Neutral baby shower + $2,000 giveaway with Hanna Andersson
Hiya, mamas! Anyone here have a baby shower on the books? Considering our forever love of earth tones and gender neutral showers, it only made sense to share a few pointers for pulling off such a sweet, thoughtful design yourself. ‘Cause why not make your own (or a dear friend’s) baby shower just as special? We partnered up with our friends at Hanna Andersson to bring our concept to life with a few darling pieces like the felt mobile above, as you’ll see below.
Oh, and you miiiight be wondering about that whole giveaway situation, huh? Hanna Andersson is generously offering up the chance for one lucky Cakelet reader to plan the perfect baby shower, in the form of a $2,000 American Express gift card. Eeeee! So, yeah, get scrolling already!
One of the first things we did when styling this neutral baby shower was decide how to incorporate Hanna Andersson’s Cloud, Moon & Star Mobile in a big way. We love the idea of using pieces in the decor that mama can take home after the shower to use in the nursery. It’s a fun little gift idea that makes for such a nice reminder of baby’s very first celebration every time she walks into the space.
Plus, the wool clouds, moon, and stars just look so cute over a pretty table!
Naturally we made use of our very own paper table runner for the ‘scape. And some of the supplies for our DIY wood teether, below.
Even if you’re not planning a super over the top baby shower, a beautiful calligraphed sign with some of mama-to-be’s fave words or wishes is a must. This beauty from Owl Post Calligraphy was super adorable for a gender-neutral shower. Big fans of any nursery rhyme all fancied up with pretty lettering, though!
Kristina cut those eucalyptus pieces for the wall and clothesline from her backyard for the shower. If there’s ever a time for some sweet DIY touches, it’s gotta be a baby shower.
Speaking of DIY. We also placed our main baby shower activity on the dessert bar. It’s a DIY teether/pacifier clip project with wooden rings and beads inspired by the DIY project Tart Event Co. shared in the gender-neutral baby shower we featured awhile back. Really cute idea that you can easily whip up with the supplies we linked to at the bottom of the post. The Tart Event crew suggested using this handy video if you’d like to tie them off with a square knot.
Nothing like treats from Sweet & Saucy Shop to get guests mingling at the activity table!
One of our fave details has to be all the neutral baby goodies displayed on the clothesline above the gift area. Hanna Andersson’s Ribbed Baby Socks 2-Pack, One Piece in Organic Cotton, & Kimono Top in Organic Cotton are just a few of our faves for pulling off this look. A super affordable way to take the decor up a notch, especially in a little nook that you want to make particularly photo-friendly. And once again, she’ll be able to take and put the clothing to use long after the day’s festivities are done.
Teeny tiny neutral baby duds forever! Be sure to check out our inspiration gallery linked below for more ideas from our baby shower with Hanna Andersson:
Now, onto the $2,000 Amex giveaway. Because now you’ve got all the ideas you need to bring this lovely fête to life with your own custom spin, right? Click over to the @happyhannas account to enter!
Photography: Scott Clark Photo / Sponsor & Clothing: Hanna Andersson / Concept & Styling: 100 Layer Cake / Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Calligraphy: Owl Post Calligraphy / Wooden DIY Teether Supplies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
*This post was sponsored by Hanna Andersson. Big thanks to them, and to all of our sponsors, for allowing us to inspire you every day!