Baby showers are fun, celebratory events and the invitations should reflect the exciting mood. Along with the design of the invitation, the wording can help to set the tone. There are numerous options for baby shower invitations; you may choose to let your creative side out, or you can keep the wording simple by including just the necessary party information.
Choose the theme and formality of the baby shower, which will set the tone for the wording. A theme that is whimsical in nature can allow for more creative wording, whereas a more traditional shower may require wording that is kept simple and to the point.
Write the greeting, which tells the guests the meaning of the invitation. For example, “You are invited to a baby shower for Julie Jones!”
List the details of the shower. This includes the date, time and location of the party. The order of the information is up to your discretion; some people prefer to list the date first and others feel the location should come before the date and time.
Provide a telephone number and e-mail for the invitees to RSVP. You may want to include a date that the guests should respond by so that you are able to properly plan the food with the caterer. The RSVP contact information can also be used by the guests should they have any questions about the party.
Tell the guests where the guest of honor is registered for gifts. Let the invitees know if there is a particular theme to the party as well; some may choose to purchase gifts that go along with the theme.
Inform the guests if there is a particular dress code. Is baby shower more on the formal or casual side?
Attach directions to the party location to the invitation. You can have separate direction cards printed and attach them to the primary invitation with a paper clip. Paper clips come in all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes and you can choose one that matches the invitation.
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