5 Free Baby Shower Invitations

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Baby shower invitations are the most important part of the baby shower you’re planning. They tell your guests what they need to know about the who, what, when, and where of the shower. Information to include on your invitation.

  • name of the mother-to-be
  • name of the hostess
  • date and time of the shower
  • RSVP date
  • address and directions
  • special details regarding the shower
  • baby shower theme
  • any gift registry information
  • gift suggestions
  • item needed for a baby shower game
  • a dish to bring for a potluck shower
  • surprise shower details

Baby shower invitations should be sent 4-6 weeks before the date of the shower. This gives guests enough time to organize their schedules, buy a gift, and RSVP.

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RSVP is a French expression (respondez si vous plait) meaning respond please. If guests don’t respond by the RSVP date, give them a call to confirm their attendance. Sometimes life gets in the way and people forget to reply.

The guest list will include those that are near and dear to the mother-to-be. Go over the list with her to make sure you’ve included everyone if the baby shower isn’t a surprise. Also check to see if the father would like to attend. It’s more common these days for fathers to join the celebration of the newborn.

Invitations can be sent to 5 to 30 guests. Not all guests will be able to attend but if you expect a large response, make sure you have the space for everyone.

What Type Of Invitation Should You Choose?

The type of invitation you send can be based on cost, baby shower theme, or design preference.

If you have a tight budget you have many choices to keep invitation costs down. Email invitations are a great option. The invitations are sent easily, have beautiful designs and allow guests to respond quickly. A good site for email invitations is evite.com.

You can also make your own baby shower invitations using card paper from a local business supply store and a basic word processing program like MSWord. You can design the layout, letter type, and any additional graphics.

Many sites provide free templates where you can print your own invitations. Remember that your choice of card stock will enhance the invitation.