Baby Shower Invitation Wording Guidelines

If you are hosting a baby sprinkle for the second or even third child, make sure your baby shower invitation wording lets guests know if they should bring gifts for a different gender or that the parents only need disposable baby items such as bibs, bottles and pacifiers.

You’ve picked the theme, the colors, and cute graphics for your baby shower invitations. Now, it’s time to decide what you’re going to say in the invitation. Deciding on what to write on your baby shower invitation can be a daunting task. Your shower invitation is the first communication guests will have about the baby shower and must include certain important information. It is also a chance for you to get creative and really introduce your theme and tone for the party.

Start with the basics. First, you need to gather all of the essential information that needs to be included in the invitation. Be sure to include the mother’s name, the baby’s name (or gender), the date of the shower, the time of the baby shower, the location and address where the shower will be held, and contact information for whom guests should R.S.V.P. You may also want to include registry information, any baby shower game or activity instructions (should guests bring a baby picture of themselves or a pack of diapers?), and any specific gift instructions.


Baby Shower Invitation Wording








Next, consider the type of shower you are hosting. Are you keeping it traditional with fun games and finger food? Are you inviting couples or even families? If you are inviting men to the shower, it is essential to word the invitation so that men know that they are invited and welcome. Try to stay away from pastels and unnecessary frills. Hosting a spa themed shower? Ask guests to bring their favorite relaxation item for the mom-to-be.

Use a poem for your baby shower invitation wording.


Poems are a cute way to express yourself and your excitement for the new baby. You have all your basic information, now is your chance to add your own creative flair. Research ideas for verses online and add your own twist to it. For example, if the mom-to-be is expecting a boy, you may want to start your invitation out with “Oh what fun, oh what joy, (mom’s name) is having a boy!” For a girl, you could start the wording out with “A little pink bow on a cute little curl, (mom’s name) is having a girl!” Or, if you’re not sure of the gender of the baby, begin your invitation out with “Ten little fingers, Ten little toes, Boy or Girl? No one knows!”

Wording for your baby shower invitation can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be. Just remember to include all essential information, keep it true to your theme, and be sure the wording for the invitation comes from your heart.

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