Baby Shower guidelines….

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@eecuadrado:  I would just use Lion King decorations and leave the party theme out of the invitations.  I wouldn’t mention anything about attaching a gift receipt either… seems odd to me.  Most people will leave the receipt anyway, and if they don’t some places will still take back items.

Post # 5
1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@eecuadrado:  I would just leave the lion king off the invitations. Then, just use the decorations!

Also, I think it can be a bit rude to ask for an attached gift receipt…what if they bought it at a thrift store or made it themselves? Idk, I would be a bit put off by it. Most people will leave one anyway! 


Post # 7
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@eecuadrado:  The theme for mine is safrai animals (and you already know my nursery is waverying between leaving it mint green or doing Dr. Seuss) but the invites I think have owls on them or a teddy bear or something, so I would maybe leave Lion King off of the invites.

As for the gift receipt, yes, it is probably too rude to ask they attach it becuase I think that’s like saying “I plan to take your gift back” when really, you may not. I think most people include it anyway, and for those that don’t you may still be able to exchange the item.

Post # 9
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@eecuadrado:  I hosted a sock monkey themed baby shower last year (like you no relation to how the nursery was being decorated). The mom to be picked our her invitations and used one with a sock monkey on it. She didn’t get sock monkey nursery decorations or anything, so the guests didn’t seem confused by it at all. If you want you invites to match the party theme and still think guests might be confused maybe you can make the invitations the same colors as the party decorations w/out the lion king (?). Also I wouldn’t include anything about gift receipts as most people include them with the gift & if it was purchased off of your registry you should be able to return it w/out a receipt (I think). 

Post # 10
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yikes don’t ask anyone to attach a gift receipt. You WILL receipt duplicates, and you WILL receive too much of  certain things, and that’s just how it is unfortunately. Most people will give you gift receipts and even without places will at least give you store credit most of the time. Also as long as you register, people won’t necessarily assume the actual nursery is lion king. I don’t see anything wrong with doing a lion king, or safari animal invitation. You might get a few stuffed animals but every baby needs those! Mostly people will assume your nursery theme is whatever you have told them it is.

Oops ETA: I give people 4 weeks typically for shower invites


Post # 12
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@eecuadrado:  Unless you want to receieve Lion King themed stuff, I would leave that off the invitations. A lot of places are selling Lion King baby things right now so they wouldn’t be hard for people to find to buy (Babies R Us has Lion King play yards, bassinets, swings, clothing, etc.).

Regardless of what you decide to do with the invitations, I’m willing to bet you’ll get a lot of things that are jungle/safari theme anyway just because that stuff is super popular right now. I’m having a boy too and I got a lot of things at my shower with monkeys and giraffes on them which is fine because I love monkeys and giraffes but I never asked for that.

Post # 13
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@eecuadrado:  Yes, it’s rude to try to direct others spending and it would be horribly, grossly  rude to request gift receipts.  I mean, really? 

if you can’t be grateful for whatever people choose to gift you, don’t have a shower.

Post # 16
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@eecuadrado:  I don’t think I’d assume the baby’s room is Lion King but I have been to like two baby showers in my entire life so I don’t really know much about that kind of thing. However I don’t think it’s appropriate to attach registry information with invitations ever, and I would be extremely offended if someone asked me to attach the gift receipt – like you’re already assuming you won’t like/want some of the stuff. Baby showers are different than bridal showers in that if you get doubles of stuff it’s usually kind of helpful, like you can keep some stuff at your parents’ house or whatever.

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