Your DIY Multicolor, Gender Neutral Baby Shower Guide is Here

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My closest friends are starting to get married and beginning to have BABIES! And I’m totally okay with being deemed the go-to “Ms. Party Planner” for events that go hand-in-hand with said events. When my very best friend told me she was going to be bringing her very first child into this world (ie. the BEST news ever), I was ecstatic, tears ensued and I couldn’t believe what an unbelievable blessing God had given her and her family. There was only one teeney-weeney, itsy bitsy problem for this obsessive planner. She was going to keep the gender a surprise! I tried to convince her to get a prenatal gender DNA test so that we could all know, or at least I could know. She refused although I begged and pleaded! Some other friends found out their baby’s genders and it made my life much easier. As much as I totally understand waiting to find out the gender is truly a once-in-a-lifetime surprise which pales in comparison to any other surprise in this world, it makes planning (FOR ME) a bit of a challenge! With wanting to plan everything down to a T and wanting to make everything perfect for the mommy-to-be, I accepted the challenge and came up with a gender-neutral bright and fun multi-colored theme for the baby boy or girl en route! SO! If you’re like me and need a little bit of inspiration for your gender-neutral baby shower, here is what I did!

To make things super easy? Everything that I used can be ordered with a click of a button from Amazon! Also, if you are in desperate need of finding the right gifts for the parents-to-be, then get online and read the reviews at mommyhood101. They have a multitude of those reviews on all the baby gear that a parent will need, so you can get something that they actually desire without taking a stab in the dark. You can also get all the guests that are going to attend onto the site so that there are no duplicates!

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The Room

In order to bring my own style and vision to life, the space will need rehabbing. How can I transform a non aesthetically pleasing space, is the first thing I think about when I begin my planning. If it’s a large space, there will be lots of guests and you want them to have a lasting first impression. What I focus on the most is how to distract from the ceiling. Since it’s one of the main focal points of any room, it’s the biggest culprit of making a venue look empty. [Disclaimer-I wasn’t allowed to hang anything from any of the walls or ceilings, so I had to get creative!]

6 – 8′ Metal Self Standing Poles (rented) and these Flags

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Candy Bar

Candy bars never get old, they double extra color and decor, AND they triple double as DIY favors for your guests (and by that, I mean, THEY get to do-it-themselves). Ensure you have a wide range of sizes, heights and shapes of apothecary jars and buy enough candy to fill them. I guarantee they won’t eat it all, but it certainly looks better when they’re all full!

Apothecary Jars

Candy: Rock Candy | Candy Dots | Mini M&Ms | Jelly Bellies | Chupa Pops | Pixie Stix | Laffy Taffy

Cupcake stand [Mini Cupcakes are from Baked by Melissa]

Gold Scoops

BABY Gold Balloons

DIY your candy bags: White paper bags | Feet Stamp | Elephant Stamp | Gold Ink

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Photo Booth Backdrop

Giving people a designated space for selfies and pictures to remember the momentous occasion is a great way to add more color and decoration. All you need to do is cut long pieces of bright colored streamers and tie each piece in a knot on a piece of rope. [There was a rolling easel at the location where I tacked the rope onto. If you’re not as lucky, hang it on a wall if you’re allowed.]

Rope [Can also be used for a baby shower gift too!]

Streamers

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The Tables & Favors

Water Bottles: Blank Water Bottle Labels | Polka Dot Washi Tape [Use the gold ink and stamps from above]

*Be sure to use the flattest water bottle you can find so the label lays as smooth as possible

Gumball Favor Boxes: Gum Balls | Clear Boxes

Tables: Flowers from Trader Joe’s | Mason Jars | Pom Poms | Jumbo White Balloons

Onesie Clothesline: use rope from above | Onesies

Photography & Video: Merideth Morgan

A major thank you to Michelle & Mrs. Chagnon for making this all possible!

Rene & Yusuf-I love you guys! Thanks for allowing me to plan your special day! Congratulations!

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