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I am a new mom, a college English professor, interior designer and feminist. I love challenging gender norms especially when it comes to decor. Who says a navy blue nursery is for a boy?

Succulent Baby Shower

My designer partner and I love any excuse to throw a party, so a baby shower is an amazing excuse! Together we created a theme that would play off of my future little one’s nursery with cactus, succulents and oh yeah TACOS! So many of the design elements were taken from my home or used in my little one’s nursery following the party.  When it comes to throwing a great shower it is all about the food! We catered our favorite taco company and special ordered succulent cupcakes, cactus sugar cookies an churros for dessert! Who says a signature drink is only for a wedding? We had a signature mocktail for this pregnant mama, a prickly pear spritzer and who could forget the Cactus Cooler?

Cactus Nursery

We did not find out the sex of our first child before she was born so I wanted to make a gender neutral space but I didn’t want the traditional grey, yellow, or green nursery so I painted the walls a rich navy blue and used natural wood and white elements and decided on a cactus theme.