Someone you love is having a baby, you've been tasked with planning the baby shower, and you have no idea where to begin. If this is you, you're reading the right article.
Planning a baby shower can be fun, but it can also be very stressful if you don't know what you're doing. There is so much to plan, from the games everyone plays to the food everyone eats.
Thankfully, one of the less stressful tasks that comes with planning a baby shower is invitations. You can get creative with your invites, but we have your back if you're stuck on baby shower invite wording.
Keep reading to learn more about baby shower invites. Here are some wording ideas to help get you started.
Baby Shower Basics
You may be unfamiliar with the traditions if you've never thrown a baby shower. Here are a few baby shower basics you should know before planning.
When To Throw A Baby Shower?
There is no hard-and-fast rule about when a baby shower gets thrown. However, a general rule of thumb is that it's held anywhere between the end of her second trimester and midway through her third trimester (this works out to around 4 - 6 weeks before the due date). The shower is usually hosted on a Saturday because the guests will be away from work.
Typically, the mother-to-be has little to no involvement in planning her baby shower. This task is usually entrusted to one of her close friends or family member. The mother-to-be can give dates she's available, but ultimately it's supposed to be a surprise (which is all part of the planning!).
Types Of Baby Showers
When planning a baby shower, there are several types you can throw. Here are four of the most common:
Classic Baby Shower
A loved one usually hosts this type of baby shower, and its thrown for the mother-to-be exclusively. The father-to-be doesn't typically attend this type of shower.
Both parents-to-be are invited to this type of baby shower. This shower is usually also hosted by a loved one.
This shower is like the first two but includes a special moment where the gender of the baby is revealed. The gender is either a surprise to the guests and maybe the parents. In the latter case, the gender is revealed exclusively to the person hosting the party.
Baby Shower Invitation Guidelines
Of course, if you've never planned a baby shower, you may get a bit of "writer's block" when writing in them. Here's a quick guide to baby shower invite wording that you should include.
- The name of the mother-to-be
- The name of the host (if not the mother-to-be)
- The date and time of the baby shower
- The address where the baby shower will be hosted
- RSVP information
- Gift registry information (if applicable)
- Anything extra the guests should know, such as dress code, etc.
Baby Shower Invite Wording Examples
Now that you know the official invitation information that must be included, you may need some inspiration for the baby shower invite wording. Here are some of our favourites to get your creative juice boxes flowing.
Example One: Announcement Invite
Calling all friends and family! It's time to shower Emily and John with love and light as they eagerly await the arrival of their newest addition.
Please join us at this baby shower to celebrate with a day of joy and laughter.
Saturday, Aug 10th
475 Gilford Lane, London
RSVP by Aug 1st to [contact number]
Find the gift registry at Kiddicentre
Example Two: Short and Sweet Invite
Emily and John are thrilled to be expecting a new bundle of joy! Please join us in celebrating the miracle of life with us.
Saturday, Feb 17th
6299 Grenada Walk, London
RSVP by Feb 1st to [contact number]
Gifts from our gift registry at So Tiny London are greatly appreciated.
Example Three: Poem Invite
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, there's a baby on the way, not too far! Please join us as we honour the mum-to-be, Emily, and celebrate the joyous anticipation of her new little one.
Saturday, Sept 9th
56 Nature Way, London
RSVP by Aug 31st to [contact number]
We've registered at Natural for Baby
Example Four: Gender Reveal Invite
Hurrah! We're excited to invite you to the gender reveal of our newest addition to the family. We look forward to being just as surprised as you are! Join us in celebrating this weekend.
Saturday, Jan 21st
723 Garden Crescent, London
RSVP by Jan 15th to [contact number]
If you'd like to give a gift, we've registered at Cute Nico.
Bonus: Baby Gift Thank You Wording Examples
After the baby shower, the proper etiquette is for the parents-to-be to send out thank you cards for gifts received at the shower. These thank you baby gift thank you cards don't have to be elaborate; something sincere is perfect. Here are some baby gift thank-you wording examples as a bonus.
Thank You Example One: Short and Sweet
Thank you so much for your thoughtful gift. It's going to come in handy once the baby arrives.
Much love, Emily
Thank You Example Two: A Bit Longer
It was lovely to see you at my baby shower. Your support during this time means everything to me. I wanted to thank you for the thoughtful gift you gave so generously.
Much love and kisses, Emily
Thank You Example Three: A Couple's Shower
We wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to you for the gift we received from you at our baby shower. We appreciate having you celebrate with us, and we can't wait for you to meet our new baby.
Love, hugs, and kisses, Emily and John
Compose The Perfect Invite Every Time
Planning a baby shower is an honoured position, but it comes with many duties. One such responsibility is sending out baby shower invitations. People usually get stuck o the baby shower invite wording, but if you use our examples as an inspiration springing board, you'll compose the perfect invite in no time.
We at Pemberly Fox have a wide range of invitations and thank you cards that you can choose from. View our online catalogue of cards to decide your favourite.