If you or a special family in your life are expecting a little boy, nothing celebrates the impending arrival like a thoughtful baby shower. You’ve sent the pregnancy announcement, threw a gender reveal, and now it’s time for the final bash before baby. Welcome guests to this sweet event by finding the right baby shower invitations for boys to represent your family. Read on for cute invitation ideas that will help you honor the parents-to-be before their little man’s arrival.
How to Create the Perfect Boy Baby Shower Invitation for a Classic Shower
A classic baby shower is a great way to celebrate a new baby. Traditional baby showers are usually held as a weekend brunch at a restaurant or in someone’s home. Guests are encouraged to bring a gift from the new parent’s registry. They can expect an afternoon of food, games, and celebrations for the guest of honor.
In order to let guests know this is the kind of event they’ll be attending, a classic baby shower invitation, like this sweet stork, is the way to go. Include the location, time, and RSVP deadline within the invitation wording. Be sure to include where the couple is registered if gifts are encouraged.
Even if you’re having a classic shower, there are still ways to personalize the party. For example, if your guest of honor is a bookworm, perhaps you can encourage guests to bring books instead of a card with this fun poem:
“We have a request that isn’t too hard, please bring a book instead of a card.”
Classic Baby Shower Invitations to Suit Your Theme
Even if you’re having a classic event, you can still create a fun baby shower theme. Greenvelope offers an array of unique baby shower invites for boy-specific themes. To find the perfect theme for your shower, confer with the future parents first. Are they planning to decorate the nursery in a specific style? This is a great place to start for the theme since guests may follow suit with their gift options. Consider one of these classic themes for boys.
Little Lumberjack Boy Invitation
Adventurous couples will love a rugged lumberjack theme. The tartan pattern and rustic wood backdrop on Little Lumberjack or Monochrome Forest’s watercolor trees are right at home in a shower held at a lodge or shabby-chic restaurant. Decorate with plaid, bears, and burlap party supplies. Simple mason jars with baby’s breath would make great centerpieces.
Elephant Baby Shower Invitation
Have a blast with an elephant boy theme. Stacked Elephants offers a spring-inspired color palette for a look that says “It’s a Boy!” Choose Sweet Elephants and decorate with elephants and peanuts, or take it to the next level with a full circus theme inspired by Come One, Come All.
Twin Shower Boy Invitation
If your guest of honor is having twins, go for a twice is nice theme. For boys, It’s A Double is the perfect option for a baseball party, times two. Serve up pigs in a blanket and peanuts, and decorate with an all-American baseball style or your favorite team’s colors. Baby boys are guaranteed to receive a jersey or two.
Nautical Themed Invitation
Waterfront locations beg for a nautical theme like Anchor Aweigh, Happy Whale, or Whimsical Sea Creatures. Decorate with anchors, rope, shells, and sea creatures of all kinds, and get ready to shell-abrate.
How to Create Non-Traditional Baby Shower Invitations for Boys
While there’s nothing wrong with the tried and true, perhaps a non-conventional baby shower party is best for your family. If tiny sandwiches aren’t your thing, consider one of these off-the-beaten-path ideas. Then find the perfect invitation to let your guests know the bash is anything but ordinary.
Jack and Jill Baby Shower
Who says couples can’t be involved? Your little man’s baby shower can include the guys as well. Opt for a brewery bash with Something’s Brewing or host a Backyard Baby-Q. On your invitation, include registry information and ask guests to pick up a pack of diapers. Then host all of your favorite friends for a laid-back couple’s shower.
These days, showers aren’t just for the first-born. Second-time parents may have all of the gear but still need a fresh stock of supplies like wipes and diapers. Or if their first born was a baby girl, parents will need onesies and accessories for the baby boy to be. Choose from an array of baby sprinkle invitations like Sprinkle Confetti. In the text, indicate to guests if there is a registry or if small gifts, like diapers and supplies, are welcome.
Sip and See
The time leading up to your due date can be hectic and stressful. Some soon-to-be mamas might not feel up to being part of a big baby shower during this busy time. A new trend in showers is a Sip & See, which are held after baby is born in lieu of or in addition to a traditional shower.
Browse an array of sip-and-see invitations and welcome guests to come and meet the new baby boy while enjoying lunch and drinks. And since baby is here, mom can imbibe too. You probably won’t have a registry, so indicate if guests can bring anything or if gifts are discouraged.
How to Make Any Invitation Boy Specific
Create a Gender-Specific Color Scheme
As you browse through boy baby shower invites, look at the small colored circles underneath the design. Most are available in blue or green colorways that will make your invitation perfect for your little guy. Click through the different options to preview the invitation in an array of hues.
On Greenvelope, anytime you see a rainbow wheel under the invite, you can work with our in-house design team to customize the design in your specific colors. You can also customize the text color and fonts on any invitation for your baby boy.
Add Your Maternity Photos
If you did a maternity photo shoot, incorporating your photos is another great way to customize your invitation for your baby boy. Choose an invitation — like Fun Sophistication — with room to add your personal photos. Fun Sophistication features color blocking and a cute pattern with the ability to completely customize card text, background, and envelope. When you switch the color option from pink to baby blue, the text automatically changes to “We’re having a baby boy.”
Celebrate the Little Guy of Honor
Whether you’re hosting a classic brunch — tea sandwiches and baby food sampling included — or an unconventional Jack and Jill, the perfect invitation will prepare guests to toast the baby boy on the way. Browse an array of unique themes like baby elephants, BBQs, and anchors, then personalize with boy-specific colors and fonts. Edit your text to include all of the necessary details — from registry to attire to diaper requests. Then save your guest list so you can follow up with a sweet birth announcement after the little bundle of joy arrives.