There were just a few weeks left before the day of the baby shower and I still had so much to do.  I was throwing the shower for some friends of mine who were celebrating the arrival of their very first.  We have a pretty close group of friends so a bunch of us pitched in for the party.  There was a lot of pressure to make the whole event run smoothly because our dear friends meant so much to us.  We knew how excited they were to be welcoming a baby to the mix and we also knew they would be great parents.  It was going to be a touch road ahead once the baby comes because there would be a lot of adjusting, so before the little bundle got here we wanted to show our friends a great time.

I had a number of jobs to complete for the party plan, and one of them involved the decorations.  Our friends are pretty big comic book fans so I thought it would be fun to have some decorations that centered around that.  I didn’t want to just get some sort of childish party decorations that wouldn’t even last through the night.  They have always done so much for us so I wanted to make the decorations memorable.  Finally I decided to spend a little more than I would at the party store and get a custom banner.  With this I could put some great graphics and messages on there that would be a big hit, and they could keep the banner to remember the occasion and to use again in the future.

vinyl bannerThe options for banners were pretty impressive at Signwire.com so I knew I picked a good place to find what I needed.  They offer custom-made banners for specific occasions but they also have a line of premium banners for common uses, such as a grand opening or blowout sale.  The whole line of premium banners covered everything from welcome home events to anniversaries and graduations to sale advertisements.  The nice thing about premium banners is that they can be rolled up and stored away for the next sale or big event and the style will never look outdated.  As long as you keep them dry, the banners will last for years.

The vinyl banners from signwire.com are versatile and lightweight so they can be mounted easily without pulling down too much.  The vinyl is weather resistant but also looks great indoors.  I got some strange questions initially when I requested a “Welcome Baby Smith” banner complete with spiderman graphics, but I still got exactly what I wanted in the end.  The sign designers wanted to make sure they understood exactly what I was going for before getting started, and I think because they spent that time to work with me the banner was finished flawlessly.  In the end the whole comic book baby shower was a success and our friends loved every piece of it.  They cherish their spiderman banner and say they will definitely use it when the next baby arrives also.