Besides being an awesome way to get all of your baby gear, baby showers are the perfect way to celebrate your pregnancy with friends and family. If you know the sex of your baby, it can be fun to decorate your venue with pretty pink bunnies or baby blue fish. But if you're choosing to keep it a secret, or if gender stereotypes just aren't your thing, you can still have an awesome party. There are plenty of baby shower ideas that don't have gender stereotypes, but are just as adorable. Think about it, there are way too many awesome colors in the rainbow to be limited to just pink or blue.
When planning your shower, you have to consider every little detail, from the invitations to the thank you notes, and if you don't want to be limited to gender-specific decor, all you need is a little creativity. Most likely, this will be the last major party you throw until your little one's first birthday, so you might as well blow it out.
Check out this list of gender-neutral baby shower ideas, and see if you can find a little inspiration for your party planning. And as long as you have a delicious cake, your guests will be sure to have a great time.
1. Non-Candy Pinata
There's nothing more fun than smashing a pinata and having your pick of all of the goodies. But if candy isn't your thing, take some inspiration from Delia Creates' confetti-filled shooting star pull pinata.
2. DIY Utensils
If you can't find party supplies in a gender-neutral favorite colors, why not make your own? You can make these painted wooden utensils from Lovely Indeed in the colors of your choice.
3. Gold Sugar Rim Glasses
Whether you're serving champagne or lemonade, gold sugar rim glasses from Almost Makes Perfect are fun and festive.
4. Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
Take your guests back to their childhood with Lucky Charms marshmallow treats from Lovely Indeed.
5. Little Foxy Baby Shower
These fox baby shower decor items from Natalme. Who knew foxes could be so cute?
6. Donut Favor Boxes
Send your guests home with a sweet treat, like these donut favor boxes from Almost Makes Perfect.
7. Hanging Paper Lanterns
Paper lanterns are an easy and inexpensive accessory that can make any room instantly festive. Decorate your shower with lanterns in a variety of gender-neutral colors, as mentioned on A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
8. Gilded Novelty Eraser Drink Stirrers
Add a little bling to your drinks with these fun DIY gilded novelty eraser drink stirrers from Now That's Pretty.
9. Alphabet Fruit Salad
Take advantage of all of the great fresh produce available in the summer. The alphabet fruit salad from Paper & Stitch is a fun and healthy treat.
10. Watercolor Balloons
These DIY watercolor balloons from Studio DIY can be done in gender-neutral colors, and make a pretty pastel decorative item to the room.
11. Balloon Dipped Citronella Candles
Balloon-dipped citronella candles from Sugar and Cloth make great DIY centerpieces for your backyard baby shower.