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The 8 baby shower trends you can expect to see everywhere in 2023

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Oh, baby! In 2022 alone, over 200K baby showers were thrown using Evite. So we have a pretty good idea of what people are loving for their baby celebrations, and we can already tell what to expect this year based on our top searches! Here are Evite’s top 8 predictions for the most popular shower trends of 2023.

NEW FOR 2023: Perfectly paper-like creations

Three invitations featuring paper-like textures and designs.

“What does Evite know about paper?!?” you may ask. Well, Pinterest is predicting that all things paper art will be huge this year, and we’re already seeing this trend take off (digitally) at Evite. Dreamy watercolors, faux embossing and trompe l’oeil paper cutouts create the illusion of paper invitations, just without the actual paper. Huzzah for eco-friendly invitation solutions for this trend! 

CLASSIC: Woodland wonderland

Three invitations featuring woodland creatures.

This trend isn’t going anywhere in 2023. There’s something about a gentle palette of soft greens and neutral, natural tones dotted with charming critters that appeal 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!

NEW FOR 2023: Groovy mushrooms

Three invitations featuring mushrooms.

We introduced a few mushroom designs last year simply because we thought they were fun(gi) and different. Turns out, we aren’t the only ones who adore them because mushrooms made it onto the Pinterest Predicts list for 2023. Did we accidentally start a trend? Mush be! Expect this quirky little trend to flourish big time.

EVOLVING: Boho, but make it bolder

Three invitations featuring colorful boho themes.

Good news, boho lovers—this trend is sticking around. But, with a fresh twist! While neutrals are still popular, bright colors and punchy pastels are spicing up this evergreen trend.

CLASSIC: Celestial sweetness

Three invitations featuring stars and moons.

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.

BACK IN A BIG WAY: Classic children’s characters

Three invitations featuring classic Disney 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. But with the 100th anniversary of Disney this year, it’s clear that this trend is going to be bigger than ever. Our Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse invitations jumped to the top of our best-sellers list as soon as they launched in late 2022, and haven’t slowed down since.

INCREASINGLY POPULAR: Gender-neutral palettes & themes

Three invitations featuring gender-neutral themes and palettes.

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. 

EVOLVING: Seasonally relevant

Three invitations featuring seasonal themes with a baby shower twist.

Yes, springtime florals, summery scenes, autumnal tones and wintery weather will forever have stalwart fans. But classic nods aren’t the only ways people are making the season part of their celebration. People are really leaning into the activities and holidays of the seasons and incorporating them into their baby showers. Spooky-sweet Halloween-themed showers in particular are picking up traction as the “every day is Halloween” crowd grows.

You can find all of these (and much more) in our baby shower invitations gallery!

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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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