Putting together a baby shower for a friend or family member can be such fun. It is truly appreciated by the parents-to-be as well. Plan the party for AT LEAST one month before the baby is due, so the parents-to-be can have enough time to unpack it all, write thank you notes, wash and clean the items, and figure out if they need more of anything BEFORE the baby comes. Be sure to send the invitations out a month in advance so guests have ample time to RSVP and prepare. Whatever wording you choose to use, don’t forget the basic information:
1) Name of new mom and/or baby
2) Date of the baby shower
5) RSVP date and phone number
6) Gift Registry information*
*There are people that disagree that gift registry information should be included in the invitation. As a guest, I don’t want to have to call to find out about the registry, I’d rather just have it included. As a new mom, I needed so much basic stuff, that I really wanted people to shop directly from the registry to help me out as much as possible. It really is a personal preference. I suggest asking the new mom what she would prefer.
Be creative and have fun with the wording on the invitation. Here are a few suggestions to get your creative juices flowing:
A boy or a girl? We don't know just yet.
But why don't we help the couple get all set!
A little get together
will be such a treat,
in honor of a little someone
we can’t wait to meet!
Jane knows she is pregnant,
But she does not know this…
We're planning a shower
That you won't want to miss!
It almost time for Stephanie
To turn in her maternity wear
For a cradle, a blanket, and a teddy bear!
Do you think she’ll need pink?
Do you think she’ll need blue?
Check the calendar... She's almost due!
A baby’s a joy, whether a girl or a boy.
This shower signifies the arrival is near,
I hope to see you there!
We have a baby on the way and you are
invited to share in our joy. Please join us as
celebrate the upcoming birth of our precious baby.
Many parents are finding out what gender the baby is, so if you know and want to indicate it on the invitation, here are some gender specific ideas:
We all had a hunch, there would be
a baby girl added to the bunch!
What could be sweeter in a house full of boys
A bundle of pink, oh what a joy!
Sugar and spice and everything nice
That's what this little girl will be made of!
Join us as we shower Jodi with love
Planes and trucks and all kinds of toys
Our mommy-to-be is expecting two boys!
Please join us as we shower Nancie with gifts.