Baby shower invitations establish the tone and mood of the baby shower long before the big day even arrives. Use a saying in the invitation that lets guests know what they can expect, whether you refer to the theme of the shower, reveal the baby's gender or simply use a baby-friendly saying that starts the "oohs" and "ahhs" early.
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Get your guests excited about the shower by using images and wording that correlate with the theme of the shower. For example, include words and sayings such as "It's a jungle out there," "Let's monkey around" or "Let's go wild" for a jungle- or safari-themed shower. Choose regal wording for a prince or princess shower, such as "Help us prepare for the princess' arrival." Write out a verse, poem, song or rhyme from your favourite fairy tale or nursery rhyme if it goes with the baby shower theme. For example, write a couple of verses from "Old MacDonald had a farm" if you're going with a farm theme.
Use the baby's gender as the basis for your invitation saying, especially if the parents haven't shared the information with many people yet. "Think pink" or "We're tickled pink" is common for a girl, while "true blue" is common for a boy. Insert the baby's gender into a short verse or poem if you'd prefer, such as "Sugar and spice, and everything nice, pigtails and bows, anything pink goes" works for a girl, while "Snips and snails, and puppy dog tails, trucks and other rugged toys, are what they'll need for their baby boy" works for a boy.
Use a poem, verse or saying to make special requests of your guests, such as if you'd like gifts to follow a certain theme or if you want guests to bring something specific. One common idea is to ask guests to bring a pack of diapers to help get the parents prepared. For example, "Mom and Dad could use a hand, as they prepare to enter baby-land, please bring a pack of Pampers, to make Mom and Dad happy campers." Another idea is to request guests to bring a book rather than a card, to build the baby's library. Word this request so guests understand what you're requesting and why, such as "Please sign your name in your favourite book rather than a card; To build Baby's library, it shouldn't be hard; Mom and Dad can read to the baby every night, while having your well wishes in plain, clear sight."
General Baby Sayings
General baby sayings work for any kind of shower, whether you want to keep the theme or gender a surprise or if you simply haven't decided on one yet. "Have you heard the forecast? A baby has been predicted, but first there will be a shower!" is commonly used and works with any theme. "Have you heard? The Jones family is growing by two feet!" is another alternative. If more than one baby is expected, let guests know with a simple saying, such as "Jana and Jim are doubly-blessed" or "Double the trouble," "Double the fun" or "Double the diapers" for twins.
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