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Sneak Peek: Masquerade Invites & More

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masquerade theme baby shower invitations

Here’s a sneak peek at some new invites I recently designed for an upcoming baby shower… featuring a new masquerade-inspired party theme that’s been so much fun to work on!

For extra “festivity”, the final invitations were embellished with adhesive craft rhinestones (on the butterfly antennae), Opal Stardream Envelopes, and hand-stamping on the front & back of the envelope (images of ornate birds & butterflies).

The “Festival Du Bebe” theme will incorporate a lot of the same elements/ideas as Cirque Du Bebe (gotta love it when you can reuse!), but will feature a more extensive color palette and some fun additions like gems, glittery butterflies, and mardi gras beads.

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And because this theme could easily translate for a bridal shower or adult birthday/cocktail party, I’ll also be creating versions of both the invite & the theme that are tailored to those occasions as well…which brings me to another fun announcement that I’ve been excited to share for quite a while, but wanted to wait until we got a bit closer to being ready:


We’ll be launching a new collection of HWTM invitations this summer with coordinating return address labels, favor stickers, gift tags, napkin rings, announcements, and more this summer… all designed to help make recreating the themes that you see here (as well as additional themes) that much easier!

The new line will be available online at, and every single piece can be personalized with your own custom text. You can even customize the text yourself using Polka Dot’s online digital design studio, or just send them your text and a typesetter at PD will do it for you (so easy!).

{This “Masquerade Butterfly” design will be included in the HWTM collection, as well as several of the other invites/themes that I’ve featured here before. Multiple colorways will also be available for most designs so that you can tailor them for a boy, girl, or gender-neutral occasion.}

Stay tuned for more details… And I’m still in the process of designing new pieces, so if you have any suggestions for specific themes you’d like to see invitations designed for – maybe something you had a hard time finding in the past, please feel free to suggest them in the comments section. Thank you!


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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

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