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A Stunning Gender Neutral Baby Shower

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This gender neutral baby shower, by Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff of Anders Ruff Custom Designs, is absolutely breathtaking! The sea breeze inspired color palette of mint, aqua, lime and yellow set the stage for a stunning display of pretty desserts and lovely decorations, many of which are DIY ideas.  Anders Ruff is known for fashioning dazzling parties with careful attention to detail and these fabulous photos by Becca Bond Photography showcase the exceptional party supplies that Maureen and Adria created.

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party Ideas


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Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party Dessert Table Ideas

The antique desk looks gorgeous standing on the sandy beach; the picturesque scenery and party colors are an absolute match.  Anders Ruff used the drawers to display desserts and drinks; it adds interest to the set-up as well as creates another serving surface. I love how they hung printable mini pennants on a length of yarn and interspersed color-coordinated yarn poms in various sizes for a beautiful garland to top the display. A second pennant fronts the desk. A printable monogram (“B” for baby) outlined in yarn adds a perfect accent for the table.

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party Dessert Table Decor Ideas

Anders Ruff assembled their own serving dishes by combining antique store finds: small milk glass plates and votive holders and a little hot glue. This is a great technique to remember when you can’t find—or don’t want to pay for—just the right sized serving pieces.  Paired with other gorgeous cake stands in soft shades of the sea, the display of food looked absolutely amazing!

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party Favour Ideas

Another DIY is the simple yarn pom flowers which were attached to pipe cleaners. The “flowers” were arranged in milk glass vases along with chocolate dipped marshmallow pops.  Gifts in coordinating solid colored papers were also embellished with yarn poms and printable gift labels.

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party Cake Ideas

Next up is the terrific menu that didn’t scrimp on style but did save on time and budget. First, the gorgeous cake was a $12 purchase from Target.  It was dressed for the party with a printable label from the Anders Ruff baby shower collection and mini yarn poms held in place with toothpicks.

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party French Macaron Ideas

The popular French macarons can cost a pretty penny but Maureen taught herself to make them (you can do it, too!). She experimented with color for this shower to produce ombre macarons filled with butter cream and topped them with a printable party flag.

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party Dessert Ideas

Another lovely dessert combination, the meringue and chocolate Oreo delights, were made from a Martha Stewart recipe. Anders Ruff slipped a party flag between the layers for extra flair. They really look appealing on the cake pedestal!

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party Cupcake Ideas

Cupcakes are a popular shower dessert. Maureen and Adria embellished purchased cupcakes with small macaron “baby rattle” pops; others were fancied up with yarn backed cupcake toppers.  Sweet, thoughtful details add charm to food buffets and are another way to communicate “we appreciate you” to guests.

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party Food Ideas

Finally, popcorn cones were made of patterned paper and stuffed with aqua tissue liners; white chocolate drizzled popcorn filled each cone. What a great way to serve popcorn!

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party Food Ideas

As a healthy and savory alternative to all of the sweet treats, Adria prepared gourmet cucumber sandwiches. Recreate the look by stacking white bread with cream cheese and cucumber.  Top with a light layer of cream cheese and strips of cucumber to add dramatic stripes.  Garnish with lemon peel and a party flag: delightful!

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party Drink Ideas

Lemonade spritzers were served in cute, glass bottles from <>Shop My Little Love. Small yarn poms, a flag-adorned straw and bottle wraps kicked up the style.

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party Favour Ideas

I love the clever favor choices! Remember the old wives’ tale about pregnant women craving pickles? Maureen and Adria made homemade baby pickles and packaged them in upcycled glass baby food jars! They painted the lids and added a yarn embellishment and topped it with a printable label. Their second favors were shapely spice jars filled with pastel M&M’s; these were dressed up with a printable flat label from their collection. The creative display piece was an antique spice rack which they painted aqua, giving the table a fun pop of color.

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Party Decor Ideas

Gender neutral parties are becoming increasingly popular as many moms-to-be wait for the surprise announcement at delivery. If a baby shower is in your future—whether you know the gender or not—you’ll find these awesome coordinating printables available in the Anders Ruff shop for hosting a stylish celebration. 

Anders Ruff has many wonderful party ideas on our site, including this cute party, and you can also follow them on their Facebook page.


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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.