If you’re hosting a baby shower for a friend or loved one, it is easy to get overwhelmed with the planning details. Who should we invite? What should the theme be? How can we connect everyone?
Thanks to the rise of virtual events, it’s easier than ever to host a flawless digital or hybrid event to celebrate the new addition(s) on the way!
Recommended timing: You should host the shower four to six weeks before the baby’s due date, and you should send invitations one to two months ahead of the event.
To help make this process a breeze, we’ve created this guide to creating stunning invites for your baby shower, including what to put on a baby shower invitation, the pros and cons of digital baby shower invitations versus paper, and the top tools to create your invitations. Let’s get started!
What To Include In Your Baby Shower Invitation
Your baby shower invitation should provide guests with all the details they need to prepare for and join the baby shower. Your invitations are a crucial part of the planning process, and it’s important to include the right details to help save time later on.
At a minimum, your baby shower invitations wording should include:
- The mom- or parent-to-be’s full name
- The day, time, and anticipated duration of the party
- Location of the gathering, which is a URL if you are hosting a virtual baby shower
- RSVP details and reply-by date
- Contact details for more information or to share any dietary restrictions, if the shower has an in-person or mailed food component
- Gift registry details. Note, however, that some baby shower planners recommend including the registry details on an enclosed card instead of on the actual invite
There are some optional details you may want to include, as well: