I firmly believe that a great party starts with a wow moment when it comes to the invitation. You want your invitees to open up the envelope and start to anticipate the celebration from that moment on. And one of the most important celebrations a parent can throw is a baby shower! We know that the slew of baby shower invites offered across the web can get a little overwhelming. That’s why we scoured the Internet to find the best invitations to fit every style, theme, and budget — so you wouldn’t have to. Whether you’re looking for the best printable, fill-in, co-ed, or themed baby shower invites, we’ve got your back. Check out the top baby shower invites of 2012, after the jump!
For Eco-friendly | Sweet Autumn by Tiny Prints 1 of 15All of the designs from Tiny Prints are printed on FSC-certified paper — so you'll get the look without the carbon footprint. I love that they offer a wide variety of designs priced as low as $.59 an invite. Helping the environment and saving money — what's not to love?!
Customize and order these invitations from Tiny Prints, starting at 10 for $22.90
For Letterpress | Custom Letterpress Invites by Moglea 2 of 15Meg Gleason is known in the stationery world for her gorgeous letterpress invitations, and her 2012 designs don't disappoint. These folklore-inspired baby shower invites pair beautiful letterpress animals and text with a great gray-mustard color combo to leave moms-to-be with an invite that's sure to impress.
Customize and order these invitations from Moglea, price upon request
For Modern | She’s Going to Pop! by Gus & Ruby 3 of 15This modern balloon invitation is a great visual to the phrase, "She looks like she's going to pop!" Guests will love receiving this interactive invite that features all of the details for the shower not on card stock, but on the balloon itself!
Customize and order these invitations from Gus & Ruby Letterpress, price upon request
Photo credit: Oh So Beautiful Paper
For Less | Show Poster Invites by Alethea and Ruth 4 of 15We're happy to see that sites like Minted are hiring talented, modern designers to offer great invites at a pretty stellar price. This design by Alethea and Ruth that's reminiscent of a vintage show poster would pair perfectly with circus-themed decor!
Customize and order these invitations from Minted, starting at $3.13 each
For Free | Book-themed Baby Shower by Rifle Paper Co. 5 of 15I spotted these invites and coordinating party goods on Martha Stewart Living and couldn't believe they're all offered for free. They were designed by the talented Anna of Rifle Paper Co. and include printable invites, bookmarks, and bookplates. Never has planning a party been so easy!
Download and print these invitations on Martha Stewart
For Girls | Tea Time Baby Shower Invites by Sugar Lander 6 of 15What better way to celebrate your blossoming baby girl than with a tea time baby shower? And you can go even further by sending out these gorgeous handmade invitations. Above the tea bag, the invite reads: "A baby is brewing." How clever! Simple card stock, a steady hand at writing, and a tea bag are all it takes to create these pretty handmade invites! Who's ready for tea?!
Get the inspiration on Sugar Lander
For Boys | Bow Tie Invites by Atheneum Creative 7 of 15What better way to get friends and family excited about your little man than with these adorable bow tie baby shower invites. Have the invitees bring the bow tie along with them for an interactive photo booth at the shower.
Customize and order these invitations from Atheneum Creative, price upon request
Photo credit: Oh So Beautiful Paper
For Twins | Twins Baby Shower Invites by Print in Cursive 8 of 15Inspired by Noah's Ark, these twins baby shower invites have a two-by-two theme, with little animal footprints dotting the card ... two by two. A genius idea for a baby shower that's sure to be double the fun!
Customize and order these invitations from Print in Cursive, price upon request
For Fill-in | Garden Party Invites by Rifle Paper Co. 9 of 15Rifle Paper Co. is famous for their beautiful, hand-illustrated designs, and their fill-in invites are just as gorgeous. Whether you're planning a garden, polka-dot, or circus-themed baby shower, this is your best spot to find fill-in invites that are anything but tacky.
Order these invitations from Rifle Paper Co., 10 for $20
For Printable | Baby Shower Invitation by Kelli Murray 10 of 15Kelli Murray originally designed these invites for her own baby shower, but she quickly realized that they were just too cute not to share with the world. Be it the adorable bunny drawings or the gorgeous text, we can't get enough of these printable invites. And what a steal of a price, too!
Customize and order these invitations from Kelli Murray Art, $50
For Minimalist | Diaper Pins Shower Invitation by Pinhole Press 11 of 15You may only know Pinhole Press for their custom photo books, but they also have a new baby collection that is just as stylish. We love the minimalist design and square cut of these diaper pin invitations. Plus, you can order custom-designed address labels, goody bags, and thank you notes all in the same place. Doesn't get more convenient than that.
Customize and order these invitations from Pinhole Press, starting at $1.89 each
For Themed | Library Card Baby Shower Invites 12 of 15What's cooler than having a book-themed baby shower where everybody brings their favorite baby book to share with the mom-to-be? This way, baby has an amazing library even before he's born! Start the party off on the right page by sending out these clever library card invitations featuring a stamped due date!
Get the inspiration from Real Simple
For Gender-neutral | Custom Baby Shower Invites by Love vs. Design 13 of 15This invitation proves that it is possible to mix traditional boy's blue and girl's pink to create a beautiful gender-neutral baby shower invite. Keep your guests guessing — boy or girl?! — with these adorable invites that aren't giving anything away!
Customize and order these invitations from Love vs. Design, price upon request
For Formal | Peacock Parade Invites by Mr. Buddington’s Studio 14 of 15A baby shower can be as laid-back or dressed-up as you want it to be. For those leaning toward a formal party, Mr Boddington's Studio offers a variety of gorgeous letter-pressed designs for the more sophisticated moms and dads-to-be. I love the elegant drawings on this peacock parade invite — a great way to kick off the celebration of your budding baby!
Customize and order from Mr Boddington's Studio, price upon request
For Co-ed | Baby Shower Invites by 42 Press 15 of 15Baby showers aren't just for moms-to-be anymore — many dads are interested in getting involved in the party, too! These marigold-hued party invitations are a great way to invite friends and family to a co-ed celebration without the frills and fuss of other girly invitations.
Customize and order these invitations from 42 Pressed, price upon request
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