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Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Ideas

A baby on the way is cause to celebrate! If the parents-to-be are celebrating before finding out baby's gender, or they're waiting until baby's arrival to find it out, then we've got plenty of ideas for a gender-neutral baby shower. “Gender neutral” simply means the theme and decorations will work no matter baby’s sex.

A gender neutral color scheme could be a mix of pinks and blues, or steer away from gender all together with a variety of muted tones or a cheerful palette of greens and yellows.

If you don’t want to host at home, planning the party at a venue, such as a loft, restaurant or ballroom makes for an easier set up and clean up. (Just make sure there's a plan for gift transportation at the end of the fete.) Dress up the space with gender-neutral centerpieces and decorations, such as white flowers and greenery with whimsical metallic accents.

When it comes to food there are a couple different options. You can do plated sit-down meal or a self-serve buffet station, or stick to passed appetizers. To choose what's best for your celebration, consider the level of formality and budget. There's no wrong answer! Lastly, finish off with a sweet treat, like cake that reflects the gender-neutral theme.

Don’t know where to start? Gender neutral baby shower inspiration can come from anywhere. For example, look to the expectant couple’s interests. Perhaps their favorite childhood stories or songs, or their hobbies can spark an idea. Ask what the baby’s nursery theme will be; you can’t go wrong by incorporating it into the shower decor.

Most importantly, don't forget what this party is all about: showering mamma-to-be with some lovin' and support.

Popular Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Party Themes

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

Seems like every kid grows to love Dr. Seuss, and it’s a whimsically wonderful baby shower theme too. Look to the beloved storybooks for gender neutral baby shower ideas ranging from green deviled eggs paired with mini ham sandwiches, to signature cocktails dubbed Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Garden Bee Baby Shower

Plan an outdoor garden party with a honey bee theme for the couple wondering “What will baby bee?” Incorporate pink and blue flowers in the centerpieces and other gender-neutral baby shower decorations, and send partygoers home with honeycomb-shaped soaps that say “Thanks for bee-ing here.”

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Safari Baby Shower

Safari animals are popular inspiration for baby shower themes. You can keep the theme from becoming too cartoony by planning a more grown-up safari-inspired party. Use faux animal hides and tribal tapestries to set the scene. Centerpieces can be made of tropical flowers; add binoculars, maps and compasses as creative table toppers. Send guests home with outback sun hats to inspire them to go on some new adventures!

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