Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017
So you’re about to welcome a new little bundle of joy into your life. Between all of the planning, the saving, the waiting and belly growing, there is still some fun to be had. A baby shower is not only about celebrating the newest member of the family, but also honoring and supporting the parents.
Between planning a party, setting the registry, choosing fun games, baby shower planning can get a bit overwhelming. The last thing you need to be thinking about is a seemingly small detail like the wording for your baby shower invitations. Unfortunately, the baby shower invite wording is one of the most important pieces of the party.
We’re here to help with 40 baby shower invitation wording examples, because with a baby on the way, there is no need for the extra stress. We’ve also broken down each of the different types of parties with some helpful examples.
Baby Shower Invitation Wording
No matter how hard it may seem to get started, here are some step-by-step instructions so writing a thank you card can become less of a daunting task.
Choose a Theme
If you have a specific type of baby shower theme in mind, read below some of our ideas for invitation wording and baby shower wishes, in addition to helpful etiquette tips.
BABY SHOWER WORDING FOR A BOY
When creating your invitation for a little boy on the way, don’t be afraid to embrace the traditional blue colors and themes. Feel free to rhyme and have fun with it. Try to align the invitation with fun themes like sports, little ties or safari animals.
Here are some funny and more casual wording examples:
It’s time to celebrate! We’re having a boy!
Another boy is joining our crew! Help us celebrate!
Let’s shower mommy-to-be with all things blue.
Please join us in sharing our joy as we prepare for a little boy.
Please wear blue for you know who!
BABY SHOWER WORDING FOR A GIRL
When it comes to a baby shower for a girl, the invitation wording can be light and playful as well. Pink is the traditional color, and a bow is a traditional symbol that is used to represent a little baby girl, but you should choose colors and themes that express your family’s personality. Some great examples of baby shower invitation wording for a girl that are more traditional or religious include:
Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what our girl is made of.
Little bows, pink toys, little toys, lifetime of joys.
Thank the Heavens! We’re FINALLY having a girl.
Tickle us pink! There’s a new mommy to be!
Help us welcome into this world our newest baby girl.
RELIGIOUS SHOWER INVITATIONS
A new baby girl or boy is one of life’s greatest blessings. If you would like to go more traditional or include a religious message, these examples should provide some good inspiration:
The Lord has blessed us with a new child. Please help us celebrate this joyous occasion.
God made all above, and a sweet baby girl to love.
Thank the Heavens! We’re finally having a boy.
Help us give thanks to the Lord for our new blessing on the way.
GENDER NEUTRAL INVITATIONS
What if you want to wait to find out the gender of your child? If this is the case, you can stick to more gender neutral invites. You don’t need to mention a boy or a girl, instead focus on the fact that a new baby is on the way.
Help shower mommy with gifts as we prepare for you know who!
We’re happy to say there’s a baby on the way!
There’s a new tot joining our lot.
The stork is flying our way!
Twinkle, Twinkle! It’s time for a Sprinkle
GENDER REVEAL WORDING
Another big trend right now is to have a gender reveal party with your closest friends and family. This is a party where you reveal the gender to everyone with fun games, colored party favors or even colored food. Some even combine the baby shower with the gender reveal party. As long as you have everyone together, why not reveal your baby’s gender for a fun surprise? Some ideas to get your guests excited can be:
Boy or Girl? Let’s find out together!
Join us for The Big Reveal
10 Fingers and toes–boy or girl–nobody knows!
Cast your vote for a boy or girl!
Pink or blue–which do you choose?
COED BABY SHOWER WORDING
Traditionally, baby showers are ladies-only affairs, but a new trend is to also include men. The best way to do this is by including both names of the expecting parents right on the invite. Then in the wording and card design, you can also choose gender neutral themes. Make sure the address is to both parties or to send separate invites for couples not living together. Some examples of wording can be as follows:
Join us as we celebrate the birth of our new child!
New baby in the works. Come visit the construction site!
Heard the news? There’s a new kid on the block!
Come one, come all! We’re expecting in the fall!
It takes a village. Join us in celebrating the new parents!
ADULTS-ONLY SHOWER WORDING
You know you want your shower to be an adult only affair, but how do you put this on your invitations? Our answer is, you don’t!
Instead of putting “adult-only” right on the invitation, wait until your guest RSVPs, and then when have your hostess let them know that the shower will be for adults-only.
BABY SHOWER ETIQUETTE
Here are some of the most asked questions when it comes to planning a baby shower. By following these tips you will surely have a head start on all your planning.
WHO CAN HOST A BABY SHOWER?
Basically, anyone except the expectant couple can host the shower. These days, it’s not uncommon to see a sister, mom, or mother-in-law hosting the shower.
WHEN SHOULD A SHOWER TAKE PLACE?
Showers are typically given four to six weeks before the baby’s due date, which is early enough to make sure that the baby doesn’t arrive before the party does.
WHERE SHOULD IT BE HOSTED?
The general rule is that the shower should be held in the home of the hostess It is common these days for a the mommy-to-be to have more than one shower, one for close friends and family and another that her co-workers throw for her at the office.
WHEN SHOULD I SEND INVITATIONS?
A good rule of thumb to go by is to send out the shower invitations four weeks ahead of time. That way your guests will have time to mark their calendars yet it isn’t so far away that they would forget about it. Remember that by the time you send out the invitations that you should already have mom-to-be’s registry set up. Your guests will surely get excited and want to browse the gift registry right when the invitation arrives.
WHO SHOULD I INVITE TO MY SHOWER?
Having all of your friends and family together to celebrate is a special memory for all expectant parents, but there are a few things to consider when giving your host a list of people to invite.
The first thing is the number of guests you wish to invite. You will want to take into consideration the number of people your host can comfortably accommodate in the chosen location (especially if the shower is being held at someone’s home.)
Another thing to consider is whether the shower is a ladies-only affair or a couples shower. Traditionally these are ladies-only affairs, but a new trend is to also include men.
Remember, a baby shower is about friends and family coming together to celebrate the coming of a special new child. Whether you are having a shower for a boy, girl, or gender neutral party, there are many ways to help share the news about your baby shower. Good luck and enjoy this exciting time!