Babble Best Picks:
Whether you're planning a baby shower for an expectant mom or you're searching for the perfect invite for your own soiree, it's important to remember that the invite is an important detail. You want to find something that fits the tone of the party and gives a little preview of what's to come (i.e. formal, fun, laid back, vintage) but also represents the mom & dad being celebrated. Are they the type that would send out impeccable letterpress invites with custom-printed envelopes, or are they more likely to send out e-mail? Would they appreciate something custom-made or eco-friendly?
Luckily we're here to assist you in the overwhelming task at hand. Whatever your style, budget or party plans, we hand-picked our very favorites for you to choose from. And don't forget to check out our Reader's Picks for even more invite options!
BEST FOR BOYS | Nifty Nursery from Minted.com
While we're not ones to automatically go blue for boys, we love the clean lines, simple graphics and bright colors of this invitation. Besides, don't you want your guests to get a sense of your chic style before heading out to shop for gifts?
BEST FORMAL | Little Princess (or Prince) Baby Shower Invitation
If you’d like to be a bit more sophisticated and traditional than some of the more modern invites on the market, be prepared to sift through a lot of stuffy, blah options. But this one from Minted.com has a level of, ahem, prestige and elegance without being over-the-top. We especially like the white background option for a clean, eye-popping invite.