Baby showers are a great way to celebrate new mothers and their expectant first baby. Or perhaps you’re having a Baby Sprinkle – the new thing to celebrate babies, mums, and dads where there might be a bit of a gap between siblings. Pinterest is a great resource for planning ideas from themes and décor, games, cakes, and gifts. I know that was busily pinning things for my sister-in-law’s baby shower, and truth be told some of them may have been pinned for my own shower later this year. Both my sister-in-law and I are having babies, that is we are not finding out the gender of our babies, much the same as Jackson felt in Gilmore Girls when Sookie was pregnant with Davey.
We had three co-hosts for my sister-in-law’s shower: her best friend, her sister, and myself. The three of us decided on a simple blue and pink onesie theme as we were a little pressed for time, and I knew I would be able to make decorations easily and cost effectively. Despite our decision, it didn’t stop me from scouring Pinterest in search of ideas that could be interpreted to fit our theme. Here are my favourite gender neutral baby shower ideas.
1. Woodland cake by Hot Mama’s Cakes
Oh my gosh, this is the most beautiful woodland cake I have ever laid my eyes upon! Perfect for that surprise baby’s shower! Be sure to check out Hot Mama’s Cakes on Facebook, too.
2. Frozen Flowers and Fruit Ice Bucket by Jonathon Fong Style
How beautiful is this ice bucket? Jonathon Fong‘s eHow tutorial takes you through step by step to achieve this stunning ice bucket. Want it to be a little more gender neutral? Ditch the pink for green, yellow or orange flowers, or make it more specific to a baby shower and use small baby items!
3. ‘How big is Mumma’s Baby Belly?’ Game by Lauren Armstrong
One of my favourite baby shower games is watching everyone guess how big the mumma-to-be’s bump is. Featured on Project Nursery, have a look at the Baby Sprinkle Lauren Armstrong threw for her sister Carly’s second bubba.
4. 100s and 1000s Cake by Cherrytree Bakehouse
This gorgeous 100s and 1000s cake by Cherrytree Bakehouse is such a fun and bright cake for your gender neutral shower. And, there’s no reason you couldn’t have the fondant ribbon and bow in another colour. Bright yellow or green, anyone?
5. Decorate a Onesie by Samantha Scott Events
A beautiful keepsake and a great alternative for a guest book, personalise plain onesies with your message for baby and parents to be. All you need is fabric markers and plain onesies.
6. ‘Ready to Pop’ popcorn snacks by Jen at Ready To Pop
These adorable popcorn boxes are perfect for individual serves of popcorn for your guests. Jen at Ready to Pop has several designs available for you to purchase, but the ever popular Original (as pictured) is all sold out. Check out this post for a great popcorn recipe.
How to decide what’s right for your shower
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to baby showers: It’s entirely up to you whether you want to have one or not. You might decide you want a theme (like the gorgeous woodland cake by Hot Mama’s Cakes) or you might want a colour scheme (like the funky baby sprinkle by Blaked Potato Press). Perhaps you want a low key afternoon tea followed by a barbeque with the guys and any children, or maybe you just want to have a get together with all your nearest and dearest. Whatever you decide will be perfect for you!
For more baby shower and party inspiration, check out my Parties: Celebration Inspiration board on Pinterest.