Baby Shower Invitation Etiquette

Who you will invite to the baby show­er? Will you invite them via email, call or snail mail? Well, this depends great­ly on your per­son­al tastes, bud­get and views regard­ing baby show­er invi­ta­tion eti­quette.

When it comes to baby show­er eti­quette there are no “rules”, how­ev­er, there are some best prac­tices. Below you will find our list of sug­ges­tions to make sure you’re not for­get­ting any­thing in your baby show­er invi­ta­tions.

Who to Invite to the Baby Shower

When prepar­ing your invite guest list for the baby show­er, make sure you invite all your, or the moth­er-to-be, friends, fam­i­ly mem­bers and close co-work­ers. We rec­om­mend ask­ing close friends and fam­i­ly mem­bers to help you final­ize the invite guest list to make sure that no guest is acci­den­tal­ly for­got­ten.

When to Throw a Baby Shower

We rec­om­mend host­ing the baby show­er a month or two before the baby’s due date. This will allow the moth­er-to-be to reg­is­ter for show­er-wor­thy gifts and items she still needs before the baby arrives. Sim­i­lar­ly, a Wel­com­ing Show­er can be thrown cou­ple of weeks after the baby’s arrival to accom­mo­date spe­cial out-of-town friends and rel­a­tives who may not have been able to attend the orig­i­nal baby show­er. The Wel­com­ing Show­er can also be done if the moth­er-to-be choos­es to wait and be show­ered until after the baby is born.

Sending Your Baby Shower Invitations

The most pop­u­lar way, and most eco­nom­i­cal way, to send baby show­er invi­ta­tions is via e-mail, how­ev­er, it is always nice to receive an invi­ta­tion via reg­u­lar snail mail. If you do choose to send your baby show­er invi­ta­tions via snail mail make sure to send them 4 to 5 weeks in advance to allow guests enough time to mark their cal­en­dars – and pur­chase their baby show­er gifts. If you are send­ing the baby show­er invi­ta­tions via e-mail, we rec­om­mend send­ing the invi­ta­tions about a month in advance. This will allow enough time for the guest to buy use­ful and cre­ative baby show­er gifts.

Baby Shower Invitations Details

Now that you are ready to pre­pare your baby show­er invi­ta­tions, you must first take a moment and answer the fol­low­ing ques­tions:

  • How many guests are you invit­ing to the baby show­er
  • Is there a spe­cif­ic baby show­er theme
  • Are there any friends help­ing you plan the baby show­er – if you have cre­ative friends, they could help you plan a unique and cre­ative baby show­er
  • What kind of per­son is the moth­er-to-be and what does she like
  • Will this be a women only baby show­er or will men also be invit­ed to the show­er

Once you have answered the above ques­tions, you can dive deep­er into prepar­ing the per­fect baby show­er invi­ta­tion. For your invite to be com­plete, you will need to include the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion:

  • Name of the moth­er-to-be and host(s)
  • Date
  • Loca­tion
  • Direc­tions (make sure to pro­vide clear direc­tions)
  • Phone num­ber(s) in case of ques­tions or in case the guest gets lost the day of the event
  • If the guests need to RSVP
  • What store is the moth­er-to-be reg­is­tered at
  • Theme of the par­ty — if any spe­cif­ic baby show­er theme is cho­sen
  • Dress code — for­mal, casu­al, semi-for­mal, dis­guised, etc
  • Let the baby show­er guests know if they need to bring any­thing in par­tic­u­lar to the event
  • Also, con­sid­er inform­ing the guests if they can bring anoth­er guest with them

One Response to Baby Shower Invitation Etiquette

  1. margie kocherhans May 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    i am hav­ing a baby show­er for my daugh­ter, she has had her baby boy and so do i say, in hon­or of Meghan Green (the mom)? or is there anoth­er word i can use.

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