you have a guide for all your decisions.
2. Start with the Invitation
All events start with the invitation. It’s the first interaction with your guests and it sets the stage for the whole event. Start by finding an invitation template on Canva or use one of our free ones. When you search invitation in Canva you get 3 options 5×7 portrait (tall), 5×7 landscape (wide), or square. You can also create custom sizes but for now we’ll stick with the standard.
Also, when choosing a template I look for the layout and font style that looks most similar to what idea I have in my head for my invitation. Even if the theme isn’t what i’m looking for it gives you a good foundation to start building your custom invitation.
Once you have your orientation. You can search for a template that has a similar theme to yours or dive into Canva’s element library and search for your theme. to find graphics search for your theme and items related to it. Here’s some examples:
Theme: Over the Moon
Search – moon, stars, night sky
Theme: Woodland Animals
Search – Woodland, animals, watercolor animals, fox, forest, log, mushroom
Search – circus, clowns, ticket stub, acrobats, circus animal, red white stripe
Hopefully that gives you a good place to start. You can chase down any ideas until you come up with the perfect invitation.
3. Create all the Matching Items
Using the graphics you used for the invite create all the other decorations and papergoods you need for the party. Canva makes it really easy to see the recently used elements. You can create your own custom sized designs or search for some of Canva’s premade templates for things like; posters, tags, folding cards.
You can also purchase our template bundles with all the party templates you will ever need HERE.
The key to a Pinterest-worthy party is all the matching details.
Things you can create in Canva:
- Favor Tags
- Thank you stickers
- Thank you cards
- Welcome signs
- Food label cards
- Cupcake Toppers
- Cake toppers
- Seating Charts
- Party Signs
- and so much more.
Once you have your matching items designed you can download them and begin printing them. Some items on Canva can also be professionally printed directly from Canva and shipped to your door.
Planning a Pinterest-worthy baby shower doesn’t have to be hard. In fact it can be a lot of fun!
Don’t forget to grab your free Canva invitation templates with our Shower Planning Kit HERE >>>