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Getting The Baby Shower Invitation Wording Right

If you have decided to make your own baby shower invites, you will need to learn the basics of baby shower invitation wording.  There can be different phrases and unique words implemented into a baby shower invitation to entice your guests and make your invitations interesting.  Whether you are planning your own baby shower or if you are planning it for a friend or family member,it’s a good idea to do a little research on how to properly word your invitations.

Invitation Wording Basics

As with the majority of invitations, there are basic features that must be put into the invitation.  These basic words help to provide a structured appeal to the event and to inform guests on where it is held and what time to arrive by.  Some of the basics for invitation wording include:

  • Name (of the mother-to-be and the host of the event)
  • Date (of the baby shower)
  • Venue (of the baby shower)
  • Directions (if necessary, to the venue)
  • Phone Numbers (in the event that attendees need to contact the host for further information)
  • RSVP (to help the host gather an accurate number as to who will be attending the shower)

baby shower invitation wordingNursery Rhymes

Another cute alternative to traditional baby shower invitations is to use a nursery rhyme to describe the event and how important it is to the mother-to-be.  Considering that you will be planning a baby shower, there is nothing that suits the event better than a nursery rhyme.  There are dozens of different original nursery rhymes that have been rewritten to accommodate baby showers, as an example:

“Hey diddle diddle, have you seen (mother-to-be)’s middle?  The baby will be here soon.  Please join us for a baby shower in honor of (name of the baby), on (date), at (address of the venue).”

Poems or Quotes

For hosts that are looking to make the shower more about the mother-to-be than the baby, consider using a nice poem or quote that the expecting mother enjoys.  This will help to add a personal touch to the invitations, plus everyone who is close to her will know the true meaning of the wording.  Using an insightful and meaningful poem or quote can help the mother-to-be understand that the entire event is truly for her.

Invitation Wording Samples

Wording #1

Help our growing family celebrate

this special ocasion on _______.

Wording #2

You’re invited to a baby shower,

Please save the date for ______.

Wording #3

Here’s a chance to join another baby shower,

Join ______ family on ______ for this party.

Gift Registry

Much like a wedding, you may want to consider adding information pertaining to the mother-to-be’s gift registry on the invitation.  This will help the guests to find the perfect gifts for their friend or family member that she has requested.  Gift registries can be quite beneficial to help with the present aspect of throwing a baby shower.

The Wording Theme

One of the most important factors to consider when contemplating the invitation wording is whether the shower will have a theme.  Once you have chosen a theme, choosing the appropriate wording will be far simpler.  Also, choosing a theme will assist you with determining what you want the invitations to look like and if you want any specific designs on the invitations.  As an example, if the shower has an “Under the Sea” theme, you can concentrate on a blue invitation with starfish decals.

The wording can either make or break an invitation, therefore it is imperative that you include all of the above components to your invitations.  There are thousands of different creative options open to you if you are planning to throw a baby shower and make your own invitations.  Whether you want to consider using a nursery rhyme or if you would prefer to use an influential quote that means a lot to the mother-to-be, the above tips can be quite useful for creating invitations.

Planning a baby shower can be an exciting task, especially for individuals who enjoy expressing their creativity.  Creating decorations and planning a cake are two important components to throwing a baby shower, but it is also important to create baby shower invitation templates.  With the use of templates you will be able to print out multiple copies of the same invitation, meanwhile personalizing them for each guest.  Templates have become increasingly popular as more individuals have begun using their computers for tasks that they otherwise would have used a pen and paper for.  Below are the supplies that will be needed in order to create your own baby shower invitation wording.

More Wording Samples!

Wording #4

As you heard our family is growing,

You’re invited to our special baby shower on ________.

Wording #5

A new baby girl is joining our family!

Help support our family by attending our baby shower!

Wording #6


Help us in celebrating two boys into the world!

The party takes place on_____.

Computer, Mouse and Keyboard

The three most important supplies that you will need if you have decided to make your own baby shower invitation wordings are a computer, a mouse, and a keyboard.  Considering that you will be using computer software programs, you must ensure that you have the necessary tools so that you can use the programs.  Any type of computer will work, as long as you have a reasonable amount of storage space. You will be using images with your templates, therefore you will want to be able to save the photos to your hard drive without slowing your computer down.

Microsoft Word

The first program that you can use to create  invitation wording is Microsoft Word and many individuals find this program to be the simplest to use.  The reason for this being that Word enables users to create their own templates by using a template wizard.  A wizard is essentially a step-by-step guide that permits you to customize your own template without having to navigate through the individual tools on the program yourself.  Another added benefit of Microsoft Word is that it is a free program that is generally preloaded onto computers that are running Windows operating systems.

Open Source Word Processors

For individuals who do not have Microsoft Word preloaded onto their Windows computers or if you are using a computer with a different operating system, you may find open source word processors to be more advantageous.  These programs are offered online and are completely free – and legal.  Open source software provides you with the opportunity to have a word processor on your computer without having to pay for an expensive program.  You will be able to complete all of the tasks that you would be able to complete in competitor word processors such as Word.

Adobe Photoshop

For a more expensive and technical approach to template creation, Adobe Photoshop can be quite beneficial for individuals who want to express the utmost amount of creativity.  There are thousands of unique and interesting tasks that can be completed in Photoshop ranging from creating your own graphics to personalizing the background of the invitations.  You can also complete traditional word processing tasks such as creating text boxes and personalizing the information on the invitations.  The only detriment associated with Photoshop is that it can be far more expensive than other free or inexpensive software programs.  Though it does give you the most amount of creative options when creating baby shower invitations.

Online Resources

There are other creative baby shower planners who have made their own baby shower wording and have posted them on the internet for public use.  With that being said, you can simply download the template that you are interested in and replace the generic information with the information about your planned shower.  This option seems to be the most popular as many party planners do not have the time to create their own invitations.  It is not only effective in terms of time but it is also cost effective.

Even More Wording Samples!

Wording #7

______ family is having a baby shower

come join us for this special event

Wording #8

A new baby girl is coming into our family,

The baby shower for her is on ____.

Wording #9

Come stop by for a fun baby baby,

Plenty of food, friends, and laughs!

Wording #10

Enjoy a unique baby shower,

Celebrate it with us!