"These invitations were perfect for our gender reveal party! Very cute and came in a timely manner!"
"Turned out exactly as they look!"
"Love the colors and card stock!!"
"I received many compliments from friends about the baby shower cards, overall I am pretty happy!"
Baby showers for boys are joyous occasions for celebrating an upcoming birth. Sometimes the mother will plan the shower herself, and sometimes she and the father will plan it together. More often than not, a trusted friend or family member will be in charge of the event, including sending out invitations.
Who to Invite to the Baby Shower
Especially if you’re planning the shower for someone else, you may be unsure exactly who to invite. Unless the baby shower is a surprise, it’s perfectly fine to ask the mother’s advice. Celebrate a baby shower with close friends and family. You will probably want to avoid inviting acquaintances or the mother’s business associates who don’t know her outside of work. Baby showers are intimate affairs, and they often include fun activities that may make guests uncomfortable if they don’t already know the mother well.
Of course, not everyone invited to the shower will be able to attend. Some may have conflicts in their schedule or previous engagements. If you send out 20 invitations, there is a good chance you will get at least ten guests, which makes for a significant number. Any more than 20 guests could become too impersonal.
Either before or after deciding whom to invite comes the fun part—choosing the invitations! Shutterfly has great choices for baby shower invitations for boys. Some of the options include cards with personal photos, nautical, and cards for a couple's shower. You can also choose stationery for a gender reveal or for a “baby sprinkle,” which is an event for parents-to-be and moms-to-be who prefer limited gifts. Browse our baby shower theme ideas for boys if you are having trouble deciding on a theme.
Other Must-Have Items
If you’re the pregnant one, don’t forget thank you cards for all the beautiful gifts you’re sure to receive. Shutterfly has thank you cards for babies. While you’re at it, you might also want to pick up baby address labels. You can use these labels both for the baby shower invites and for general use. Address labels take the pain out of writing your return address over and over again. View these helpful tips on how to address a baby shower card.
Getting the right stationery for your baby shower is an enjoyable and essential step in the planning process.