Post # 1
My BF has a 2 year old boy and is now pregnant with a girl. I told her great, we can have a babyshower for girl. She said no, that people don’t have baby showers for their 2nd child. She thinks people will be turned off with having another shower. But she has no girl stuff. I want to surprise her with a small babyshower with close friends and family. How do I word the invitation for 2nd child that’s a girl?
Post # 3
I don’t think you really need to make note of it being baby #2, anyone who is invited to this shower should know that it isn’t her first. Just do a normal baby shower invitation.
Also, make it a pink invite and that will let people know it’s a girl.
Post # 4
@SamanthaLovesJames: Your friend is right–typically a baby shower is only held for the 1st child. These types of situations are called sprinkle showers (http://community.babycenter.com/post/a5284305/2nd_baby_-_shower_invite_wording)
I would focus the wording on asking for baby girl clothing, because she should still have and be able to use the baby basics (stroller, high chair, etc) from her first child. Here’s a cute little rhyming phrase that popped into my head (I’m a teacher, I love a theme and things that rhyme)
Pink is what’s in for ______ is having a girl
Cute outfits are needed as she will dance and twirl!
Post # 5
@mrs-to-be-2014: Really, called Sprinkle shower! Awesome, looking into it. I love the wording.
Post # 6
@SamanthaLovesJames: No problem! Glad you like it!! And then the rest of the wording should just be regular invite info. I don’t think it’s necessary to add that it’s a second baby. People who are invited should be a close enough friend or relative to know that this is her second child!
Post # 7
I love sprinkles 🙂 That’s a perfect idea since its her second baby! Just make the invitation really girly.
Post # 8
In my circle, baby showers are for first-time moms only because even if the second child is a different sex, it is presumed that mom already has all the basics and the big-ticket items. But if you keep it small (close family and friends only), call it a sprinkle, and she doesn’t have a registry, it should be fine. She’ll likely get a lot of cute girly outfits and generally less extravagant gifts than she got the first time around.
Post # 9
Well, apparently all my circle are super classless because most people have showers for every baby and no one bats an eyelash.
I think as long as mom isn’t planning her 2nd or third shower it doesn’t matter, she has a two year which means most of her big stuff is still being used. If people are offended by having a second shower for a second baby they need not come.
Post # 10
Ya my circle always has a baby shower for every baby too… Maybe this is a regional thing?? But I still think you could do a small one, like PP said. :]