As the planner of your friend or family
member’s baby shower, you may not know everyone on the mom-to-be’s
guest list. This means that your invitation will be the first impression
many of your guests will get of the event so it’s
important to set the tone and do it in a way which is both creative
and consistent with your selected theme.
If the shower is a surprise,
you should check with a few of the mom-to-be’s closest friends,
mother, sister, etc. to get an idea of the names and faces you should
be getting in touch with. AND, if the shower is supposed to be a
surprise, be sure to say so on the invitation.
The baby shower invitation wording should be consistent with the
theme you have chosen. For example, if you have decided on a woodland
or nature theme for the party, you might say something like: “Daddy
Bear and Mama Bear are very excited, because a new little Baby Bear
is on the way! Come and join us as we celebrate the newest addition
to the Jones’ den.” You could so the same for frogs
(pond), birds (nest), etc.
Perhaps the shower is taking place around the Fourth of July. You
might say something like, “Proud parents Angie and John have
got a new fireball on the way (if big sister Janie is any hint).
Come join us as we treat Angie to a sparkling good time.”
You can make references to any holiday which is near the date of
Now then, you may not have such a colorful theme – and that’s
fine, too. You can choose baby standards and incorporate them into
your wording, with something like, “Bottles and bibs, beanies
and booties / Diapers and wet wipes, powder and pins / The big day
is coming up for Julie / Let us join her as her journey begins.”
Another idea is to go with the sex of the baby – especially
if it hasn’t been revealed yet! It might be fun to say something
like “Heather’s baby is almost due, she’s not
telling if it’s pink or blue, so come and help us celebrate,
it’s almost time – can’t hardly wait!”
A fun twist is if the mom-to-be is having twins. You can incorporate
words like “two” and “double” into your
invitation wording (“Double the diapers, double the fun –
Gina has them by two, not one-by-one!”).
And remember, whatever baby shower invitation wording you have chosen,
make sure that your color choice, font or calligraphy style, and
images are all in keeping with your theme. You can also insert little
items into the envelope, such as a safety pin, baby sock(s), or
a tiny hair ribbon, to give it that extra special touch.