I had the honor of co-hosting a gender-neutral baby shower for a very dear friend of mine. This was new territory for me as I’ve always known the gender of the baby for planning the perfect baby shower for mom-to-be. I wasn’t going to let that discourage me though. I looked to Pinterest for some inspiration. This is what I discovered…there are SO many ideas for creating a beautiful, gender-neutral baby shower!
I found a color scheme that I loved and built from that. I think that grey and yellow have such a beautiful, classic look together.
Who doesn’t appreciate having hand sanitizer “on hand?” (pun intended, ha). Armed with a cricut machine, we cut out these adorable lambs on yellow paper. We then used a cuttlebug to give the little lamb texture. We finished it off with grey card stock and a giant craft punch out for the scalloped flower background.
I found it quick and easy to use scrapbooking sticky dots to adhere the lamb to the flower and then also to attach them both to the bottle. Here is my daughter putting the pieces together!
Using grey organza ribbon, I tied a bow around the neck of the hand sanitizer bottle. Voila! An adorable, gender-neutral baby shower favor!
We displayed them in this beautiful glass apothecary jar.
My incredible co-host was so gracious to offer up her gorgeous home. It was so fun decorating her house! We went with simple decorations that were classic and cute! I found these tissue paper pom balls at Hobby Lobby.
Using a tutorial I found on how to string up balloons in a line, we decided to accent the windows with balloons.
For the finishing touch… I decided that for the first time ever, I was going to make a banner!
Using the cricut, I began by cutting 2 different sized banner flags as the base and built up from that, alternating the colors, and textures while also using the cuttlebug on some of the layers to give it more depth. *If you don’t have a fancy cricut cutter, then grab my FREE Banner Printables HERE! It’s complete with 2 banner choices AND lettering. You can create an adorable DIY banner on a budget!*
We went with the word “baby” in yellow letters and in keeping with the lamb theme, we cut larger lambs to accent the word, “baby.” Starting from the bottom layer with the larger grey banner flag, I then laid the smaller yellow checkered banner flag on top, then a cute doily I had on hand and topped it with a yellow letter.
I finished my new banner by using a hole punch and yellow ribbon to thread the pieces together.
I found these adorable yellow rose buds in a clearance craft bin and knew they’d be perfect for this banner. I got out my handy hot glue gun and went to work gluing two of these beauties to the top of each banner flag.
I also found these adorable flower clips in the dollar bin at the craft store and used them to hang my new banner!
Here’s the finished product hanging on the window shutters…
What’s a baby shower without giving mom-to-be some words of wisdom? We decided to put a little spin on it… Not only were the guests asked to give a piece of advice to our guest of honor but they were also asked to write a sweet message about what makes her a wonderful mother already! These messages are sure to be treasured forever.
We couldn’t let that adorable cricut cut lamb get away from us without using it for a second craft in this gender-neutral baby shower project! We cut out yellow and white lambs. Guests were asked to write their words of wisdom on them and then drop it in this glass jar. As our guest of honor was opening her gifts, the lamb note cards were read aloud. It was a very sweet moment.
A friend of ours so generously donated her time and talent in the form of these adorable cupcakes! Look closely…she used real flower stems that put these amazing cupcakes over the top! Have you ever seen anything like this?!
We decided on a simple, yet delicous lunch bar.
I have to tell you…this is the most incredible chicken salad recipe I have ever had! Seriously…and I LOVE my chicken salad on croissants. Then again…who doesn’t? You have GOT to make it! You won’t regret it.
3 Large Chicken Breasts (double recipe), 4 cups cubed, cooked chicken
1 cup mayo
1 tsp paprika
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1 cup chopped celery
2 green onions chopped
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp seasoning salt
pepper to taste
*add cubed granny smith apples or grapes*
Cook 3 large chicken breasts
Cube chicken breasts
Cut and prep all nuts, fruits and veggies
Put chicken cubes, prepped nuts, fruits and veggies in a large mixing bowl
Add mayo, stir
Mix in seasonings and continue to stir all ingredients together
Chill for 1 hour
Baby Showers are truly one of the most joyous occasions we will all experience! I do hope that you’ve found some inspiration in our Gender-Neutral Baby Shower. Happy planning to all!
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