How to make baby shower invitations online
First comes the bridal shower, then comes the baby shower! It’s never been easier to create baby shower invitations online free of charge, with our wide selection of free and premium invitations and cards. If you’re planning to celebrate the parents-to-be’s special delivery, our personalized DIY baby shower invitations are just what you need to get started. Our library of whimsical invitations are as darling as your friend’s impending arrival. Browse a menagerie of free baby shower invites, forest friends, and new-to-the-zoo animals or opt for an invitation well-suited to your future prince or princess.
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. If her style is more classic than cutesy, browse custom baby shower invitations from lifestyle brands, independent stationers, and even fashion houses. 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.
We never want to be the ones left out of a party, so 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
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 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.
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.
When to send baby shower invitations
The next important question after the who and the how to send an email invitation for baby showers 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.
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 baby showers that allow new parents to show off their new arrival, or host a virtual baby shower from afar. Whether by Zoom or FaceTime, invite loved ones to a party at a safe virtual distance. The same themes can apply, plus all the love.