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The 10 Baby Shower Trends You’ll Definitely Be Seeing in 2024

In 2023 alone, over 215,000 baby shower invitations were sent using Evite. If your jaw just dropped, we’ll give you a minute to pick it up. In other words, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what people are loving for their baby celebrations. As we look forward to the coming year, we can already tell what to expect on the people-who-are-expecting scene based on top searches! So, here are Evite’s top 10 predictions for the most popular shower trends of 2024.

Oh, and if you like any of the designs below (they are quite adorable, after all), just click the image to start creating your invitation! 

Woodland

This trend isn’t going anywhere in 2024. There’s something about a gentle palette of soft greens and neutral, natural tones dotted with charming critters that appeals to people of every age. It’s also so easy to bring to life with simple greenery, wildflowers and wooden accents. Fun game idea: Play a classic “who am I” guessing game with each guest trying to figure out which woodland animal they are!

Mushrooms

We introduced more mushroom designs last year because people just couldn’t get enough of this fun(gi) theme in 2023. And can you blame them?! Groovy and mushroom-y baby showers were all the rage last year and one thing is clear: This theme is here to stay for 2024.

Boho

Good news, boho lovers—this trend is sticking around, too. From the soothing, earthy hues to the ample opportunities for crafty activities like flower-crown making, this theme is the perfect way to celebrate the free-spirited mama-to-be in your life and her growing family.

Celestial

There’s a reason “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is one of the most popular lullabies. We’ve been taking inspo from the skies above for eons, and stars, clouds, the sun and space in general will continue to shine bright this year.

Classic Characters

We all have a fictitious character that seemed oh-so-real to us when we were little, so it’s natural that we want to share our first non-familial love with the next generation. And as we enter 2024, it’s clear that this trend is going to be bigger than ever as invitations featuring characters like Mickey Mouse, Dumbo, Bambi and Winnie the Pooh remain super popular.

Safari

When celebrating a little one to come, it’s a no-brainer to stick with themes that score well on the cute-o-meter. Hence why animal-centered themes are always a hit for baby showers! In addition to a classic woodland theme, safari-themed showers continue to dominate in the space. I mean, is there anything cuter than baby giraffes and lions?

Citrus

Maybe it’s the joyful tones of orange and yellow. Maybe it’s the opportunity to set up a mom-osa bar. Or maybe it’s because we were all seeing TikTok DIYs of dried orange garlands this year (or was that just us?). Regardless, citrus showers were all the rage in 2023 and will definitely continue to be big in 2024, particularly for celebrations held in the spring and summer!

Bears

Gasp! Another animal theme? We know, we know. But what can we say!? Everyone wants to throw a cute shower for the mama-to-be, and bears are, well, simply adorable. You really can’t go wrong with this classic option. Whether you take the teddy bear route or the foresty route, anything featuring these adorable furry friends will continue to be bear-y popular throughout 2024.

Gender-Neutral Palettes & Themes

The days of blue- and pink-themed parties aren’t in the past, but more and more, we’re seeing gender-neutral colors (greens, taupes, yellow) and themes (sunshine, stars, nature, animals) chosen from our assortment of baby shower invitations.

Elephants

Last but certainly not least, we’ve got to address the elephant in the room. Or, rather, the elephant on the list? Whatever. The point is: We’ve continued to see a ton (no pun intended) of elephant-themed showers over the past year. Pro tip: Soft pastels and decor featuring sweet illustrations are particularly popular with this theme.

New trends are constantly emerging, so make sure to browse Evite’s full collection of baby shower invitations to see all of our latest designs. In addition to our trendy options, we also offer plenty of classic designs, too!

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Developed hand-in-hand with community organizers, PTA presidents, parents, and teachers, Evite's sign-up sheets are designed to make organizing volunteers a breeze. Here are a few ways Signup Sheets are different than Signup Genius:

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What is a signup sheet?

Signup sheets are the perfect way to streamline scheduling, volunteer recruitment, class parties, snack duty, potluck organization, parent-teacher conferences and more! You can think of them as your digital assistant for coordinating events and tasks and ensuring that your event is a success.

Evite SignUp Sheets offers parents, teachers and event planners customizable online forms that organizers and volunteers can access and update effortlessly. Volunteers can choose their preferred time slots, sign up for tasks or indicate what they'll bring to the event. It only takes organizers a few minutes to create a signup sheet and send it out with a shareable link, so they can get the word out via text, email or social media—whichever way they prefer! 

Long story short, signup sheets save everyone involved tons of time, avoid scheduling headaches and ensure everything runs smoothly before and during the event.

How do I create a signup sheet?

Creating a signup sheet has never been easier than with Evite! Here’s how to create a sheet that’s sure to make your event an absolute success:

  1. Go to Evite SignUp Sheets and choose the template that best fits your needs. Evite offers multiple signup sheet templates perfect for every occasion, including:some text
    • Signup sheets for standalone events (without different time slots), perfect for when you’re organizing a class party, potluck or end-of-season party.
    • Signup sheets for recurring or multi-day events (without different time slots), perfect for when you’re organizing a meal train, post-game snack duty or during appreciation week.
    • Signup sheets for single or multiple day events (with time slots), perfect for when you’re organizing concession stand volunteers, fundraisers and parent-teacher conferences.
  1. After selecting your sheet template, create a title for your signup sheet and add the date, the location, the time (if applicable), who the organizer is, the organizer’s phone number or email and an optional note describing the event to your volunteers. You can also change your signup sheet background and title image if you wish!
  1. Next, create slots for your signup sheet. If you aren’t logged into your account, you will need to do so at this point, but luckily, you can use your existing Evite account (no need to create yet another login!). What you’ll include here will depend on what your event needs, but you can include a list of what’s needed (along with optional descriptions), how many volunteers are needed, and dates and times.
  1. After creating your slots, you can then add a wish list from any retailer or include supply suggestions from Evite’s retailer partners. These are to help your volunteers find and purchase supplies quickly and easily.
  1. Finally, review your sheet, copy your shareable link and send it out to everyone on your list! Every time a volunteer signs up for a slot on your signup sheet, Evite will email you. We will also send reminders to you and your volunteers before your event so no one will forget about it, and we’ll even let volunteers know if you remove their slot or cancel your event sheet so you don’t have to!

What information should be included on a signup sheet?

When it comes to signup sheet information, there are some essentials to include regardless of what you’re organizing:

  1. A title for your signup sheet. Tip: Aim to keep your signup sheet title concise but clear. You want volunteers to read it and have a general understanding of what your event is about, and also make it easy for them to look for later if they need to reference your sheet again. You have the option to include a more descriptive note in a different field about your event, so save the more in-depth details for that!
  1. When and where the event is taking place. 
  1. The organizer’s name and phone number.
  1. Slots for volunteers to choose from. Once you choose the SignUp Sheets template that fits the occasion, the slots you’ll need for your sheet will be right there and ready for you to add the relevant info, such as dates, times, items to bring and tasks to complete. 

When adding your slot information, clearly define what people are signing up for, especially for a what-to-bring list or role assignments. If you want someone to bring healthy snacks for kids to enjoy after a game, specify that. You want your volunteers to feel confident in what they’re bringing and to make it easy for them to know what’s expected of them. It will save them time and stress (and you, too!). That being said, if you make your ask too specific (for example, asking for a hard-to-source item or something expensive), you may not end up with a volunteer for it. So be clear about what you expect, but also be reasonable!

Aside from providing the basic signup information, you can also add optional descriptions to both your entire signup sheet and individual slots. While not required, they can help guide your volunteers further and provide more information. You can add information about allergies, preferences and general info about the event. You can also add a wish list to make it easier for your volunteers to bring exactly what you need!

What are the benefits of using a signup sheet template?

Signup sheet templates offer a ton of advantages for both organizers and volunteers and with Evite SignUp Sheets, you'll enjoy even more benefits than other digital and paper signup sheets! Some benefits our signup sheet templates offer include:

  • A 100% free experience (no subscriptions required!).
  • Shareable links for quick and easy sharing.
  • No need to create another login—you can use your existing Evite account.
  • The option to add a wish list to help your volunteers out.
  • Automatic reminders—we’ll remind everyone on your behalf.
  • An easy-to-use experience with eye-catching guided templates.
  • Clean, modern designs with no pop-up ads.

With Evite SignUp Sheets, you can enjoy organizing and coordinating all your events with ease. Signup sheets streamline the signup process for everyone involved, ensuring that everything will go to plan on the day of your event while saving you precious time in the process.

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