With more and more parents deciding to keep their baby’s gender a surprise revealed only at birth, there’s a growing need for fresh gender neutral baby shower themes. And this one is such a sweet way to welcome a new bee to the hive!
Baby showers have long been stuck in a rut, but thanks to some creative minds, some inspiring new ideas have been born. Out with days of sitting around a living room, eating quiche, and playing tired old shower games. Create an experience that your friends will be talking about for years to come.
Planning the perfect shower doesn’t have to be daunting, if you just follow a simple formula.
Step 1: Theme
Who doesn’t love Pinterest? But with it comes the inevitable “analysis paralysis”… simply too many ideas. It boggles the mind! Before you start looking at cakes, favors, or menu options, nail down your theme. A good theme will take the guess work out of selecting all of the other details.
Our adorable honey bee baby shower invitations were the inspiration for this beautiful garden party. The buttery yellow chevrons combined with the charcoal gray details make this an excellent option for a gender neutral shower, and lend an air of sweet sophistication to the design that sets your guests expectations for what’s to come.
Step 2: Budget
Once you’ve selected your theme, establish your budget and stick to it! Nothing can sour your day more than the bitterness of an empty wallet. The day is about celebrating a mother and her baby. You can create beautiful memories on ANY budget. Look for invitations themes that have coordinating party packages, like this one.
Step 3: Choose your Locale
After analyzing your budget, decide where you plan to host your event. A beautiful back yard provides a sunny, elegant setting with a cozy feel to make the new mom and your guests feel special.
Step 4: The Details
Now the fun begins! With theme selection and budget planning out of the way, you know what you’re working with. With your theme in mind, sit down with pen and paper and quickly brainstorm ideas and jot them down. Don’t edit yourself at this point. No matter how small or how grand, write it down. Now that you’ve locked down your theme, use Pinterest as a tool to help you with menu planning, DIY tips, etc. Decide on your menu. Do you want to serve brunch? Or just finger foods? Or a fun dessert buffet instead?
Think about what compliments the overall theme. For this outdoor bee themed shower, light fruit and veggie appetizers, with the addition of a few sweet treats, were the perfect selection.
With a few final touches, your baby shower is sure to be picture perfect!