Baby showers are such a joyous occasion. Friends and family come together to celebrate the upcoming arrival of that sweet little bundle of joy. And while the party is usually pretty casual, remember how important the baby shower invitations are! They’re the first step in helping everyone get ready for your upcoming celebration, and they can be super fun if you do them right! So whether you’re sending out digital invites or paper-printed ones, here’s how to make sure yours stand out from all the rest:
Make sure it matches the registry!
- Make sure you know what the registry is. Ask the mom-to-be to send you a link or print a copy if you don’t.
- Make sure it is consistent with what’s on the registry. If two items are similar, choose one over the other.
- Make sure it’s up-to-date! Even if your invitation has already been sent out, feel free to go back and edit it if something changes between now and when guests receive their invites—and then send new ones out immediately.
Keep it short and sweet.
- Keep it short and sweet.
- Be succinct. You want to ensure your guests get enough text on your invitation, so keep it simple. If you want to include a quote, try something short and sweet like “May the joys of life be yours forever” or “We can’t wait for you to meet our little one.”
- Don’t use baby or gender-specific words. Try not to use the word “baby” or any reference that would indicate whether the hostess is expecting a boy or a girl.
- Don’t use the word “pregnancy.” This is just common sense—you don’t want people to know what’s going on unless they’re close enough friends with you to hear about it another way first!
Remember the details.
Make sure you have all the event details listed on your invitation. This includes the date, time, location and dress code. For example, if there’s a registry or any other information that might be helpful to guests attending your party—such as parking instructions—be sure to include it.
Choose colors that match the baby’s nursery decor.
Whether it’s a boy or a girl, you’ll want to choose colors that fit your shower’s nursery decor and theme. For example, if you’re planning on having a watermelon-themed shower for your friend who is expecting her first child, use reds and greens as your color scheme. If it’s going to be an elegant affair at someone’s home, select soft shades of blue with gold accents for decorating.
If you don’t know what color scheme would work best for this special occasion, or if several people will be attending the shower—pick neutral tones like white or ivory that easily match almost anything else in their wardrobe. You can find some cute templates from Party City to simplify your job.
Hopefully, these tips made you feel more confident in your baby shower invitation design. If you’re still unsure, don’t sweat it! There are plenty of options, and it’s a great way to get creative with your design and make something truly special for your loved one. We wish you all the best as you embark on this exciting journey toward parenthood!
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