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From 2011-2016, we had an inspiration blog featuring nurseries, baby showers, parties, and portraits that were submitted to us by photographers, designers, and parents. We no longer accept submissions or post new blog content, but we have left the archive here for those who have saved this content, or for new readers looking for inspiration.

Bow Themed Gender Neutral Baby Shower

When the sex of the baby will be a surprise, sometimes you have to be a little creative with the theme of a gender neutral baby shower. Alaina Cherup of Cheer Up Cherup met this challenge for expecting mom Emily with a cute bow themed shower--hairbows for a girl, or bowties for a boy. Each guest donned a bow: in their hair if they thought the baby would be a girl, and on their shirt if they thought the baby would be a boy. Such a darling idea! Mom-to-be Emily handmade all the bows herself in an array of patterns. Guests also recorded their predictions for the baby's birth stats for the parents to read after the baby is born. The palette was a vibrant combo of turquoise, yellow, and red, which perfectly matched the hip venue, Mission Coffee Co., a coffee bar in the arts district of downtown Columbus, Ohio. The decor was mostly handmade, including the bows, paper flowers, paper poms, stickers, and paper goods. Studio E Photography captured all the lovely photos, and you can check out more in the full gallery.


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