The shower is planned for when I am 35 weeks. I'm hope LO isn't here yet!
Actually, part of the reason we didn't want to find out is that we didn't want the influx of gender specific stuff to start before the poor kid even gets here! And we'd buy gender neutral gear anyways since there may be another child in the future.
As far as what I know of the plans for the shower, there won't be a lot of baby-ish decorations anyways. The hosts are doing it at a restaurant, and think they are using potted bulbs (tulips or such) as centerpieces and fancy cookies as favors.
DD1 born 5/24/10.
Missed M/C at 14 wks Feb 2012.
DD2 born 5/14/13.
Missed M/C at 9 wks July 2015.
rynhales:We had two showers before the DD came (we were team green) and it was awesome! Everyone bought off of our registry. We got almost everything that we "needed" instead of pink or blue clothes.
This! One of the best reasons to go Team Green. I haven't actually had my shower yet but my sisters/friends who were Team Green said this is true.
I'm having my shower at 29 weeks...I registered for some white onesies and some green/yellow sleep n'plays. Other than that, it's all stuff I need on my registry -- hopefully people will stick to that so I'll be all set for when LO arrives!
PS: A friend of mine just had a girl shower and people bought tons of pink stuff (instead of going by the registry). She ended up having to go buy out her entire registry afterwards and returned a lot of the clothes...just a thought!
There is plenty of neutral clothing that people could get. I have had a lot of grumbling about it, but I"m totally set on having my shower and not finding out the sex
I do think it's a good idea to put some gender neutral clothing/decor/etc on the registry to give people an idea of what style/colors work. You'd be surprised how many people forget about yellow, green, orange, red, brown