The first step to throwing a baby shower is deciding on the invitations. Once you have the guest list, it’s time to start planning.
There’s a special place in my heart for handmade invitations, and you can really get creative here. Plus, it’s the first indication of the good times that will be had at the party, so wouldn’t you want to make a statement?
I love this adorable onesie invitation by Becky of StampThat.com. This could work for a boy or a girl by changing up the colors and using gender specific (or not) details. Click here for the full tutorial.
Whether you make them yourself, or employ someone crafty…here’s a list of do’s and don’ts to think about.
Relate the invitation somehow to the mom-to-be. A hobby, her career, or her favorite place. Maybe even incorporate baby pictures of the mom and dad to be. Of course, whatever you do for the invitation can be the repeated theme throughout the actual shower to make the party even more special.
Use unexpected materials. I love the idea of using unexpected media or objects you wouldn’t normally expect from an invitation to make it extra special.
Honor the requests of the mom-to-be. For my shower, I asked my sister to request that people write a note inside their favorite baby book in lieu of a greeting card. It was great because it left my baby with a nice little library, and we still read the notes her loved ones left.
Enclose items that people will have to bring to the shower. Like advice cards for example. People won’t remember to bring items like this, so it’s best to keep things like this at the shower.
Overcomplicate the details. The old adage applies: Keep it simple. You want the invitation to be easy to read and to the point. The who, the what, when and where is all you need.