Preppy Baby Shower Themes and Party Invitations

Are you planning a baby shower for a modern mum-to-be who’s all about classic, chic designs? A preppy shower theme and baby shower invitations are definitely in order for this trendy mother and is sure to impress her guests too. While there are plenty of different colour palettes and baby shower invitation designs that work well for this particular theme, here are some of our favourite ways to add a unique, preppy touch to your baby shower invites.

Using Patterns for Baby Shower Invitations

When it comes to preppy baby shower invitations, the ‘less is more’ theory comes into play. To capture the perfect touch of contemporary elegance, aim to use a striking pattern for your baby shower invites while keeping other elements of the design simple. Browse through a variety of patterns that can range from stylish golf checks and summer- like eyelet designs to chevron prints, polka dots, classic stripes or even a Greek key pattern for your baby shower invitation design. Once you decide on a pattern, get creative with colours, fonts and other elements to put together a truly unique invitation design that’s preppy and elegant without being too overwhelming.

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Look for inspiration everywhere, when browsing for patterns to include in your baby shower invites. Be inspired by the season that the baby shower is being held in by opting for an elegant leaf print for autumn baby shower invites or if the mum-to-be has already decided on the nursery decor, spend some time looking through wallpaper designs to find an appropriate pattern to use.

Choosing a Colour Palette for Preppy Baby Shower Invites

Think classic elegance when choosing a colour palette for a preppy baby shower invite. Nautical colour palettes of navy blue, white and red are extremely popular amongst trendy mothers, who even opt to use this colour scheme for nursery decor instead of traditional pastel colours. If you prefer something more unique, consider transforming your baby shower invites by using a conventional colour palette of pastel yellow and white, but combining it with a splash of contemporary fuchsia for the font to change things up and give your baby shower invitations a modern touch.

Including Monograms in Your Baby Shower Invite

If the parents-to-be have already decided on a name for the baby, we love the thought of including a monogram to truly personalise the baby shower invitation design and make it a memorable keepsake.

If the expected little bundle has not been named yet, you can always just use first letter of the baby’s last name as a classic monogram instead.

Watercolour Baby Shower Invitations

Perfect for the spring and summer months, watercolour baby shower invitations add the perfect contemporary vibe to a modern baby shower. This beautiful design concept features a fresh blend of colours that brings your baby shower invitation design to life, without overpowering it in anyway.

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A Contemporary Watercolour Baby Shower Invite: Bold Colours, Patterns and Typography

Baby shower invitations don’t need to be generic and delicate, instead reflect the strong vibes of the mum-to-be’s personality using snazzy colour combinations such as shades of red or blue depending on the colour palette or the overall theme you’ve set for the baby shower.

Combine a beautiful watercolour background with a modern typographic inspired design to bring an instant trendy touch to the baby shower invite design. Look for inspiration for your typography designs just about everywhere from magazines, billboards and product packaging to even graffiti on street corners – you’ll be surprised at the stunning baby shower invitation designs that can be created using an unusual combination of fonts.

When it comes to incorporating patterns in your baby shower invitations, we love the idea of venturing into the unique art world of abstract. If you’re not entirely artistic, you may want to work with a designer to create a suitable design, but think out-of-the-box and maybe even incorporate familiar baby shower themed silhouettes like a teddy bear shape in water colours.

Ombre designs work so well for modern baby shower invitations and can be easily achieved using shades of a bold colour such as a royal purple or even yellow. We’ve seen this design style used as a background on baby shower invites before, but we quite like the idea of changing it up a bit by using a smart ombre border at the bottom for a baby shower invite to combine modern sensibility with the romantic feel of watercolours.

Watercolour Baby Shower Invitations Featuring Traditional Designs

If the beautiful mother-to-be prefers a more traditional baby shower, softer shades of watercolours such as pastel pink, lilac or baby blue can be used in a variety of elegant designs to create a delicate baby shower invite.

While lush nature-inspired designs like vintage floral patterns, falling petals or abstract trees work beautifully for unusual baby shower invites, you can also use more popular baby shower elements like cuddly teddy bears, sweet lambs or adorable forest animals in watercolours for an unique touch.

Ombre watercolour borders can be easily incorporated in a more subtle baby shower invitation design too. Instead of vibrant watercolours, feature  a softer colour palette of pastels and combine this with an elegant script font for a baby shower invite that the graceful mum-to-be and her guests are sure to love.

Elegant and Stylish Baby Showers and Invitations

Spread the news about the newest arrival. The apple of your eye, your little prince or princess is on their way and you want the whole world to know, especially your loved ones. He or she may be a daddy’s girl or a mama’s boy, either way invite guests to share the joy of this significant occasion with unique baby shower invitations that are stylish and make memorable keepsakes.

Choosing Baby Shower Invitations

While choosing elegant baby shower invitations may be the last thing on your mind, you will certainly have fun browsing through the plethora of designs available that range from cute and cuddly, modern and chic to elegant, whimsical, and even humorous. Once you’ve decided on a category, you’ll be able to compare prices of these different baby shower invite collections before making a decision.

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With so many different styles to choose from, how do you make a decision on what type of baby shower invites you want? If you’ve already decorated the nursery, some mothers find that sticking to the same theme for their baby shower invite adds a nice touch of continuity. If you haven’t decided on a nursery theme yet, you can always choose a colour combination for your invites that can range from pastels for a traditional look to bright yellows and blues for a pop of contemporary colour in your baby shower invitation.

If you prefer a more classic and elegant route, we suggest using monograms or floral themes complete with a little sparkle and shine to add a bit more character to your baby shower invitation. Mix and match rustic calligraphy and baby related illustrations for a slightly less formal baby shower invite, while incorporating a few personal touches such as personalised wording or a photo.

Customising Your Baby Shower Invites

A new take on an old favourite is to use a baby shower invite as a gender revealing announcement. If you prefer to keep your guests in suspense until the baby shower, you can always drop a few hints in the baby shower invitation, but wait to reveal the gender of your precious baby at the party. Another new tradition for baby showers is to include the daddy–to-be and make it a couple’s baby shower – now that sounds like fun!

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Elegant baby shower invitations provide your guests with the perfect opportunity to shower you with everything you need for your new bundle of joy, while letting loved ones spoil you rotten too. Make sure to include key event details in your baby shower invites and feel free to include gift registry information to help guests purchase a gift that will be useful instead of having them waste money on a gift that will be hardly used.

Baby Shower Invitations with Furry Animals

What do you think of when you hear the term “furry animals”? Everything that is cute, cuddly, and downright adorable about the animal kingdom! From fluffy puppies to “purr”-fect kittens, fuzzy yellow duckies and bright-eyed tiger cubs, the babies of the wild never fail to create an “aww!” in the minds and hearts of all!

This is why these darling little creatures are the ideal inspiration for a baby shower, to honour that precious time in the life of a mum-to-be when she is expecting her very own baby! To celebrate the baby on the way, decide on a unique and utterly unforgettable baby shower invitation by drawing ideas from the adorable animal kingdom. Let this theme grace all the elements of this memorable occasion, from the cake and games to the party favours and decorations!

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Furry Baby Shower Invites, Décor & More!

A fun way to dress up all aspects of your baby shower is to think about different textures that can add depth in fun and creative ways. If you’re making your own baby shower invites, consider using materials such as wool and cotton balls to make those adorable fuzzy animals come to life on your baby shower invitations! If you decide on a little lambs theme for your baby shower invitations, cotton balls glued within the outline of the bodies can bring your lambs to life right before your guests’ eyes! And if you wanted to go with a lion theme, use wool strands to dress up the manes of your fancy little lions on your baby shower invitations! You can also feature a little creation station where your guests can dress up little bibs with glitter pens, colourful bits of wool, and other tools to make memorable bibs for baby to wear!

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Fun & Fuzzy Foods!

But don’t let the fun stop there, as you can use fun textures in the food menu too! If you decide to go for a traditional cake, your baker will be delighted to experiment with various icings to create the perfect textures that will make your furry animals theme come alive! Colourful jujubes are a popular baker’s tool, as you can use these bright candied sweets to create a fine, fuzzy finish on your cake! Perhaps you can indulge in some delicious cupcakes decked with aww-inspiring animal toppers or yummy biscuits decorated with icing drawn to resemble cute little critters!

Elephant-Themed Baby Shower Parties

Go for a stroll in the magical jungles of your imagination and bring back a beloved, lumbering being to add some oomph to your baby shower plans: the darling, goofy elephant!  This sweet creature packs tonnes of creativity in serving as the theme of your baby shower, from the cake and petit fours to the decorations, and of course, the baby shower invitations!

Disney’s Dumbo Baby Shower Invitations

Turn to pop culture to find inspiration on how to craft an elephant theme for your baby shower. When you think “Disney”, who is the main mastodon that trumpets in your mind? Dear little Dumbo, of course! The charming, touching tale of a sweet little elephant calf separated from and then reunited with his mum continues to enchant those of all ages who watch it, and the bashful elephant calf with enormous ears and starling blue eyes is a lovely icon of innocence and fun! Your local baker will be delighted to bake a Dumbo cake to your liking, and if you browse around online, you will be able to find Dumbo gracing the exteriors of some charming baby shower invites!

Mummy & Baby Elephant Baby Shower Invites

One of the most endearing sights in elephant herds is baby elephants who tug on the tails (and on our heartstrings!) of their mums with their trunks like our little ones hold our hands. Thus, the mum and baby elephant pose as the ideal icon to grace your baby shower invites! Or you can extend this idea further as another popular baby shower invitation theme features elephants standing trunk-to-tail in silhouette. This can be used to frame baby shower invites, or even serve as lovely garlands to decorate the room of the baby shower! And of course, the more colourful the elephants are, the better

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Elephants, Elephants, Everywhere!

If you google the phrase “elephant baby shower”, you will be treated to a wide array of elephant baby shower invites, cakes, party favours, and more ideas to use this versatile being in your baby shower planning. Colours are not limited to grey, but pinks, blues, pale yellows, and greens are also used in a variety of creative ways, with the sky as the limit! You can buy cookie cutters in the shapes of elephants and invite your guests to decorate them with coloured icing and text for a dose of creative fun!

Lil Tots and Baby Shower Invitations

Time to break out the sparkling (non-alcoholic) beverages; a significant lady in your life is having a bundle of joy (or two!) and the most important thing on your to-do list is planning the perfect baby shower! What naturally follows is coming up with the perfect baby shower invitation for the close circle of friends and family who are going to amply spoil the mum-to-be and welcome her little one into the world!

Little Girl/Little Boy Baby Shower Invites

Who is it going to be? A darling little girl, the apple of daddy’s eye or a charming little guy, a handsome momma’s boy? Whether or not the mum-to-be knows which one the stork will deliver, it doesn’t hurt for you and the ladies to have fun speculating about the little tot who’s going to be running circles around your lives! Perhaps you can feature a glass jar and pieces of pink and blue paper, and guests can fill in possible baby names.

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This can even be part of the baby shower invitation itself, where you can include a pink or blue card that guests can pop in the glass jar when they arrive! Perhaps you can also incorporate the traditional colours of blue and pink in fun ways on your baby shower invitations and in the shower itself. For instance, you can feature silver Hershey’s Chocolate Bars with pink colouring the “She” part of the candy name and blue highlighting the “He” part in the middle for an imaginative and yummy decoration on the buffet table.

Baby Einsteins, Little Teslas, And Mini Monets!

When planning your baby shower invitations, encourage your guests to bring the little girl or boy some fun books, perhaps from Dr. Seuss or Winnie-the-Pooh, or Maurice Sendak, to encourage reading and creativity from an early age. To continue this fun theme from the baby shower invitation to the actual event, you can feature fun baby shower invites that use popular games (such as Lego) as the theme.

Fun Games for A Fun Baby Shower Invite

Let the imagination of you and your guests run wild at the baby shower! For a dose of creativity, you can have everyone compose a sweet or silly message on baby nappies, for a welcome giggle when mum or dad are up late! Take this even further and give everyone the chance to compose a little note of encouragement for those nights when mum is feeding or feeling a little glum to perk her right up!

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Baby Mobile Inspired Baby Shower Invitations and Party Ideas

If you are in your twenties or thirties, chances are you’ve been to a quite a few baby showers that all feature the same old themes and colours for the baby shower invite, and blah party ideas. Now, you’ve been charged with throwing your bestie or a female relation a truly unique baby shower, which needs a special baby shower invitation. Here’s one theme that encourages creativity: a baby mobile-inspired baby shower!

First Things First: Baby Shower Invitations

When picking out your baby shower invites, aligning them with the theme of the party is key. Choosing a baby shower invitation that features a baby mobile is the easy part, but choosing the kind of baby mobile sets the stage for your whole party! For instance, will your baby shower invitations feature mobiles with animals? One animal? Two? Three? What kind of animal will you prefer? Elephants, cats, or dogs? Birds, bees, or butterflies? Or will you prefer celestial bodies such as stars, moons, or planets? The choices for baby shower invitations are truly limitless, but what you choose for your baby shower invites captures the entire feel of the celebration.

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Task Two: Games

When you’ve picked out your baby shower invite, the next step is thinking up fun activities that relate to the pace you’ve set with your baby shower invitation. One idea is to make part of the party an “arts and crafts” time, where everyone can make their own baby mobiles for the little one to slumber under. Set out markers, paints, crayons, string, twine, old hangers, and colourful papers, so that everyone can create a unique baby mobile!

Take Three: Food

One of the most fun elements of any baby shower is planning out the food. Of course, you will want to have a mixture of savoury and sweet. When planning your party, you can create sturdy baby mobiles with little trays that feature mini-cupcakes for a unique presentation. Or even use that idea to offer an assortment of savoury nuts and nibbles. Or if you have run out of ideas for food, assemble a DIY baby mobile and simply hang pre-packaged chocolate for a delectable baby mobile that everyone will want to emulate!

As you can see, creativity is key when conjuring up ideas for all aspects of your celebration, from baby shower invitations to great games and yummy food to keep the fun flowing throughout!

Elegant Baby Shower Invitations with Typography

Planning a baby shower is lots of fun! You can get as creative as you want, and depending on if it’s a boy or a girl, have some real fun exploring different themes you can do for each gender. A fab design concept, let’s take a look at using typography to create an elegant baby shower invitation template for your upcoming shower.


Typography is essentially a design concept that brings different fonts, phrases, colours, styles together to create word art that is creative, modernistic and works well for an array of baby themes. Here with an elegant baby shower, we can use scripts, fonts and different elegant font styles to create something beautiful.


Pastels, of course, are a very versatile colour palette that works well for anything baby related. It’s a simple colour scheme for your lovely baby invites. The most popular pastel colours for a baby shower or announcement party are a light baby blue, a pale rose pink, and a soft, faded yellow. Naturally, the blue or pink are used to the corresponding gender being celebrated; but it is a classy and traditional colour palette to use for different elements for your baby shower. You can utilise this colour scheme from the plates and napkins to balloons, invites and just about anything else.

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Go Vintage

The vintage style is a popular theme for a variety of different events. From weddings to baby showers, this vintage look creates impressive invitations that are stylish and  elegant. A simplistic, yet unique invitation that would be classified as ‘vintage’ includes a lacy texture or adding pearls to pre-made invitations. Bluebirds, birdcages, and even ‘robin’s eggs’ are popular vintage graphics that make their way onto vintage themed baby invitations. The invites are simple, yet lovely for your baby shower.

A lot of baby showers tend to air on the more elegant side, and so you’ll find some great inspiration for that type of shower here. From pastels to typography, your elegant baby shower invitations are going to be great!

Teddy Bear Themed Baby Shower Parties and Invitations

Baby showers are so much of fun for everyone involved! It’s great to get together and see everyone; while celebrating a little bundle joy on the way. Your baby shower invitations should reflect your theme of your baby shower as they  give guests a sneak peak at the type of party you’re throwing.


Setting a Theme


We see so many of the same themed shower invitations all the time; why not try something new or original? Your guests will appreciate the time, effort, and energy put into a fun and unique theme. Be sure to utilise the theme however you can; from baby invitations through to food menu selection, decorations, registry ideas and more.


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Cute Ideas


You may need some help getting inspired and creative for a baby shower; we totally get it, it can be stressful trying to settle on one theme or idea for this event. We love the idea of teddy bear themed baby shower parties (think of the cute invitations that can go with this!); you can have each guest bring a stuffed animal or a teddy bear so the baby will have plenty of cute stuffed animals as they grow.


Make it Memorable


The baby on the way won’t be able to see all of the time, love, and energy you and your guests put into this special day, so why not record it for them or capture the memories for them to love and enjoy? Take plenty of pictures, have each guest record a little clip of all they hope for the little one, or have them right a little blurb of love + wisdom on an index card to put in a memory book.


This baby shower will be a hit; have fun planning and take lots of pictures!

Elegant Pram Inspired Baby Shower Invitations

A baby shower is a fun time for everyone involved and usually includes a couple baby showers in honour of the momma-to-be has, each one given by family, friends, and co workers individually. Regardless of who is throwing the shower, you’ll want to figure out budget, theme, menu, and the guest list before choosing your baby shower invitations. Today we’ll take a look at using elegant pram inspired invitations.


Pram Theme


The pram theme for a baby shower is a great, classic idea that everyone is sure to enjoy and love. In case you aren’t familiar with it, the “pram theme” features a tiny, old fashioned looking stroller in the design concept. The elegant, vintage look of this theme allows it to work well with different designs and ideas being currently used for a variety of baby showers.


Pram Inspired Invites


Your invitations should be sent out for your baby shower four to six weeks before hand; this allows guests to purchase their gifts (be sure to include where the momma-to-be is registered!) and allows you to get a final head count much ahead of time. This theme isn’t gender specific as you can allow your invites to work best with the correlating and corresponding colours to match a boy or girl or if the parents are leaving it for a “surprise”.


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Pram Inspired Party


Your baby shower invitations aren’t the only thing that you can use the elegant pram theme with. This theme can be used for the entire party; a pram styled cake, papier-mâché stroller centrepieces, corresponding colours for the rest of the balloons and streams, and more. Another cute idea is to have an old fashioned stroller for guests to place their gifts in when they walk in; a cute way to set up display gifts that also works so well with this adorable baby shower theme!

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