28 Jan

Sneak Peek: Masquerade Invites & More

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.

masquerade theme party ideas

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 PolkaDotDesign.com, 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!


(UPDATE – 5/5) The launch date is of the new line is still unknown as a few other important projects had to take precedence, but it’s still definitely coming… the target timing is sometime this June.)

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Kelly SAYS:

Would love to see a Meet and Greet ( sip and see type ) invitation and party idea for a BBQ or cocktail party for a Baby Boy. I loved your Sip and See invitation, but would love to see something a little more casual so it is not so baby showerish….

Thanks much and Congrats. I absolutely LOVE all of your ideas.

Baby Announcements might be in your future as well…..

February 5, 2010 at 10:18 am

Jessica r SAYS:

I’m really excited that I will be able to order this theme. Im planning to have a cirque du bebe shower in May. Will the site be up before then?

February 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Jessica –
Yes… the collection will launch in March! (mid to late month). There will be a ton of Cirque Du Bebe elements – favor tags, thank you cards, napkin rings, etc – that you can personalize :)

February 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Jeneration PR SAYS:

So, my baby Festival du Bebe shower on Saturday was officially the most AMAZING Hostess with the Mostess party ever! I am so excited for Jenn to share pictures with you. I loved every minute of it!!! You guys are going to love it!

February 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Jessica r SAYS:

Hello, so I was wondering how much longer before the Cirque Du Bebe items will be up on Polka Dot Design. I keep checking everyday anticipating. LOL

April 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm
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