Thinking of planning of baby shower but don’t want to be stuck with the traditional blue and pink theme? Well, you’re in luck. More than ever, gender neutral baby showers have been growing in popularity. Below are some tips that I would love to share with you to make sure you, the mom-to-be, and your guests have an incredible time.
1. Pick a theme
The first and most important step to planning a baby shower is picking a theme. After you pick a theme, all the smaller details fall into alignment and become much easier. So, think about how the mom-to-be would want the baby shower to look like.
Would they want it to be colorful and playful? Or would they prefer a more minimalistic style? Some popular themes are under-the-sea, a donut theme, a garden party, and a jungle theme. You can look on Instagram and Pinterest for more ideas as well.
2. Choose a neutral color palette
Once you pick the theme, finding a cohesive color palette should be easy. Since this baby shower is gender-neutral, you might want to avoid excessively using pink or blue hues. Instead, you should aim to use colors that fit your theme and style. Choose color combinations that aren’t directly connected to gender.
For example, for a jungle-themed baby shower, you would use greens, browns, yellows and whites. So, you should find decorations, stationery, florals, and dinnerware that fit that color scheme.
3. Creating the perfect menu
When it comes to picking the perfect food to serve at a baby shower, a safe choice is always finger food. You can make the food match the theme of the baby shower, or keep it simple and just have random finger food.
However, you have the opportunity to be creative with the food if you want it to match the decorations. For instance, if you were doing a garden party theme, you can get a floral cake, bowls of fruits, bug and butterfly-shaped cookies, and iced tea.
4. Come up with baby shower games
Baby shower games do have a reputation for being either uncomfortable or boring, but they don’t have to be. If you plan on including baby shower games, just make sure you choose ones that everyone can find fun in.
5. Send invitations
After you plan the whole baby shower, all you have left to do is send the invitations. Consider who you want to invite and how big you want the baby shower to be. Afterward, pick an invitation that matches your theme. There are plenty of sites online that have free or cheap downloadable invitations available that match your color scheme perfectly. You can send the invitations electronically or through the mail.