Baby Shower Invitations: A Wording Guide  

Baby shower invitations wording can be tricky. You want to make sure that you word them perfectly, so that your guests know all the important information about the baby shower. In this blog post, we will provide a guide on how to word baby shower invitations perfectly. 

 We will discuss everything from who should be invited, to what needs to be included in the invitation itself. So, whether you are throwing a baby shower for your best friend or relative, setting up a Collection Pot for a new arrival or just getting organised, read on for some helpful tips! 

What kind of baby shower are you hosting?  

The first step in wording baby shower invitations is to decide what kind of baby shower you are hosting. Are you hosting a traditional baby shower? A surprise baby shower? Once you have decided on the type of baby shower, you can begin to word your invitations and make them perfect based on the kind of event they are attending! It would seem strange to have a very formal invite and then have the guests playing ‘what’s in the nappy’!  


Who should be invited to the baby shower?  

The next step is to decide who should be invited to the baby shower. Traditionally, baby showers are for close friends and family members. However, if you are planning a surprise baby shower, you may want to invite a wider range of people. Once you have decided on the guest list, you can begin wording your invitations.  


Now, it is time to start wording your invitations! There are a few key pieces of information that should be included in baby shower invitations.  

– The name of the person who is having the baby 

– The date, time and location of the baby shower 

– Any special instructions for guests (e.g., bring a gift for the baby). If you are requesting gifts for a baby shower, it is important to be specific. You can use something like, ” baby (surname) would love to have…”  This way, guests will know exactly what kinds of gifts to bring or the Collection Pot like, and they won’t feel like they need to spend a lot of money on the wrong things.  

– RSVP information 

Designing a baby shower invite   


After you have all the wording sorted, it is time to start thinking about the design of your baby shower invitations. You want your invitations to be beautiful and reflect the theme of the baby shower. If you are stuck for ideas, there are plenty of baby shower invitation templates available online. Once you have found a design you love, simply add you text and personalise it.  

The style of the event can inform the design. Here are some ideas:  

As you can see, there are so many ways to make a baby shower invite feel personal.  

Next – it’s time to think about the wording!  

Traditional baby shower invite wording  

If you are hosting a traditional baby shower, it is customary to include the name of the baby shower host on the invitation.  For example, “Please join us for a baby shower honouring Jane Doe.” – Edward and Julie Doe. We would be thrilled for you to join us as we celebrate before our due date in (month.)  

Join us at (location) from (time – end).  

We value you coming to share this special day with us. If you would like to bring a gift, we would appreciate small tokens such as vests, hats, bath time treats or cuddly toys, or you can contribute to our baby Collection Pot at this link: (LINK).  

Fun baby shower invite wording  

If you are wanting something that’s a little more fun, why not try these?  

“Ever wanted to eat a cupcake in the shape of a nappy? Perhaps you’ve always wondered if you could identify baby Edward or Julie (Mum/ Dad’s name) from celebrity babies? Join us for an afternoon of games and fun to celebrate the arrival of a wonderful new addition to the family. Time: Location:”  

We all know that Julie would love a bottle of (favourite drink) for after the birth so feel free to bring a bottle and if you’d like to contribute to a baby gift with us, please add to the Collection Pot at this link: (LINK) .  


Surprise baby shower invite wording  

If you are making a baby shower invitation for a surprise baby shower, you will want to word the invitation a bit differently. In this case, you would not include the name of the person who is having the baby on the invitation. 

“We wanted to surprise Julie with a celebration of her pregnancy and baby (surname), due (month of due date). Please join us for a surprise baby shower packed with games, gifts and memories for our friend!  

 Time: Location: 

We all know that Julie would never ask for anything, so we are surprising her again! If you’d like to contribute to a baby gift with us, please add to the Collection Pot at this link: (LINK) .  

Don’t forget this is a secret baby shower, so make sure you ‘keep mum!’  


We hope you have found this blog post helpful and that you now feel more confident in wording your baby shower invitations. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to do it. Why not set up your Collection Pot now? It’s free and can be used to gather funds for a treat for the new arrival – or for the parents!  

Happy baby shower planning! 🙂