The baby shower invitation your guests receive will be the one that will set the style and mood of the occasion. There are lots of ideas that you can choose from online.
If this is your first time in creating a baby shower invitation, here are helpful tips that you can follow below including the things you should write in your baby shower invitations. Remember, your primary goal of creating an invitation is to catch your guest’s attention and encourage them to join you on the special day!
Tips and Techniques in Creating Baby Shower Invitations
How and What to Write; Baby Shower Invitation Wording
Here are some ideas to keep in mind when writing a baby shower invitation:
Is it for mother or both parents?
Today, it is common for a baby shower to be for both parents, not only the mother. If that is the case, be sure to make that clear in the wording so people understand. Mention that it is a co-ed baby shower party.
Is it a shower or a celebration?
Some look to avoid the use of the word ‘baby shower’ entirely, and instead look to use ‘celebration’ as some feel that ‘shower’ is too fixated on the gift-giving aspect. Discuss with the mother-to-be what wording she’d prefer on the invitation.
Is this her first shower?
If the baby shower is for her second child, you might wish to have a ‘baby sprinkle’ instead – showers are often aimed at giving a first-time parent as much support as they need. After the first child, she might not need the same volume of support. Discuss with the mother what she’d prefer to hold.
Be clear with the facts.
One thing to think about, too, is the facts given – times, dates, locations etc. should all be made crystal clear. Don’t forget to provide the key details when writing your wording out! See below for full details on what you need to include in the invite.
Be specific with requests.
You might wish to leave some specific requests for things, such as avoiding duplicate or unrequired gifts. However, some feel this is pushy and presumptive, so it’s your choice.
Make it sound like you.
Regardless of how you go about planning out a baby shower invitation wording, make sure it sounds like you. If you are a joker, make sure it includes a hint of your own sense of humour!
7 Must Have Details in your Invitation
👉 Mommy-to-be’s Name (if it’s coed, then also daddy-to-be’s name)
👉 Location Name & Address
👉 RSVP details including rsvp by date, name and contact details
👉 Host name/s (optional)
👉 Registry details (optional)
Here are some sweet ways to start off your invitation if you are stuck with wording!
Drop In Baby Shower Invitation Wording
👉 It’a a Drive by Baby Shower to honor xxxxxx
Since we can’t be together to celebrate today, let’ shower the family in a different way. Drive by to show your love and support. follow the signs to enjoy curbside treats, favors and a card/gift drop.
👉 Beep, honk, shout & wave! It’s a drive by baby shower honoring parents-to-be xxxxx. Since we can’t be together today, let’s shower the family in a different way. Beep, honk, shout, and wave. It’s a drive by baby shower parade!
Boy Baby Shower Invitation Wording
👉 A sweet little baby boy is on it’s way! Please join us for this special day!
👉 It’s a Baby Shower for our dear friend xxxxx who’s having a boy!
👉 A new Adventure begins! Join us for a baby shower honoring xxxxx
👉 Oh Boy! It’s a Sprinkle! Please join us for a baby sprinkle honoring xxxxx
Big Brother xxxxx has plenty to share, so this is just a sprinkle to show we care! Most they have, but a fe things they could use… Like gift cards, diapers, wipes and an outfit or two!
Girl Baby Shower Invitation Wording
👉 A little cutie is on the way! Please join us for a baby shower honoring xxxx
👉 A little Princess is on her way!
👉 Sugar and Spice, and everything nice. A baby girl is on the way, so help us celebrate on this special day!
Gender Reveal Invitation Wording
👉 Twinkle, twinkle little stars. How I wonder what you are. A little star will soon arrive, Come and join us in welcoming baby xxxxx and have fun.
👉 ten little finers, ten little toes, two little eyes, one little nose, boy or girl? nobody knows! Please join us for a gender reveal party honoring xxxxx
Coed Baby Shower Invite Wording
👉 Twinkle Twinkle little star do you know how loved you are?
👉 xxxxx & xxxxx are over the moon! Please join us for a baby shower honoring xxxxx & xxxxx
👉 Please help celebrate our Greatest Adventure! Join us for a baby shower honoring xxxxx
Gender Neutral Baby Shower Invitation Wording
👉 A sweet little “hunny” is on the way, let’s shower mommy-to-be before her big day!
👉 Somethinbg sweet is on the way!
👉 xxxxx is ready to POP! Please join us for a baby shower!
👉 “Fall” in love with Baby xxxxx
👉 A little pumpkin is on his way! Please join us for a baby shower honoring xxxxx
Color plays an important role when creating a baby shower invitation. Do not use too much bright colors as it may be too distracting and your guests may miss some important details of the invitation. For instance, if you choose pink as your color scheme use soft or pastel pink color on your invitation so the text would be easier to find and read. Or if you are going for very bold colors, then make sure you are contrasting the text with a lighter font color like white.
Pleasing to the Eye
Make sure that your invitation is pleasing to the eye. Addressing your guests properly may also be very important depending on the audience, like using Ms. or Mrs. rather than writing only the name. In choosing the color, it is best that you choose an elegant, warm color instead of very hard to read, script style font and color.
Poem or Fun Wordings
If your baby shower is focused on a specific theme for instance Construction, you may add a short poem or wordings that pertains to it.
In this example you could have something like below:
A baby boy is under construction!
and join us for a baby shower… so on
You can google search for ‘Construction Baby Shower Invitation’ and see what comes up. You may find some great wording ideas to make your invitation extra special!
For Surprise Baby Shower
If it is for a surprise baby shower intended for a friend of yours or relative, you have to indicate it in your invitation so that your guests will be aware. This will make sure that the event will remain a secret until it is time to reveal the surprise.
Indicate if the event is Coed
Most of the baby shower party invites the ladies only. However, there are some that allow men to join them so make sure that you indicate it in your invitation by stating that it is a coed baby shower event.
Date, Time and Place
Although this was mentioned already before, don’t forget to indicate the date, time and place as well as the theme of the party if the invitation has not given away the theme. If you are having the party in a specific place, it is best that you include an instruction on how to get there, so your guests will not get lost. If the event can accommodate only a specific number of guests, make sure that you include RSVP in your invitation.
Keeping all these things in mind will create a perfect baby shower invitation and a successful baby shower party.