From runway fashion to the hippest parties, boho style is trending. I especially adore the bohemian aesthetic — how its free-spirited approach mixes and matches elements to create a unique eclectic vision. It’s the perfect theme for any party, especially a baby shower.
Though the boho baby showers featured below vary in color palettes and layouts, you’ll see that there are some design elements that are central to this unconventional style. Note the pampas grass centerpieces, the fringe hanging overhead, and the leather poufs creating chic seating. Whatever elements you choose to include in your boho baby shower, you’re sure to create a swanky and relaxed environment for your guests and the parents-to-be.
Read on for 18 boho baby shower ideas that will make the gathering both stylish and memorable.
Boho Baby Shower Invitations & Signage
Baby shower invitations are your first opportunity to introduce the style of your boho baby shower. Work with your invitations and print team to design an invitation that incorporates your chosen party hues and style. Your stationer can also create your custom welcome sign, menus, napkins, and more.
1. Set a Bohemian Vibe with Your Invitations
2. Welcome Guests in Boho Style
Boho Baby Shower Decorations
The good news is that when it comes to conjuring a boho aesthetic, “eclectic” décor is your friend. That means that you can mix-and-match all of the bohemian details you love and still have a gorgeous and cohesive celebration.
After seeing hundreds of boho-themed gatherings, we do have a few tips. Décor elements that especially express a free-spirited vibe include matte balloons and wonderful fringe (which also appears on our Wedding and Party Trends for 2022 feature).
Your design and floral team will help you choose elements that will express the parents-to-be’s style and look beautiful together.
3. Have Guests Look Up
4. Consider Drapery or a Tent
5. Don’t Forget the Fringe
6. Make a Statement with Boho Balloons
Boho Baby Shower Table Décor
Your guests will likely spend a good bit of time at their table, so it’s a great place for free-spirited style elements. When it comes to boho baby shower centerpieces, we love pampas grass, seasonal florals, and baby’s breath in dreamy hues.
Work with your design and floral team to bring an eclectic vibe to each tabletop with ornate or colorful glassware, cool china patterns, and rich velvet linen. Mixing vintage and glam details is at the very heart of today’s modern bohemian style.
7. Include Pampas Grass in Your Centerpieces
8. Add Colorful Glassware
9. Opt for Vibrant Velvet Linen
Boho Baby Shower Catering
When it comes to baby shower catering, don’t forget the preferences of the parents-to-be. You can certainly plan a hip bar with fresh ingredients and fun custom cocktails, but remember to offer tasty alcohol-free options as well. Consider something sparkly (like Champagne or grape juice) for those speech-and-clink moments.
For the menu, include options for grazing (we love a charcuterie spread) as well as some delectable healthy dishes (followed by decadent desserts, of course) and bite-sized nibbles. Your chosen caterer will help you design the perfect selection of fare for your boho baby shower guests.
10. Offer Sweet Sips
11. Serve Bohemian Bites
Boho Baby Shower Backdrop for Photos
Having a spot perfect for posing is a necessity at modern gatherings. Everyone wants to capture and remember (and likely post) their fun time. Give guests an opportunity with an Instagram-ready backdrop. Infuse bohemian whimsy with matte balloons, a custom quote or monogram, frilly florals, and (of course) pampas grass. Make it interactive with a swing or props.
And don’t forget to hire a professional photographer to capture all of those happy candid moments between friends and family.
12. Personalize it With a Message or Monogram
13. Make it Interactive
Boho Baby Shower Seating
To create a cohesive aesthetic, don’t overlook any details — including seating. When it comes to seating your guests in bohemian style, you can’t go wrong with Moroccan-style leather poufs, velvet pillows in vibrant hues, and rattan chairs. In fact, make sure that the parents-to-be get a special seat — an overstuffed velvet armchair or rattan throne.
14. Get a Rattan Throne for the Guest of Honor
15. Lounge in Bohemian Style
Boho Baby Shower Cakes & Cookies & Sweets
Every gathering needs a sweet moment — and having a beautiful cake and other treats are a perfect way to wind down your celebration. Ensure the cake expresses bohemian style by including the party’s hues and details like watercolor icing, textured flourishes, and personal details.
Widen your sweets table options with more delectable bites like cookies, mini-cupcakes, or anything else that the parents-to-be love (pie or donut bar, anyone?). Work with your caterer or bakery to curate a memorable spread.
16. Ask for a Cake with Boho Style
17. Offer More Sweet Treats
Boho Baby Shower Favors
Don’t forget to send your guests home with a little something. We love boho shower party favors that are useful and meaningful. Think: the parents-to-be’s favorite cookies, tea, soap, honey, and so on. Check out PartySlate’s party favor vendors to find more ideas.
18. Offer a Gift That’s Both Beautiful & Practical
People Also Ask…
What does “boho baby shower” mean?
“Bohemian” or “boho” refers to a style that is relaxed and unconventional. It’s a wonderful style or theme for any type of party as it allows for a mix of natural elements, patterns, and textures. Its main aim is to create an atmosphere of stylish relaxation. To create a memorable boho baby shower, refer to our advice above.
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