Hosting a baby shower for your friends or loved ones who are expecting is a wonderful way to celebrate such an exciting development in their lives! If you’ve decided to take on the challenge of planning the perfect shower, don’t worry—Tiny Prints is here to help with fun baby shower invitations, etiquette tips, style inspiration and more.
To get started, make sure you follow these basic guidelines for baby shower etiquette:
Who to Invite
Invite the dear friends and family of the expectant parents, and then ask the parents-to-be to finalize the guest list to ensure that no one accidentally slips through the cracks. If the family has had a shower before, you can shorten the guest list by only inviting only their closest friends or those who haven’t been to a shower for them in the past.
When to Throw a Baby Shower
Host the shower a month or two before the baby’s due date. This allows the family time to register for shower-appropriate gifts they still need before the baby arrives. If you’re looking for an alternative option due to scheduling difficulties, you can throw a welcoming shower a few weeks after the baby’s arrival to accommodate special out-of-town guests or other extenuating circumstances.
When to Send Baby Shower Invitations
Send baby shower invitations to local guests at least two to three weeks prior to the event. If your baby shower includes out-of-town guests, send invitations at least one month in advance. Make sure the invitations include important details, including the party theme and any items the guests should bring.
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