Whether you’re keeping the sex of your baby a secret, or traditional baby blues and pastel pinks just aren’t your thing, a gender-neutral baby shower might be the perfect option for you. And you’re not alone. These days, many parents choose to throw gender-neutral baby showers. Gender-neutral baby showers are a fresh take on an old tradition. By opening up the theme to accommodate any gender, you have room to invent, play, and get creative with your plans.

Even if the word “neutral” reminds you of that beige shirt in your closet you never wear (don’t worry, we’re in the same boat), try not to confuse it with “boring”—gender-neutral is the exact opposite, in fact! Your party-to-be is packed with possibilities. To start planning, explore Enfamil’s tips below. You might have less of a blueprint to follow with gender-neutral baby showers compared to traditional ones, so these ideas are here to help you get started. Read on!

Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Themes

The first step to planning your party is choosing a theme. Your theme will help determine games, food, and decorations. When it comes to the theme, try not to overthink it. Just pick a theme that feels like the right fit for you! Here are some ideas:

  • Story-Time Theme: Bring one of your favourite childhood stories to life. From Peter Rabbit to Cat in the Hat, there are countless childhood classics to choose from. Heartwarming, plus entirely gender-neutral, this is one option for your baby shower theme.

  • Bumble Bee Theme : The bumble bee theme is a cute option for your party. Sweet and simple, fill your tables with buzzworthy bee décor for an adorable party setup. If your baby’s sex is a secret, you can name the party “What Will It Bee?” for pun that’s entirely intended!

  • Winnie the Pooh Theme : A childhood staple, Winnie has won over many of our hearts. Choose this gender-neutral baby shower theme if Winnie the Pooh was a part of your childhood, or if you want him to be a part of your little one’s.

  • Out-of-This World Baby Shower Theme : Whether you watch every rocket launch or like reading poetry about the moon, an out-of-this-world baby shower is a great option if you love space. With plenty of decoration options including galaxy décor and more, this theme suits both little boys and girls. After all, boys and girls both want to go to Mars to get more candy bars!

  • Royal Safari Baby Shower Theme : Having a baby is an adventure, so make the shower an adventure, too. While friends and families sit in chairs, invite elephants, lions, rhinos, and giraffes to man the tables at this party—especially the dessert table!

Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Games

When you throw a baby shower, it’s a good idea to include some games. Games liven up the mood of the party, and they’re also a good way to break the ice, especially if not everyone at the party is familiar with one another. Check out some gender-neutral baby shower games below—be sure to award prizes to the winners!

  • Name the Baby Products: Give each guest a piece of paper, and ask them to write down as many baby products as they can in two minutes. Whoever writes the most down gets a prize.

  • Blindfold Diaper Changing: Give guests a baby doll, blindfold, and diaper. After they put their blindfolds on, start the race to see who can put the diaper on the baby the fastest. Whoever puts on the diaper the quickest wins!

  • Are You that Baby?: Ask guests to bring a baby picture of themselves to the shower. Collect the pictures as guests walk in, and pin them to a board. When it’s time to play, have guests write down which guest they think is in each picture. The person with the most correct answers gets a prize.

  • Baby Love: There are so many songs with “baby” in the title! Make a playlist with these songs for the party. Give each guest a blank sheet of paper, and as you play each hit, have guests jot down the name of the song. The person who gets the most song titles correct wins.

  • The M&M Game: This is an easy one. Fill a large baby bottle with M&Ms, and have guests guess how many M&Ms are in the bottle. Whoever gets closest to the number wins a prize!

Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Prizes

Of course, you can’t have baby shower games without baby shower prizes. With prizes, remember to keep it simple. The prizes are just for fun, so you don’t need to worry about spending a lot of money. Here are some ideas for gender-neutral baby shower prizes:

  • Small bags of candy

  • Tumblers with ribbons

  • Nail polish

  • Lotions or shower gels

  • Coffee and tea mugs

  • Tiny bottles of alcohol (non-pregnant adults only!)

  • Chocolate bars

  • Picture frames

  • Candles

  • Gifts cards

  • Potted plants

  • Wine charms

  • Baked goods

  • Face masks

We hope that you enjoyed exploring these ideas for a gender-neutral baby shower. From shower themes to games to prizes and beyond, there are plenty of paths you can take with your party. Above all, remember not to stress! If you’re having fun, your guests will have fun too. Best of luck with your baby shower—we’re sure it will be a blast!

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