Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gender Neutral Baby Shower

Last week I was somewhat successful in finding cute gender neutral baby clothes (here).  This week, I'm continuing my journey to proving that unisex baby stuff can be just as good as girl and boy baby stuff.  So, today I'm sharing some ideas for hosting a gender neutral baby shower.  I'm sure you've been to some.  Maybe one?

For starters, there are plenty of gender neutral colors: yellow (obviously), orange, most shades of green, gray (so modern and chic), white, black...yeah.  I'm not sure that a black themed baby shower would be cool, but a black and white, retro baby shower could be awesome.  I'm thinking checkered table cloth, jars of licorice and marshmallows, oreo cookies and milk, old typewriter print on stark white paper, newspaper wrapped favors.  Cue a mood board.

Modern black and white invitation by Kottage on 5th ($16 for digital file)
Newspaper fabric by Kokka Girls ($8 for 1/2 yard)
Black and white check linen oilcloth featured on Remodelista
Black licorice (image here)
Dictionary favor tags by Crafty Clementines ($25 for 50)

Or, veer away from color themes and go with a more complex theme.  Showers themed around holidays and seasons are easily gender neutral.  An autumn themed baby shower with reds, oranges and browns would be just lovely.  With the 4th of July coming up, a red, white and blue baby shower would be totally appropriate and gender neutral.  Again, a mood board for some visual inspiration.

4th of July Invitations by Ashley Kate Designs ($25 for 10)
Red, white and blue pinwheel (image here)
Star spangled banner by GFetti ($6)
Baby shower BBQ invitation by Tipsy Graphics ($16 for digital file)

Also check out the images below from previously posts.  Each image represents a different baby shower idea that I touted and all would work perfectly for a unisex baby shower.  Click on the caption to head to the original post.

from Orange You Excited for a Gender Neutral Baby Shower?

from Lemonade Themed Baby Shower, Pucker Up

from Mint Baby Shower, So Fresh and So Clean

from Rubber Ducky Baby Shower, Quack Quack

from Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower, Hey Diddle Diddle

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