Gold & white themed gender neutral baby shower ideas. How to put together box lunches plus a lovely favor idea. Includes printable tags & sources.
Hosting a baby shower doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. By planning ahead and keeping things casual, you can provide your guests with an afternoon that’s fun and relaxing. My daughter and I just hosted a gold and white themed baby shower for my daughter-in-law. We stayed gender neutral and served box lunches. Read on for all the details!
Before I go any further, I have a confession. I don’t have very many pictures. Elizabeth kept reminding me to take them, but much of the time I was just too distracted. I will do my best to explain everything and as always, if you have a question, just leave a comment.
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Gender Neutral Baby Shower Ideas
I knew what I wanted the invitations to look like so I had them custom designed by an Etsy shop called Meyer Market Designs. Bernadette is great to work with and does lovely work.
If you aren’t sure what you want, I’ve gathered a few inspiration links from minted.com that would be perfect for a gold and white themed baby shower.
We kept the decorations simple. Two balloon bouquets for the front porch and one tabletop bouquet for the living room. I bought several bunches of hydrangeas at Kroger and sprinkled pitchers of them around the kitchen, living room, and dining room.
Tip: Stop by your party store a few days before your shower. Pick out your balloons and pay for them. Ask for them to be ready at least a few hours before your shower start time. All you have to do on the day of your shower is pick them up.
Box Lunch Supplies
The box lunches take planning but on the day of the shower, NOTHING could be easier. We literally pulled them out of the refrigerator and set them on the dining room table. We assembled them the night before, right down to tying the bows and adding the name tags.
We bought gold plastic flatware and coordinating napkins. The napkin was wrapped around the fork and tied with a bow. The cookies were pre-wrapped which was wonderful. The polka dot bag held two lemon mini muffins. Click HERE for the recipe.
Gender Neutral Baby Shower Ideas: Food
We stacked three plastic containers that held chicken salad, pasta salad and fruit stars. We had help from two of my best girlfriends. One made the chicken salad and the other made the fruit stars. What a blessing that was!
- Chicken Salad
- Pasta Salad
- Star shaped fresh fruit (we used this star cookie cutter set)
- Small bag of chips
- Lemon mini muffins
- Mini bundt cakes – we placed the bundt cakes on a tiered stand near the gift table and our guests helped themselves.
Box and supplies
- The Box (We used these.)
- Gold & white luncheon napkins
- Gold plastic flatware
- 1/2 lb. containers
- Gold polka dot bags
- Oh Baby ribbon from Hobby Lobby (not available online)
- Name tags: You can print the tags and hand-write the names of your guests. Another option is to download and open the template in a program where you can add the text. Microsoft Word would work or PicMonkey is a free online program that’s very easy to use.
Baby Shower Ideas: Drinks
We set up the drinks on my kitchen island. We served mint lemonade, Diet Coke and water. I made large round ice cubes with these ice ball molds. They don’t melt as quickly as regular ice cubes and they were a special little touch.
Gender Neutral Baby Shower Ideas: Favor
I shared our favor idea in a previous post, Rosemary Sugar Scrub. I think everyone loved getting a special little gift as they left.
The box lunches were a big hit with our guests. They helped make the atmosphere casual, which was what we were going for. A few of the guests weren’t able to finish everything in their box, so they packed it back up and took it home! The most important thing to me was that our guests felt welcome and were comfortable. I think we achieved that.
Thank you for stopping by…see you soon!