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October 23, 2013 2:38 AM Subscribe
I need to craft a Seuss-like ditty for the gift portion of a baby shower invitation, but my rhyming skills have deserted me. Could you, would you, with a goat? Would you, could you, on a boat?
posted by DarlingBri to writing & language (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am throwing a Seuss-themed shower for my friend who is pregnant with twins. I've crafted Seuss-like rhymes for the invitation, the games, the thank-yous, the banners... and now at the last hurdle my brain is well and truly melted.
Here is example wording from the invitation:
You could not, would not
want to miss
a celebration such as this!
Please join us before
they make their debut
at a shower to welcome
Twin 1 and Twin 2.
Everyone is asked to bring a pack of diapers to enter a diaper raffle, and additional gifts are totally optional. Typically, similarly themed invitations include the addendum:
Oh me, oh my,
is there something else you wish to buy?
In this case, I want to a) avoid the word "buy" and b) communicate that new or used or hand-me-down gifts are totally cool and welcome.
Is there something else you wish to bring?
The twins will love everything!
New or used, it matters not;
Something something rhymes with not...
This totally does not work and I'm hoping someone else can fix this for me! Something that works with this or a totally new construction is great. Thanks!