Although many baby showers are still for women only, baby showers for both women and men are becoming more popular. It really depends on the type of party you’re planning. If the shower is for a second or subsequent baby, the guest list is often made up of close friends and family and anyone else the mum-to-be or dad-to-be wants to include. There is a wide range of when mamas like to have their showers based on personal preference, scheduling and personality. But in general, most have their baby showers some time during the third trimester. More specifically, around 30-32 weeks, which is the end of the 7th month of pregnancy. If your baby is a girl choose a sweet theme like Ballerina Themed Baby Shower.
You can send traditional invitations by post, or email ballerina themed baby shower invitations. Make the theme of the shower clear on the invitation, as well as including the basic who, what, where, when, and RSVP instructions. You may have registered with a baby shop or department store and have a nursery list guests can view. If so, mention that, too. Or you can offer the information when guests reply. It’s important to find a date the works for everyone and should probably be coordinated with important guests like aunts and grandparents-to-be as well.
If you’re hosting the shower, you probably have a good idea of who you want to invite. However, if someone else is organising your shower for you, make sure they consult you before finalising the guest list. That way you’ll avoid leaving out someone important or inviting someone you would rather not include. I personally chose to have a more traditional shower that included a daytime lunch with only the women in my life. Not all showers have to have a theme, but it’s a lot of fun to match shower favors to specific themes and since there are so many to choose from, it’s easy to find a theme that fits any mother to be’s personality. The main thing is not to become a slave to the theme of the shower. It’s a guideline to go by, not what everything in the shower has to match.