From decorating the nursery to shopping for baby clothes, preparing for a new baby is an exciting occasion. Share the joy with loved ones by planning a stylish baby shower for the mom-to-be. Minted has unique baby shower invitations designed to perfectly complement the guest of honor, no matter her style. From animals to tea party, and everything in between, we have a design for every party theme. Looking to plan a shower around the gender of the incoming baby? Select the perfect boy baby shower invitations, or adorable girl invitations to match your event. Guests will love the chic designs, and the quality to match. Once you’re finished picking out the perfect invitation, consider accessorizing your full suite with matching thank you cards, favor tags, and stickers, to create a complete look for the entire celebration.
A RANGE OF THEMES FOR EVERY TYPE OF BABY SHOWER
Minted baby shower invitations come in a variety of themes, from cute floral designs to colorful animal designs to fun car and plane designs. The invitation is the first introduction that guests will have to the party, so the theme of the invitation provides a jumping off point for the rest of the shower. If you opt for an animal theme, you could consider showcasing a “mommy and me” illustration, such as with this Elephant Shower invitation by Lori Wemple. This unique foil-pressed baby shower invitation has a colorful palette and playful design, bringing an adorable, illustrative touch to the invitation. Or, consider a cute travel design such as Baby Train by Baumbirdy, and celebrate the many adventures to come for the little one on the way. Each themed collection has a range of designs that are available in multiple color schemes, to suit the design and tone of your party. Planning to have a Fall shower? Quickly change the color swatch of your favorite design to earth tones and give your invitation an autumnal feel. Is your friend, sister or loved one expecting a Spring baby? Select one of our many pastel colors and instantly give your invitation a fresh, Spring look.
INVITATION IDEAS FOR BABY BOYS AND GIRLS
Minted has a wide range of baby shower invitations for boys and girls as well as gender neutral invitations. Just use our gender filter to quickly view targeted designs. For classic boy-themed designs, consider opting for one of our animal- and sports-themed designs, in a variety of blue or green hues. Or, for a more modern take on the traditional invitation, consider pairing neutral yellows and greys, or navy with gold, for an invitation design that subtly conveys a boy is on the way. For classic baby shower invitations for girls, consider one of our many chic designs in a shade of pink, orange or red. For a less traditional approach, consider a brighter, more illustrative design, such as Winter Skate by Meggy Masters, that uses a wide variety of colors with prominent pops of hot pink. This will hint that a little girl is on the way, without spelling it out.
For those who are less interested in a boy- or girl-specific baby shower invitation design, consider our gender neutral invitations, that could work for any newborn. These invitations cover a wide range of color palettes, from warm, neutral designs to bright illustrations with all the colors of the rainbow. They also cover a wide variety of themes, from unique city designs, to chic, minimalist designs with beautiful typography.
BABY SHOWER INVITATION FORMATS
Our invitations come in a variety of formats, from luxe foil-pressed invitations to smart and chic postcards. Our foil pressed invitations contain real, hand-pressed gold, silver and rose-gold foil and are printed on luxe paper. They will make a stunning first impression among your guests when the invitation is pulled out of the envelope. Want to elevate your invitation even further? Consider adding a matching foil envelope liner, pre-printed so you don’t need to assemble any further.
The postcard format is an alternative, unique way to design your baby shower invitation. While our classic invitation cards are sized at 5” x 7”, our postcards are slightly smaller at 4.25” x 6”. All you need to do is add a stamp to the postcard and drop it in the mailbox. No envelope required means that with this eco-friendly option, you save money on postage and reduce your overall paper consumption.
HOW TO WORD YOUR INVITATIONS
Picking a unique invitation design is often the easy and fun part of the process. Figuring out what to write, however, can be challenging. That’s why we’ve broken down baby shower invitations wording & etiquette into a simple list. All invitations have four basic components; the name of the guest(s) of honor, event information, RSVP information and (if applicable) the name of the registry. Minted’s invitations come with a variety of unique backer designs, giving you plenty of room to incorporate all of this information. If you prefer folded cards, then the interiors are also uniquely designed to convey the information in a beautiful way.
When considering what information to include on your card, think carefully about the type of celebration you are hosting. Is it being hosted by one parent or both? If the latter, then make sure to include both parents’ names on the invitation. Is the gender of the newborn going to be revealed at the gathering? If so, consider selecting a gender reveal party invitation for a unique touch. Finally, if you have any special requests from the attendees, such as gifts from a particular location, or no gifts at all, make sure it is clearly displayed on the invitation.
ACCESSORIES TO MATCH YOUR INVITES
Once you’ve designed an adorable baby shower invite for the mom-to-be, finish off your look with matching accessories. Our baby shower thank you cards feature the freshest designs sourced from our community of independent artists and are printed on luxe paper with premium inks. If you’re planning a baby celebration for a loved one, thank you cards make a great gift for the mother-to-be. Planning to have sweet treats at the shower? Drop them into our pastel colored dip-dyed favor boxes and finish the look with luxe ribbon and a matching favor sticker. Or, if you have larger return gifts, place them into our dip-dyed canvas tote bags and personalize them with your guest’s name debossed on a genuine leather tag.
UNIQUE, PERSONALIZED GIFTS
Once you have your baby shower invitations and matching accessories figured out, the next thing to think about is the gift for the mom- or parents-to-be. As mentioned above, thank you cards make for a thoughtful gift. Another great idea is to gift a Heart Snapshot Mix ® with photos of all the guests. This unique keepsake will be treasured by the parents-to-be, serving as a thoughtful reminder of the loved ones in their life. The Heart Snapshot Mix ® is available in a range of sizes, backgrounds and colors, including new foil-pressed designs to make the gift shine. You can even add photo filters for a modern touch.
WHEN TO SEND YOUR INVITATIONS
Typically, baby-welcoming parties take place around the sixth or seventh month of pregnancy. You want to give your guests enough time to plan around it, so expect to give them about a month’s notice with the invitation. If you are including information about the baby registry, make sure you connect with the mom-to-be on what items to include on the registry during the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy. This way, the registry information will be good to go by the time you send out the baby shower invitations. Finally, plan to shop for party decor, thank you cards and other gifts, roughly three weeks before the shower, to give yourself plenty of time to pull together a truly unique and memorable shower. Coordinating among different groups of people, especially those with complicated travel schedules or who live in other parts of the country, is likely to create complexity. It’s best to build it into your timeline in advance.
As you select a baby shower invitation design, think carefully about what season the shower falls under. Although the baby may be born in the Summer, the shower may be hosted in the Spring. Picking a design that is seasonally relevant makes the occasion feel even more in-the-moment, and will help create a coordinated look between the environment, invitations, party favors, and the clothes that guests are wearing.
WHAT TO DO ON THE DAY: BABY SHOWER GAMES
One of the most fun aspects of a baby-welcoming celebration are the games played on the day. Minted offers a range of free baby shower game printables, covering all types of word, bingo and baby guessing games. All in a variety of themes! Print as many as you’d like for your guests, and always remember to keep a few extra on hand in case someone wants a do-over. Also, as you gear up for the new arrival, it’s not too early to start looking for a beautiful birth announcement. Consider gifting the mom-to-be a Minted gift certificate, so she can browse our gorgeous photo birth announcements.