Traditionally, baby showers are a strictly female-only affair, although these days some women like inviting their partners, too, and it may be a nice way for the dad to feel more involved.
Make it clear on the invitations whether you are expecting it to be strictly women only, or are inviting men, babies and/or kids, too. If there are children coming, it’s worth asking a trusted friend or relative to act as babysitter and entertain the little ones so the guests (and the mum-to-be) can really enjoy the party.
Your baby shower is not the time to be networking outside the office, or trying on new fancy friendships. Instead, keep your invitation list to your nearest and dearest – friends and family who will genuinely enjoy spending a couple of hours with you celebrating your impending birth.
How many friends should I invite to my baby shower?
Like all parties, there are no rules about the guest list but the number of guests you invite will dictate the type of baby shower you have – large numbers of guests will effect the number and type of games you can play, and catering the event becomes more of a consideration once you invite more than 20 guests.
Generally, baby showers are more intimate events where family and friends can meet and mingle so try to keep your guest list smallish – remember, this is not a re-enactment of your wedding minus the groom!
Baby shower invitations
There is a huge variety of ready-made baby shower invitations available for purchase, or you may prefer to hand-make something more personal. Another popular option is to have personalised baby shower invitations printed – as the guest list of a baby shower is usually under 20 guests, the costs of personalised invitations doesn’t become prohibitive.
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