Freebie: Printable Baby Shower Invite


One of my friends asked me if I would design a baby shower invitation for her. Of course I would, then it turns out it was the invitation for my cousin. DUH, OF COURSE I would!!

I went for a simple layout and theme, and keeping the over-the-top girliness at a minimum. I think it turned out alright, if you ask me.

Since the pattern and text is sort of androgynous, I thought I’d provide a boy and girl fill-in-the-blank printable for you to use on any future baby showers. All you have to do is print, cut in fourths, fill out and send. Heck, you could even use the plain back side to address the invitations and send it off as a postcard to reduce paper and postal costs.

Are you going to any baby showers this summer? What’s your favorite gift to give? Mine is a patent leather diaper and wipes case. It doubles as a cute clutch, but serves a very noble purpose as well.


This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without the express consent of Melissa Esplin. I love getting shout outs from around the web, but please, link with love. Do not copy this post, publish more than 2 photos or outright steal this idea for commercial publications. If you would like to use this tutorial for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!

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  1. moxiemandie says:

    those are SO fun! i love the design.

  2. April says:

    Those are awesome! I always give diapers and wipes. I know that they will get used and they don’t have to worry about returning them because they don’t fit. I usually give size 3s, even though they won’t get used immediately, they will get used. Every single one. :D

  3. Janae Wise says:

    Melissa, I love the font you use for girl & boy. Do you teach any calligraphy classes? You are so talented! I’ll be saving this for my next time I’m hosting a baby shower. Thank you!

  4. ag. says:

    I have to agree with Janae Wise – I LOVE that font. It’s perfect! Great invites!

  5. Melissa says:

    Thanks, Janae and AG!

    I hand-lettered the Boy and Girl. You can learn how to make your own lettering through my online calligraphy course:

  6. Tara says:

    Definitely saving these for future use! I love giving quilts that I make along with burp cloths and a teething toy.

  7. {amy k.} says:

    this is really cute! thanks so much for sharing! i’m going to pin it for future!

  8. Tara O says:

    This is lovely! Love the color combinations. I definitely pinned it, hope you don’t mind.

  9. Marissa says:

    Great invites! I love to give onesies that I’ve stenciled or appliqued something on the front. (Nothing too over the top, usually fairly simple and sensitive of the parent’s taste but still fun.) Everyone that receives them raves about how great they are and they even get a few “ooo’s” and “aaah’s” as the presents are being opened. :) I must say though that the best baby shower present I have ever received is a voucher for a pedicure. Nothing like a little pampering myself before the new baby comes and I’m a wreck for weeks. :)

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