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How to Throw a Boho Baby Shower — 18 Stunning Ideas

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

photographer: Magnolia Photography | Willow Event Designs See More

2. Welcome Guests in Boho Style

photo courtesy of & planner: Honey & Lavender Events See More
photo courtesy of & planner: Events by Fran | Wild Bloom Design Studio See More

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

Charming Boho Baby Shower at Caluna in Charleston, South Carolina
photographer: Magnolia Photography | Willow Event Designs See More
Bright Baby Shower in Atlanta, Georgia
photographer: Styled & Snapped | KIS(cubed) Events See More
Boho Chic Outdoor Baby Shower in North Caldwell, NJ
photographer: Purroy Photography & Video | Nevaeh~Leh Events & Weddings by Mimi See More

4. Consider Drapery or a Tent

photographer: Ris Photography | Event Du Jour See More
Outdoor Boho Baby Shower at Belvedere Estates in Tarrytown, New York
photographer: Daniel Serrette | Taylor Creative Inc. See More
photo courtesy of & floral/specialty rentals: Gilded Group Decor See More
Boho Chic Outdoor Baby Shower in North Caldwell, NJ
photographer: Purroy Photography & Video | Nevaeh~Leh Events & Weddings by Mimi See More

5. Don’t Forget the Fringe

Boho Inspired Baby Shower in Los Angeles, California
photographer: Ris Photography | Event Du Jour
Boho Inspired Baby Shower in Los Angeles, California
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photographer: Steven Zhang Photography | Gian Events See More
Boho Inspired Baby Shower in Los Angeles, California
photographer: Ris Photography | Event Du Jour See More
photographer: Daniel Serrette | Taylor Creative Inc. See More

6. Make a Statement with Boho Balloons

Outdoor Boho Baby Shower at Belvedere Estates in Tarrytown, New York
photographer: Daniel Serrette | Taylor Creative Inc. See More
Boho Luxe Ocean Themed Baby Shower at Oniro Taverna in New York, New York
photographer: Andrea Kay Images See More
Baby In Bloom
photographer: Alyssa Hunter Photography | Balloon and Decor Co See More
image courtesy of & caterer: Viola’s Kitchen Catering & Event Planning See More
Boho Chic Outdoor Baby Shower in North Caldwell, NJ
photographer: Purroy Photography & Video | Nevaeh~Leh Events & Weddings by Mimi See More

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

Bright Baby Shower in Atlanta, Georgia
photographer: Styled & Snapped | KIS(cubed) Events See More
photographer: Purroy Photography & Video | Nevaeh~Leh Events & Weddings by Mimi See More

8. Add Colorful Glassware

Boho Inspired Baby Shower in Los Angeles, California
photographer: Ris Photography | Event Du Jour See More

9. Opt for Vibrant Velvet Linen

Boho Chic Outdoor Baby Shower in North Caldwell, NJ
photographer: Purroy Photography & Video | Nevaeh~Leh Events & Weddings by Mimi See More
Charming Boho Baby Shower at Caluna in Charleston, South Carolina
photographer: Magnolia Photography | Willow Event Designs See More
Woodland Boho Baby Shower and Flower Crown Activation at the Stirling Club in Las Vegas
photographer: Kristen Marie Weddings | Miss Daisy See More

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

Outdoor Boho Baby Shower at Belvedere Estates in Tarrytown, New York
photographer: Daniel Serrette | Taylor Creative Inc. See More
Baby In Bloom
photographer: Alyssa Hunter Photography | Lady on the Rocks See More
Charming Boho Baby Shower at Caluna in Charleston, South Carolina
photographer: Magnolia Photography | Willow Event Designs
Charming Boho Baby Shower at Caluna in Charleston, South Carolina
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Charming Boho Baby Shower at Caluna in Charleston, South Carolina
photographer: Magnolia Photography | Willow Event Designs See More

11. Serve Bohemian Bites

Charming Boho Baby Shower in Kent Island, Maryland
photo courtesy of & planner: Honey & Lavender Events See More
photo courtesy of & planner: Round Town Events | BonAppecheese See More
photographer: Magnolia Photography | Willow Event Designs | Debra G’s See More

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

photographer: Styled & Snapped | KIS(cubed) Events See More
photographer: Ris Photography | Event Du Jour See More
Vibrant and Chic Outdoor Baby Shower in Miramar, Florida
photographer: B. Ashton Visuals |The Creative Casa See More
Maroon and Cream Boho Baby Shower , Wildwood Studio, Chicago, Illinois
photo courtesy of & venue: Wildwood Studio See More

13. Make it Interactive

photo courtesy of & planner: Round Town Events | Balloon and Paper See More

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.

Your planner, designer, and rentals company will help you choose the right mix of seating for your perfect bohemian theme baby shower.

14. Get a Rattan Throne for the Guest of Honor

Modern Boho Drive By Baby Shower
photo courtesy of & planner: Events by Fran | My Lovely Events See More

15. Lounge in Bohemian Style

Boho Inspired Baby Shower in Los Angeles, California
photographer: Ris Photography | Event Du Jour See More
Outdoor Boho Baby Shower at Belvedere Estates in Tarrytown, New York
photographer: Daniel Serrette | Taylor Creative Inc. See More
Charming Boho Baby Shower at Caluna in Charleston, South Carolina
photographer: Magnolia Photography | Willow Event Designs | Oak & Ivy Rentals See More

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

photographer: Ashton B Visuals | L&E Creations See More
Vibrant and Chic Outdoor Baby Shower in Miramar, Florida
photo courtesy of & caterer: Viola’s Kitchen Catering & Event Planning See More
photographer: Styled & Snapped | KIS(cubed) Events See More

17. Offer More Sweet Treats

Maroon and Cream Boho Baby Shower , Wildwood Studio, Chicago, Illinois
photo courtesy of & venue: Wildwood Studio | Jassy Sweets See More
Boho Chic Outdoor Baby Shower in North Caldwell, NJ
photographer: Purroy Photography & Video | Nevaeh~Leh Events & Weddings by Mimi See More
Charming Boho Baby Shower at Caluna in Charleston, South Carolina
photographer: Magnolia Photography | Willow Event Designs | Flowerchild Desserts See More

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

Boho Luxe Ocean Themed Baby Shower at Oniro Taverna in New York, New York
photographer: Andrea Kay Images See More
Boho Chic Outdoor Baby Shower in North Caldwell, NJ
photographer: Purroy Photography & Video | Nevaeh~Leh Events & Weddings by Mimi See More

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.

How do I start planning a baby shower?

We always recommend starting by securing an event planner. Your planner will guide you in everything from selecting a venue and photographer to choosing a floral designer and party favors.

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