Baby shower invitations can don’t have to be a big expense. When you get ready to help plan a baby shower for yourself or for a friend or relative, you’ll discover that there is lots to do. You must pick the theme of the shower, the colors, the cake design, the location, the decorations, and, of course, the invitations. Of course you can always choose simple, preprinted invitations. These can be bought at just about any department store, grocery store, or baby specialty shop. Why not create unique invitations, however, that not only invite others to share this special day but also create wonderful memories for the parents-to-be?
Helping Hands Baby Shower Invitations
As the date of birth nears, most expectant parents may feel slightly overwhelmed at all of the last minute preparations that need to be completed. A helping hands invitation will invite attendees to a baby shower, but it will also include a list of items or chores that need to be done before the baby arrives. Some suggested needs might be assembling a crib, painting the baby’s room, cutting the lawn after baby comes, etc. The invitation could feature dates and spaces for attendees to fill-in. Friends will need to R.S.V.P. back to the host so that conflicting times and chores can be rearranged. Hosts might want to plan a Saturday for all of the chores to be completed on, and they can refer to this as helping hands day!
Book Worm Baby Shower Invitations
These simple baby shower invitations can invite guests to attend a traditional baby shower. They will still shop for gifts using baby registry lists from local department stores. However, the invitation should also request that each guest bring a favorite child’s book to give to the baby. This can be an inexpensive book, but it is a great way to build a child’s library. Be sure to instruct shower guests to write their names in the book and maybe even a little message to the baby.
Couples Shower Invitations
The mom-to-be doesn’t have to be the only one to enjoy the shower. You can get dad into the picture, especially if you hold the shower on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. While the men may not enjoy the traditional games and presents that the women do, they can have their own celebration while enjoying a sporting event together. Encourage the men to bring their own gifts to give to the dad-to-be. They can be humorous gifts, such as earplugs, or they can be practical gifts, like masculine diaper bags. They can even bring sporting equipment to give to the new baby, such as balls, mits, rackets, etc.
Stock the Pantry Shower Invitations
Everybody knows that once baby arrives, there is little time or energy for anything other than taking care of her. If you are holding the baby shower right before or even right after the baby’s birth, you can invite guests to make their favorite casserole or dessert, freeze it, and give it to the new parents. The food can be placed in the freezer until needed.
Personalized Baby Shower Invitations
Finally, you’ll be sure to please the new mom by having personalized baby invitations created. If you know the name of the baby, you can have it printed on the invitations. Many printer and stationary shops have books full of designs for you to choose from. You can also order personalized invitations from the Internet.