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 a celebration that’s fun and relaxing. When my daughter-in-law was expecting my granddaughter, my daughter and I hosted a DIY baby shower with a gold and white color scheme. Since we didn’t know the baby’s gender at the time, we stayed 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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Baby Shower Invitations
I knew what I wanted the invitations to look like, and since I had plenty of time, I had them custom designed by an Etsy shop that is no longer offering invitations. The next best place to look is minted.com. I love this site! I’ve gathered a few inspiration links that would be perfect for a baby shower with a gold and white color theme.
Baby Shower Decor
We kept the decorations for this gender-neutral shower very simple. Two balloon bouquets for the front porch, and one tabletop bouquet for the living room. (We opted not to make a balloon arch…we thought that might be a bit over-the-top!) I bought several bunches of hydrangeas and some greenery at Kroger, added them to pitchers, and sprinkled the arrangements around the kitchen, living room, and dining room. Everything was a neutral color, and it all blended with the cream and white in my home’s decor.
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.
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 sweet bows, and adding the name tags.
We were able to purchase gold plastic flatware and coordinating napkins from Amazon. The napkin was wrapped around the fork, and tied with a bow. The cookies were pre-wrapped which was wonderful. The polka dot bag pictured above held two lemon mini muffins.
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
- Pre-wrapped cookie from a local bakery (no dessert table needed!)
- Mini bundt cakes – we placed the bundt cakes on a tiered stand near the gift table and our guests helped themselves.
The Box + 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. Just use the form at the end of the post to get the tag template!
I shared our party favors in a previous post, Rosemary Sugar Scrub. I think everyone loved getting a special little gift as they left.
More Neutral Baby Shower Theme Ideas
- Bees + honey
- Safari or jungle theme with elephants + giraffes
- Woodland themed baby shower
- Twinkle twinkle little star baby shower
- Moon + Stars
- Peter Rabbit
- Baby shower with yellows and grays
- Winnie the Pooh
Summer baby showers should be relaxing and fun. The box lunches were a big hit with our guests. There were no dishes to wash and they helped make the atmosphere casual. 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 parents-to-be received so many of the necessities needed for a baby. The most important thing to me was that the mom-to-be felt special, our guests felt welcome, and everyone was comfortable. It really was a lovely day.
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