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Baby shower invitations

Whether it's a girl, a boy, or a surprise, find adorable baby shower invitations you can send via email, text message, or shareable link. Add registry links and track adult vs kid RSVPs, too.

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Baby shower invitations

There’s a special someone on the way—and you have the honor of planning their welcome party! Whether you’ve planned a hundred baby showers or this is your first, Paperless Post can help you create baby shower invitations that’ll make guests ooh and _ahh _long before they see the new bundle of joy.

Choose a design from our collection of baby shower invitation ideas, and then look for coordinating baby shower decorations at Paperless Post Party Shop. We have everything you need to honor the parents-to-be with a heartfelt celebration that showers them with love.

Baby shower invitation design themes

The first step in planning a baby shower is choosing the right baby shower theme. When you send invitations with Paperless Post, you’ll find unique ways to tie the design of your baby shower invites into your shower theme. Woodland baby shower invitations bring guests into a forest wonderland, while nautical baby shower invitations capture the whimsical joy of a summer beach baby.

Sometimes, the theme of a baby shower is just “Baby!” For a shower welcoming a little guy, choose a baby boy shower invitation to match classic blue decorations. Find pretty-in-pink inspiration with baby girl shower invitations for any little princess or mermaid joining the family. You’ll also find plenty of adorable gender-neutral baby shower invitations full of grinning animals and libraries of baby books—classic storybook characters included.

You can select a baby shower invitation template for smaller showers, also known as baby sprinkles. Sprinkles are great for parents expecting baby #2 (or #3 or 4 or 5), as well as when parents don’t need many supplies. Alternately, a sip and see let guests come visit the baby after they’re born. If you’re hosting a shower for both parents, send out couples’ baby shower invitations to let guests know that everyone is invited to celebrate.

How to create personalized baby shower invitations

Creating custom baby shower invitations at Paperless Post is as easy as a game of “Guess the Baby Food”—well, maybe a little easier than that. Once you choose a baby shower template, customize your invitation with themed stickers, your own one-of-a-kind stamp made with an image of the parent-to-be, and a Photo Gallery Block—perfect for pregnancy photoshoot pictures. Pick a Page Style that lets you make each template your own with custom colors and fonts that match the shower’s vibe.

Ready to send out your personalized baby shower invitations? Great! Use Paperless Post’s features and tools to track RSVPs, add the family’s registry with a Registry Block, include more details about parking in an Event Details Block, communicate with guests on the Comment Wall, or ask a specific Guest Question to narrow down dietary restrictions and needs. You can even create your own customized event URL for easy sharing.

What to include in a baby shower invitation

Once your baby shower invitation design is undoubtedly looking adorable, it’s time to add the invitation wording. When are guests supposed to show up (and where)? Is the shower a surprise? And, most importantly, will there be food and drinks?

To ensure your guests know exactly where, when, and who the party is for, add baby shower invitation wording with:

  • The basics: time, date, and location
  • The parents’ names as well as their new arrival’s name, if they have one picked out and are sharing it
  • The words “Surprise!” and “Shh!” for surprise showers
  • Information about plus-ones
  • An RSVP deadline, especially if your venue has limited space, so you’ll have a final headcount before the main event
  • Information about meals, appetizers, desserts, and an open bar—or add a sign-up sheet in a Link Block so guests can choose which dishes to bring if you’re hosting a potluck.

When to send baby shower invitations

The best time to have a baby shower is in the early third trimester—a time when the mom-to-be is showing off her bump and baby is right around the corner (but not too close!). The beginning of the third trimester happens around weeks 28–32—or in the seventh month of pregnancy. This timing also gives the parents a chance to write thank you notes after the big event (because they’re not going to have much time after the new family member arrives).

So, when do you send out baby shower invitations? Like most parties, invitations for baby showers should go out around eight weeks before the event. It’s a perfect amount of time to follow up on RSVPs, purchase decorations, and get all those bottle-themed cake pops just right.

Baby shower planning tips

You don’t need to be a parent to plan a baby shower! The only requirements are that you love the guest (or guests) of honor and that you know where to go to find the best baby-themed party favors and décor—Paperless Post Party Shop, of course!

Outside of invitations and decorations, plan a few activities that the parents-to-be and their guests can do during the main event. Since the guest list may be a collection of people who don’t know one another well, pick some baby shower games that help break the ice. Guessing celebrity baby names, decorating onesies, and Baby Bingo are just a few crowd favorites that get the party—and some healthy competition—started.

Welcome little ones with Paperless Post

A baby shower gives loved ones the chance to support new parents as they make the biggest transition of their lives. Whether it’s with helpful newborn tips, diaper cakes, or party-planning prowess, you can pump up your loved ones with the shower of a lifetime so they have everything they need to welcome a baby into their home.

While you’re helping the parents-to-be, Paperless Post is here to support you. Send our guide on how to make a baby registry to new parents to keep them from getting lost in the baby store. And, when the tiny guest of honor makes their appearance at last, we’re right here with gorgeously designed birth announcements to spread the best news ever.