The BBQ Baby Shower Is Taking Off And I Can See Why!

This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated by Basic Invite to write about their products, but the opinions expressed herein are my own. 

Things have seriously changed since I had my first baby almost a decade ago (Sad, I KNOW!). As the oldest of 5 siblings and 25 cousins, I have the privilege of getting to attend multiple weddings, showers and birthdays every year.

I’ve noticed a growing trend in co-ed showers, and I gotta say, I LOVE it! Who doesn’t want their significant other there to gush over all things baby with them? You didn’t make this baby alone, why should you celebrate it alone?

I also love any excuse to drag my man’s butt along when I get invited to every single one of these (all. summer. long.) because, in my family, we bring the kids along too. So why should the woman have to schlep the kiddos every weekend to party after party while the men sit home alone and watch football? When I had my first, it was a woman’s “thang” to organize, host, and attend the showers for and with all the babies, but that is changing.

More and more couples are opting for gender-neutral themes and co-ed showers and turning them into an all-out party and what better way to do that than with a BBQ (or BABY-Q) theme? You can keep the party relaxed, the theme gender neutral, and the invites all inclusive and throw a party to remember for ALL of your friends and family. 


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While I was perusing online between scrolling social media and looking for ideas for my sister’s upcoming shower, I stumbled on many co-ed shower themes. And these BBQ baby shower invitations made me want to have another baby of my very own just so I could demand everyone get invited to my shower with a ketchup and mustard, burger and baby talk theme because, HOW CUTE IS THAT??? I could even deliver them in mustard colored envelopes because Basic Invite has so many color options it’s just bananas. 

As a busy mom, I am almost always running down to the wire, and the best part about this site is that it at least makes ordering and designing the invitations to a baby shower easy for anyone, even moms like me who have trouble signing field trip permission slips on time.

My son loves baseball, so these really caught my eye. I might use them in the future for one of his birthday parties.

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And you know what? Unlike most other templated sites I’ve used in the past, this one allowed me to change the wording and tailor any invite to my liking including changing those baseball seams to hot pink if my heart desired. So despite them being “baby shower” invites, I could definitely adjust them to work for any party easily with their user-friendly platform.

If you’re like me and you always feel like you’re running on empty and have a to-do list a mile long, here’s some of the reasons why Basic Invite makes ordering any invites easy as the pie I’m going to eat standing over the kitchen sink tonight after my kids go to bed. 

  • almost every single color concept you can think of
  • custom samples so you can make sure you LOVE what you’re getting before you order
  • super posh foil options
  • address capturing service that makes collecting and addressing your invites BEYOND convenient with a quick share on social media
  • almost 40 different color envelope options for the perfect finishing touch!

It’s not often I shout anything from the rooftops beside telling my kids to “QUIET DOWN ALREADY!” But considering I have so many parties coming up with SO. LITTLE. TIME. these days to plan them, any product that can take some of the stress off my busy #momlife and make my life just a tad easier is one I am happy to share. (And just look at these super adorable fox baby shower invitations, would you? UGHHH so CUTE! I just can’t.) 

If you do decide you love this site as much as I do, you can use coupon code: 15FF51 for 15% off! 

Cheers to all those spring and summer babies! I can’t wait to celebrate their soon-to-be-birthdays in style before I get a chance to sniff those baby’s heads!






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