24 adorable baby shower invitation wording ideas for every type of baby shower

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Words can’t express the joy of bringing a new life into the world. But when it comes to celebrating a new baby, the baby shower invitation wording matters. It tells guests about the tone, theme, and details of the party you’re hosting before they even arrive.

We gathered baby shower invitation wording examples for every type of shower, from traditional to an event for twins to a Baby-Q (yes, it’s a thing). Once you’ve picked a message for your baby shower invitation, check that step off of your shower planning checklist and get ready to enjoy the party!

What do you say in a baby shower invitation?

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No matter which type of baby shower invite wording you choose, be sure to include the important details like:

  • The name of the guest of honor: the parent or parents-to-be, depending on if one or both will be in attendance
  • The name of the host: whoever is planning the shower and will be collecting RSVPs as well as their contact information
  • An RSVP-by date: ideally, you’ll want to get your guest list finalized at least two weeks before the party, if not sooner
  • The venue: name and address
  • The time and date: include the start and end time of the shower
  • Who’s invited: traditionally, showers have been for female friends and family members, but a modern baby shower often includes guests of any gender as well as kids
  • Gift registry information: include the store, name of the registry, or link
  • The dress code: if there is one
  • The baby shower theme: if there is one
  • Any planned baby shower games: include whether guests need to bring anything to contribute to the activities 
  • What food will be served: a full meal or just light refreshments
  • If there’s anything else guests should bring: aside from expected gifts

How to address baby shower invitations

Traditionally, a woman’s name preceded a man’s when listed, but now any order is fine. However, when one member’s title (Dr. or The Honorable) outranks the other, they go first. A few examples that you may come across are:

  • A married couple with the same last name: Mr. and Mrs. Villefort
  • A married couple with different last names: Mr. Allan Woodcourt and Mrs. Ester Summerson
  • An unmarried couple, living together:  Ms. Nicole Warren and Ms. Lola Brangwen
  • A family: The Crane Family; Jasper, Astrid, Milo, and Emma Crane; Jasper Crane and family
  • Just the adults in a family: Dr. Malia Crane and Mr. Jeff Crane
  • Close family: Aunt Catherine and Uncle William

An invitation with an embroidered stork holding a yellow bundle; an invitation with light blue springs forming a border.Stitched Stork” by Coral & Tusk for Paperless Post; “As Above” by Paperless Post.

Baby shower invitation wording for every type of shower

Aside from more straightforward wording for baby shower invitations—like the who, what, and where of it all—cute sayings and phrases can make your invitations all the more festive. Here are some wording ideas to get you started, depending on the kind of shower you’re hosting.

1. Traditional baby shower invitation wording

For a traditional baby shower, all you need is a simple, sweet phrase announcing the impending arrival of the little one. Then add some details about the party and your invitation will be ready to go.


Please join us to celebrate Maria and her new bundle of joy

at the Osbornes’ house at 11 a.m. on February 5th.

The afternoon will be full of love and little booties …

as well as hors d’oeuvre and sparkling drinks. 

Kids welcome!

Find Maria’s gift registry at Target and Pottery Barn.


2. Baby boy shower invitation wording

If the mom-to-be chooses to reveal the sex of her child before their birth, you can incorporate it into your celebration. The wording below is perfect for welcoming a baby boy into the world.


Oh boy!

Help us shower Olivia with love as she welcomes

a new little prince into her kingdom.

Refreshments, games, and drinks await!

Saturday, January 30

2–4 p.m.

4837 Juniper Ave.

Please RSVP to Olivia’s sister, Isla, by 1/15


3. Baby girl shower invitation wording

For a girls’ baby shower, a perfectly sweet invitation message will do. You can also use the invitations as the family’s first gender reveal—with their permission, of course!


A little lady is on the way!

Baby Perkins is almost here, and

we’re inviting you to welcome her in style.

Join us for a pretty-in-pink baby shower

at mom-to-be’s best friend Tina’s house

on Saturday, 5/27

From 1–2:30 p.m.

Please wear your finest pink attire!


An invitation with a smiling oranges says ‘a little cutie is on the way!’; decorated sugar cookies in an orange/cutie theme.Little Cutie” by Paperless Post; image via Chic from Chicago.

4. Gender-neutral baby shower invitation wording

For gender-neutral showers, the wording can be a little more vague—but still fun. Use this template, whether the family is planning on doing a gender reveal later down the line or not.


Heard the news? There’s a new kid on the block!

Welcome Baby Smith

and celebrate Mama-to-be, Chelsea

on Saturday, July 12th

12:00–3:00 p.m.

793 Sycamore Lane

RSVP to Chelsea’s mom, Rita, before July 1

Registry links below!


5. Come-and-go baby shower invitation wording

Come-and-go baby showers are a more casual way to show the parents-to-be your love and support. The host assigns time slots when guests can visit the expectant mother, drop off their gifts, and share their congratulations without feeling pressured to stay all afternoon.


Our hearts are open, and so is our home! 

Stop by on Saturday afternoon to celebrate Ian and Charlotte

as they await the arrival of their baby girl.

Come for the company, stay for the drinks and snacks!

Ian and Charlotte’s house, 531 Taylor Rd.

11/17, anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.


6. Twin baby shower invitation wording

If the parents-to-be are expecting twins, tailor the invitations to the occasion. This fun message for twin baby shower invitations is perfectly playful and to the point.


Two peas in a pod!

Welcome Baby A and Baby B

at Leticia’s baby shower

On Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m.

670 Kilgore Rd.

Enjoy refreshments, games, and TWO name reveals!


7. Adoption shower invitation wording

When the expectant family is adopting a baby or child, it’s still perfectly appropriate to have a shower. There’s more flexibility on timing for adoption showers—you can host the celebration just before the little one comes home or shortly after the adoption, so friends and family can meet the new child.


Our family is finally complete. 

Come meet our newest addition!

Celebrate Tay and Michelle’s new treasure, Scottie

at their adoption shower

on Saturday, May 12th, at 1 p.m.

Hosted by Tay’s sisters

at Rory’s home, 100 Byron Ave, apartment 3B

Shower them with love and supplies to get their new life started!

Kids and babies also welcome


8. Funny baby shower invitation wording

Baby showers don’t have to be serious—they are a party, after all. If the mom-to-be is known for her sense of humor, a silly invitation will feel just right for her celebration. 


Taco ‘bout a cutie!

Come celebrate Mama Shay and Baby Amberly

at a taco bar baby shower

hosted by Naomi Yarding

at El Presidente restaurant  

700 Big Fish Rd.

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring a gift from Shay’s registry

and any parental advice you’ve got!


9. Diapers and wipes baby shower invitation wording

Traditionally meant for fathers-to-be, diapers and wipes baby showers are a more casual kind of celebration, where guests bring diapers and wipes as gifts instead of the big-ticket items that might appear on a registry.


A baby is brewing!

Come join Daddy Pete for a diaper party celebration.

Bring a pack of diapers or wipes, pick up a beer, and enjoy some BBQ

Saturday, June 13

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Ross’s place – 834 East Washington Rd.

BYO Meat (if desired)


10. Office baby shower invitation wording

If someone at work is expecting a little one, an office baby shower is a sweet gesture before they go on parental leave. Send invitations to employees with all the details, and don’t forget to discreetly pass around a card—or gift contributions—for everyone to sign ahead of time.


New employee onboarding!

Join the art department on September 12th

as we celebrate Perla D’Angelo and her new baby.

2nd floor breakroom, 12 p.m.

Lunch is provided, but bring some desserts!

RSVP to Toni by September 2, please!

If you’d like to get Perla a gift, she’s registered at Walmart and Macy’s.


11. Sip and see invitation wording

Held after the baby’s birth, a sip and see allows your guests to meet your baby over tea—and maybe some Champagne. You’ll want to host a sip and see party when the baby is at least two months old with a more intimate guest list.


Baby Tom is here!

Come celebrate Amy and Paul

and their new (adorable) bundle

at a sip and see shower

on Sunday, October 3rd, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come for the baby, stay for the bubbly!


12. Baby sprinkle invitation wording

Most traditional baby showers are held for firstborns—but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate the arrival of your second, third, or more. Sprinkle baby showers are more pared-back celebrations, typically with more intimate guest lists and reduced registries. Guests can bring small presents or infant essentials like diapers, which parents-to-be are sure to appreciate.


Come sprinkle Angie and Hagop with love!

They may not need baby supplies, but they do need a party

(and maybe some diapers!)

to welcome baby #4

with light refreshments, drinks, and baby games.

Hosted by Hagop’s cousin, Carine,

at her home, 1212 Mockingbird Ln.

January 17

2 p.m. to 4 p.m

RSVP to Carine by January 10


13. Coed baby shower invitation wording

In decades past, baby showers have most often been reserved for the mom-to-be. Today, coed baby showers can be a celebration for both parents. This couples’ baby shower invitation wording option makes the shower a family affair.


Shayna & Will are having a baby! 

Join us as we celebrate the new mom and dad

with a couples’ baby shower.

Everyone’s invited: men, women, kids, babies, and even dogs!

Hosted at Nina Taylor’s house: 

23 Harper Ave.

St. Louis, Missouri

Saturday, December 1, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Check out Shayna and Will’s registry (linked below)

RSVP to Nina by November 20


14. Invitation wording that celebrates the guest of honor

You can also choose to make the mom-to-be the star of the shower with wording that prioritizes the guest of honor.


Bethany’s having a baby!

Let’s shower her and her little one with love

at a baby shower

hosted by Bethany’s friend, Gina.

710 Horizon Rd.

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Lunch, punch, and desserts provided

An invitation says ‘Baby’ in leafy letters with jungle animals around it; an invitation with several rabbits reading from a large book.The Vine Print” and “Bunny Bibliophiles” by Paperless Post.

Baby shower invitation wording by theme

If you’re planning to have a specific baby shower theme, set the tone with a matching invitation design and themed wording. 

15. Book baby shower invitation wording

Ask guests to bring a children’s book instead of a gift to build the baby’s library. Have them write a short message on the inside cover—like a favorite memory about reading the book or a wish for the little one. Let guests know this and more with an invitation message like:


Mariah and Joe invite you to share

in celebrating their baby bear!

We’ll shower them with support and love

as they welcome their blessing from up above.

We have one request that will not be too hard:

Please bring a book instead of a card

so the baby and parents know we care.

We can’t wait to see you there!

October 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

102 Lincoln Blvd.

San Diego, CA

RSVP to Mariah’s cousin, Melody!


16. Baby-Q invitation wording

A rising trend, a baby-Q is a barbecue-themed baby shower to celebrate the upcoming new arrival.


There’s a bun in the oven and burgers on the grill.

Join us for a Baby-Q shower

to celebrate Mike and Maureen’s new little one.

BYOB (Booze and/or Baby)

Saturday, November 12

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Mike and Maureen are registered at Target.


17. Tea party invitation wording

For a perfectly elegant affair, serve finger sandwiches and herbal tea at a dainty tea party baby shower. Floral decorations, delicate treats, and the perfectly worded invitation message welcome the baby in a sophisticated way.


Time for tea with the mama-to-be!

Dress up in your teatime best and join us in celebrating Mama,

Paisley Anderson,

and Baby Harper.

Sunday, March 11

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Birmingham Tea Club

20753 San Juan Drive

Tea and a light lunch will be served

Please contact Paisley’s mother, Eunice, to RSVP 

and for any dietary concerns.


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18. Butterfly baby shower invitation wording

Celebrate an incoming butterfly with a butterfly-themed baby shower. It’s a cute and unique shower theme, especially if it ties into the décor in the baby’s nursery.


Welcome, little butterfly!

We’re all aflutter waiting for Baby Celia to make her debut.

Join us for a baby shower for Emily Harris

at her sister Iris’s home.

9011 Hamilton Rd.

Albany, New York

January 20

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Bring a pack of diapers or wipes to be entered into a raffle!


19. Safari and jungle baby shower invitation wording

For showers with an adventurous vibe, choose a safari and jungle baby shower theme. From curious giraffes to friendly lions, the invitation,  decorations, and wording possibilities are sure to be wild.


Join us in celebrating Savannah and her new cub.

Her baby shower begins at 11 p.m.

on August 5

at the Daisy Grove Clubhouse 

800 Satellite Lane

RSVP to Monica Fillmore by July 31


20. Moon-and-stars baby shower invitation wording

Host a moon-and-stars baby shower to celebrate a future astronaut. The golds and silvers of a moons-and-stars theme make a lovely backdrop for the event.


Twinkle, twinkle little star. 

Do you know how loved you are?

Our love for you is out of this world.

We can’t wait to meet you, little girl!

Celebrate the newest star in the galaxy at Jane’s baby shower

on May 14

2 p.m to 4 p.m

at the Woosley home – 6464 Chariot Rd.

Jane’s registry information is below.

Hope to see you there!


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Baby shower invitation wording inspired by the season

Sometimes the best theme is all around us. Consider a seasonal approach to the mom-to-be’s celebration—and include plenty of seasonal treats as well.

21. Fall baby shower invitation wording

Multi-hued trees and decorative gourds set the scene for a festive autumn baby shower. Consider these messages for your invitations, and think about serving up some apple cider and doughnuts at the celebration.


Sweeter than pumpkin spice, and 10x as nice.

You’re invited to a baby shower

for Analise and her new baby boy

on Saturday, October 10

from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch and desserts are provided.

Please bring a small pumpkin to decorate for a game!


22. Winter baby shower invitation wording

A winter baby shower is positively heartwarming—but you can still allude to chilly temperatures with a message like the one below. Plus, you can get even more use out of your holiday decorations by using them as a sweet Christmas baby shower backdrop.


Baby, it’s cold outside.

Come in from the snow and celebrate Mama Monique 

as she awaits the birth of her first baby.

Sunday, December 12

1–3 p.m.

Hosted by Queenie Swenson

at Monique’s home – 6822 Storke Rd.

We’ll have cocoa and gingerbread cookies

plus a marshmallow baby contest!

RSVP by December 1, please


23. Spring baby shower invitation wording

Flowers and bees are the perfect imagery to incorporate into a springtime baby shower. These messages set a playful tone for a floral-filled celebration.


Have you heard the buzz?

Joanna Turner is a mama-to-bee!

Celebrate her spring arrival with an April (baby) shower.

Sunday, May 11

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please bring a tray of your favorite treats to share!

Joanna is registered at Baby Boutique.

24. Summer baby shower invitation wording

If the little one is expected to arrive in the summertime, a beachy theme fits the billeven if you’re not hosting the party anywhere near the shoreline. You can bring the beach vibes to your backyard with the sunny message below.


Adding s’more love to our campfire!

Celebrate Tom, Barry, and their new baby

with a summer baby shower.

July 17, 2–4 p.m.

Hosted by Cindy Van Pelt

at the Blue Anchor Boathouse

715 Coral Rd.

Please RSVP to Cindy by July 5!


How to send online baby shower invitations

Paperless Post is your one-stop shop when it comes to baby showers. Use our helpful website or download the app to choose from hundreds of customizable invitation designs. After you choose the best baby shower email invite wording, select an envelope liner, stamp, and backdrop to help your Paperless Post Card stand out.

Choose whether you want to make the guest list visible, and add a Comment Wall to share messages with guests. A Guest Survey helps the host manage dietary restrictions, while a Registry Block is a convenient way to add a link to the guest of honor’s baby registry.

When you’re ready, send your invitations to guests via email, text, or shareable link. Track opens and RSVPs—use the guest messaging tool to gently nudge anyone who hasn’t responded. You can also use the child vs. adult headcount tracker to determine exactly who’s coming and how much food you need. 

Now all that’s left to pick up are some unforgettable party supplies—and Paperless Post Party Shop has you covered there, too!


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