Congratulations! You just found out that you’re pregnant and the fun of baby shower planning has just begun! You’re probably asking yourself questions like what theme will I go for? What wording is used? How do I start addressing the invitations and am I missing anything?

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Baby Shower Invitation Etiquette

Before you decide how you want to word your baby shower invitation, it is good to figure out the traditional etiquette of them and what is normally done.

What To Include on Your Baby Shower Invitation

Make sure that you include all of the necessary information. You should include the name of the parents, the date and time of the event. Include the location of the event and if it's being hosted by someone that is not one of the parents, include them too. If you know the name and gender of the child, you can also include those in the shower invitation (or keep it a secret if you are planning on keeping it a surprise).

Who To Invite To The Baby Shower

Decide on the kind of baby shower you want first and the who comes after. It can be co-ed or you can have two showers. You can have a traditional baby shower that is all women/ families for the mom. And you can have a diaper party that is all men/ casual friends for the dad. Next, form a guest list and include their names and addresses on the list. If you need help keeping organised, download our free guest list here.

When To Send Out Invitations For The Baby Shower

Try to send the invitations out at least 4 to 6 weeks before the shower. Guests will have enough time to clear their schedules, get back to you on whether or not they can come, and buy a gift for the baby. Sending your invites with enough time for your guests to plan is crucial.

Baby Boy Shower Invitation Wording

Welcome your little boy into the world with some excitement. These ideas may give you the right words to share your excitement with your guests: 

  • “Oh Boy! Come help us shower ______.”
  • “Come help us celebrate baby boy _____.”
  • “It’s a boy! Come and celebrate our little boy.”
  • “We are excited to welcome our little boy into the family. Help us celebrate.”
  • “Everything will be light blue; we hope to celebrate our baby boy with you!”
  • “A baby boy is on the way! You’re invited to come celebrate our newest addition.”

Baby Girl Shower Invitation Wording

The perfect wording for the invitation to get everyone else as excited as you are for your little girl;

  • “A precious baby girl is almost here!”
  • “Come help us shower _____ with love.”
  • “We’re tickled pink to announce there is a girl on the way.”
  • “A little lady is on the way!”
  • “A baby girl is on the way, so we are showering her mom with gifts for the big day.”
  • “It’s a girl! Come & celebrate our little girl.”
  • “Please join us for a shower to honour ____ and her daughter _____.”

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Gender Neutral Shower Invitation Wording

Keep your baby's gender a surprise and create excitement with these wording ideas:

  • “Our little one is on the way.”
  • “Let’s celebrate the baby on the way”
  • “Whether it is a boy or a girl, come help us shower our special baby.”
  • “Oh, baby! There’s a special someone on the way.”
  • “Let’s celebrate this special day. ______’s baby is on the way.”
  • “Little man, or little lady? It’s a surprise for us too! Come join us celebrating our newest addition to the family.”

Gender Reveal Shower Invitation Wording

Use your baby shower as a time to surprise everyone with the gender of your baby. These are some cute gender reveal invitation wordings.

  • “Girl or boy? Either way we will be filled with joy.”
  • “He or she, what do you think our little baby will be?”
  • “Blue or pink, what do you think? Come find out!”
  • “It’s time for a bows or bow-ties party.”
  • “Will our baby be a girl or boy? Come see at our gender reveal party.”

Co-ed Baby Shower Invitation Wording

A co-ed baby shower is less traditional than a normal baby shower. Mention both parents’ names on the invitation, to make sure your guests know it is co-ed.

  • “Come join us for a couple’s shower. All are invited and welcome to come.”
  • “Let’s shower both mommy and daddy before the big day.”
  • “Come celebrate the soon-to-be parents! This couple’s shower will welcome baby ___”
  • “Mr. and Mrs. would like to invite you in welcoming their baby into the world.”
  • “_____ and _____ invite you to their co-ed baby shower.”

Book Instead Of Card Invitation Wording

A nice touch to a baby shower involves receiving books instead of cards. 

  • • “You are invited to celebrate our newest addition! Please bring a book and sign the inside for our little one.”
    • “If you would be so kind, instead of a card, please bring a book that you have signed.”
    • “We have one request that will not be too hard, please bring a book instead of a card.”
    • “Whether it be well-loved, or brand new, please bring us a book that’s signed by you.”
    • “Let’s start this baby on a journey of reading. Instead of a card, it is a book we are needing.”

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Other Baby Celebration Wording

Baby showers are not always traditional. They can incorporate the daddy-to-be and be less formal. 

Diaper Party

A diaper party is a baby shower for the father-to-be. It is a more casual celebration and rather than guests bringing presents they bring diapers for the couple. Normally enjoyed with beer.

  • “Come join us for a diaper & wipes party.”
  • “Bottoms up! Bring your diapers and wipes to celebrate our baby on the way.”
  • “A baby is brewing. Come join us for a diaper party celebration.”

Baby Sprinkle

A baby sprinkle is a simple baby shower. There are fewer decorations and it’s more of a casual shower.

  • “Come sprinkle our baby with love.”
  • “Twinkle Twinkle, it’s a sprinkle!”
  • “Come join ____ and ____ for a baby sprinkle.”
  • “With a baby on the way, join us for our baby sprinkle.”