Great ideas for planning a baby shower.

All the tips, tricks, and creative tools you need to plan a beautiful baby shower.

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Creating a beautiful baby shower with Adobe Creative Cloud Express.

Creative Cloud Express offers creative ideas like themes, templates, logos, and stock content to help you craft a theme for your baby shower, along with customization options for your card. Creative Cloud Express also features different baby shower icons for you to start your design. Explore our guide below to planning, decorating, and celebrating your next baby shower.

Pregnancy announcements.

Creative Cloud Express is here to help you share your wonderful news with your family and friends. With Creative Cloud Express, you can create a custom design with pregnancy announcement templates with added personal details and photos. Create a design to share on social media or print out a card to send to your loved ones. Whatever option works best for you, Creative Cloud Express makes it easy to save and share within moments.

Your baby shower wishlist.

It might be helpful for the expecting mama to put together a wish list for her guests. It’s important to express, either in a wish list, registry, or conversation, with her guests about her needs.

If you’d like to build a wish list, Creative Cloud Express makes it easy to do so. Piggyback off the design used for your invitation and turn it into an itemized list with some of your requested items. You can send your wish list in the mail with your invite or email to guests upon receiving their RSVP. If you have a registry, you can also add the link on your wish list.

Sending out your baby shower invitation.

Personalized print-out activities & games.

Gender reveal announcement.

Delight guests with a delicious menu.

Surprise guests with a custom raffle.

Custom tags for gifts & party favors.

Take your design and theme elements and translate them into a gift tag size for all your baby shower tagging needs. Customize each tag with to and from fields for those giving gifts to the mama being celebrated. Show off your gift tag design by attaching it to party favor goodie bags or parting gifts for guests. Explore fonts and layout options to make a custom tag for each guest or leave a blank space to handwrite in the names later. With Creative Cloud Express, it’s easy to save, share, download, and print your designs.

Baby shower thank you card.

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Tips on planning a baby shower.

Choose a theme.
Deciding on a theme for a baby shower is helpful as it serves as a guide to refer back to as you make the rest of your planning and décor decisions. Our templates feature theme ideas to help you get inspired if you’re unsure where to start. Our designs are also versatile, so if you have a theme in mind with no design to match, you can adjust colors, design elements and upload your own graphics and photos to create printed paper goods that showcase your custom theme.
Invite your guests.
Nail down the details as soon as possible to let your guests know when and where you’d like them to come to celebrate the shower. Be sure to include who’s the host, who’s the mama, where the shower is being held, and when to come. Show off your theme and any other personal details that will get your guests excited for the wonderful day. Don’t forget RSVP information. Send your invites digitally or download and print to send in the mail.
Plan your party agenda.
Baby showers are a great opportunity for special activities unique to the occasion. There are countless types of games, crafts, and activities to inspire joy and laughter with your guests. If you plan to play games that involve paper goods, design your print-outs for free with Creative Cloud Express. Break up any games with a meal or light bites and use Creative Cloud Express to make your menu for your guests to know what they have to look forward to. Print out décor for free with your themed designs, along with other favors such as name tags or small cards for guests to write Advice for the Mama-to-be.
Top it off with party favors.
Rather than putting together a goodie bag full of extraneous knick-knacks, think about gifting one special item that will serve a longer and more fulfilling purpose. Tack on a custom tag using your Creative Cloud Express design skills for a personalized touch to your gift.
Cherish the memories.
While it’s important to be present and enjoy every moment to the fullest, don’t forget to document the occasion. Take photos, ask guests to take pictures, create a shared album, pass out disposable cameras for guests to use, or hire a photographer. Share your photos with photo slideshow or collages made with Creative Cloud Express. Another great idea is to make a guest book for party-goers to sign at the party and dole out some of their most helpful advice for the mama-to-be.
Express gratitude.
Just like our mothers taught us, you should always say thank you. Do so in a timely manner with customized stationery made with Creative Cloud Express, sent digitally or via mail. Make sure to thank each guest for their attendance, their gift (if they brought one), and for any advice they had to share.

Plan the best baby shower with Creative Cloud Express.

Organize a fun and festive celebration for free with Creative Cloud Express. You don’t need to spend a lot of time and money to create something meaningful and memorable, but rather, designing a party from the heart with personalized touches will have the greatest impact. Plan a unique party to the mama-to-be with design elements that celebrate the baby on the way. Keep your guests entertained with games and activities, and make every person feel special with parting gifts as a symbol of gratitude. Get your guests excited about the upcoming arrival and keep them updated with a gender reveal announcement and other updates using your designs from the shower.