Here comes baby! Whether she’s having a girl, boy, or it’s still a surprise, discover baby shower invitation templates that you can make in minutes. Plus, add a registry link to help guests shower the parents-to-be.
How far in advance do you send out baby shower invites?
One of the most important questions for many baby shower hosts (in addition to who to invite and how to send an email invitation for a baby shower) is the “when.” Our best answer for when to send out baby shower invites is four weeks before the event. Baby showers are typically hosted around the mother-to-be’s sixth or seventh month of pregnancy, and we recommend sending out invitations around four weeks before then. If you’re hosting around her sixth month, send invites during her fifth, and if you’re hosting the party around her seventh month, send invites during her sixth.
Who to invite to a baby shower
The best element of any baby shower or party is the people! You should always ask the parents-to-be who they would like to include on the guest list. This can be anyone from family and friends to neighbors and co-workers. Once you’ve nailed down your list, our useful attendance tracker will help you keep tabs on the RSVPs, manage the guest list, and collaborate on activities, games, and gifts.
How to make baby shower invitations online
Once you know who to invite to the baby shower, it is easy to create baby shower invitations online free of charge. We have a wide selection of Premium and free editable baby shower invitation templates, including woodland baby shower invitations and elephant baby shower invitations. Browse a menagerie of free baby shower invitation templates, forest friends, and new-to-the-zoo animals, or opt for an invitation well-suited to your future prince or princess. Use our easy design and planning tools on-site, or contact our complimentary Design Service team for help. We’re here to make celebrating the parents-to-be’s special delivery as easy as it can be.
Create a baby shower invite that’s just her style
If you’re wondering how to make baby shower invites, the most important rule is to bring to life the mom-to-be’s personal style. Our library of baby shower announcements are as darling as your friend’s impending arrival. If her style is more classic than cutesy, browse custom baby shower invitations from lifestyle brands, independent stationers, and even fashion houses on our hassle-free invitation maker. Choose runway-inspired florals from Oscar de la Renta, softly chic prints from Sugar Paper, curious cards designed by Mr. Boddington’s Studio, or the signature illustrations of Rifle Paper Co. You’ll find Anna Bond’s hand-painted botanicals, of course, but she’s also inhabited her woodland scenes with a treasury of storybook wildlife and other supporting characters.
What is the proper etiquette for baby shower invitations?
We’ve also developed baby shower invitation ideas for specific shower themes including gender reveals (for announcing the baby’s gender), twin and triplet celebrations, book showers, baby clothing swaps, and lest we forget, the Baby-Q. (This may be the only time your honoree can go heavy on the sauce.) We also have a selection of curated invitations by Babylist to get you inspired. There are of course, boy baby shower invitations and cute baby shower invitations for girls, but we figure that celebrating a new arrival knows no gender. Nor does it have to know cost: we have a few free baby shower invitations for the dollar-conscious among us. (So you can splurge instead on the baby registry!)
How to fill out baby shower invitations online
After you’ve settled on the best design for your shower, our online design tool will help personalize the baby shower invitation templates to your exact needs. Customize your baby shower wording with an array of fonts and text colors and pick out a new backdrop or patterned envelope liner, too—there’s room for detail in every part of the invitation. If you have your own specific vision, feel free to upload your own design—you’ll still have access to our hosting tools. You can also integrate the showers registry into the event page, if you want to give your guests a jumpstart on the gift-giving.
How to host a virtual baby shower
We know in the time of COVID-19, getting together in person is not going to be possible for a while, so we have you covered there, too. We launched a number of virtual event invitations (both Flyers and Cards) for your most special occasions. We also gathered virtual baby shower ideas to pair with our online baby shower invitations, which allow new parents to show off their new arrival from afar without sacrificing the vibe. Whether by Zoom or FaceTime, invite loved ones to a party at a safe distance. The same themes can apply, plus all the love. If price is a concern, don’t worry. We have plenty of free baby shower invitations so you can celebrate the parents-to-be without breaking baby's piggy bank.