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Create Your Own Baby Shower Invitations With Microsoft Publisher

written by: •edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 1/30/2014

A baby shower is a wonderful way to honor an expectant mom and dad while welcoming their new bundle of joy. Even if your budget is limited, you can host a delightful shower. One way to cut costs without curbing the festivity is to use as many DIY options as you can.

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    Before you get a cake, decide on games and hang decorations, you need to invite guests and determine who is coming, so why not begin the do-it-yourself aspect of the shower by making your own invitations? Following are several Microsoft Publisher shower invitation templates you can download, customize and print from your own desktop.

    Note: When you click on the download links below, no preview will be available because the items are MS Publisher files. In order to see them, you will need to download the files (click the downward facing arrow or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-S) and open them in Publisher.

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    Neutral Shower Invitations

    Neutral Baby Shower Invitation Even if the parents have chosen to be surprised by the baby’s gender, you can still print cute, gender-neutral invitations for the shower. This simple but lovely invitation is in shades of mint, teal and grey.

    To use this template, type the name or names of the shower recipient(s) over the Parents' Names sample text. Enter details such as the time and date of the party, as well.

    When you are ready, print as many invitations as needed. Fold each one in half once, bringing the long sides of the paper together. Then, fold the paper again, so that the short sides meet with the interior message of the card folded inside.

    Download: Neutral Baby Shower Invitation

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    Baby Boy Shower Invitations

    Boy Baby Shower Invitation Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails are what little boys are made of, we’re told, and so is the front of this baby shower invitation. In shades of chocolate and baby blue, patterned squares on the cover depict the nursery rhyme in images along with “It’s a BOY!" made using WordArt.

    Customize this invite inside with the expectant mom’s name and the shower details. After you print them, fold each invitation in half so that the short sides meet. Fold in half again, folding the two open edges together with the interior text folded inside.

    Download: Baby Boy Shower Invitation

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    Baby Girl Shower Invitations

    Girl Baby Shower Invitation Baby girls are pretty in pink and so is this shower invitation. With a pink and chocolate floral design on the cover, it reads, “You’re invited to a baby shower." Another tiny pink flower graces the inside of the card along with sections in which to enter the details of the event.

    As these are also quarter-fold cards, there’s no need for a duplex printer. Simply fold each invitation in half once, bringing the long sides of the paper together. Then, fold the paper again, so that the short sides meet with the interior message of the card folded inside.

    Download: Baby Girl Shower Invitation

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    Twins!

    Twins Baby Shower Invitation Showering a couple who’s expecting twins? Who better to announce the get together than a pair of cute little night owls? Pink and blue patterned owls sit on a branch asking, “Guess WHOOOOOO’S having twins?" Inside is a place for you to type the parents’ names as a response along with shower details.

    When you are ready, print as many invitations as needed. Fold each one in half once, bringing the long sides of the paper together. Then, fold the paper again, so that the short sides meet with the interior message of the card folded inside.

    Download: Twins Shower Invitation

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    Gender Reveal Shower Invitations

    Gender Reveal Baby Shower Invitation An increasing number of new parents are waiting to learn their babies’ genders and share the moment with family and friends at a shower/reveal party. This postcard invitation makes it easy for you to let loved ones know about the gathering.

    On the front, the postcard features an open cardboard box with both a pink and a blue balloon floating out of it against a pink and blue background. The text on the front of the card reads, “Mom’s Name and Dad’s Name and Baby Makes Three! But will baby be a he or a she? Come to a shower and you will see!" Type over the sample Mom’s Name and Dad’s Name with the names of the expectant parents. Enter the details of the party on the back.

    This template prints two postcards per page. You will need a duplex printer or you must print one side of the postcard, reinsert the page and print the opposite side. Refer to your printer’s specific instructions for duplex printing.

    Download: Gender Reveal Shower Invitation

    All of the printable shower invitations here were made using Microsoft Publisher and can be opened, customized and printed using any current version of the program.