Friday, May 23, 2014

Baby Shower Invitation Wording and Baby Sprinkle Wording Ideas for Gift Suggestions

As many of you know, I have a line of custom Baby Shower and Baby Sprinkle invitations on my Sweet Leigh Mama Etsy Shop. One of the top questions I get each day from my customers is, "How should I word this?" or "The mom-to-be only wants gift cards - how can I put that without being tacky?" or "This is the second (or third, fourth...) child, so they'd really just like diapers and wipes - how can I say that on the invite?" I've developed a few cute rhymes and poems to include on Baby Shower invitations to pass along the mom-to-be's wishes without throwing etiquette completely out the window : )

But before all that, here's some advice I give to all my customers: there's no need to dance around the issue of gifts. If someone is coming to the baby shower or baby sprinkle, they WANT to bring a gift to the mom-to-be and precious baby. And they want to give the mom-to-be to something USEFUL - whether that be a Diaper Genie off the registry, diapers and wipes, or a gift card, if that's what the family needs to prepare for the baby's arrival. So communicating the mom-to-be's wishes regarding gifts isn't rude - it's your job as a host, and guests will feel good knowing they brought something the mom-to-be WANTS and NEEDS : ) If a guest finds it offensive, they can stay home and stick their nose in an Emily Post biography. Just saying...

Now, on to the ways to word gift requests and the mom-to-be's wishes on a Baby Shower or Baby Sprinkle invitation:

HOSTING A BABY SPRINKLE INSTEAD OF A BABY SHOWER

Bottles, diapers and wipes galore,
Michael and Diane are having one more!
Big Sister Lilah has plenty to share,
This is only a "Sprinkle" to show that we care.

OR

Baby smiles and giggles galore,
Sophie and Matt are having one more!
Big Brother Joey has plenty to share,
This is only a "Sprinkle" to show that we care.


MOM DOESN'T WANT TO OPEN GIFTS - ALSO PERFECT FOR THE ECO-FRIENDLY MOM WHO DOESN'T LIKE TO WASTE WRAPPING PAPER

The adorable baby gifts will be put on display,
So no need to wrap in any way.
A ribbon or twine will do just fine,
Leaving Priscilla free to visit and dine.


MOM DOESN'T WANT LARGE GIFTS - JUST WANTS DIAPERS, WIPES AND THE BASICS

Bring diapers and wipes and new baby toys -
Just little gifts to share in her joy!


MOM WANTS GIFT CARDS INSTEAD OF TYPICAL GIFTS - GIFT CARD ONLY BABY SHOWER

Mommy and Daddy aren't quite sure
What they'll need once the baby is born.
Please bring a gift card for the parents-to-be
So they'll be ready for whatever they need.


SECOND (OR THIRD, FOURTH...) CHILD AND MOM JUST WANTS DIAPERS AND WIPES

Big Brother Evan has plenty to share,
This baby sprinkle is to help Mommy prepare.
With diapers and wipes and all the essentials,
To make the new baby feel extra special.


MOM DOESN'T WANT ANY GIFTS AT BABY SHOWER

Your presence is our present. Please no gifts.


MOM WANTS GUESTS TO BRING BOOKS INSTEAD OF GIFTS

Baby Smith already has all that he needs,
but books are always welcome for Mom and Dad to read.
So just bring your favorite fairytale or storybook,
And help create the baby's special reading nook.

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  7. Happy to know about these baby shower invitation wording. Thank you so much for sharing them here. Was really looking for such ideas in preparing themed baby shower for my sister. Will arrange it at one of San Francisco venues. Very excited for the day.

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