Why host a gender-neutral baby shower?
There are two main reasons why people choose to host a gender-neutral baby shower—they want to keep the sex of the baby a surprise until the birth, or they simply want a shower where gender isn’t considered. Whatever the reason, Paperless Post offers baby shower invitation designs that bring impeccable style to this momentous occasion. And we didn’t forget about the extras, either—our thoughtfully designed decorations from Paperless Post Party Shop give your event a finishing touch that’ll wow your guests.
How do you plan a gender-neutral baby shower?
Plan your gender-neutral baby shower like any other—start with a baby shower theme, and center the event around it. Send baby shower invitations four weeks before the big date—it’s the right amount of time for guests to plan but not so far in advance that it slips their minds. One of the many benefits of using Paperless Post is that you can send your invitations via text, email, or shareable link—no licking stamps, sealing envelopes, or running to the post office needed.
They’re delivered instantly—no labor involved—so you’ll have even more time to prepare for the party. You’ll also have access to our guest messaging platform to send reminders or communicate event changes as the day approaches. Our RSVP tracker keeps tabs on who’s coming in real time, and you can see who has yet to respond—or open their invitation—and send them a reminder.
Gender-neutral baby shower themes
Instead of traditional gender-specific pink and blue, opt for gender-neutral colors—greens, yellows, oranges, and soft, earthy pastels. A woodland baby shower is a popular choice—and we have plenty of invitation designs dotted with charming animals, colorful flowers, and pretty greenery. For a backyard picnic theme, choose an invitation featuring fluttering butterflies or cheerful daisies. For an adventure theme, choose graphics like hot air balloons floating across the sky, sailboats splashing through waves, or propeller planes flying into the wild, blue yonder.
Once the day is done, keep the theme going with a birth announcement or a sip-and-see in a similar design.
What do you write in a gender-neutral baby shower invitation?
Even though you’re hosting a modern baby shower, your invitations should cover the standard information—the nature of the event, the guest(s) of honor, the host, and the date, time, and location. Name the parents-to-be first, and if a happy helper is hosting on their behalf, it’s also courteous to mention them. After these vital details, let guests know it’s a gender-neutral baby shower so they can buy gifts to follow suit. You don’t need to put the guests’ names on the invitation—they’ll appear on the envelope once you hit send.
Use our customizable Blocks to add information like registry links, tips for accessing the venue, a schedule, and even photos or videos. Blocks appear right below the invitation to keep things uncluttered and easy to read.