Think about it this way: The typical baby shower should take place around your sixth or seventh month, and shower invitations should be sent out about four weeks beforehand. So you’re looking at about your five- or six-month mark. Earlier than that, guests might forget. And any later, they’re more likely to have already made plans.

The reason the best time for the shower is somewhere between the end of the second trimester and the beginning of the third trimester is that this is the time when you’re likely to be feeling good and looking plenty pregnant, with a nice-size bump. But you won’t have reached the point where you’re super uncomfortable or risk going into labor before the event. Another added bonus? You’ll have time to write your thank-you notes before baby is born—and time is really at a premium.

Remember that by the time your friend sends out the invites, you should already have registered for gifts, since guests will probably immediately start browsing your gift list. Luckily, you can find out baby’s sex (if you choose to) around week 20, so you’ll be able to add boy or girl gifts to the list.

Baby showers are such a special occasion, and should be treated as such. You start to wonder. Who should be invited to a baby shower? A new life is going to enter the world, and two other people will have their lives forever changed in a way they never though imaginable! The celebration should not be stressful in anyway for the mom-to-be – it should be one of her favorite memories of all time.

Deciding on the guest list can sometimes create a little bit of a stress in itself. Should it be a large party, or just a few close friends in attendance? Should the dad’s side of friends and family be included, or should it only be the expecting moms side? All of these questions can bring unnecessary anxiety when it comes to planning the first step of the baby shower – the guest list.

It is generally and widely expected to include the expecting fathers side of the family in the baby shower. After all, he is about to become a parent also! His family should certainly be included.  In some cases though, it may be more uncomfortable to have them there than it would be beneficial. For example, if the couple is no longer together and there are harsh feelings toward one another, it may not be the best idea to include his side.

If there are amicable feelings towards each other, and the mother-to-be is comfortable with it, then it is perfectly acceptable (and even recommended, since she will have contact with him and his family know for at least the next 18 years) to have one large baby shower with both the mother and father’s side. Keeping the peace between families is very important, for the child’s sake.

The size of the guest list will depend on a lot of different factors. Some being the size of where the baby shower will be held, and whether or not the mother-to-be wants to invite everyone she knows and their mother, or if she just wants to keep it small and intimate. Keep in mind – the more people she invites, the more goodies she will receive for her new bundle of joy – which is never a bad thing!

Inviting co-workers is also an idea! Many people become close because they work together, and the chances are high the mother-to-be has made some work friends that would like to participate in the celebration. Co-workers on the fathers side is also an option.

If the guests list becomes very large, there is always the option of breaking the baby shower into more than one shower, if needed. For example, you could have one shower for family only, and then another one for co-workers only. The same person doesn’t have to be the one to host it – a family member on one side could host the family shower, and a friend could host the co-worker shower. If the expecting parents have large families, another option would be to have a baby shower for the moms side, and then another one for the dads side.

There is no right or wrong way when deciding on the guest list for a baby shower. The most important thing here is the mother-to-be is going to celebrate her new arrival, and she’s going to leave making out like a bandit. Okay, maybe not like a bandit, but you get my point. She’ll have plenty of stuff to take home to her nursery.

Baby Shower Invitations For Girls

Baby Shower invitations for girls are probably our most selling invites. You will see one of our most popular invitations in the picture above. These were a set of prints that we printed on Matte paper. The colors of the hearts can be changed, the background color can be changed or lightened as well. Free envelopes and shipping starts at a flat $5 as well.

You can purchase these specific invitations here: