Friday, April 10, 2015

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Banner - FREE PRINTABLE!

My cousin is expecting her first baby, and I was super excited to go to her shower this winter.  She wanted to have a Cat in the Hat themed baby shower, and my mother-in-law asked me to help with the decorations.  I loved Lucky's Chevron Fish Birthday Banner so much that I decided to start with the same basic shape to create a Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Banner.  Here is the PDF of the Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Banner!  (PDF via Google Drive.)  

In addition to the banner, I made the mama-to-be a crochet cat in the hat hat and bow tie for the little boy.  Another cousin pulled out these scarves to decorate the table.  I knit the one on the right for my FIL years ago.  I'm glad that some of my knitting contributed to the decor, too.

Each letter is a full printed page that you can cut out.  These were printed on standard printer paper, which made the light shine through in a really pretty way.  I cut out the letters and then stapled them to a ribbon to hang above the table.  

The mom-to-be is Romanian, and I wanted to have a mini banner in Romanian that said "Welcome Baby."  I hope that I got the translation right! (Turns out I made a minor error when transferring the phrase to the banner but I was able to fix it with a sharpie.  Copil bun venit!) I printed these letters two to a page so I could make a mini banner for elsewhere in the party.

The banner comes ready to print "Welcome Baby" and then there are blank letters in each of the patterns so you can add your own name or own party theme.  I used a Dr. Seuss True Type Font for the letters and Dr. Seuss decals, but you can use whatever font you want. You can even change this to a birthday banner or whatever you want!  

Thumbnail view of the Free Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Banner PDF!  You get the pages to spell "Welcome Baby!" plus blank designs to add your own name or message.  

I wasn't sure how the colors would print out, but the shade of blue and red that we got from the printer matched the tablecloth and cake PERFECTLY!

I've really enjoyed creating these banners for Lucky's first birthday party and now my cousin's baby shower.  The general shape of the banner is the same, but I am super happy with the style.  I hope that I get the opportunity to make more in the future and share them with all of you!  I'm expecting this baby to show up any day now.  EEEE, I cannot wait for Lucky to meet his newest second cousin!