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.
How can I make my own baby shower invitations for free
For any baby shower invitation to be completely free to send, you need to first filter on "free" and choose one of our free baby shower templates. You then need to remove all premium design options (like envelopes, envelope liners, backdrops, stamps, and/or logos) before sending. Once you’ve chosen the perfect free online baby shower design, use our invitation maker tool to format your text with new fonts, new type colors, and of course: a heartfelt message. Not only will you save time and money with our free baby shower invites, but you won’t waste any resources like you would with a printable baby shower templates. Win, win!
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 for your baby showers. We also gathered virtual baby shower ideas to pair with our baby shower invitations for girls or boy baby shower invitations. Whether by Zoom or FaceTime, send loved ones sip and see invitations to celebrate at a safe distance; allow new parents to show off their new arrival from afar without sacrificing the vibe. The same themes can apply, plus all the love. If price is a concern, don’t worry. We have plenty of free virtual baby shower invitations so you can celebrate the parents-to-be without breaking baby's piggy bank.
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.
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 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.
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 also 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.