My cousin Chandra and her husband decided to keep the gender of their baby a surprise but this is their first baby and they had zero baby supplies. As a result, we decided to plan a dual gender shower for both a boy and a girl as opposed to a gender neutral shower. Chandra had already picked out the name Layla for a girl and Drake for a boy, so we split the room in two and decorated one table with all things boy and the other all things girl! We tried to split up the foods into "boy" foods and "girl" foods but when my husband saw the veggies on the boy table he promptly informed us that vegetables are NOT boy food. They matched the boy table better so we left them. What does he know anyway?
First I want to share the invitation which was designed by the guest of honor's sister, Aubrey. Chandra and her sister are the principle designers/photographers for Three.
Could they be any cuter?!
Is it a Drake or is it a Layla?
We made mustaches and lips to put on straws using my Silhouette.
This Peppermint Punch via Better Homes and Gardens was a hit!
Upon arrival guests were encouraged to choose either a Drake or Layla pin to determine which they thought the baby would be. We made snails for Drake's pin and flowers for Layla's.
Since Chandra didn't know what she was having, some guests opted to bring money or gift cards instead of gifts. We had them hang their cards on our money "tree" (bird cage).
Guests were also encouraged to decorate neutral onesies for the baby-to-be. We printed out pictures to help guests with ideas but this creative crowd didn't need our help.
As a side note, this theme would also work well for a gender reveal party. The concept might be the complete opposite but the theme works for both!
Oh and for the record, It's a Layla! Born January 16, 2012 at a healthy 9 lbs. 4 oz.
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