A baby shower is a celebration of new life and a great way to help the parents prepare for their new baby. Some parents prefer to wait until the baby’s arrival to find out their gender. Although most baby showers are themed around the baby being either a boy or a girl, there are many themes and design elements that can be incorporated for each gender.
Here are a few ideas for planning a creative gender-neutral themed baby shower:
Color Palette-A well-planned party should have a theme and color palette. Many baby showers incorporate pinks or blues as these are the colors typically associated with baby girls and boys. It is important to choose colors that can be associated with both genders. This will tie in all other elements of the party and give the décor a purpose. Here are a few color combinations that will work best at a gender-neutral themed baby shower:
- Grey and Yellow
- Black and White
- White and Mint Green
- White, Gold, and Tan
The placement of your decorations will depend on your party venue. Decorate your party entrance with streamers or balloon arches so your guests can clearly recognize the party venue.
The inside of the shower should have a designated area for the mother-to-be to sit where the party guests can clearly see her. This area should be designed with décor items like balloons and streamers. This is the perfect area for photo opts so be sure that the backdrop is camera-ready.
Cake/Refreshments-The cake is a very important part of the baby shower and usually helps in establishing a consistent theme. Choose a cake design that is simple and uses colors from the established color palette. Refreshments can be served from a party table. Popular baby shower refreshments include mocktails, lemonade, cookies, pretzels, and cupcakes.
Games- No baby shower is complete without a few fun games to get the guests excited. The games offer a chance for party guests to socialize and even win prizes. A popular baby shower game to play is Change The Baby. This game is played with a baby doll that needs their diaper changed. Party guest will compete to see who can change the doll’s diaper the fastest. The fastest player will win a small prize. Baby shower prizes are a simple way to thanks the guests for showing up and participating in the shower.
Here are a few ideas for inexpensive baby shower prizes:
- Potted Plants
- Coffee Mug
- Gift Certificates
With these tips in mind, you can plan an awesome gender-neutral baby shower to welcome a newborn baby girl or boy.
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