For when pink is mom’s favourite colour and she’s long dreamed of adding a tiny princess to her family.
Is she a mama-to-be who craves ice cream on the regular? Or maybe you simply plan on serving plenty of sweet treats at her shower. Either way, an invitation depicting a pastel ice-cream cart is the only answer.
Buy it: Eating for Two by Hudson Meet Rose, $90/pk of 45, Minted
This classic printed invitation on natural cardstock suits a multitude of themes while subtly hinting at the arrival of a baby girl.
Buy it: Baby Flowers by Poppy Studio, $81/pk of 50, Shutterfly
Perfect for a shower with a princess, ballet or animal theme, this delicate invitation showcases a watercolour swan wreathed in foliage.
Buy it: Swan Princess by Glamyland, $128/pk of 50, Zazzle
Pink stripes, delicate florals and a baby deer make this invitation worthy of a spring shower or woodland animal theme.
Buy it: Girl baby shower invitation by Vocatio, $130/ pk of 50, Etsy
Cute baby shower invitations for boys
For when the baby has XY chromosomes and mom’s ready to shout it from the rooftops.
Bundle of Joy
Modern and chic: That’s what she is. But she’s still a little bit of a sap. This invitation is simplicity itself and puts the main event (that bouncing baby BOY) front and centre.
Buy it: Swaddled by Annie Holmquist, $90/pk of 45, Minted
Thinking of a campground, Canadiana or adventure theme for the little lumberjack’s shower? This invitation is inspired by log cabins, fir trees and flannel onesies and suits an outdoorsy mom or couple.
Buy it: Lumberjack Flannel by Your Main Event Prints, $132/pk of 50, Zazzle
Up and Away
It’s a bunny and he’s in a hot air balloon—cutest! Print up a set if you’re planning a classic blue baby shower or like the aesthetic of Beatrix Potter’s storybooks.
Buy it: Hot Air Balloon, $49/pk of 50, Vistaprint
Cute gender-neutral baby shower invitations
For when the baby’s sex is a surprise, mom enjoys a creative invitation or she’s just not into gender constructs.
Mom has a sense of humour and isn’t too sentimental. Choose an invitation that’s quirky, too.
Buy it: Fruits of Labour by Cheree Berry, free digital, Paperless Post
A little nostalgic, this invitation harkens back to vintage toys and tools of childhood. If the mom-to-be loves a nod to the past, this Rifle Paper Co. design fits.
Buy it: The Baby Basics by Rifle Paper Co., free digital, Paperless Post
A porcupine, a skunk and a bunny walk into a baby shower… Choose this one if mom is an animal lover.
Buy it: Woodland Friends by Stacy Claire Boyd, $81/pk of 50, Shutterfly
Over the Moon
If mom is into astrology or astronomy (or her favourite kid’s book is Goodnight Moon), choose an invitation painted with the moon’s phases.
Buy it: To the Moon and Beyond by Bohemian Sunday Design, $10 each, Etsy
She loves a pun and calls her baby a fresh loaf or a tiny cinnamon roll. Get. This. Evite.
Buy it: Bun in the Oven, $25/pk of 40, Evite