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A Southern Gender Neutral Baby Shower


My baby shower was thrown in late September. My husband's godmother, Nana, and I sat down and exchanged ideas. She then ran with it! She worked really hard and I will always be grateful for the amazing job. She went with a vintage and fall inspired theme. It was very laid back and full of personal touches throughout. I want to thank everyone involved for such a beautiful shower as well as my cousin, Tori, for the gorgeous pics.

Design Inspiration

Vintage-inspired and a Southern relaxed feel

Project Details

We are from the South, so we definitely wanted to have a relaxed feel as well as a vintage-inspired theme. To give that antique/vintage feel, burlap and twine was used throughout with items such as mason jars and white acrylic platters with yellow gingham ribbon tied through. I love sweets so there was a sweets table with French macaroons, pecan bars, cupcakes, candy corn, salt water taffy, and of course, the cake. We wanted a laid back feel, so activities were done at leisure. (NO sit down games). There was creating an ABC book for the baby and also 'wear your guess' with moustaches for boy and yellow bows for girl. To have guests interacting with one another was really nice. For the sign in book, guests wrote wishes to baby and those were put into a book for mommy. And as Thank You gifts for the guests, my mom made homemade 'Hot Momma' pickles.

Favorite Items

There was so many unique and personal touches throughout. It's hard to pick one. I loved the banner that his godmother did. Not only was it precious, but it was a complete surprise to me. I even used it as decor in nursery! My corsage that she made was cute too. She just wrapped ribbon around pacifier. Such a cute idea. It was also one of my gifts I had on registry. I also loved the baby pics with the ultrasound in the middle. Had a sign on it that read, 'Love at First Sight.' So sweet and precious. The pickles were a great addition too. I loved the fact that my mom made them and we were able to assemble them and spend time together. Plus, they were delicious:)


Go with your gut. There are so many ideas out there. Get an idea and make it your own. And most of all, enjoy yourself. Let others do!!! Relax and it will all come together.

Kimmy Doraine

Sunday 28th of October 2012

Love the flower and giraffe basket on the glass door. That's a really cool alternative to wreaths.