How to Write Your Baby Shower Invitations
How to Write Your Baby Shower Invitations
September 16, 2021

How to Write Your Baby Shower Invitations

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How to Write Your Baby Shower Invitations.
How to Write Your Baby Shower Invitations

Writing invitations can be hard, even when they’re only going out to your closest family and friends (who you’re sure won’t judge how your invites are worded, but still). Do you go the formal and elegant route? Or do you inspire a few chuckles with some well-placed baby puns? And what about making special requests for your guests’ attire or gifts, or using the invites to explain that it’s a virtual baby shower?

Figuring out the perfect way to invite guests to your baby shower can be awkward, so here’s some advice and a few templates to help you figure out what works best for the vibe you’re trying to create for your shower (going for a more formal theme? Leave the puns behind.).

What to Include in Baby Shower Invitations

  • What it is (don’t forget to put that it’s for a baby shower!)
  • Who it’s for (including the parent-to-be, plus baby’s name and/or gender if you know it)
  • Date and time (including an end time is always helpful, too)
  • Location, plus any special information about the shower, like if it’s virtual, drive-by or physically distanced
  • Whether food and/or drinks will be served (is it a full meal or snacks? Will there be options to accommodate dietary restrictions?)
  • Registry info
  • Host name and contact info
  • RSVP date
  • Any special requests, like a dress code, if you’re requiring masks and/or vaccinations, you’d like each guest to bring a pack of diapers or other specific item with them or if you don’t want any gifts at all

So how do you write all this out so it looks nice for your guests? If you’re buying your invitations with personalized, preset designs (as opposed to designing them yourself from scratch), you don’t have to put too much thought into the exact wording, luckily. Baby shower invites from places like Minted, Shutterfly/Tiny Prints, Paperless Post or Basic Invite have a large, diverse selection of styles, so you’re guaranteed to find something that works for your unique party, and you can use the template wording either as-is or as inspiration to customize with a more personalized message.

Looking for inspiration? Here are some baby shower invitations that feature several different styles in wording to help you get a sense of what kind of writing will match your vibe. (And remember, while some of these might feature themes or designs that don’t fit what you’re going for, it’s the wording we’re talking about.)

Simple, Informal Wording

If you’re going for a no frills, no fuss type of baby shower, then there’s no need to get fancy or clever with wording your invites. For a simple and informal (but by no means basic) baby shower, stick with casual and conversational wording—and feel free to use one or two exclamation marks, too!

Casual Invite #1
Try this invitation’s wording: “It’s a Baby Shower for [parent name]”
Find this template on Basic Invite

Casual Invite #2
Try this invitation’s wording: “A little one is coming this winter! Let’s celebrate [parent name] at a baby shower”
Find this template on Basic Invite

Casual Invite #3
Try this invitation’s wording: “It’s a Girl! Come celebrate with us! A baby shower honoring [parent name]”
Find this template on Basic Invite

Formal and Elegant Wording

Serving a full luncheon at your baby shower? Requiring a dressed-up dress code? Or maybe your theme is a royal tea party that calls for only the utmost elegance. If you’re adding a touch of formality to celebrating baby, consider starting your invitations with “You’re cordially invited…” or “Join us in celebration…”. And to up the elegance, have your dates and times fully written out (December the seventeenth at two o’clock) and skip the exclamation marks.

Formal Invite #3
Try this invitation’s wording: “Please join us for a Baby Shower Luncheon honoring [parent name]”

Formal Invite #1
Try this invitation’s wording: “Join us for a Baby Shower in celebration of mother-to-be [parent name]”
Find this template on Basic Invite

Formal Invite #2
Try this invitation’s wording: “Couple’s shower for moms-to-be. Please join us in showering expectant parents [parents names].”
Find this template on Minted

Fun and Quirky Baby Shower Invitations

If you’ve got a great sense of humor that’s lending itself to your baby shower, or if you’re planning a fun and lighthearted theme like a backyard “baby-que,” the way you write your invitations should match. Go for conversational wording, lighthearted rhyming or clever puns (baby-related puns and theme-related puns both tend to go over well with guests!). Embrace the exclamation mark, and don’t forget to incorporate your own unique style of humor.

Fun Invite #3
Try this invitation’s wording: “Bottles will be poppin’. Please join us for a baby shower in honor of the new parents-to-be [parents names].”
Find this template on Basic Invite

Fun Invite #1
Try this invitation’s wording: “Babies need a ton of stuff. Please join us as we celebrate parents to be [parents names].”
Find this template on Minted

Fun Invite #2
Try this invitation’s wording: “Oh boy! A little man is on his way! Please join us for a baby shower honoring [parents names]”
Find this template on Tiny Prints

Fun Invite #4
Try this invitation’s wording: “John + Rachel are having a baby—We can bearly wait!”
Find this template on Basic Invite

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