Mark and I knew we were having a boy from the time I was about 15 weeks pregnant. However, we didn’t want to tell anyone until this shower, so it was super important to me to have a neutral baby shower. I cannot begin to explain how perfect my baby shower was. It was simple, neutral, and just plain perfect. My sisters-in-law totally nailed it.
I told my sisters-in-law that I really wanted to keep it a neutral baby shower >> with greys, creams, and greenery. I love the simplicity and elegance of neutrals + greenery. We had the shower in an extra room at one of the churches in Washington (where Mark and I grew up). My sister-in-law had a banner made that said “Baby Locher”, which hung above the gift table. It is still hanging in Cam’s nursery because I am obsessed with it! They also made the cutest little table as the guests exited the shower with homemade gift bags full of yummy caramel popcorn with “ready to pop” tags and a sign that said “thanks for poppin’ by”. There was so much put into every detail and I couldn’t be more thankful.
I don’t love being the center of attention at showers and such, but I HAD to have games! I don’t understand why people don’t like having games at their showers! It helps involve all of the guests and gives it a little spice! I think they’re really fun to do. My favorite is the Baby Bingo>>
- Guests fill out the blank Bingo sheet (before gifts are opened) with what they think the mama-to-be will receive at the shower (ie: rattle, swaddles, sound machine, bib, etc)
- As the mama-to-be opens gifts, guests watch and mark through the gift she is opening if they wrote it on their Bingo sheet
- Once a guest has “Bingo”, they yell it out and receive a small prize (ie: gift cards to Panera, Target, small gifts)
I think that this gets everyone involved and makes guests watch what you’re opening more closely. I always play these at my friends showers and think it’s great! It’s not too crazy, but still fun for guests.
Now, onto the food. My shower had the most delish food + cupcakes. ever. I had gestational diabetes, but you bet I splurged that day. We kept the menu simple with italian salad, ham + turkey sandwich sliders, fruit, etc. It was so, so good; and Mark’s family made it all. My sister-in-law made a bunch of my favorite homemade oreo cupcakes with buttercream icing. I think I died and went to heaven. Pretty sure I had about 4 of them over the span of 5 hours (yeah, leave me alone). I am so incredibly grateful for everything they did to make this day one for the books. I am so blessed to have such amazing family.
We opened all of our generous gifts, then we did our “gender reveal”. If I can recall correctly, I think more people thought we were having a girl>>I was shocked about that! Mark showed up at my shower right in time so we could reveal the gender together. We opened up a gift in front of everyone that had a blue onesie which said “little guy,” and Mark took off his sweatshirt to reveal his matching t-shirt that said “big guy”. The cutest thing! I think a lot of people were shocked, but it was so much fun and just what we had hoped for! Being a boy mom is the best thing in the world, I am hoping that we are blessed with another little boy in the future!