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Gender Neutral Baby Shower Ideas

April 12, 2017
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Not everyone wants to find out the sex of the baby before delivery.  In fact, more and more parents are waiting until the birth, for a variety of reasons. My sweet friend in our home group decided she and her husband wanted to wait to find out their baby’s gender, so we threw her a gender neutral baby shower.

Tips:

Co-host.  Don’t try to plan a whole shower by yourself and take on the financial responsibility.  It can get expensive and is much easier on your wallet (and your sanity) if you divvy out responsibilities.

The hostesses with the mom-to-be

Plan.  What time do you want the shower to be?  Any food preferences? Be sure to work out all of the details and stay in communication with the co-hosts.  This will keep everything running smoothly.

Decor.  Keep decor simple.  If you are crafty…DIY your baby shower decor.  If you aren’t, look on Etsy to support people who are.  Check with the mom-to-be and see if she has a nursery theme she can share. Our mom-to-be sent us this as her inspiration board, so we went with black and white with gold accents.  We loved the “Be bold/brave/courageous” signs and went with tribal designs.

Inspo board

Decorate early.  If possible, do the bulk of the decorating the day or two before the party.  This will insure that you aren’t running around the morning of with too much to do.

Get photos. Ask someone at the shower to take photos so that the mom-to-be.  They will thank you, and it will be a great addition to the baby book.

Entryway

The first thing people see when they walk up is the entryway.  Have a sign near/on the door to direct people inside.

This is a great spot to put the sign in book or whatever you choose to use.  We had everyone write a sweet note to our mom-to-be and place it in a keepsake box to encourage her during late night feedings and diaper changes.

On the way out the door, guests had a little takeaway too.  We just wrapped a couple of pieces of candy for ours.

Decor

We kept the decor a neutral palette to go along with what the mom-to-be sent us as her nursery inspiration. Black and white with gold accents.  We got the signs/wooden pieces at Hobby Lobby and the paper garlands and pom poms from Target’s party section.

Add glitter to a floral vase to add a bit of sparkle.

Frame the invitation to add to the decor.

Food + Drink

Since we decided to have an early Sunday shower, we went with a brunch theme.  We had a variety of sweet and savory as well as a yogurt bar. Each host divided up the food responsibilities, so one person wouldn’t be stuck making everything.

For drinks, we had a cucumber citrus water and a strawberry punch.  The milk bottles added an extra touch.

We picked up a cake from Whole Foods and added macarons and gold animals for decor.

Games

Get guests involved by playing a shower game or two. One of the girls came up with a celebrity couple and their child name matching game.  The winner walked away with an adorable shower prize.

How cute is this prize idea? It has two loofas and a travel size shower gel.

 

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Do you have any baby shower tips?  What’s your favorite baby shower theme? Leave me a comment below!

44 Comments

  • Reply Davi April 12, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Great ideas! We adopted and prepared a gender neutral nursery and had a gender neutral shower because we had no idea if a boy or girl would be joining our family. It’s so practical too because if you have a second child, everything can be reused!

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      Congrats on your adoption! It’s so true that you can use it all again + you don’t get a bunch of things you don’t need.

  • Reply Beth April 12, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Fun ideas! I love throwing showers and I agree, co-hosting is the way to go. When I’ve attempted them on my own they haven’t turned out quite as well! You’ll have to report back with what your friend ends up having! Sometimes I wish I would have been surprised with my son, but I’m such a planner, lol.

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      I will! We are so excited. My bet is on a boy, but that is based on no real evidence. I can’t wait to find out.

  • Reply Kim Airhart April 12, 2017 at 8:28 am

    I love showers, babies, weddings, etc. I so wish that I could have waited to find out what sex Jake was but I am wait too impatient. If I am blessed enough to have another I think I will try a little harder to wait. Beautiful pictures!! What a lovely shower.

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      It was so fun. I know it will be more fun for them too. I don’t know if I could wait. I am too impatient too.

  • Reply Chrissie @ One Hangry Mama April 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

    This shower looks so cute! And great tips for successful shower planning. Love the idea to have a sign-in / note station right in the entryway; that gives people something to do while they scope out the room, so they don’t have that awkward standing alone moment while they wait to find someone they know!

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      Yes! Such a good point. It is an icebreaker for sure.

  • Reply kaley branch April 12, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I lovelovelove this. Perfectly adorable and equally so for either a boy or girl. Consider me inspired!

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Thank you, Kaley! It was a ton of fun.

  • Reply Emily April 12, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Awesome ideas! The cake and macarons look so good! I love the decorations.

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      Thank you! Everyone did such a great job.

  • Reply Anne | onedeterminedlife April 12, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I love going to baby showers. These are some great ideas.

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks so much Anne. 🙂

  • Reply Charlotte April 12, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    All of these food pics are making me very hungry… you guys did such a great job with this gender-neutral shower! love that you picked up a cake at Whole Foods and decorated it yourselves with macarons and cute animals <3 Amazing work!

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Girl! The food was so good. Thank you so much! Mwah!

  • Reply Divya April 12, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    This looks like such a fun celebration! I don’t know how I’m going to feel on knowing the gender beforehand. I can understand why people don’t want to know, but I also just feel like if SOMEONE knows the gender of my baby, I’m gonna wanna know too.

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      I am pretty certain I wouldn’t be able to wait. I am way too much of a planner and way too impatient.

  • Reply Apryl @ heart, hope, & hustle April 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I love this; although I am a Planner by heart and would definitely want to know the gender of our next baby haha! But the details and colors are all BEAUTIFUL! What a fun celebration 🙂 and i absolutely adore that painted brick!

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you! I agree…its the perfect color scheme. 🙂

  • Reply Ashley April 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Can you just come over and design my baby’s room?? Your shower ideas are great, and everything was done beautifully! I love the wrapped candies at the end, it’s a nice touch. Lovely!

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you, Ashley. It’s the combo of a ton of great minds for sure.

  • Reply Beth April 12, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Love the shower ideas, and also LOVE your fireplace!! Amazing color!

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you. The fireplace is one of my favorite parts of my house. My husband did good.

  • Reply Anna April 12, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    This is such a great post, a friend of ours didn’t want to find out the gender of their baby as well. So on their baby shower it was all unisex color. Beautiful pictures and decorations.

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Thank you! I know, it’s becoming more popular and it’s so fun for the family.

  • Reply Dominique April 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    What a beautiful baby shower! I love that “match the celebrity with the child name” game – it sounds like a lot of fun! That ooh baby sign at the front door is super cute too 🙂

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you! The game was so fun! My friend has beautiful handwriting, so she did a great job on the sign.

  • Reply Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada April 12, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Cute decorations and the food looks perfect for a party!

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you! The food was fantastic

  • Reply Trish @ The Trish List April 12, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    So many great ideas and tips! I love how sophisticated the decor was. It was also whimsical. You guys did an awesome job!

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you!! We had a lot of fun.

  • Reply Brittany Comeaux April 12, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    This is so magical! I would have been ecstatic if I were the mom. I love all of the decor and cake is just too stinking adorable. Can you come throw me a shower? Even though I’m not pregnant?! Haha

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Sure! It can be an April Shower! Haha. The cake was so yummy too.

  • Reply Rebecca Hicks April 13, 2017 at 10:58 am

    I LOVE how you decorated for the shower! You are so talented in this area, and it looks like it was a super successful party!

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      It was a lot of fun. Definitely not all my idea. A combo of everyone for sure. 🙂 I love hosting people though.

  • Reply Christina April 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I am so glad that my baby making days are over but my baby shower hosting days are not! Lol great content!!

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      Thank you! I don’t plan on having one, but hosting them is so fun! haha.

  • Reply Brittany N April 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I loved this! Such a cute way to have a Gender Neutral Baby Shower! I definitely want to do something like this when I have a baby!

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      Thanks, girl! It was a lot of fun!

  • Reply Akaleistar April 13, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    The food looks delicious! What a cute baby shower 🙂

    • Reply Jessica April 13, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      The food was amazing! Thank you so much.

  • Reply Melissa April 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I love the idea of gender neutral nurseries. It make everything more convenient

    • Reply Jessica April 17, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      I agree completely!!

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