(Closed) Baby Shower Invitations……How to politely say No Kids Allowed?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 46
12492 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

By The Way, when you say you are mailing out invitations with your sisters, hopefully you didn’t mean that you are  planning and co-hosting your own baby shower. Size of the party aside, that would be seen as a gift grab. Traditional etiquette continues to disapprove any family involvement at all, but the more permissive sources are more flexible.

Post # 47
1471 posts
Bumble bee

canadajane:  In OP’s case, it’s because her shower venue has a limit, and children would add 32 people.. did you not read it??

Post # 48
241 posts
Helper bee

ashylula:  I would just address the envelope to the actural person invited, and make mention to a Ladies Lunch/Brunch, etc.  If they arent sure they can ask you when they call to RSVP and you can politely let them know that it’s for adults only.  You could also reach out individually to the newer moms who you know are nursing and just let them know that while the shower is for adults only, they are welcome to bring their baby.

Post # 49
1 posts

No kids ! We have open bar and DJ and an upscale venue, and around 70 guests. 

Post # 50
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

“Adults only” 


Put the above in invite. Address invite only to the person(s) invited.


I went to a 40 person+ shower like this last year…it was fine. Invite saud adult only

Post # 51
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think a children free baby shower is more than fine.  I’ve been to one and it didn’t offend me at the slightest.  If anyone asks just say that due to venue size you can’t accommodate children.  Do not however assume thatbreastfeeding is exclusive to a certain age.  Food before one is just for fun and does not comprise an infants actual food intake.  Additionally some children don’t start eating solids regularly until a much older date so do let the nursing mom decide if her child can be left alone for two hours or not.

The topic ‘Baby Shower Invitations……How to politely say No Kids Allowed?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors