(Closed) What do you think of this baby shower invite idea?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think this is a really cute idea – could you say there is a “rainbow theme and we’d love it if you could provide the colour___”.

I wouldn’t be offended at all, I would be excited by the idea!! Sometimes I feel like I “should” get a gender-specific colours, even if I’m not all that excited by the present myself. Good luck with the planning 🙂

Post # 4
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think it sounds like a good plan, especially for family! Family is the kind of people who (generally) get over stuff a lot more than casual aquantances, especially when things like new babies are concerned. I totally get the not wanting pink only, the key reason whenever we have kids, no one gets to know before that baby is here! I think it is a nice way to make sure it doesn’t look like Barbie’s closet exploded.

Post # 5
46411 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I really don’t think mentioning gifts in a shower invitation violates any rule of etiquette. That’s what showers are for.

Post # 6
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

The entire point of showers is gifts so there’s no issue mentioning them on the invite.  I think noting what colour scheme they’re planning to decorate their nursery with or asking for specific colours is totally fine. 

Post # 7
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would be annoyed if I had to search for a gift in a specific color. I personally think that your sister should just register for the things that she wants in the colors that she wants and if someone brings something too girly, she can return it.

Post # 8
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

When I had showers for Dirty Delete, I had people spread WOM that I was totally open to colors and didn’t prefer pink/purple. We got a wide array of gifts but still, lots of pink and purple. Now that Dirty Delete is here and almost 2, I can honestly say that it really doesn’t matter what color she wears or whether or not it’s pink. 

Post # 10
1434 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@julies1949:  yepp. shower=gift. 

I think its a fun idea:) At the same time: it limits gifts. Sometimes you can’t find a GREEN book or RED bouncer or….YELLOW diaper bag?!!? So, I think she will be limiting her gift options tremendously. I mean what about diapers, changing pads, baby nail clippers, bottles, diaper genies and other stuff? Those don’t really have colors. If she registers for non pink items, then that’s what she should get. Also, being a close family who talks to eachother often: maybe you should just spread the word that mommy doesnt want pink or purple?


Post # 11
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it’s a cute and unique idea.  The WOM note that it isn’t required seems like a good idea too just in case a guest can’t find a gift in the “assigned” color.  There is always the option for your sister to return or exchange things if she doesn’t think she will use the item.  I’m sure if someone is offended by it, they won’t participate.  I’m usually a stickler for no gift info on invitations but for a shower it doesn’t bother me.  That seems to be the whole point.  

That is going to be one stylish baby girl.

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